Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics perform some or all of the following duties:
A. Construct foundations for machinery or direct other workers to construct foundations
B. Assemble machinery and equipment prior to installation using hand and power tools and welding equipment.
C. Read blueprints, diagrams and schematic drawings to determine work procedures
D. Install, align, dismantle and move stationary industrial machinery and mechanical equipment, such as pumps, fans, tanks, conveyors, furnaces and generators according to layout plans using hand and power tools
E. Operate hoisting and lifting devices such as cranes, jacks and tractors to position machinery and parts during the installation, set-up and repair of machinery
F. Inspect and examine machinery and equipment to detect and investigate irregularities and malfunctions
G. Install, troubleshoot and maintain power transmission, vacuum, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, and programmable logic controls
H. Adjust machinery and repair or replace defective parts
I. Operate machine tools such as lathes and grinders to fabricate parts required during overhaul, maintenance or set-up of machinery
J. Clean, lubricate and perform other routine maintenance work on machinery
1. Paper manufacturing - 9.0%
2. Wood product manufacturing - 9.0%
3. Primary metal manufacturing - 8.0%
4. Food manufacturing - 7.0%
5. Construction - 6.0%
6. Plastic and rubber products manufacturing - 5.0%
7. Fabricated metal product manufacturing - 5.0%
1. In general, you usually need a high school diploma.
2. To gain trade certification, you usually need either a three- to four-year apprenticeship program or a combination of over five years' work experience in the trade and some high school, college or industry courses in industrial machinery repair or millwrighting.
3. Industrial mechanic trade certification is compulsory in Quebec and available, but voluntary, in all other provinces/territories.
4. Construction millwright trade certification is available, but voluntary, in Ontario.
5. Qualified industrial mechanics and millwrights may also obtain interprovincial (Red Seal) trade certification, which provides job mobility throughout the country.
6. With experience, you may move up the ranks to become a supervisor.
3. Physical Education
4. Machine Shop
The average hourly wages for Construction Millwrights and Industrial Mechanics (Except Textile) is $22.29/HR, which is above average for occupations in the trades, transport and equipment operators sector and close to the average for all technical, professional, and skilled occupations. These wages grew at an average rate from 2002 to 2004.