Millwright Worker - Birmingham, AL
Location: Birmingham, AL
Job Type: Temp
Job Ref Code: 25-2-8985
Are you interested in working with precision equipment and machinery? Do you have an eye for detail and a talent for solving problems and making repairs? How do you feel about being “Mr. Reliable,” responsible for keeping production lines running strong? Well, if you want to enhance your skills and open yourself to career opportunities across almost every industry, then we have a great opportunity for you as a Millwright Worker!
The job responsibilities may include:
- Installing or repairing machinery and equipment.
- Adjusting and aligning machine parts.
- Ensuring operation of machinery and replacing defective parts of machinery as needed.
- Taking apart existing machinery to clear floor space for new machinery.
- Moving machinery and equipment.
- Performing repairs that include replacing worn or defective parts of machines.
- Using a variety of hand tools, like hammers and levels, as well as equipment for welding, brazing, and cutting.
- Using measuring tools, such as micrometers, measuring tapes, lasers, and other precision-measuring devices.
- Using cranes, trucks, forklifts, hoists, winches, and other equipment to bring parts to desired locations.
- Planning and performing repair work and troubleshooting using blueprints, diagrams, sketches, manuals, manufacturer's instructions, and engineering specifications.
- Locating sources of problems by observing mechanical devices in operation; listening for problems; using precision measuring and testing instruments.
- Removing defective parts by dismantling devices, using hoists, cranes, hand and power tools; examining form and texture of parts.
- Gaining technical knowledge by attending trainings, educational workshops & reviewing technical publications.
- Maintaining safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
In addition to a physical strength and depth perception, an ideal Millwright Worker will have:
- Knowledge of machinery, engineering, hydraulic, electronic or electrical systems.
- Manual dexterity, a steady hand, and good hand-eye coordination when handling very small parts.
- Mechanical skills and ability to use technical manuals and sophisticated diagnostic equipment to figure out why machines are not working.
- Ability to reassemble large, complex machines after finishing a repair.
- Good troubleshooting skills to observe, diagnose, and fix problems that a machine may be having.
- Wearing protective equipment, such as hardhats, safety glasses, steel-toed shoes, gloves, and earplugs.
- Experience using hand and electrical tools.
- Experience welding, brazing and cutting to repair or modify all equipment is extremely helpful.
- Ability to read technical manuals and drawings.
- Good communication and interpersonal skills.
- Good judgment and problem solving skills.
- Ability to follow instructions, demonstrate initiative and work independently.
- A High School diploma or equivalent.
- Completion of a formal technical training program or apprenticeship is a big bonus.
- Direct or related work experience would be extremely useful.
What you may gain while on the job:
- Communication skills — provide information to supervisors and co-workers by phone, in writing, or in person.
- Independence — Work independently and make your own decisions to meet your responsibilities.
- Teaching & mentoring skills — helping train and prepare new employees for the job.
- Staying active — Keep yourself actively busy and moving throughout the day.
- Rewarding career — opportunities for advancement to move into advanced skilled positions, supervisory or management roles.