Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)

Millwrights install, repair, overhaul and maintain machinery and heavy mechanical equipment, such as conveyor systems in diverse settings including repair shops, plants, construction sites, mines, logging operations, ski hills and most production and manufacturing facilities. Millwrights also perform routine maintenance activities, such as cleaning and lubricating equipment, adjusting valves and seals, and investigating breakdowns.

Foundation

This program is designed to take a student with little or no experience in the industrial mechanic (millwright) field and give them the necessary skills for employment as an apprentice in the trade. The program is delivered in our new ITTC building with state of the art equipment.

Course length: approximately 24 weeks
Education requirements
  • Completion of Grade 10 with Grade 10 Math and English (Grade 12 with Grade 11 Math, Physics and English recommended)
  • Acceptable score on Entry Assessment Test
  • Preferred Grade 12
General requirements
  • Good health
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Must have safety boots and glasses
  • Must supply and launder your own coveralls
  • Must purchase welding gloves and welding hat

Apprenticeship

Level 1

This first level of technical training is 7 weeks in length and contains both theory and practical competencies. Apprentices are trained in safety, trade mathematics, blueprint reading, measurement and layout, hand and power tools, fasteners and threads, lubrication, saws and grinders, drill press, lathe and milling machines, access equipment, machine leveling and installation, cutting and welding operations and rigging.

Level 2

This second level of technical training is 7 weeks in length and contains both theory and practical competencies. Apprentices are trained in trade science, blue print reading, metallurgy, lubrication systems, shafts, bearings and seals, couplings, clutches and brakes, belt, chain and gear drives, shaft alignment, cutting and welding operations.

Level 3

This third level of technical training is 7 weeks in length and contains both theory and practical competencies. Apprentices are trained in shaft alignment procedures, fans and blowers, positive and centrifugal pumps, compressors, pneumatic and vacuum systems, piping and tanks, hydraulic components, circuits and diagnostics.

Level 4

This forth level of technical training is 7 weeks in length and contains both theory and practical competencies. Apprentices are trained in, work planning, engines, turbines, electric motors, conveyor systems, electricity, preventative maintenance, vibration analysis, commissioning of equipment and robotic systems.

All apprenticeships have a waitlist. Adding your name is free, and you will be contacted when your name comes up.