Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)

Millwrights install, repair, overhaul and maintain machinery and heavy mechanical equipment, such as pumps, fans, tanks, conveyors, furnaces and generators, in diverse settings including repair shops, plants, construction sites, mines, logging operations, ski hills and most production and manufacturing facilities. Millwrights are also responsible for assembling, aligning, troubleshooting, inspecting, dismantling and moving this machinery and equipment. Troubleshooting may include diagnosing irregularities and malfunctions, making adjustments, and repairing or replacing parts. Millwrights work with a wide variety of tools, including hand and power tools in installation and repair work. Hoisting and lifting equipment such as cranes, jacks and forklifts are commonly used to position large machines or machine parts.

Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) is a nationally designated trade under the Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program.


The following education is recommended: Grade 10 (Grade 12 preferred) including English 10, Math 10, Science 10.


Millwrights enjoy machinery, have good manual dexterity & motor coordination, and are detail oriented.


The Apprenticeship Program comprises Levels 1-to-4 of progressive technical training, with each Level taking 7 weeks (210 hours) to complete. In addition, apprentices are required to accumulate 6,360 hours of work-based training.


The Foundation Program can jump-start your career without employer sponsorship by supplying the knowledge and skills to enter directly at Level 2 (refer to SkilledTradesBC for alternative paths into the occupation).







Northern Lights College

Dawson Creek

Sep 03 2024Mar 28 2025

Millwright Foundation