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The Work

A Millwright performs a variety of tasks including welding, carpentry, and precision mechanical work. A Millwright performs installation, maintenance and repair of many types of machines and equipment in a variety of fields such as Power Generation, Petrochemical, Hydraulic/Pneumatic Systems and Wastewater Treatment facilities.

Working Conditions

Millwrights work in all conditions: Outside in cold/freezing temperatures, indoors in large open areas or small, confined spaces surrounded by heat producing machinery. The tools used by a Millwright include hand and power tools, welding torches and forklifts.

Wages & Benefits

In the apprenticeship program, salary levels will start at 60% of journeyman level with a 5% increase for each of the 8 levels. There are two wage scales depending on the nature of the work, (construction or maintenance) as well as health benefits and a pension plan.

The Apprenticeship

The apprenticeship program takes individuals through a series of 8 levels, requiring 4 years and 8000 hours to complete. Apprentices must be 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED certificate and be in a physical condition to perform the essential functions of the work.

Enrollment Period

Applications are taken continuously throughout the year. Interviews are conducted quarterly.

To Apply

FCTC Coordinator
Alaska Millwrights & Machine Erectors Local 1501
(907)272-7500 fax

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* The information presented on these pages may not contain every apprenticeship opportunity available in Alaska.  If you currently sponsor an apprenticeship program that meets U.S. Dept. of Labor standards and would like your information posted here please contact the AJCN web coordinator.

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