Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)

An Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) installs, maintains, troubleshoots, and repairs mechanical equipment and industrial machinery in production plants, factories, and industrial buildings. They are responsible for the safe and efficient operation of industrial equipment and machinery that they install.

The typical duties of a Millwright include, but not limited to, reading diagrams and schematic drawings to determine work procedures; operating rigging equipment to place heavy machinery and parts; cutting and assembling metal components using welding equipment; fabricating, modifying and overhauling equipment; troubleshoot hydraulic, pneumatic and programmable logic controls; perform preventive and operational maintenance using procedures such as vibration analysis; repair or replace defective parts when necessary.

For complete course details, click here for the Provincial Plan of Training for Industrial Mechanic (Millwright).

Program Outline

Block 1

TS1510 Occupational Health and Safety

This course focuses on the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Laws, and Regulations. Outlines the responsibilities within the laws and regulations such as the right to refuse dangerous work and reporting accidents, improve health and safety conditions within the workplace.

TS1530 Standard First Aid

This course focuses on recognizing situations requiring emergency action, responding appropriately and commencing first aid. Students will complete a St. John Ambulance or Canadian Red Cross Standard First Aid Certificate.

TS1520 Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)

This course focuses on Interpreting and applying Workplace Hazardous Materials System (WHMIS) Regulation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

MS1230 Hand Tools

This course involves developing safety practices in the use and care of hand tools and selecting, operating and maintaining hand tools properly.

MW1240 Portable Power Tools

This course involves developing safe practices in the use and care of pneumatic and electric portable power tools and selecting, operating and maintaining pneumatic and electric portable power tools properly.

MW1251 Blueprint Reading and Sketching

This course focuses on understanding blueprint readings, making freehand sketches, and extracting pertinent information from basic blueprints.

MW1261 Equipment Assembly Blueprints

This course involves using blueprints to establish assembly procedures in order to install equipment and machinery.

MW1270 Mechanical Installation Blueprints

This course involves using mechanical drawings to determine the location, position and elevation of trade-related pieces of equipment or one of its components.

MW1281 Schematics Advanced

This course involves recognizing schematic symbols for hydraulic and pneumatic systems, developing schematic drawings, and using schematics to troubleshoot hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

MW1291 Rigging

This course focuses on the safe use of different rigging apparatus to lift and move equipment and machinery, the erection of ladders and scaffolding, and the safety of harnesses.

MW1450 Drills, Taps, and Reamers

This course involves operating drilling machines and reamers in a safe and efficient manner, maintaining drilling machines and reamers, sharpening twist drills, identifying proper speed and feed while using drilling machines and reamers, and properly using dies, and drill, ream, counter bore, countersink and tap holes.

MW1460 Measuring and Layout

This course focuses on making accurate measurements with precision and sem-precision measuring tools.

MW1470 Piping Components

This course covers threading and installing pipes, tubing, valves and fittings and maintaining valves.

MW1511 Power Metal Saws

This course covers cutting metal with band and reciprocating saws, cutting metal with abrasive wheel cut off saws, and maintaining power metal saws.

MW1521 Pedestal Grinders

This course covers operating pedestal grinders in a safe, efficient and responsible manner and maintaining pedestal grinders.

MW1530 Bearings

This course covers selecting, installing, removing and maintaining bearings, identifying the purpose of different types of bearings and their proper use, and determining the proper clearance and fits for bearings.

MW1541 Fasteners

This course covers selecting and installing fastening devices.

MW1550 Metallurgy

This course involves understanding basic metallurgy principles.

MW1580 Static and Dynamic Seals

This course involves selecting, installing, removing and maintaining gaskets, seals and packing and identifying the purpose of different types of gaskets, seals and packing and identify their purpose.

MW1591 Couplings and Clutches

This courses involves removing, installing and maintaining couplings and clutches and identifying the purpose of different types of couplings and clutches and their proper use.

MW1360 Shafts and Shaft Alignment

This course focuses on knowledge of shafts, their accessories and applications, the procedures used to remove, install, maintain and repair shafts and accessories and the procedures for shaft alignment.

MW1610 Belt and Chain Drive Systems

This course focuses on the operation, installation and maintenance of belt and chain drive systems.

MW1640 Gear Drive Systems

This course covers calculating correct speeds and feeds, performing repair and maintenance on gear drive units, and operating gear drive units.

MW1650 Lubrication Practices

This course covers selecting the proper lubricant and lubrication methods and applying proper lubricants where required.

MW1670 Non-Positive Displacement Pumps

This course covers inspecting, maintaining, repairing and assembling non-positive displacement pumps.

MW1690 Positive Displacement Pumps

This course covers inspecting, maintaining, repairing, and assembling positive displacement pumps.

MW1730 Electrical Fundamentals

This course focuses on understanding basic electrical principles, basic PLC s (Programmable Logic Controllers) and the Provincial Public Safety Act as it relates to electrical work.

MW2150 Hydraulics I

This course focuses on understanding basic hydraulic principles of operation, the use of hydraulic formulae and identifying components, parts and accessories.

WD1330 Oxy Fuel Welding

This course covers operating oxy-fuel equipment to cut metals, to execute basic welding procedures, and to execute basic brazing and soldering procedures.

OT1190 Workplace Exposure

This course requires knowledge of theory and practical application of trade skills, safe work practices, appropriate workplace behaviour, and proper time management skills throughout the exposure to the trade in an authentic work environment.

AP1101 Introduction to Apprenticeship

This course is designed to give participants the knowledge base and skills necessary to understand and successfully navigate the apprenticeship/red seal program.

AM1100 Math Essentials

This course in Math Essentials requires knowledge of the numeracy skills required to being the second level of math course. Math Essentials involves knowledge of mathematics as a critical element of the trade environment, mathematical principals in problem solving, and ability to solve simple mathematical word problems.

AM1180 Industrial Math Fundamentals

This course in Industrial Math Fundamentals requires knowledge of mathematical concepts in performing trade practices, critical element of trade environment, solving mathematical word problems, knowledge of principals for the purposes of problem solving, job and materials estimation, measurement, calculation, system conversion, diagram interpretation and scale conversions, formulate calculations, and geometric applications.

CM2160 Communication Essentials

This course involves the knowledge of the importance of well-developed writing skills in the workplace and in career development, principals of effective workplace writing, standard formats and principals for effective letters and memos, preparing and delivering oral presentations, and the importance of effective interpersonal skills in the workplace.

SD1760 Workplace Essentials

This course focuses on workplace essentials in the areas of meetings, unions, workers compensation, workers’ rights, and human rights. It focuses on good customer service practices and effective job search techniques.

MC1060 Computer Essentials

This course involves knowledge of computer systems and their operations, popular software packages and their applications, and security issues related to computers.

Advanced Level

Registered Apprentices (through Department of Education, Industrial Training Division) receive funding for the advanced blocks of training, pending they have attained the required work experience and are EI eligible.

Block 2

MW1560 Coupling Alignment

This course covers aligning couplings using standard alignment methods, aligning couplings using the reverse dial alignment method, and aligning couplings using the laser alignment method.

MW1660 Material Handling Systems

This course covers the assembly, operation, repair, and maintenance of conveyors.

MW2160 Hydraulics II

This course focuses on the use of of hydraulic controls, the use of schematics to identify components of hydraulic systems, testing hydraulic system faults, and identifying parts, components and accessories.

MW2170 Pneumatics

This course covers the installation of pneumatic systems, troubleshooting pneumatic systems, maintaining and repairing pneumatic systems, identifying components, parts and accessories, identifying the main components, parts and accessories in vacuum systems, and maintaining and repairing vacuum systems.

WD1380 Electric Arc Welding

This course covers setting up arc welding equipment, describing the different types of electrodes and identifying their purpose, describing the different types of joints, and performing basic arc welding procedures.

Block 3

MW1620 Metal Lathe

This course covers identifying parts and accessories, calculating correct speeds and feeds, calculating thread depth, and performing turning, facing, boring and threading operations.

MW1630 Milling Machines

This course covers calculating correct speeds and feeds, performing set up, and safely executing basic milling operations.

MW1630 Milling Machines

This course covers calculating correct speeds and feeds, performing set up, and safely executing basic milling operations.

MW2180 Compressors

This course focuses on understanding the principle of operation of compressor and maintaining compressors and their assembly.

MW2190 Machinery Installation and Alignment

This course covers performing machinery set-up procedures and locating and laying out machinery.

Block 4

MW1680 Dynamic Balancing

This course focuses on collecting data, using a computer to execute balancing calculations, and using balancing techniques to correct vibration problems.

MW1740 Preventative and Predictive Maintenance

This course focuses on performing preventative maintenance and maintain proper records and demonstrating knowledge of the procedures used to plan and organize jobs.

MW1480 Tanks, Fans, and Blowers

This course focuses on demonstrating knowledge of process tanks and containers, their components and applications, demonstrating knowledge of fans and blowers, their components and operation, and demonstrating knowledge of the procedures used to remove, install, maintain, troubleshoot, repair, and commission fans and blowers.

MW2210 Prime Movers 1 (Internal Combustion Engines)

This course covers the installation of internal combustion engines and maintaining internal combustion engines.

MW2220 Prime Movers II (Turbines)

This course focuses on demonstrating awareness of types of turbines and maintaining steam and gas turbines.

MW2230 Vibration Analysis

This course covers collecting data used in vibration analysis, analysing causes of unbalances, and detecting and diagnosing vibration levels. Upon completing all the requirements outlined in the Provincial Plan of Training for the Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) Apprenticeship program, apprentices may challenge the Interprovincial Red Seal Exam.

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