7311 – Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics | Canada NOC |

7311 – Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics

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.


Index of titles

Example titles

Ammunition-assembling machine adjuster

Ammunition-loading machine adjuster

Apprentice industrial mechanic

Apprentice millwright

Automatic knitting machine pattern setter

Automatic pinsetting machine installer and repairer

Bakery machinery mechanic

Boilerhouse machinery mechanic

Braiding machine setter

Can seamer machine repairer

Canal equipment mechanic

Card fixer

Card fixer – textile manufacturing

Card grinder

Card grinder – textile manufacturing

Card setter – textile manufacturing

Carding machine fixer – textile manufacturing

Carpet loom fixer – textile manufacturing

Carpet loom setter – textile manufacturing

Carton-forming machine repairer

Chemical plant service mechanic

Chemical process equipment mechanic

Comb fixer – textile manufacturing

Comb setter – textile manufacturing

Compressed gas plant maintenance mechanic

Concentrating plant mechanic

Construction millwright

Conveyor repairer

Cutting machine fixer – textile manufacturing

Dairy equipment repairer

Derrick mechanic

Fabric-shearing machine fixer – textile manufacturing

Fabric-shearing machine setter – textile manufacturing

Fabric-shearing machine setter-fixer – textile manufacturing

Factory maintenance mechanic

Fibreglass-forming machine repairer

Flyer repairer – textile manufacturing

Forge equipment repairer

Forge shop machinery mechanic

Forge shop machinery repairer

Gas turbine machinery industrial mechanic

Gas turbine repairer

Grain elevator maintenance mechanic

Gum-wrapping machine mechanic

Heavy water plant mechanical maintainer

Hook repairer – textile manufacturing

Industrial hoist mechanic

Industrial machinery maintenance mechanic

Industrial mechanic

Industrial mechanic and millwright

Industrial mechanic apprentice

Industrial mechanic-welder

Industrial plant maintenance mechanic

Industrial pump repairer

Industrial sewing machine mechanic

Jacquard loom fixer – textile manufacturing

Jacquard loom setter – textile manufacturing

Journeyman/woman industrial mechanic

Knitting machine adjuster – textile manufacturing

Knitting machine fixer – textile manufacturing

Knitting machine mechanic

Knitting machine setter – textile manufacturing

Knitting pattern setter – textile manufacturing

Linotype repairer

Loom changer

Loom fixer

Loom fixer – textile manufacturing

Loom mechanic – textile manufacturing

Loom mechanic-repairer – textile manufacturing

Loom pattern changer

Loom preparer

Loom reed repairer – textile manufacturing

Loom repairer – textile manufacturing

Loom setter

Loom setter – textile manufacturing

Loom starter

Loom technician

Loom technician – textile manufacturing

Looper fixer – textile manufacturing

Looper setter – textile manufacturing

Mail-processing equipment mechanic

Maintenance mechanic

Maintenance mechanic – utilities

Maintenance mechanic technician – industrial

Maintenance millwright

Marine engine mechanic

Marine engine mechanic apprentice

Material handling equipment mechanic

Mechanic – utilities

Metalworking machinery mechanic

Mill maintenance mechanic


Millwright apprentice

Millwright industrial

Mine hoist industrial mechanic

Mine hoist machinery mechanic

Mine hoist repairer

Mine mechanic

Mining equipment master mechanic

Mining machinery mechanic

Mule fixer – textile manufacturing

Mule setter – textile manufacturing

Napper adjuster – textile manufacturing

Napper grinder – textile manufacturing

Needle bed repairer – textile manufacturing

Needle board repairer – textile manufacturing

Nuclear generating station mechanical maintainer

Nuclear power station equipment mechanic

Nuclear power station machinery mechanic

Oil drill rig mechanic

Oil pump station mechanic

Oil tool maintenance mechanic

Oil tool repairer

Oil-drilling rig maintainer

Oil-drilling rig mechanic

Open-end technician

Open-end technician – textile manufacturing

Ore-processing equipment mechanic

Oven equipment repairer

Packaging machine mechanic

Petroleum refinery industrial mechanic

Pin setter – textile manufacturing

Plant equipment mechanic

Plant machinery maintenance mechanic

Plant maintenance mechanic

Plastics-processing equipment mechanic

Powerhouse machinery mechanic

Preventive maintenance mechanic technician

Printing machinery mechanic

Processing plant mechanic

Production machinery maintenance mechanic

Production machinery mechanic

Production mechanic

Production tooling maintenance mechanic

Production tooling mechanic

Pump mechanic and repairer

Pump systems installer

Quiller machine fixer – textile manufacturing

Quiller setter – textile manufacturing

Quilter fixer – textile manufacturing

Quilter mechanic – textile manufacturing

Quilter setter-fixer – textile manufacturing

Quilting machine fixer – textile manufacturing

Quilting machine mechanic – textile manufacturing

Quilting machine setter-fixer – textile manufacturing

Reed fixer – textile manufacturing

Reed setter – textile manufacturing

Rig mechanic

Roll builder-repairer – rolling mills

Roll setter – rolling mills

Roller coverer – textile manufacturing

Roller repairer – industrial equipment

Rope machine setter – textile manufacturing

Rubberizing machine mechanic

Sewage treatment plant mechanic

Shearing machine fixer – textile manufacturing

Ship rigger

Shuttle fixer – textile manufacturing

Shuttle setter – textile manufacturing

Ski lift mechanic

Ski lift repair technician

Spinning fixer

Spinning frame fixer – textile manufacturing

Spinning machine fixer – textile manufacturing

Spinning technician – textile manufacturing

Stationary farm equipment mechanic

Steam plant maintenance mechanic

Steam turbine repairer

Tannery machinery repairer

Textile fixer

Textile machine mechanic

Textile machine overhauler

Textile machinery fixer

Textile machinery mechanic

Textile machinery repairer

Textile-printing machine roller repairer – garment manufacturing

Tobacco-processing machine mechanic

Tool oiler and maintenance mechanic

Tool oiler and repairer

Treatment plant maintenance mechanic

Upgrading plant mechanic

Utility plant maintenance mechanic

Water filtration plant mechanic

Water treatment plant mechanic

Weave changer – textile manufacturing

Welding equipment mechanic

Welding equipment repairer

Welding machine mechanic

Winder fixer – textile manufacturing

Winding machine fixer – textile manufacturing

Windmill repairer

Wire repairer – textile manufacturing

Main duties

This group performs 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.

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.

Additional information

Construction millwrights are mostly engaged in the initial installation of industrial plant machinery and equipment; industrial mechanics are more concerned with the post-installation maintenance and repair of machinery and equipment.

Industrial mechanics and millwrights may be cross-trained in a second trade such as pipefitting, welding, machining or electrical maintenance.

The Red Seal endorsement allows for interprovincial mobility.

Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.


Heavy-duty equipment mechanics (7312)

Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics (2243)

Supervisors of industrial mechanics and millwrights (in 7301 Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades)