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What does a Millwright do?

Millwrights install, maintain, repair and troubleshoot stationary industrial machinery and mechanical equipment in places like factories, production plans and recreational facilities.

- They read diagrams and manuals to determine work procedures.
- They fit bearings, align gears and shafts, attach motors and connect couplings and belts.
- They service and repair hydraulic, pneumatic and programmable logic controls.
- They perform predictive and operational maintainence and repair or replace defective parts when necessary.
- They may do some fabrication and tack welding as well as maintain inventory of replacement parts

What kind of person makes a good Millwright?

Millwright might be the job for you if you:

- Are physically strong
- Have good manual dexterity and coordination
- Have the ability to trouble shoot
- Are able to supervise the work of others
- Have an interest in machinery

How do I become a Millwright?

1. Find a company willing to take you as an apprentice
2. Register with AAIT (Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training)
3. Apprentice for 4 years, which includes 1560 hours of on the job training and 8 weeks of technical training at school each year.
4. Take the interprovincial Red Seal exam to become a registered Millwright.
5. Now you can work almost anywhere in Canada!

Where does a Millwright work?

Millwrights are employed by manufacturing, processing and construction companies, as well as places like ski hills or theme parks.

How much does a Millwright make?

On average, Millwrights in Alberta make $33.05 an hour. Thatís about $69,400 a year.

Apprentice Millwrights earn 60% of a journeymanís wage rate in the first year, 70% in the second, 80% in the third and 90% in the fourth year.

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