Millwrights install, dismantle, or move machinery and heavy equipment according to layout plans, blueprints, or other drawings.

2013 Jobs
2016 Jobs
Median Pay
Low Pay
High Pay
Millwrights 1,808 1,812 $23.92 $14.33 $30.90
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 890 984 $17.49 $11.47 $26.89

*Jobs for recently announced petrochemical projects not yet included.
Source: QCEW (Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages) Employees, Non-QCEW Employees, Self-Employed & Extended Proprietors – EMSI 2013.4 Class of Worker BETA. Job and wage information drawn from counties touching a 100-mile radius of Baytown, Texas.

Machinist at Work

Programs of Study

  • Associate of Applied Science, Industrial Systems Technician – IS2
  • Certificate of Completion, Industrial Systems – Machinist – MC1
  • Certificate of Completion, Industrial Systems – Millwright – MW1

General Requirements

Long-term on-the-job training: Occupations at this level generally require more than 12 months of on-the-job training or combined work experience and formal classroom instruction for workers to develop the skills needed for average job performance. This category includes formal and informal apprenticeships that may last up to 4 years and short- term intensive employer-sponsored training that workers must successfully complete. Individuals undergoing training are generally considered to be employed in the occupation. Includes occupations in which workers may gain experience in non-work activities, such as professional athletes who gain experience through participation in athletic programs in academic institutions. (Source: Texas Workforce Commission)