Millwrights Class Descriptions



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Advanced Optical Level

This course utilizes additional hands-on training to develop skills in machine setup and adjustments.


Advanced Welding

This course will introduce boiler tube procedures to members with welding experience. Welders will be taught the skills necessary to take and pass the certification test.


Aerial Lift

Following ANSI standards, this class utilizes classroom and hands-on instruction. Members will be provided with the skills necessary to safely operate “Self-Propelled Platforms” (Scissor Lifts) and “Boom-Supported Platforms” (Boom Lifts).


Basic Shaft Alignment

This course provides an in-depth review of shaft alignment, using dial indicator and feeler gauges. Classroom instruction and hands-on training are utilized to provide the skills necessary for alignment.

Computer Basics

This course will teach members the basics of using personal computers. They will develop an understanding of computer hardware, the use of software (Windows, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel) and how to surf the internet.

Construction Master Calculator

This course introduces the operation of the Construction Master Pro calculator and utilizes hands-on learning. Calculators are provided.


First Aid /CPR

This class will not only provide the information and techniques to insure our member's on-the-job safety, but will also provide critical skills that may save the life of a friend or family member. Certifications will be issued upon successful completion of the hands-on test.


Forklift Safety

This class includes classroom instruction on the current Federal OSHA standards for the safe operation of a powered industrial lift truck. Hands-on training includes operating the lift truck to demonstrate safe operating procedures.


GE Gas Turbine Familiarization

The course includes identification of GE gas turbine components, new gas turbine installation procedures, and bolting procedures in the turbine industry. Participants will also receive a Hytorc Bolting Technician qualification card.


GE Gas Turbine Qualification                                                                            

The UBC, working in conjunction with the power generation industry, has developed a Gas Turbine qualification program that will mean additional skills and jobs for our members. The 5 day, hands-on GE gas turbine workshops will be conducted at the UBC International Training Center in Las Vegas, NV. To prepare for this qualification program, there are three prerequisite training courses that members must complete:

¨        UBC Rigging Qualification

¨        Millwright 16 hour Safety Course

¨        GE Gas Turbine Familiarization Course

K & E Jig Transit

This class focuses on the set up and operation of the K & E transit. Classroom and hands-on instruction are utilized to provide the skills necessary for proper operation.


Laser Alignment

Participants learn the techniques from equipment manuals and then practice the setup and hands-on applications to demonstrate their understanding and operation of the dial-indicating equipment.


Mechanical Seal

This course covers the parts, their functions and the requirements and techniques for installation of mechanical seals. Hands-on manipulative training and interactive lecture are utilized in this class.


Millwright 16-Hour Safety Course

This class is an intense, fast paced, thorough course in OSHA construction safety standards, covering 16 subjects. Hands-on manipulative training and interactive lecture are utilized in this class.


Millwright Qualification

To meet the requirements of the Millwright Qualification Program, a member must meet one of the following requirements: 

¨        Complete a Millwright Apprenticeship program recognized by the United Brotherhood of Carpenters.

¨        Complete written and manipulative equivalency testing.

¨        If a person holding a qualified millwright card is released from three [3] jobs because of skill deficiencies, that member is required to retake all the millwright qualification tests. After the testing is complete, the member will receive the necessary re-training requirements for completion.

Ø        complete 16 hour U.B.C. Westinghouse Combustion Turbine Program

Ø        complete 20 hours U.B.C. Hytorc Bolting Technician Qualification Workshop


Optical Level

This course will introduce the use of jig transits to level and align machinery. Classroom and hands-on instruction covers the principles that will allow you to make appropriate manual mathematical and sighting calculations and how to detect error in mechanical readings.

Rigging Qualification

This course covers in detail rope, sling, and connection capacities. Learn how to determine the right size sling or chocker for the job, and how to calculate the effects of sling angle in the capacity of rigging hardware. This class includes interactive lecture sessions and emphasizes hands-on training with an overhead crane.

Scaffold Qualification

During this course, Welded Frame Scaffolds, Mobile Towers Scaffolds, Tube & Coupler Scaffolds, Systems Scaffolds, OSHA Scaffold Regulations, and Fall Protection will be covered.  A scaffold qualification card will be issued upon successful completion. 


Scaffold Refresher

To meet the requirements of the Scaffolding Qualification Program, the member must: Complete Scaffold Refresher Training every four years. Refresher training must be completed within one year of the expiration date listed on the qualification card. After the one-year period, the full qualification must be repeated.


Stepping Up to Foreman

This course was developed by the UBC to assist journeymen who are considering a move to a foreman’s position. It consists of self-evaluation and group discussion of what constitutes a good foreman. It focuses on people skills – not trade skills.


USPS Bulk Mail

Developed in conjunction with the United States Postal Service and a number of contractors and equipment suppliers to upgrade the Bulk Mail Centers to full automation, the course will prepare our members to work in the USPS Bulk Mail Centers on the new systems.


Welding Certification

Certification testing for Plate, Stainless Steel and Boiler Tube are available.


Welding Labs

This lab is designed to give members the opportunity to practice and become proficient prior to certification testing.


Welding Principles

This class introduces the basic knowledge of welding for those seeking to become proficient in stick welding (SMAW) and/or






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