Millwrights are members of an élite construction industry subspecialty that works primarily in metal and precision machinery. Millwrights install conveyor systems, giant turbines and electrical generators. They install and maintain factory machinery, and perform much of the precision installation and maintenance work in nuclear power stations.
As highly skilled construction mechanics, millwrights study and interpret blueprints and perform the drilling, welding, bolting and fabricating necessary to bring the plans to life. In short, millwrights are responsible for keeping the wheels of industry turning.