What does a Industrial Mechanic Millwright (433A) do?

Industrial Mechanic Millwrights install, maintain, repair, and remove stationary industrial machinery, mechanical equipment, and automated and robotic systems. They most often carry this work out in industrial plants and factories.

Job Related Skills, Interests and Values

  • Reading diagrams and schematic drawings to determine work procedures
  • Maintaining and repairing stationary industrial machinery and mechanical equipment
  • Cleaning, lubricating, and performing other routine maintenance work on machinery
  • Operating hoisting and lifting devices, as necessary, during machinery repairs; using welding equipment, hand tools, and power tools as required
  • Working independently and with others to solve mechanical and technical problems
  • Effectively communicating, persuading, and explaining to others what needs to be done
  • Working accurately with numbers and, on occasion, doing basic drawings of machine parts

What Preparation and Training Do You Need?

  • Secondary school diploma required; credits in math and physics are recommended
  • Completion of a 7,280-hour apprenticeship, including a combination of on-the-job and in-school training
  • Completion of exam to obtain Certificate of Qualification

What's Your Future as a Industrial Mechanic Millwright (433A)?

  • Generally 40 hours/week in shifts
  • Indoor work, often in industrial plants or commercial buildings
  • Knowledge of computers and programmable logic controllers improve job opportunities
  • Employment industries include primary steel producers, vehicle manufacturers, machinery and equipment manufacturers, and mining companies

Wage Rate

Apprentice wage increases with skills and expertise. Fully qualified workers earn an average of $20.00-$30.00 per hour.


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