Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 49-9044 Millwrights
Install, dismantle, or move machinery and heavy equipment according to layout plans, blueprints, or other drawings.
Education: Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
OJT: Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Tasks: Insert shims, adjust tension on nuts and bolts, or position parts, using hand tools and measuring instruments, to set specified clearances between moving and stationary parts. Align machines and equipment, using hoists, jacks, hand tools, squares, rules, micrometers, and plumb bobs. Assemble and install equipment, using hand tools and power tools. Lay out mounting holes, using measuring instruments, and drill holes with power drill. Signal crane operator to lower basic assembly units to bedplate, and align unit to centerline. Replace defective parts of machine or adjust clearances and alignment of moving parts. Level bedplate and establish centerline, using straightedge, levels, and transit. Dismantle machines, using hammers, wrenches, crowbars, and other hand tools. Attach moving parts and subassemblies to basic assembly unit, using hand tools and power tools. Move machinery and equipment, using hoists, dollies, rollers, and trucks. Assemble machines, and bolt, weld, rivet, or otherwise fasten them to foundation or other structures, using hand tools and power tools. Conduct preventative maintenance and repair, and lubricate machines and equipment. Bolt parts, such as side and deck plates, jaw plates, and journals, to basic assembly unit. Position steel beams to support bedplates of machines and equipment, using blueprints and schematic drawings, to determine work procedures.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Good
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $16.61   Entry $34,546.00
Mean $22.69   Mean $47,194.00
Experience $25.74 Experience $53,518.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
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No postsecondary schools reported programs.
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