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Millwright Apprenticeship Program

Work primarily with metal constructing, including to install, inspect, dismantle, repair, reassemble, and move heavy machinery. Install escalators, giant electrical turbines, and generators; perform maintenance on machinery in factories; and do much of the precision work in nuclear power plants. Study and interpret blueprints, then put knowledge and expertise to work drilling, welding, and bolting to assure that the cogs of industry are in working order.


Average Salary in New Mexico based on the Occupational Information Network (O*Net).

Who Can Be a Millwright?

Must be at least 18 years of age or older to apply and possess a high school diploma or GED. Applicants must be physically capable of performing the essential functions of the apprenticeship program (standing, bending, walking, lifting, balancing, climbing ladders and scaffolding, carrying tools and equipment, etc.) and have a strong mathematics understanding. Involves working at all height levels and may have exposure to various weather conditions (heat and cold). Must have documentation verifying legal residence and employability. May be required to pass background check for employment on particular job sites. Out of town travel will be required, and possibly out of state travel.

*Individual program requirements may vary, such as pass a placement exam, have reliable transportation, letters of reference, etc. Contact the program directly to inquire about minimum requirements and the application process.


Program Sponsor

Southwest Carpenter and Affiliated Trades
Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee
3900 A Pan American Fwy NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107


Kathy Swartz

To obtain general information about registered apprenticeship, please fill out the form below and a representative from the State Apprenticeship Office will contact you by email.

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