What does a Construction Millwright (426A) do?

Construction Millwrights install, maintain, and troubleshoot industrial machinery, mechanical equipment, and other automated and robotic systems. They primarily service the construction industry and often work closely with other tradespeople, such as pipefitters and electricians.

Job Related Skills, Interests and Values

  • Reading/interpreting job specifications and schematic drawings to determine work procedures
  • Laying out and preparing the base or foundation prior to installing industrial machinery
  • Working independently and with others to solve mechanical and technical problems
  • Performing routine maintenance work on a variety of machinery and equipment
  • Performing preventive and predictive operational maintenance using machinery analysis, non-destructive testing, and noise monitoring equipment
  • Working accurately with numbers, particularly when fitting bearings and aligning gears or shafts to a fraction of a millimetre tolerance
  • Setting up and safely operating welding, brazing, and soldering equipment
  • Working independently and with others to solve mechanical and technical problems
  • Effectively communicating, persuading, and explaining to others what needs to be done

What Preparation and Training Do You Need?

  • Grade 10 is the legal minimum, but high school diploma is usually required
  • Completion of 8,000-hour apprenticeship, including on-the-job and in-school training
  • Completion of exam to obtain Certificate of Qualification

What's Your Future as a Construction Millwright (426A)?

  • Most work full-time, sometimes in shifts
  • Work conditions vary from job to job; can be noisy and heavy machinery poses injury risk
  • Employers include mechanical construction firms, steel producers, machinery/equipment manufacturers, and mining companies

Wage Rate

Apprentice wage increases with skill and experience. Fully qualified workers earn an average of $32.60-$46.55 per hour.


Construction Millwright (426A)

Ask Yourself: Yes No
Do you like to solve problems by finding the answers? Do you enjoy working with your hands and mind?
Do you enjoy working with numbers and finding the correct answer?
Are you able to read blueprints and measurements accurately?
Are you able to follow Health & Safety guidelines?
Are you able to lift more than 50lbs? Are you able to stand or sit for long periods of time?
Are you detail-oriented and good with colours? Do you have the ability to work closely with others?
Are you reliable, a self-starter and able to work with minimal supervision? Can you start and finish work on time?

If you checked YES to the majority of these questions, a career as a Construction Millwright (426A) may be for you!

You might want to look at these similar trades as well;

  • Industrial Mechanic/Millwright
  • Industrial Electrician
  • Welder-Fitter
  • Hoisting Engineer
  • Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanic

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