Millwright/Maintenance Mechanic Apprenticeship

Millwright/Maintenance Mechanic Apprenticeship

Work Description

Millwrights and maintenance mechanics 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

Millwrights and maintenance mechanics 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.

Training

  • 4-year training program
  • 8,000 hours of on-the-job learning
  • 576 hours of paid related instruction
  • Additional related instruction as required

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

Apply

Application requirements:
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Meet entry requirements of employer (varies)
  • Have high school diploma or equivalent
  • Be physically able to perform trade

Note: Applicants apply directly to participating employers.

How can I apply to be a Millwright/Maintenance Mechanic Apprentice?
  1. Obtain direct employment through a company that operates an apprenticeship program.
     
  2. Complete and submit the apprentice application and have your employer complete and submit the employer application to:
    Mandy Mayek, Apprenticeship & Work-Based Learning Coordinator
    Mid-State Technical College
    500 32nd St. North
    Wisconsin Rapids, WI  54494
    OR
    mandy.mayek@mstc.edu