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Career Area: Manufacturing
Program Number: 50-423-0
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Maintenance Mechanic / Millwright Apprentice Careers

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Maintenance Mechanics and Millwrights 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.

Details and Requirements

  • 4-year training program
  • 7,424 hours on-the-job training
  • 576 hours paid related instruction
  • Additional related instruction may be required
  • The apprentice is taught the theory and the knowledge related to safety procedures while working with electrical components. Instruction also consists of local, state, and national electrical codes pertaining to the industrial application.

Apprenticeship Information

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age
  • Entry requirements vary by employer
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Physically able to perform trade
  • Applicants apply directly to participating employers