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Construction Millwright

Certificate of Qualification 426A
"I’m depended on to assemble and maintain complicated machinery that costs millions of dollars. I like making a difference."
A Construction Millwright lays out, receives and installs machinery, mechanical equipment and other automated and robotic systems. They work in the construction, commercial, manufacturing, and industrial industries; they often work in close association with people in other trades, such as instrument mechanics, ironworkers, pipefitters and electricians.

Key Skills & Attributes

  • Attention to detail

  • Strong hand-eye coordination

  • Strong communication skills

  • Ability to plan and visualize

Apprenticeship Program

8000 hours of on-the-job training, supplemented by three 8-week sessions of in-class technical training.


  • Interpret drawings and performs mathematical calculations

  • Use hand and power tools operates forklifts, booms, low capacity cranes, and other equipment

  • Select and use materials & fasteners

  • Weld, braze, solder, rig & hoist

  • Install material handling systems installs, and commissions machinery & automated robotic systems

  • Install bearings, seals & packing, pipe systems & valves, fans & blowers, electric & electronic controls, pneumatic & hydraulic systems

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Entrance Requirements

  • Grade 12 Diploma preferred (Grade 10 minimum)

Journeyperson Wage Rate:

$46.17/Hr (2022)

Employment Sectors

  • Heavy Industrial Construction

  • Institutional and Commercial Construction

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Did you know?

Millwrights are trained to
assess load bearing capabilities of the parts they move, with the equipment they are moving it with.
They coordinate with crane teams to maneuver and install these large pumps, valves, rollers, turbines, & more.

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