Millwrights & Machine Erectors

Local 548


Millwrights use skills such as welding, rigging, blueprint reading, and mathematics to safely fabricate, install, maintain, and modify industrial machinery. Requires situational awareness, spatial relations, physical fitness, computational reasoning, improvisational problem solving, mechanical intuition, ability to read blueprints, and communication skills.

  • Coal, nuclear, alternative energy power plants
  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Food processing
  • Lumber, pulp & paper
  • Petrochemical
  • Mining
  • Steel & alloys
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Agricultural processing
  • Plastic processing
  • Ethanol facilities
  • Mechatronics


To join an apprenticeship program you must be 18 years of age, achieved a high school diploma or GED, and the physical ability to do the work.

Apprenticeship Training includes 7,000 hours of on-the-job training and five forty hour weeks per year of of related instruction at the LJ Shoften Training Center in St Paul, MN.

Topics of instruction include rigging, welding, applied mathematics, mechanical blueprint reading, layout procedures, machinery installation, shaft alignment, precision optics, conveyors, and professional conduct.


Travis Beck | Business Representative

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