Millwright / Maintenance Mechanic Apprenticeship
Maintenance mechanics and millwrights install, dismantle, or move machinery and heavy equipment according to layout plans, blueprints, or other drawings.
They keep machines, mechanical equipment, or the structure of an establishment in repair. Duties may involve pipefitting, boiler making, insulating, welding, machining, carpentry, repairing electrical or mechanical equipment, installing, aligning, balancing new equipment and repairing buildings, floors or stairs. This program provides the related instruction portion for this trade’s apprenticeship.
Terms of Apprenticeship
- 4-year program
- 7,424 hours of on-the-job training
- 576 hours of paid related classroom instruction
- Transition-To-Trainer Course in the final year of the apprenticeship
First Term (72 Hours)
MATH AND PHYSICS FOR MMMP TRADES (C-1) 36 Hours#50-423-710
This course examines math and physics concepts as they relate to millwrights and machine maintenance. Apprentices will develop skills related to converting fractions to decimals; using both standard and metric systems; applying basic algebra to solving problems; computing area, volume, mass, and torque; using basic trigonometry; and using math charts, tables and references in support of common work processes.
PRINT READING FOR MMMP TRADES (C-2) 36 Hours#50-423-711
This course explores reading prints commonly used by millwrights and machine maintenance workers. Course competencies include comparing types of prints, interpreting structural drawings, identifying parts from prints, and develop apprentice sketching drawing skills.
Second Term (72 Hours)
FASTENERS FOR MMMP TRADES (C-3) 8 Hours#50-423-712
Course provides apprentices with a chance to compare fasteners and their uses, analyze fastener failures, and install mechanical fasteners.
PRECISION MEASUREMENTS FOR MMMP TRADES (C-4) 8 Hours#50-423-713
This course develops apprentice skills in precision measurement. Types of measuring instruments will be compared and then measuring skills using tapes, steel rules, micrometers, calipers, indicators, and gauges will be developed.
RIGGING FOR MMMP TRADES (C-5) 24 Hours#50-423-714
Apprentices will compare types of rigging equipment and their uses; determine safe loads, rig and crib loads, and move a load with cranes and hoists in this course.
WELDING FOR MMMP TRADES (C-6) 24 Hours#50-423-715
Course compares common welding processes and develops apprentice skills related to welding, cutting, heating and using oxy-gas. Welding with arc, MIG and TIG is included, along with common cutting and joining techniques.
METALLURGY FOR MMMP TRADES (C-7) 8 Hours#50-423-716
This course develops apprentice skills regarding metallurgic concepts. Apprentices will compare various metals and their applications, apply metallurgic techniques to work processes, test metals for hardness, and examine heat treating applications.
Third Term (72 Hours)
HYDRAULICS FOR MMMP TRADES (C-8) 32 Hours#50-423-717
This course provides instruction to apprentices concerning many aspects of inspecting, servicing, and troubleshooting hydraulic systems and components. Apprentices will learn safety related issues and be taught proper safety procedures for working with hydraulic systems and components.
PNEUMATCIS & COMPRESSED AIR FOR MMMP TRADES (C-9) 24 Hours#50-423-718
This course was formerly the C-9 module for the MMMP apprenticeship. It provides instruction to apprentices concerning many aspects of inspecting, servicing, and troubleshooting pneumatic systems and components. Apprentices will learn safety related issues and be taught proper safety procedures for working with pneumatic systems and components.
VACUUM SYSTEMS FOR MMMP TRADES (C-10) 16 Hours#50-423-719
Course introduces principles of vacuum systems and interpreting vacuum system schematics. Apprentices will then develop skills related to installing, repairing, replacing and applying troubleshooting principles to vacuum systems and components. Course examines preventative maintenance techniques commonly used on the job.
Fourth Term (72 Hours)
PIPEFITTING AND VALVES FOR MMMP TRADES (C-11) 24 Hours#50-423-720
Course introduces apprentices to pipe sizes, materials and schedules, examine fittings, tubing and valves, and develops skills related to layout, installation and maintenance.
PACKINGS, SEALS, GASKETS FOR THE MMMP TRADES (C-13) 16 Hours#50-423-722
Apprentices will examine packing, seals and gaskets and compare materials and applications. Then skill in layout, cutting, inspecting, removing and installing these components will be developed.
SDS & ADHESIVES AND SEALANTS FOR MMMP TRADES (C-14) 8 Hours#50-423-723
Course compares adhesives and sealant types and applications. Then apprentice skills will be developed related to applying adhesives and sealants to repair applications, interpreting MSDS information, and handling hazardous materials.
PUMPS FOR THE MMMP TRADES (M-3) 24 Hours#50-423-732
Course compares different pump types and their applications. Apprentices will complete a field inspection of pumps and learn how to troubleshoot, remove, overhaul, install and perform preventative maintenance on pumps.
Fifth Term (72 Hours)
PREVENTIVE AND PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE FOR MMMP TRADES (C-15) 40 Hours#50-423-724
Course examines both preventative and predictive maintenance concepts as they apply to millwright work processes and machine maintenance. Apprentices will develop skills related to assessing machine conditions and faults based on both preventative and predictive maintenance.
GREEN AWARENESS FOR THE MMMP TRADES (C-17) 32 Hours#50-423-726
Green Awareness for the MMMP Trades examines how green projects and sustainable manufacturing initiatives relate to energy efficiency, energy consumption, waste reduction, and changing work processes for the MMMP related trades. Priorities related to cost awareness, energy efficiency, predictive and preventative maintenance, new materials, bearing maintenance, and precision laser alignment are included in this course. Each competency can stand alone and be added to existing modules in the paid related instruction program, or the course can be delivered in its entirety as a new module in the curriculum. Estimated hours shown with each competency are intended to guide educators and employers with planning and may be modified to meet local needs.
Sixth Term (72 Hours)
BEARINGS FOR THE MMMP TRADES (M-1) 40 Hours#50-423-730
Apprentices will examine bearing types and applications, and compare equipment bearings. Then learners will develop skills related to bearing inspection, selection, removal, mounting, lubrication and diagnosing bearing failures.
COUPLINGS & ALIGNMENT FOR THE MMMP TRADES (M-2) 32 Hours#50-423-731
Course compares different coupling types and examines common misalignment problems. Apprentices will develop skills related to inspecting, troubleshooting, and preparing couplings for removal and installation, and also aligning and lubricating couplings.
Seventh Term (72 Hours)
BELTS, SHEAVES, PULLYS AND DRIVES FOR THE MMMP TRADES (M-4) 24 Hours#50-423-733
Course compares different types of drive components. Apprentices will develop skills related to inspecting, troubleshooting, removing, selecting, and installing belt drive systems.
GEARS, GEARBOXES, GEAR ASSEMBLIES FOR THE MMMP TRADES (M-5) 24 Hours#50-423-734
Course compares gear types and applications. Apprentices will develop skills inspecting gear assemblies, troubleshooting gear problems, removing gears and components, and reassembling gear drive systems.
MECHANICAL POWER TRANSMISSION FOR THE MMMP TRADES (M-6) 24 Hours#50-423-735
Course examines drive transmission systems and their applications, including roller chains. Apprentices will develop skills inspecting power transmission systems and troubleshooting mechanical drive systems.
Eighth Term (72 Hours)
ELECTRICITY (L-4) 16 Hours#50-423-509
Build a complete motor control circuit using simulation software. Construct a complete motor control circuit using industrial components. Apply troubleshooting skills using a multi-meter in the circuits.
CONVEYORS FOR THE MMMP TRADES (M-7) 8 Hours#50-423-736
Course examines chain, belt, and other types of conveyors and related components.
EQUIPMENT INSTALLATION FOR THE MMMP TRADES (M-8) 24 Hours#50-423-737
Apprentices will layout equipment installations, plan for moving equipment, and set and level equipment.
SHEET METAL AND STRUCTURAL STEEL FABRICATION FOR THE MMMP TRADES (M-9) 24 Hours#50-423-738
Course compares types of sheet metal and tools used by the trade. Apprentices will develop skills related to fabricating sheet metal and structural steel and then erecting structural steel.
You must be employed by a company/organization that is willing to participate in an apprenticeship program. Each employer has their own requirements
for entry into the apprenticeship program. Contact your employer’s human resources department to see what is available.
If you have questions about this apprenticeship or the application process, please contact our Admissions team.