How to write a Millwright job description

Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.

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Millwright job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimize your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialized, consider including the specialization in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

Examples of Millwright job titles

  • Millwright
  • Journey Level Millwright
  • Millwright (CDL required)
  • Millwright (Part-Time)
  • Millwright Service Technician

Millwright job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of a Millwright job summary

We are looking for a skilled Millwright who has experience with industrial and construction equipment maintenance. We operate a safe, clean facility and consider security and safety our top priorities, so we are looking for a professional whose values reflect our own. You will be working on various construction sites, both locally and regionally, so some travel is involved with this position. However, we cover all travel-related expenses and we guarantee that none of our employees will travel overnight more than 30 percent of the time. If you have experience working on construction machinery, we’d love to hear from you.

Millwright responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organization and who the job reports to.

Examples of Millwright responsibilities

  • Read and interpret blueprints, schematics and detailed repair drawings related to construction equipment and machinery
  • Dismantle equipment when required for repair or transportation and reassemble it at the appropriate time
  • Move equipment to appropriate site for repair or maintenance to avoid contamination or workplace safety hazards
  • Create solid foundations for machines on-site and instruct other construction workers about safe and efficient interaction with machinery and equipment
  • Align and calibrate machinery and equipment parts as required for efficient and safe operation
  • Grind and file machinery parts both on-site and in controlled circumstances
  • Travel to construction sites (sometimes multiple sites per day) to meet project-based needs
  • Direct construction workers when interacting with or using equipment

Millwright qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

Examples of Millwright skills

  • High school diploma/GED required
  • Journey Level millwright state certification required
  • Extensive knowledge of construction equipment and machinery
  • Efficient time-management skills
  • Bilingual in Spanish a plus

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