Construction Millwrights

(NOC 7311)

What do Construction Millwrights do?

Construction millwrights maintain and repair equipment after installation. They read diagrams and schematic drawings to determine work procedures and install stationary industrial machinery and mechanical equipment. They also operate hoisting and lifting devices to position machinery and parts during the installation, set-up and repair of machinery.

How to become: Construction Millwrights

In general, you usually need a high school diploma.

To gain trade certification, you usually need either a three- to four-year apprenticeship program or a combination of over five years' work experience in the trade and some high school, college or industry courses in industrial machinery repair or millwrighting.

Industrial mechanic trade certification is compulsory in Quebec and available, but voluntary, in all other provinces/territories.

Construction millwright trade certification is available, but voluntary, in Ontario.

Qualified industrial mechanics and millwrights may also obtain interprovincial (Red Seal) trade certification, which provides job mobility throughout the country.

With experience, you may move up the ranks to become a supervisor.

Most recent entrants have a trade/vocational certificate or a community college diploma.

Where to study for a career as: Construction Millwrights

Durham College
Oshawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Mechanical Technician - Millwright Diploma; Co-op; University Transfer
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Cambrian College
Sudbury, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Industrial Mechanical Millwright Technician Diploma
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Modified on April 06, 2022

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