This is a safety sensitive position which is seasonal in nature with the busiest schedules in the spring and fall. A millwright’s position includes erecting, installation, maintenance, repairing or monitoring of heavy equipment and machinery. Millwright work is often technical, requiring a high degree of precision. It includes working with hazardous or flammable materials. Millwrights diagnose and solve mechanical problems and read blueprints. They also work with materials to fabricate industrial machinery.
Millwrights generally work eight-hour days. Apprentices usually start out helping journeymen with basic tasks like material handling and move into more sophisticated jobs as their knowledge and skills increase. Although Millwrights work indoors much of the time on installation and maintenance work, their duties also involve working on the outside of buildings and other structures, in situations often requiring the use of scaffolding. Quite often Millwrights are required to work split shifts and over time.
Must have a valid driver's license.
Must successfully complete a pre-employment background check, drug screen, and physical.
An applicant must be in good health and physically able to perform all phases of the work.
An applicant must be able to read and understand 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.
Must have experience with industrial machinery installation, repair and maintenance of machines and equipment.
Must know how to read blueprints, schematic drawings and engineering specifications and understand how to read and interpret technical manuals in order to determine work procedures.
Must have experience using industrial hand tools and power tools.
Must have reliable transportation.
Must be available to travel long distances for work.
Must adhere to safety rules and regulations.
Other duties as required.
Employee will be required to perform large amounts of standing, walking, bending, squatting and lifting. Must have good dexterity with hands and fingers to perform the precision adjustments of machinery parts and controls. Will use arms and hands to signal, grab, hold, turn, push, pull: objects, materials, controls and tools. May be required to lift, carry and move up to 50lbs. Will occasionally work at heights, climb ladders and stairways and work off of platforms. Will use vision abilities to focus, see short and long distances, colors, depth perception and peripheral vision. Must be capable of working outside in the elements including but not limited to the heat, cold, rain, snow and wind; and must be able to work for long period of times up to 12 hours a day as needed. Will be required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) including but not limited to: hard hat, safety glasses, goggles, ear plugs, muffs, masks, respirators, safety vests, gloves and steel-toe boots.
Southern Specialty Services is the premier wire cloth manufacturer in the United States, and the only wire cloth manufacturer with a washer rebuilding facility. Southern Specialty has been servicing the paper and pulp industry for more than 25 years.