Milwright at work

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.


  • 4-year training program
  • 7,424 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.


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 metering technician apprentice?

  1. Obtain direct employment through a company that operates an apprenticeship program.
  2. Complete apprentice application.
  3. Have your employer complete employer application.
  4. Submit Applications to:

    Cole Schmidt
    Apprenticeship Advisor & Pathways Navigator
    Mid-State Technical College / Wisconsin Rapids Campus
    500 32nd Street North
    Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

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