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Carpenter - Millwright

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Carpenter - Millwright

Both carpenters and millwrights are tasked with constructing and repairing items. Millwrights deal specifically with machines and heavy equipment, while carpenters are involved in many types of construction, both indoors and outdoors.  

  • Carpenter: A carpenter works with wood and other materials to construct and maintain buildings and other structures. Carpenters also may erect scaffolding, build tunnel bracing, construct wooden forms for pouring concrete, or build concrete forms for tunnels, bridges or other projects.
  • Millwright: A millwright installs, assembles and dismantles machinery used by construction sites, factories and power plants according to layout plans, blueprints, or other drawings.

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