Millwrights install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair stationary industrial machinery and mechanical equipment used in many industries. They work on a range of equipment in factories, production plants and recreational facilities.
You like variety.
You have an interest in operating machinery.
You like precision work and working with building materials.
- Read diagrams and schematic drawings to determine work procedures
- Detect and troubleshoot mechanical problems and malfunctions
- Perform routine maintenance & test, repair or replace defective machinery parts
- Assemble and install machinery and equipment using hand and power tools
- Operate rig equipment to move and place heavy machinery and parts
- Trouble-shoot hydraulic, pneumatic and programmable logic controls (PLCs)
- May do some welding and fabrication
Key Skills & Attributes
(technical training and on the job)
- Strong communication skills, reading and numeracy
- Strong problem-solving and planning skills
- Ability to read blueprints and schematic drawings
- Ability to understand and trouble-shoot mechanical systems
- Physical strength, stamina & ability to lift heavy equipment
- Good coordination and manual dexterity
What You’ll Need
To potentially reduce length of apprenticeship term: Completed courses of study, millwright-related work experience or a related journeyperson certificate and employer’s recommendation.
Apprenticeship Program: 4 years, includes technical training, on-the-job training and exam. Journeyperson certificate awarded after successful completion. As an apprentice, you also earn while you learn..