Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)

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Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)

Industrial Mechanics (Millwrights) install, repair and maintain machinery that is used in factories, mines and production facilities.

What do Industrial Mechanics (Millwrights) do?

  • Read blueprints, diagrams and schematic drawings to determine work procedures.
  • Install, align, dismantle and move stationary industrial machinery and mechanical equipment according to layout plans using hand and power tools.
  • Operate hoisting and lifting devices during installation, set-up and repair of machinery.
  • Adjust machinery and repair or replace defective parts.

For further details about this occupation, please see the High School to Apprenticeship Handbook, or find it on this website under “Resources.”

Having strong Essential Skills such as reading, writing, document use and thinking can help apprentices succeed in their training and in the workplace. A series of tools have been developed to support apprentices in understanding, assessing and improving their essential skills. These tools can be used independently or with the assistance of a tradesperson, trainer, employer, teacher or mentor.