Millwrights Local Union #729

/Millwrights Local Union #729
Millwrights Local Union #729 2016-10-28T22:10:19+00:00


If you like to work with machines tools and precision instruments, and have a keen eye for the perfect fit, you might consider being a millwright.  Millwrights sometimes work to specifications requiring tolerances to a thousandth of an inch.  In the old days, before heavy metal machinery, millwrights carved out gears and shafts from wood for mills and small industrial plants.  Millwrights install conveyor systems, escalators, giant electrical turbines and generators.  Millwrights install and do maintenance on machinery in factories and do much of the precision work in nuclear power plants.  Millwrights are skilled construction mechanics who study and interpret blueprints and then put their knowledge and expertise to work drilling, welding, and bolting and doing whatever is necessary to assure that the cogs of industry are in perfect working order.

How do I prepare for the trade?

The following will be helpful:

  • Good personal and social skills
  • Courses in math, science and communication
  • Develop reasoning and problem solving skills
  • Acquire related work experience

How do I qualify?

The following are necessary:

  • At least 17 years of age
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED
  • Desire to be the best

Where do I apply?

Louisiana Carpenters Regional Council Joint Apprenticeship & Training Program
1215 Japonica Street
New Orleans, LA  70117

Ray Calamari
Tele. 504-945-3127
Fax   504-945-3148

Millwrights #729 Contact Information

Millwright & Machinery Erectors Local Union #729
9410 Lindale Ave., Unit B
Baton Rouge, LA  70815

Mike Hines
Tele. 225-926-5133
Fax   225-926-5188