Maintenance Mechanic/Millwright

Maintenance Mechanic/Millwright

Work Description

Maintenance mechanics and millwrights install, dismantle, or move machinery and heavy equipment according to layout plans, blueprints or other drawings. They keep machines, mechanical equipment, or the structure of an establishment in repair. Duties may involve pipefitting; boiler making; insulating; welding; machining; carpentry; repairing electrical or mechanical equipment; installing; aligning; and balancing new equipment; and repairing buildings, floors, or stairs.

Working Conditions

Maintenance mechanics and millwrights employed in manufacturing often work in a typical factory shop setting and use protective equipment to avoid common hazards; such as, safety belts, protective glasses and hard hats.


  • Four year training program
  • 7,424 hours on-the-job training
  • 576 hours paid related instruction
  • Additional related instruction may be required

Classroom instruction is given in mathematics, blueprint reading, hydraulics, electricity, computers and electronics.

Application Requirements

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age
  • Entry requirements vary by employer
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Physically able to perform trade

Applicants may apply directly to participating employers.