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Millwright Courses

 

A millwright course equips you with the knowledge and skills you need to work as a millwright. As a millwright, you will mostly work with heavy machinery and equipment, and you will use your skills to do installations and repairs.

 

Why should I study a millwright course?

Studying a millwright course will help you gain the knowledge and skills in mechanical engineering that you need to secure an apprenticeship or entry-level job as a millwright. It will also give you the theoretical foundation that you need to further your studies in mechanical engineering, whether you want to specialise as a millwright, or whether you want to focus on another area, such as fitting and turning or motor mechanics.

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What exactly does a millwright do?

Millwright Courses, Millwright CoursesThe work of a millwright involves a combination of the skills and activities required by the other mechanical trades. As a millwright, you would usually be responsible for installing, maintaining, and repairing various types of machinery, ranging from power generators to assembly line machinery. You may be also be responsible for lifting and positioning machinery, which means that you need to know the limits of the ropes, cables, and cranes being used to move the machinery.

During the course of your work as a millwright, you will often be required to work closely with other technicians and engineers, including fitters and turners, motor mechanics, and mechanical engineers. This means that you need to have good communication and teamwork skills.

What are the working conditions like?

This depends on where you work. For example, a millwright who works for a manufacturer would usually work in a factory environment, wearing protective clothing to prevent injury, whereas a millwright working on a construction site would usually work outdoors, being exposed to all kinds of weather conditions.

All millwrights, however, are generally required to:

  • work in accordance with strict safety regulations
  • do physical work with their hands

They may also be required to work in confined spaces, and may be required to work shifts. If you feel that you have what it takes to be successful in this industry, and you would like to find out more about studying a Millwright Course at Oxbridge Academy, simply click on the button below:

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