The average hourly pay for a Millwright in South Africa is R126.38.
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Job Description for Millwright
Millwrights are responsible for installing and maintaining machinery which is used in multiple industries. This job requires carrying out heavy construction work, so the ability to perform physical labor, such as carrying heavy items and operating hand and power tools, is essential. Some jobs also involve working in confined areas, so some bending, squatting, and stooping may also be necessary. Millwrights analyze and interpret layout plans, drawings, and blueprints in order to install equipmen…Read more
- Dismantle machines.
- Construct foundation for machines.
- Move machinery and equipment.
- Assemble and install equipment such as shafting, conveyors and tram rails.
- Read blueprints and schematic drawings to determine work procedures.
The top respondents for the job title Millwright are from the companies Amcor, Exxaro Resources and Sappi Ltd. Reported salaries are highest at Sappi Ltd where the average pay is R191.98. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Komatsu, earning around R187.30. Columbus Stainless Steel pays the lowest at around R97.75. Amcor also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying R135.00.
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Skills in Maintenance, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation, Electronic Troubleshooting and Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Plant Maintenance.
Pay by Experience Level for Millwright
An entry-level Millwright with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R80.23 based on 40 salaries. An early career Millwright with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R99.23 based on 392 salaries. A mid-career Millwright with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R143.78 based on 311 salaries. An experienced Millwright with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R174.27 based on 166 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R154.
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