millwright

Joining the Millwrights means joining a high-tech trade in which you become an expert at the precise alignment, installation, overhauling and trouble-shooting of the huge machinery on which our economy depends.

Millwrights rig, hoist, assemble, dismantle, align and adjust mechanical equipment, sometimes to tolerances of 1/1,000 of an inch. We work in many different industries — making sure assembly lines, gears, pumps, valves, compressors, generators, conveyors, and power turbines of all sorts all work.

Good Millwrights need good math, geometry, mechanical and welding skills.

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Who has mono? This girl does. May as well practice with some old school glamour and dresses. 

My house is a ghost town, my sister’s death is looming over it like in some bad movie. 

Someone please send me a ticket to Trois Rivieres, a living allowance, and pay my tuition to watchmaking school. I’d like to leave for a while. 

Things aren’t so bad actually. I’m going to hit up the union hall this week, and see if I can work on permit this summer, save my money and buy a car.

Loving the millwright life. Love the people, love the work. 

xoxoxoxo

Lung-related Cancers a Huge Risk for Steelworkers

Lung-related Cancers a Huge Risk for Steelworkers

From the time Andrew Carnegie began steel production in North Braddock, PA in 1875 until more than a century late, steel mills were a huge part of the landscape of Pittsburgh and other similar steel-producing cities around the United States.

During the mid-century, when steel was in great demand, large companies such as U.S. Steel produced in the range of some 35 million tons of the metal per…

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A Millwright Story - DJ De Pree, founder of Herman Miller, shares his learning about diversity through the story of the Millwright. Interviewed in 1986.

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I GOT INTO SCHOOL!!!!!

This is nuts nuts nuts nuts nuts and I’m so damn happy!

These pictures are my dorky I-can’t-even-smile-normally reaction pictures, I had to see how I looked careening about my room in a happy stupor. School begins at the start of February. I need work boots, and binders, and OH MY GOD I made it in! 

The happiest day. 

xoxoxoxo The Happiest Dork Alive