What is a Millwright and how do they compare to EM Technicians?
Both Millwrights, and Electromechanical (EM) Technicians work in a tough industry where skills, and proper technique play a vital role. A Millwright is a craftsperson who installs dismantles, maintains, repairs, reassembles and move industrial machinery in factories, power plants, and construction sites. First, they must go through a vigorous training, and apprenticeship program to hone their skills. An EM Technician is someone that installs, upgrades, and tests electronically or computer-controlled mechanical systems. Learning the fundamentals of EM can be done in class, or from home online.
In this blog post, we will look at the qualities that distinguish Millwrights and how their line of work is similar and/or different to that of an EM Technician.
Comparing a Millwright and an EM Technician
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What Does the Future Hold?
Millwrights are starting to update their skillset to keep up with EM Technicians. With the usage of more electronic or computer-based machinery becoming more common, employers are looking for millwrights that have knowledge in PLCs. There may be a pivot point in the years to come, where new and upcoming millwrights will have to work toward learning these skills to become more competitive in the job market.
Parts Fabrication is a task that mainly Millwrights perform, but EM Technicians are learning this skill as it would help in the design process in many engineering projects. With everything becoming more automated, Electromechanical Technicians are expected to have knowledge on photonics. Technicians would be required to have knowledge on light generation, controlling, and detection which many automated processes depend on. EM Technicians are also broadening their skills by gaining knowledge in other fields like PLC, Automation, and Robotics.
Both occupations offer great opportunities and are continuously evolving with the changes in industrial manufacturing. Whichever path one wishes to follow will lead to a prosperous, and exciting job experience.
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