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Old 07-09-2008, 11:35 PM   #1
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Well first i will begin by introducing myself, my names matt and im from a town west of cleveland in ohio. Im 18 years old and currently employed as a mechanic. I work at cleveland Pick A Part as a viper-corvette builder. Not too long ago a good friend of my dad's told about his steel company that he works for (Mittal Steel) in cleveland ohio was hiring through an employment connection office. Me and 4 other guys that my dad knew all went and filled out applications and turned in our resume's. I am currently going through college to be a mechanical engineer (about to start my 2nd year) and was able to put in some decent information on my resume'. A couple months later (about a week ago) I received a letter saying that I had made it to the next step of the hiring process at their company and they wanted me to come in for testing this friday. They say they are interested in me for their MTM/MTE position. After talking to my father's buddy who works there, he told me this is the millwright/ or electrician occupation. Which both start out at 70k+. Now as far as my experience goes, I have studied and have a lot of experience with industrial equipment ( i was a maintenance mechanic at a landscaping company for 4 years ) and I do feel i have the mechanical skill to do the job. But the question is, do I have the brains? I have been reading books non-stop since i got the letter about everything from bearings to hydraulics, electric motors, rigging, and the list goes on. From the information gathered I will be taking the ramsey test (sp?). What does this test test on and how hard is it? Am i in for a rude awakening? I am hoping someone on this website has maybe taken this test or even better yet is a millwright and can point me in the wright direction. I know they also do apprenticeships so im also looking towards that route. Any answers would be greatly appreciated.

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I have experience with all kinds of welding, brazing, soldering, heat treating, use of mill, lathe, etc...
Knowledge of hydraulics, belts drives, engines, transmissions, electrical systems,
And I have studied- Industrial Blueprint reading, Strength of materials, Fluid Power, Technical Problem Solving, Manufacturing Processes, Metalworking, Industrial Construction,
And as far as math Im in a technical math w/ Calc class currently.
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I'm a union Carpenter and the Millwrights are part of our Union. Millwrights rate in NJ is $39.12 a hour. Its a pretty involved job. I will have to talk to one of my buddies later in the week that is a millwright and get back to you
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I believe "choppin-suey" is a union ironworker.
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I worked in a pipe mill for a few years as a crane operator and laborer. A couple of my good friends were millwrights and electricians. If you have a decent understanding of electric and mechanical, "problem solving", and can read a wiring diagram you should be good to go. The mill I worked at was an older one, pretty outdated, still used hot welding to do the pipe, so heat would cause most of the failures there. Mostly motors going bad on the electric side. On the millwright side of things it is something mechanical breaking or wearing, such as broken parts or worn parts causing problems.
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This may be a little bit late for your original post but there is a great website for EVERYTHING related to Union Millwrighting - MillwrightMasters.com

I hope this helps you and others.

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i'm a union ironworker local 63 chicago
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This might be a very old thread But i ended up not getting the job due to the economy taking a huge dive.

However the job oppurtunity came back and I got the Job, I start May31st. I told my current employer and they are counter offering so im in a pickle.
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Congrats! Some people cant find a job, two jobs want you!
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Yea Id like to talk to someone who works as a millwright to see what I wanna do.

Millwright Job - 60-80 grand a year

Engineering Job - 45-55k a year and tuition reimbursement (im not done with my schooling yet)
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