Construction Millwrights 


Construction millwrights maintain and repair equipment after installation. They read diagrams and schematic drawings to determine work procedures and install stationary industrial machinery and mechanical equipment. They also operate hoisting and lifting devices to position machinery and parts during the installation, set-up and repair of machinery.


Work: Inspect, clean, repair and maintain machinery. , Operate machine tools such as lathes and grinders to fabricate parts for overhaul, maintenance or set-up of machinery. , Construct foundations for machinery or direct other workers to construct foundations.

Title Examples: Construction Millwright, Maintenance Millwright, Millwright, Millwright Apprentice

Useful Secondary School subjects: Mechanics, Machine Shop, Math, Physical Education, Blueprint Reading

Degrees associated with this career: Diploma

Requirements: In general, you usually need a high school diploma. , To gain trade certification, you usually need either a three- to four-year apprenticeship program or a combination of over five years' work experience in the trade and some high school, college or industry courses in industrial machinery repair or millwrighting. , Industrial mechanic trade certification is compulsory in Quebec and available, but voluntary, in all other provinces/territories. , Construction millwright trade certification is available, but voluntary, in Ontario. , Qualified industrial mechanics and millwrights may also obtain interprovincial (Red Seal) trade certification, which provides job mobility throughout the country. , With experience, you may move up the ranks to become a supervisor. , Most recent entrants have a trade/vocational certificate or a community college diploma.

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