Millwright

By Deane Barker

This is someone who sets-up, manages, and maintains factory equipment. The more modern term is “industrial mechanic.”

A “wright” is someone who builds something. The term had it origins in the milling industry.

Why I Looked It Up

A friend’s father passed away. I was reading his obituary, and it said he had been a millwright at the local meat-packing plant for 46 years.

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