So, you think you might want to be an Industrial Mechanic/Millwright?
Do you like heavy duty challenges? Industrial Mechanic/Millwright might be the job for you.
Industrial Mechanics/Millwrights work on industrial machinery and mechanical equipment. This equipment may include mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, fuel, lubrication, cooling and exhaust systems and equipment. Some components worked on include pumps, fans, tanks, conveyors, presses, generators, and pneumatic and hydraulic controls.
Industrial Mechanics/Millwrights are responsible for assembling, installing, aligning, maintaining, repairing, troubleshooting, inspecting, dismantling and moving this machinery and equipment. Troubleshooting may include diagnosing irregularities and malfunctions, making adjustments, and repairing or replacing parts. Cleaning, adjusting and lubricating machinery are also important maintenance tasks of the trade.
If you want to be an Industrial Mechanic/Millwright, you could choose to work in the Construction Sector employed in the initial installation of machinery and equipment. Or the Resource Sector where Industrial Mechanics/Millwrights are employed in manufacturing or processing plants, utilities or other industrial establishments and are involved with the installation, maintenance and repair of machinery and equipment. Industrial mechanics can also be employed in light industry sectors such as grain/wheat handling.
Look below to find out which sectors of BC’s economy you can work in if you pursue this trade.
Red Seal Trade
Industry Training Authority (ITA)
Salary & Job Information
For more information on how much Industrial Mechanics/Millwrights make, the expected number of future job openings, where the jobs are and the current workforce opportunities specifically for this trade, visit the Work BC Career Profile here.