Millwright in Orangeburg, SC at Thompson Construction Group Inc

Date Posted: 9/16/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Basic Scope/Purpose:
Install machinery and heavy equipment using hoists, lift trucks, hand tools, and power tools in an industrial setting. In addition, perform setup, alignment and testing according to customer specifications and blueprints by performing the following duties in a safe and timely manner. 

Job Responsibilities:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Read blueprints and schematic drawings to determine work procedures.
  • Move machinery and equipment to work area, using hoists, dollies, rollers, and trucks.
  • Form dry pack grout as needed for machines, using hand tools and building materials, such as wood, grout, and steel.
  • Align machines and equipment and mobile equipment, using hoists, jacks, hand tools, squares, rules, micrometers and plumb bobs.
  • Assemble machines, and bolts, rivets, or otherwise fasten them to foundation or other structures, using hand tools and power tools. May require some welding.
  • Assemble and install equipment, such as shafting, conveyors, and tram rails, using hand tools and power tools.
  • Assemble and install equipment, insert shims, level and adjust.
  • Install beams and bed plates, level and establish centerline prior to equipment installation.
  • Install any additional parts such as pumps, valves, gauges and auxiliary equipment.
  • Dismantle machines, using hammers, wrenches, crowbars, and other hand tools for shipment or demo.
  • May repair and lubricate machines and equipment.
  • Will install robots and modify machine per request.
  • May perform installation and maintenance work as part of team of skilled trade workers.
  • A limited of millwrights will be required to perform precision alignment, vibration testing, run assessment and flushing requirements.
  • Other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Required Tool List:
    • 1/2” drive socket set (also metric)
    • 3/8” – 1 ¼” sockets (also metric)
    • 3/8” socket set (also metric)
    • 5/16” – 3/4 “ sockets (also metric)
    • Box end wrenches & open end wrenches, 5/16”-1 ¼” (also metric)
    • Channel lock pliers, needle nose pliers, vice grips, pliers
    • Cold chisel, punches
    • Ball Pein hammer, sledge hammer, dead blow hammer
    • Torpedo level, chalk line, 25’ tape measure (standard and metric)
    • Screw drivers (assorted sizes, Flat and Phillip head) scribes
    • Allen wrench (standard and metric)
    • Adjustable wrenches
    • Pipe Wrenches
    • Combination square
    • Pry bars

Job Qualifications:
  • Completed MIL course at a technical or trade school or a minimum of 3 years of experience working in the field.
  • Must be able to read and understand mechanical drawings, write and communicate clearly with supervisor and co-workers.
  • Utilize basic math and a calculator to solve problems associated with installing equipment using precision measurement tools and devices.
  • Employee must be able to lift up to 50 pounds, climb, bend, twist, stand and reach repetitively, operate moving equipment and work in hot/cold/damp/cramped environments.
  • Candidate may be required to pass a drug test and Criminal background check based on job location/requirements.


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