Industrial mechanics (millwrights) install, maintain, repair and troubleshoot stationary industrial machinery and mechanical equipment in sites such as factories, production plants and recreational facilities.
On a typical job industrial mechanics (millwrights):
- read diagrams and schematic drawings and service manuals to determine work procedures,
- operate rigging equipment and dollies to place heavy machinery and parts,
- fit bearings, align gears and shafts, attach motors, and connect couplings and belts to precise tolerances,
- align and test equipment, and make any necessary adjustments,
- perform predictive and operational procedures,
- repair or replace defective parts,
- service and repair hydraulic and pneumatic systems, and
- may do some tack welding (a weld that is adequate in size to temporarily hold components in place until it can be completely welded by a registered apprentice welder or a journeyman welder) and fabrication as well as maintain an inventory of replacement parts.
- Skills and Abilities
- This trade is most rewarding for those who enjoy variety, security and doing precision work with machinery and equipment.
To be successful in their trade, industrial mechanics (millwrights) must have:
- strength, stamina and the use of proper lifting techniques required for handling items weighing up to 25 kilograms,
- good coordination and manual dexterity,
- the ability to visualize a layout by looking at plans and prints,
- the ability to comprehend and trouble-shoot mechanical systems, and
- the ability to get along with and supervise the work of others.
Job Types: Full-time, Casual
Salary: $40.00 - $65.00 per hour
- Millwright: 5 years (Preferred)
- Temporarily due to COVID-19