Industrial Mechanic Millwright
The Millwright Apprenticeship is based on competencies through demonstrated skill, rather than a fixed number of hours on the job; however, the benchmark is 7280 hours, which includes 720 hours of in-class training.
The apprenticeship becomes complete when the apprentice has achieved competency in all of the on-the-job performance objectives and when the three levels of in-school training have successfully been completed.
Even though much of the machinery in manufacturing and industry is automated (or at least semi-automated), these machines have not yet found a way to repair themselves. Enter Industrial Mechanics, or Millwrights. Millwrights maintain and repair all kinds of stationary industrial machinery, including mechanical equipment and automated and robotic systems. Industrial Mechanic Millwrights are responsible for almost all the maintenance of these machines.
This could include hoisting and mounting a piece into place, replacing piping for lubricants, and checking and replacing bearings, pumps, valves, fans and blower motors. Further, Industrial Mechanic Millwrights install and maintain related hydraulic, pneumatic, and vacuum systems. They keep operational logs on each piece of equipment and do regular preventive maintenance, as well as reading and learning about new manufacturing and industrial equipment and technology as it affects the trade.
In-class and practical training includes:
- Workshop Practice
- Workshop Technology
- Machine Technology
- Rigging and Hoisting
- Welding and Fabrication
- Electrical and Electronic Controls
- Drawings and Schematics
- Power Transmission
- Fluid Power