Printed on 10/21/2021
Maintenance Mechanic/Millwright Apprentice
Not Financial Aid Eligible
*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.
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 estimate the cost of moving jobs or installations of new equipment. This program requires you to first be employed and involves four years of on-the-job training and classroom instruction.
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- 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.
You must be employed by a company/organization that is willing to participate in an apprenticeship program. Each employer has their own requirements for entry into the apprenticeship program. Contact your employer’s human resources department to see what is available.
2016-17 average wage for Maintenance Mechanic/Millwright Apprentice completers - $27.60 per hour/$57,402 annually.
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