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, boilermaking, insulating, welding, machining, carpentry, repairing electrical or mechanical equipment, installing, aligning, and balancing new equipment, and repairing buildings, floors or stairs.
Maintenance mechanics and millwrights employed in manufacturing often work in a typical factory shop setting and use protective equipment such as safety belts, protective glasses and hard hats to avoid common hazards.
- 4-year training program
- 8,000 hours of on-the-job training
- 576 hours of 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.
Learn more from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.
Maintenance Mechanic/Millwright Apprenticeship classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:
- Madison - Commercial Avenue
Curriculum and Experience
Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2021-2022 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.
Current and newly admitted program students, go directly to your Degree Progress Report to view:
- Progress toward your specific requirements
- Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements
If you have questions after reviewing your degree progress report (advisement report), please see Advising Services.First SemesterSecond SemesterThird SemesterFourth SemesterFifth SemesterSixth SemesterSeventh SemesterEighth Semester
How to Apply
Millwright apprenticeship applicants must find an apprenticeship with a sponsoring employer on his or her own (similar to looking for a job). Once the applicant has found a position, the employer starts the apprenticeship registration process by contacting a Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards (BAS) Representative for their county.
- Applicants must be at least 18 years of age
- Entry requirements vary by employers
- High school diploma or equivalent
- Physically able to perform trade
- Applicants apply directly to participating employers