Joining the UBC Millwrights

Becoming a UBC millwright means joining a network of hundreds of thousands of highly skilled problem solvers working in industries across North America – and getting access to training and connections that position you for career success.

Unrivalled Training Programs

Training is the backbone of all UBC millwrights. We may work in different disciplines and have vastly different areas of expertise, however UBC millwrights are known as the most highly trained workforces in the business. That means mastery of the most up-to-date installation, repair and maintenance methods. That means knowledge of the latest industry tools. And that means adhering to the most stringent safety measures. Our training is continuously upgraded and expanded to keep pace with industry trends and partner needs.

State-of-the-Art Facilities

Our 1.2 million-square-foot International Training Center in Las Vegas is the largest and most comprehensive facility of its kind in the world. At this campus, millwrights expand their skills by working on gas and steam turbines, compressors, pumps, two 35-ton overhead bridge cranes and four 20-ton overhead bridge cranes.

It’s a thriving testament to the UBC’s commitment to skills development and productivity, and to building strength as a union and an industry partner.

Critical Industry Connections

Training is part of the story. Networking is the other. Becoming a UBC millwright opens the door to broader industry connections, providing more job opportunities, better benefits, higher pay and career longevity in the field.

UBC millwrights are cross-trained construction and maintenance professionals who have vital skills to work in industries as diverse as automotive, aerospace, food processing and material handling to mining, petrochemical, pharmaceuticals, and mechanical construction. We maintain close relationships with key contractors and manufacturers in all of these industries, our millwrights have a direct line of opportunity with those entities.

“At OPG we are impressed with the professionalism we see in the Millwrights that are deployed for work in our facilities, this is a testament to the time taken to train them to be skilled workers who take pride in their workmanship.”
Bill Owens
SVP, Refurbishment Execution | Nuclear Refurbishment, Ontario Power Generation
APM - Atlantic Power Maintenance
“In today’s environment, you have to continuously be improving. The UBC millwrights are the most highly qualified people that can be on a jobsite.”
Rick Rives
President, Atlantic Plant Maintenance
Siemens Westinghouse
“The UBC millwright crews are highly productive, with few non-recordable and zero recordable injuries. For logging over 100,000 hours worked on the job so far, that’s not too bad.”
Michael F. McCormick
President, Siemens Westinghouse Generation Services
Black & McDonald
“UBC millwright crews bring a wealth of knowledge, skills, and professionalism to the job on our site, both of which are highly valued in our nuclear environment where safety and quality are our overriding priorities.”
Murray Hoggart
Site Manager Darlington, Black & McDonald
Conveyor Specialities
“The performance and attitudes of UBC millwrights that we’ve seen throughout the entire country has been excellent. They’re working hard and they’re working safe.”
Chris Stevens
Owner, Conveyor Specialties
Newell Machinery Company
“UBC millwrights have provided us with a fantastic resource for labour and opened up all kinds of opportunities that we didn’t have access to before.”
Greg Moharin
Vice President, Newell Machinery
“The UBC millwright crews did very well and they were very professional. The UBC has provided us with a level of expertise that is beyond what we expected. The most important asset is their skill set. The training that the UBC provides millwrights is to be commended.”
Mike Arnoff
Owner, Arnoff (Mechanical Equipment) Moving