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
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