Millwright/Maintenance Mechanic Apprenticeship
Millwrights and maintenance mechanics install, dismantle, or move machinery and heavy equipment to keep machines, mechanical equipment, or the structure of an establishment in repair.
Millwright/maintenance mechanics typically:
- Work according to layout plans, blueprints, or other drawings.
- Perform pipefitting, boiler making, insulating, welding, machining, carpentry, and repair electrical or mechanical equipment
- Install, align, and balance new equipment
- Repair buildings, floors, or stairs
- Work 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 program
- 8,000 hours of on-the-job learning
- 576 hours of paid related instruction
- 300 hours of unpaid related instruction
- Additional related instruction as required
- Application Requirements
To qualify for this apprenticeship opportunity, applicants must meet the following requirements:
Age: 18 or older
Employer: Meet entry requirements of employer (varies)
Education: High school diploma or equivalent
Physical Ability: Be physically able to perform trade.
Application: Applicants apply directly to participating employers.
If you meet the application requirements listed above, do the following to get started:
Obtain direct employment through a company that operates an apprenticeship program or a similar sponsorship.
Contact Raquel Nowak to learn about the application process:
Apprenticeship Training Representative
Bureau of Apprenticeship
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development