Industrial Mechanic Millwright

Industrial Mechanic Millwright Apprenticeship and Certification Act
Unrestricted Trade
Designated Red Seal Trade Trade Code 433A
NOC 7311


  • Install, repair and maintain industrial plant machinery and equipment
  • Read blueprints, diagrams and schematic drawings to determine work procedures
  • Dismantle and move stationary industrial machinery and mechanical equipment such as pumps, fans, tanks, conveyors, furnaces and generators according to plans, using hand and power tools
  • Operate hoisting and lifting devices such as cranes, jacks and tractors to position machinery and parts during the installation, set-up and repair of machinery
  • Inspect and examine machinery and equipment to detect and investigate irregularities and malfunctions
  • Install, troubleshoot and maintain power transmission, vacuum, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, and programmable logic controls
  • Adjust machinery and repair or replace defective parts
  • Operate machine tools such as lathes and grinders to fabricate parts required during overhaul, maintenance or set-up of machinery
  • Clean, lubricate and perform other routine maintenance work on machinery
  • Use hand and power tools and welding equipment

Personal Qualities

  • You work indoors with noise, vibrations and other hazards that are common on the job
  • You enjoy working to close and exacting tolerances
  • You have the stamina to be on your feet for long periods of time
  • You like to learn new things on a consistent basis

Career Opportunities

  • Industrial mechanic millwrights are employed in manufacturing plants, utilities and other industrial establishments

Educational/Training Requirements

  • The minimum entry for apprenticeship is Grade 12
  • Completion of an 7,280 hour apprenticeship program is required
  • If you have completed 8,000 hours of on the job experience/training but have not completed the Apprenticeship Program you may be eligible to challenge the Certificate of Qualification

Training Availability

Trade Related Programs Mechanical Technician – Mechanical Maintenance and Control and/or
Mechanical Techniques – Industrial Durham College – Whitby Campus 1610 Champlain Avenue
Whitby ON L1N 6A7

Apprenticeship Training Durham College – Whitby Campus 1610 Champlain Avenue
Whitby ON L1N 6A7
905-721-3300 Fleming College 599 Brealey Drive
Peterborough, ON K9J 7B1