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  Printed on 12/19/2018

Maintenance Mechanic/Millwright Apprentice

Share 50-423-1 Apprenticeship (A) 16 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

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The maintenance mechanic/millwright is the key person in many metalworking and manufacturing plants that use heavy equipment and machinery. As a maintenance mechanic/millwright you will install, dismantle, repair and replace units to keep production running smoothly. You may also plan the layout of new machinery or construct or repair machine parts. You’ll learn how to safely use machine tools such as engine lathes, drill presses and hand tools. You’ll also learn how to repair equipment in the plant, as well as estimating the cost of moving jobs or installations of new equipment. You could find employment in paper mills, foundries, production mills, schools and hospitals. This apprenticeship involves four years of on-the-job training and classroom instruction.

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Career Opportunities

  • Maintenance Mechanic Millwright

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Maintenance Mechanic/Millwright Apprentice

This program will cost about *
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Additional materials and supplies will cost
about *.

Textbooks will cost about *.

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Maintenance Mechanic/Millwright Apprentice

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Program Outcomes
  • Demonstrate proper rigging techniques.
  • Select an appropriate power transmission system for a given application.
  • Identify suitable pumps for given applications.
  • Recommend bearings for given applications.
  • Plan for fabricating parts and assemblies according to specifications.
  • Apply operational and troubleshooting principles to fluid power systems.
  • Layout an equipment installation plan.
  • Plan maintenance schedules for a given system.
Additional Information
Individuals who are interested in the Maintenance Mechanic/Millwright Apprentice program must contact industries on their own. Each company has their own requirements for entry into the apprenticeship program.

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