What is the Difference Between a Millwright and a Heavy Duty Mechanic?

What is the Difference Between a Millwright and a Heavy Duty Mechanic?

All the complex machinery in an industrial site require specialized workers to perform installation and servicing. Millwrights perform the assembly and setup of these machines, while industrial machinery mechanics handle the maintenance and repair work involved. At Axis Mechanical Group, Inc., we are able to provide you with high quality millwright services.


Millwrights are the highly skilled individuals who install, assemble, and even dismantle machinery when required in power plants, factories, and construction sites. These workers cooperate with engineers and managers to find out the best location to install a machine. Millwrights transport machine parts to the specified location using winches, hoists, forklifts, cranes, and other equipment. Millwrights need to assemble these individual parts, understand how they function, and assemble and disassemble them as required.

Industrial Machinery Mechanics

Although millwrights may be required for the upkeep of machines, it is the responsibility of industrial heavy-duty mechanics to keep machines in proper working order. They do this in an effective manner identifying problems and providing solutions before they turn into bigger problems in the field. Machinery mechanics utilize technical manuals, careful observation, and an understanding of the equipment to identify problems. A mechanic may recognize a vibration and decide whether the issue is due to weak motor bearings, worn belts, or another problem. Mechanics must have years of training and experience to be able to recognize these problems but using vibration analysis techniques and computerized diagnostic systems aids in determining the scope and nature of these problems. If you are in need of a reliable source of millwright services for your petrochemical industry requirements, give us a call today at 832.449.6485, complete our contact form, or request a quote.

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