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Maintenance Mechanic

Maintenance Mechanic Apprenticeship Overview

Work Description 
Maintenance mechanics, millwrights, and machine repairers fabricate, 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. They assemble, install and set equipment such as shafting, motors, generators, air compressors and conveyors using hand and power tools. They align machines and equipment using manual hoists, jacks, and hand tools. Duties may involve pipefitting, boiler making, insulating, welding, machining, carpentry, repairing electrical or mechanical equipment, installing, aligning and balancing new equipment, and repairing buildings, floors and stairs.

Working Conditions 
Maintenance mechanics, millwrights, and machine repairers employed in manufacturing often work in a factory setting either inside or outside in all weather conditions. They must work at heights, in awkward positions, confined spaces, and areas where there may be risks. They use protective equipment to avoid common hazards; such as: safety belts, protective glasses and hard hats.

Classroom instruction is offered in weekly blocks staggered throughout the year.

  • Four year training program
  • 8,000 hours of on-the-job training
  • 1,032 hours paid related instruction
  • Apprentice must complete Red Cross First Aid, CPR, and Transition-to-Trainer Courses

Application Requirements

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age
  • Entry requirements vary by employer
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Physically able to perform trade
  • Applicants apply directly to participating employers

Earn credit for prior learning! Do you have previous educational or work experience in the field? You could be eligible to receive credit for prior learning.

Just the Facts

Maintenance Mechanic
17 Credit Apprenticeship

Delivery Method

Estimated Tuition, Fees, & Books: $2,838

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CVTC's apprenticeship programs offer a comprehensive and practical approach to learning, allowing you to gain hands-on experience in your field while earning a wage. These programs blend classroom learning with on-the-job training, providing a well-rounded education that prepares you for immediate entry into your chosen career. Apprenticeships can last from one to four years, depending on the profession, ensuring you have the depth of knowledge and experience needed to excel.

Whether you're beginning your career journey, seeking to upgrade your skills in your current profession, or looking to transition into a new field, CVTC's apprenticeships offer a direct path to employment. By combining practical experience with theoretical learning, you're not just prepared for the job market; you're already part of it, making apprenticeships an invaluable step in your career development.


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