Maintenance Mechanic/Millwright Apprenticeship

Work Description Repairing_machine

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.

Working Conditions

Maintenance mechanics and millwrights employed in a manufacturing often work in a typical factory shop setting and user protective equipment to avoid common hazards such as safety belts, protective glasses and hard hats.


  • 4 year training program
  • 8,000 hours on-the-job training
  • 576 hours paid related instruction
  • Apprentice must complete Red Cross First Aid, CPR, and Transition-To-Trainer Courses 

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


You can find more information on the Department of Workforce Development of Wisconsin Web page.