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Job Requirements

Construction Millwrights and Industrial Mechanics install, maintain, troubleshoot, overhaul and repair stationary industrial machinery and mechanical equipment.

This unit group includes industrial textile machinery mechanics and repairers. Construction millwrights are employed by millwrighting contractors.

Educational Requirements:
Completion of 3-4 year apprenticeship program; Voluntary certification is available in all provinces and territories.

Applicable transferrable sectors/occupations:
Manufacturing, Mining, Oil and Gas


National Occupational Standard

NOS are a benchmark of the knowledge and abilities needed to be competent in a particular occupation. Developed by current job incumbents, NOS are a collection of the individual competencies that make up the whole picture of an occupation.

Related NOC code:

  • 72400 – Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics

Working Conditions

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  • Construction Millwrights/Industrial Mechanics may be required to work in confined spaces.
  • Depending upon the task, they may be required to work indoors or outdoors. When working outdoors, they may be exposed to harsh weather conditions, including intense heat and cold.
  • They require manual dexterity and some degree of flexibility and physical strength to complete their maintenance and repair work.