Job description Industrial Mechanic And Millwright near Windsor (ON)

Find out what work is like for an industrial mechanic and millwright in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics (NOC 72400).

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. Apprentices are also included in this unit group.

Job duties

  • Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
  • 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.
  • Textile machinery mechanics and repairers
  • Apply mechanical repair principles and procedures to make sure that machinery runs properly
  • Detect defects and excessive wear in machinery and identify slight differences in dimensions and shapes of component parts
  • Repair and overhaul electrical and mechanical systems on textile machinery and replace and align moving parts as required
  • Set-up and adjust complex machinery for new patterns and products
  • Analyze information to perform maintenance such as cleaning and lubrication of textile machinery, troubleshooting, and to test running and proper operation of machines
  • Confer with management to recommend equipment changes and modifications and in evaluating new equipment.

Job titles

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

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