Millwright – Austin, Texas

Fyn Air, Inc.

Austin, TX


Looking for career opportunities, an employer who develops their people, a place to make your mark? If so, we are looking for you. Since our founding in the early 1990s, MEI Rigging & Crating has grown into one of the largest providers of rigging, machinery moving, millwrighting, mechanical installation, industrial storage, crating, and export packing services in the United States. Our day-to-day operations are guided by our shared values of integrity, respect, professionalism, safety, commitment, and results and this has positioned us to provide exceptional service to customers of all sizes ranging from Aerospace, Automotive, Construction, Data Center, Food Processing, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical, and Institutional companies to every industry in between. Our people are our best asset, and we invest in training, support, and providing the proper tools needed to succeed. If you are looking to be a part of a great team, please apply!

This position is in Austin, Texas
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Must be mechanically proficient and have his/her own tools that are appropriate for this trade. 
  • Installs and maintains machinery and equipment using hoists, lift trucks, hand tools, and power tools. 
  • Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. 
  • Insert shims, adjust tension on nuts and bolts, or position parts, using hand tools and measuring instruments, to set specified clearances between moving and stationary parts. 
  • Align machines and equipment, using hoists, jacks, hand tools, squares, rules, micrometers, levels, lasers, and plumb bobs. 
  • Level/ establish centerline, using straightedge, levels, and transit. 
  • Shrink-fit bushings, sleeves, rings, liners, gears, and wheels to specified items, using portable gas heating equipment. 
  • Dismantle machinery and equipment for shipment to installation site, usually performing installation and maintenance work as part of team. 
  • Construct foundation for machines, using hand tools and building materials such as wood, cement, grout and/ or steel. 
  • Replace defective parts of machine or adjust clearances and alignment of moving parts, adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance and replace worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts. 
  • Ensure assigned work is understood prior to commencing. 
  • Comply with standards and procedures of MEI’s Health and Safety Manual and Occupational Health and Safety Regulations. 
  • Complete housekeeping duties in assigned area or project area daily and/or when required 
  • Complete assigned work within given timeframe and according to specifications. 
  • A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required 
  • Complete required paperwork 
  • Perform other job responsibilities as assigned. 
  • Signal or verbally direct workers engaged in hoisting and moving loads, in order to ensure safety of workers and materials 
  • Test rigging to ensure safety and reliability 
  • Attach loads to rigging to provide support or prepare them for moving, using hand and power tools.
  • Select gear such as cables, pulleys, and winches, according to load weights and sizes, facilities, and work schedules. 
  • Control movement of heavy equipment through narrow openings or confined spaces, using chain falls, gin poles, gallows frames, and other equipment. 
  • Tilt, dip, and turn suspended loads to maneuver over, under, and/or around obstacles, using multi-point suspension techniques. 
  • Install ground rigging for yarding lines, attaching chokers to logs and then to the lines. 
  • Align, level, and anchor machinery. 
  • Fabricate, set up, and repair rigging, supporting structures, hoists, and pulling gear, using hand and power tools. 
  • Manipulate rigging lines, hoists, and pulling gear to move or support materials such as heavy equipment, ships, or theatrical sets. 
  • Fabricate, set up, and repair rigging, supporting structures, hoists, and pulling gear, using hand and power tools. 
  • Attach pulleys and blocks to fixed overhead structures such as beams, ceilings, and gin pole booms, using bolts and clamps. 
  • Dismantle and store rigging equipment after use. 
  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment — running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles. 
  • Controlling Machines and Processes — using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles). 
Minimum Qualifications (Experience, Skills, and Education)
  • High School Diploma
  • Minimum three (3) years of Millwright experience or comparable field experience in the construction service industry.
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • OSHA 10 for Construction or OSHA 30 required.
Professional Skills:
  • Use effective interpersonal skills to maintain positive environment and relationships.
  • Contribute to the goals of the company.
  • Be approachable, open-minded and strong sense of responsibility; passionate about work.
  • Able to physically perform the work.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions: 

Job will require some time working in standard office environment including work at a computer terminal. Most time will be spent walking and coordinating in the field.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

Other Requirements:

Must be able to work in a highly functioning environment.  Display the highest levels of honesty, integrity, and professionalism.   Take pride in your work and in the company.  Communicate openly and strive for peak performance in daily tasks.  Know and deliver the quality service MEI’s customers have come to expect. 

This job description is intended to summarize the type and level of work performed by the incumbent and is not an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, and requirements.

Company Benefits: MEI Rigging & Crating provides a dynamic and friendly work environment, challenging and rewarding career opportunities, a highly competitive salary and an extensive benefits package that includes Medical/Dental/Vision Coverage, Life & Disability Insurance, Retirement Benefits, Paid Time Off, Holidays, Employee Assistance Program, Referral Program

MEI is an Equal Opportunity, M/F/Disabled/Vet Preferred Employer.