Training Is the Key
Contractors who employ UBC millwrights have access to unlimited, ongoing training for any project — according to standards that produce the same highly skilled labor regardless of location. Each year, the UBC invests millions of dollars in training our thousands of members, from first-year apprentices to superintendents.
Journeymen benefit from apprenticeships and skill-upgrade classes to help keep them on the cutting edge of innovations in materials and techniques. Educated, experienced foremen and superintendents receive specialized training programs designed to sharpen their supervisory skills — we build on a millwright’s on-the-job experience by adding leadership skills to help them motivate workers, communicate effectively and solve problems. We even offer customized training if a project needs it, and we provide training onsite, if that’s what it takes.
Whether in the booming oil and gas industry along the Gulf Coast or in the surging material handling industry in distribution plants across the U.S. and Canada, every UBC millwright possesses the same superior skills. Our training covers a wide range of industries and disciplines, and we continuously upgrade and expand our training per industry needs. Here is a sampling of our current offerings.
We offer hundreds of welding certifications, in these categories:
- Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
- Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
- Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
- Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
- Certified Rigger and Signaler
- Compressors and Pumps
- Conveyor Training
- Flowserve Qualified Pump Repair Technician
- Gas Turbine Qualification
- Human Performance
- Machinery Alignment Qualification
- Mechanical Print Reading
- Millwright Precision Optical Alignment
- Mobile Elevating Work Platform Qualification (Scissor Lift and Boom Lift)
- NMAP/Millwright Qualification
- Powered Industrial Truck Operator Qualification (Standard Forklift and Rough Terrain Forklift)
- Scaffold Erector Qualification
- Steam Turbine Qualification
- Confined Space
- Construction Fall Protection
- First Aid, CPR, AED
- Hazard Communication and Chemical Safety
- OSHA 10 Construction
- OSHA 30 Construction
- Millwright 16-hour safety class
- OSHA 10 General Industry
- Agricultural processing
- Coal, nuclear, and renewable-energy power plant projects such as wind, hydro and solar
- Ethanol facilities
- Food processing
- Lumber, pulp and paper
- Mechanical construction industries
- Petrochemical mining
- Plastic processing
- Steel and alloys
The UBC’s International Training Center is a facility like no other in the world. At the ITC’s 1.2 million-square-foot campus, millwrights hone skills in confined space, using our turbine pit. They work on gas and steam turbines, conveyors, compressors and pumps, and they train using two 35-ton or four 20-ton overhead bridge cranes. UBC millwrights and instructors have access to the most up-to-date equipment and tools to help hone their craft.
In addition to training millwrights, the ITC is the home base for our initiative to train local trainers. This ensures trainers are delivering the most current craft-skills instruction to members at more than 250 local training centers across North America.
Preparing Millwrights for Safer Work
Safety is a critical component of training for millwrights, and the UBC ensures the knowledge level is maximized for confined space, disaster response, fall protection, MSDS, OSHA 10 and OSHA 30, ergonomics, blood-borne pathogens, first aid, CPR, and automated external defibrillation. UBC millwrights complete safety training that is developed in conjunction with OSHA to provide safety programs for a variety of specialties. We think safety is so important that we’ll provide safety training for all of your employees.
Have a question about UBC millwrights training? Contact us and a representative will respond to your inquiry quickly.