Millwrights and industrial mechanics

Millwrights and industrial mechanics

NOC
7311

- Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics

Install, maintain and repair stationary industrial machinery and mechanical equipment.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Fair
Fair

3 Year Job Openings

188
 

Median Hourly Wage

$27.50
$16.90
Low
$38.68
High

Median Salary

$61,821
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

1,790
 

% Working Full Time

99%
 

% Working Full Year

70%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

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. Industrial mechanics are employed in manufacturing plants, utilities and other industrial establishments.

Main Duties

Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Read blueprints, diagrams and schematic drawings to determine work procedures
  • Install, align, dismantle and move stationary industrial machinery and mechanical equipment, such as pumps, fans, tanks, conveyors, furnaces and generators according to layout plans using hand and power tools
  • Operate hoisting and lifting devices such as cranes, jacks and tractors to position machinery and parts during the installation, set-up and repair of machinery
  • Inspect and examine machinery and equipment to detect and investigate irregularities and malfunctions
  • Install, troubleshoot and maintain power transmission, vacuum, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, and programmable logic controls
  • Adjust machinery and repair or replace defective parts
  • Operate machine tools such as lathes and grinders to fabricate parts required during overhaul, maintenance or set-up of machinery
  • Clean, lubricate and perform other routine maintenance work on machinery
  • Construct foundations for machinery or direct other workers to construct foundations
  • Assemble machinery and equipment prior to installation using hand and power tools and welding equipment.

Also Known As

  • card fixer
  • card grinder
  • construction millwright
  • industrial mechanic
  • industrial mechanic apprentice
  • industrial sewing machine mechanic
  • knitting machine mechanic
  • loom fixer
  • loom technician
  • maintenance millwright
  • millwright
  • millwright apprentice
  • open-end technician
  • plant equipment mechanic
  • spinning fixer
  • textile fixer
  • textile machine mechanic
  • textile machinery fixer
  • treatment plant maintenance mechanic
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school and training courses or a vocational program is usually required.
  • Completion of a three- to four-year apprenticeship program or A combination of over five years of work experience and industry courses in industrial machinery repair or millwrighting is usually required to be eligible for trade certification.
  • Textile machinery mechanics hired from other industries may require additional training in textile processes and experience as a textile manufacturing machinery operator.
  • Industrial mechanic (millwright) trade certification is available, but voluntary, in all provinces and territories.
  • Construction millwright trade certification is available, but voluntary, in Quebec and Ontario.
  • Industrial sewing machine mechanic trade certification is available, but voluntary, in Quebec.
  • Red Seal endorsement is also available to qualified industrial mechanics or millwrights upon successful completion of the interprovincial Red Seal examination.

Provincial Regulation

  • Provincially Regulated: Yes
  • Compulsory: No
  • Red Seal: Yes
Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

Data legend

1.5%
Female
98.5%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

Data legend

7.0%
15-24
16.4%
25-34
21.8%
35-44
27.3%
45-54
25.5%
55-64
2.1%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

Data legend

7.0%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
7.9%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
34.2%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
49.1%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
1.8%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

Data legend

53.6%
Manufacturing
8.1%
Construction
6.6%
Wholesale trade
31.6%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

Data legend

24.60%
Northeast
15.20%
Southeast
30.70%
Southwest
12.20%
Central
17.30%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

Data legend

$62,774
Northeast
$60,114
Southeast
$75,212
Southwest
$68,444
Central
$58,636
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

Northeast

$26.00
$16.00
Low
$41.00
High

Southeast

$27.50
$16.90
Low
$38.68
High

Southwest

$32.00
$17.00
Low
$39.36
High

Central

$27.50
$16.90
Low
$38.68
High

Northwest

$25.00
$17.00
Low
$34.00
High
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$61,821

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$65,789

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$61,821

Newfoundland

$90,071

Prince Edward Island

$54,307

Nova Scotia

$62,626

Canada

$69,573
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

188
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-16
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

205
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

606
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-45
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

652