Millwrights install, service, diagnose and repair all types of industrial machinery and heavy equipment used in many industries. They work on a range of equipment such as pumps, compressors, turbines and mining equipment using a combination of hand, power and precision tools. Millwrights can also weld and fabricate.
You have a keen eye for detail.
You have an interest in operating machinery.
You like precision work and working with building materials.
- Detect and troubleshoot mechanical problems
- Repair or replace defective machinery parts
- Assemble and install machinery and equipment using tools
- Install machinery foundations
- Fabricate parts required during overhaul, maintenance or set-up
- Perform routine maintenance
- Work with other trades to diagnose programmable logic controllers (PLCs) problems
- Operate, maintain and repair hoisting and lifting equipment
Key Skills & Attributes
(technical training and on the job)
- Reading and math
- Planning and problem-solving
What You’ll Need
Usually a combination of 5+ years of work experience in the trade, plus high school, college or industry courses for millwrights to be eligible for certification.
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.