What is a Millwright?

Millwrights install, maintain, diagnose, and repair equipment such as compressors, pumps, conveyors, gas and steam turbines, monorails, and extruders. They can be found performing mission-critical work at coal, gas, nuclear, and alternative-energy power plants. Their skills are also vital in industries as diverse as automotive, aerospace, food processing, and pharmaceuticals.

Precision is a critical skill for millwrights, who sometimes work with specifications requiring tolerances to a thousandth of an inch.

Ready to become a Millwright apprentice?

Requirements to apply:

  1. Submit a completed application.
  2. Must be an Alaska resident for a minimum of 30 days (proof of residency must be provided).
  3. Must be at least 18 years of age (or turn 18 by the time classes begin). Proof of age required. Must submit Alaska driver's license or ID card.
  4. High school diploma or GED. Copy of diploma/GED AND transcripts required.
  5. Copy of DD214 (if military).
  6. Be drug free. Drug screening will be required of all selected candidates.
  7. Applicants must be able to read, write, and speak the English language in order to comprehend instructions on the job and in related training classes, and to ensure personal and co-worker safety on the job.
  8. Must be physically capable of performing the essential functions of the occupation without endangering the health and safety of themselves and/or fellow workers.