Industrial Mechanic 


Millwrights are systematic fixers whose expertise covers a wide range of tasks. In fact, their work borrows from many other trades—electricians, plumbers, machinists and mechanics—all rolled into one. 

As a Millwright, you’ll install, repair, and maintain a huge range of machinery.  

This will require a mechanical aptitude, as well as a knack for working with machinery and troubleshooting. You’ll be highly adaptable, learning the skills to work on specialized machines.  

Whether working on a broken conveyor belt or repairing a skill lift, you’ll enjoy the diversity of your job.  

What You'll Learn

  • How to read and interpret blueprints, diagrams and schematic drawings 
  • How to inspect and examine machinery and equipment for irregularities and malfunctions 
  • How to install, align, dismantle and move stationary industrial machinery and mechanical equipment such as pumps, fans, tanks, conveyors, furnaces and generators 
  • How to maintain power transmission, vacuum, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, and programmable logic controls 
  • How to clean, lubricate and perform other routine maintenance work on machinery  

Key Job Skills

  • Equipment installation and maintenance 
  • Cutting, fitting and fabricating 
  • Electricity and electronics theory 
  • Use of specialized tools and equipment 
  • Knowledge of lubricants, seals, bearings, power transmissions, compressors, and pumps  

Technical Training

To get certified, you will need to sign up for technical training at an approved training provider in addition to on-the-job training. 

Visit Trades Training BC and EducationPlannerBC for a comprehensive list of what programs are available in your trade at public and non-public schools. 

Technical Training 28 weeks over 4 years
Work-Based Training
6360 HOURS
Salary Range Hourly
$20.00 — $47.00

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If you have significant work experience in a trade but have never been certified in Canada, you may apply to challenge the certification. Learn more about How to Challenge a Skilled Trade.


If you sponsor apprentices but have never been certified in Canada, you may request to supervise and sign-off apprentices when they are ready to be certified. Please refer to the application form on whether this trade qualifies.