Starting Wage


Journey-Level Wage


***The listed wages may vary by state and county. ***

Rock-Solid Benefits

  • Retirement And Pension Funds

  • Health Care

Career Requirements

  • Must Be 18 Years Old For Hire

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Driver's License

Do you like working with machines, tools and precision instruments? Becoming a millwright might be the career path for you. Millwrights install, maintain, diagnose and repair industrial machines. Millwrights work on compressors, pumps, conveyors, extruders, power generation and mining equipment with hand tools, power tools and welding equipment. Millwrights need strong math, geometry, mechanical and welding skills.


The work of a union millwright is both challenging and diverse and includes such jobs as assembly, erection, installation and maintenance of all types of industrial machines and equipment including installing and moving production equipment and machines.

Apply In-Person at 1295 North Hunting Valley Road St. Paul, MN 55108.

Or Email ljsojt@carpenterstraininginstitute.org to get started.

Learn more: https://northcountrycarpenter.org/millwrights


High school students should take construction courses that focus on construction math, and building shop and trade courses. Knowledge of materials, surface types and tools are relevant to on-the-job training required of apprentices. Welding and machining courses are also recommended.

As a union millwright apprentice you will be enrolled in a state-of-the art program of technical training taught by journeymen with years of experience in the millwright trade. Your new education will combine classroom work with hands-on instruction specifically designed to teach you the superior millwrighting skills that you will need to know to be successful in your new career. You will receive 7000 hours of on-the-job training and a minimum of 144 hours of related instruction per year while attending classes at night at the Twin Cities Training Center. This includes all safety training necessary to to work safely.

Once you are enrolled in the Millwright Apprenticeship Program you will go to work for a union millwright contractor. This will be a good job with a good wage. As you complete your Apprenticeship training your wages will be increased and all along you will receive fringe benefits.


Applications are to be made in person and can be made year around at:
1295 North Hunting Valley Road
St. Paul, MN 55108
Telephone: 651-233-2353
Email: ljsojt@carpenterstraininginstitute.org


– 17 years of age or older
– A US citizen or in the process of receiving naturalization status
– Have a high school diploma or a GED Certificate
– Possess a valid drivers license

Hiring and Selection

Qualified applicants will be asked to take the millwright qualifying test. A passing score will be 70% or greater. Successful applicants will then be invited to attend an oral interview with the Joint Apprenticeship Committee. Each committee member will score the applicants interview. These scores will then be averaged to create a final interview score.

The final score for each qualified applicant will be the composite of their millwright qualifying test score and their interview score. This final score will determine the qualified applicants position on the list of people eligible for program selection. Selection will always be made by taking the person with the highest score available on the list.

Qualified applicants will remain on the list for two years and can reapply at any time that they wish.

Why Choose A Union Millwright Contractor

Superior problem solving

By selecting an IMCA Union millwright contractor you will be assured of the availability of qualified Union millwrights with professional attitudes. Our millwrights possess superior problem solving skills and experiences. They are used to working under crisis situations and are ready to go right to work on your next job.

Superior training

A huge advantage that IMCA millwright contractors offer is the Union Millwright Training Program.

IMCA millwright contractors are totally committed to seeing that their Union millwrights possess the wide range of knowledge and trade skills required to become superior craftsperson. IMCA Union millwright contractors provide the funding and guidance necessary to establish superior training standards and to develop the challenging curriculum required delivering the best training available anywhere in the industry.

In this way IMCA millwright contractors can insure that the right quantity and quality of millwrights are available for your next job to guarantee a quality product and cost-effective end-results.

Through the Millwright Union Journeymen Upgrading Program, Union millwrights are constantly upgrading their trade skills with the latest knowledge and technology.

There is a Millwright Union Apprenticeship Training Program. New people are constantly being brought into the trade and trained to a high standard acceptable to IMCA millwright contractors.

Safety training and certification

Safety is an important concern for Union millwright contractors. Union journeymen and women are given incentives to constantly upgrade their safety training and certifications through Union’s Safety Training Program. Some of the instruction in the training includes MW H&S(OSHA)16 Hour Course in Construction Safety, First Aid/CPR, Material Safety Data Sheet, Confined Space Operations, Forktruck safety, Rigging, Aerial Lift, GE and Seimens Westinghouse Turbine Training.

All of these benefits mean that IMCA millwright contractors, with qualified Union millwrights, possess the mobility and expertise it takes to get your next job done on time, on budget and finished right the first time around.

Local Offices

Twin Cities

L. J. Shosten Union Training Center

1295 North Hunting Valley Road
St. Paul, MN 55108

Drug Testing

An employer/contractor/apprenticeship instructor may require drug and alcohol testing of employees and applicants for employment, including random testing.

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