Maintenance Mechanic Apprenticeship

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*Statistics retrieved from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

What Does a Maintenance Mechanic Do?

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.

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What Are the 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.

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How is the Training Structured?

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What are the Application Requirements?

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What Skills Should I Possess?

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Who Should I Contact In My Area?

Northeast

Your County: Your BAS Representative:
Outagamie, Waupaca Lisa Perkofski
Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Oneida, Portage, Vilas, Wood Ben Stahlecker

Northwest

Your County: Your BAS Representative:
Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Iron, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Rusk, Sawyer, St. Croix, Washburn Travis Ludvigson
Adams, Price, Taylor Ben Stahlecker

Southeast

Your County: Your BAS Representative:
Brown, Door, Florence, Kewaunee, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano Burt Harding
Waushara, Winnebago Lisa Perkofski
Columbia, Green Lake, Jefferson, Marquette, Sauk Debbie Schanke
Dane Andrea Loeffelholz
Kenosha, Racine, Rock, Walworth Sandy Brietzman
Waukesha Bob Scheldroup
Hafeezah Ahmad
Milwaukee
Hafeezah Ahmad
Calumet, Fond du Lac, Manitowoc, Sheboygan Sandra Destree
Dodge, Ozaukee, Washington Liz Pusch

Southwest

Your County: OR Contact Your BAS Representative:
Sauk Debbie Schanke
Buffalo, Crawford, Grant, Green, Iowa, Jackson, Juneau, La Crosse, Lafayette, Monroe, Richland, Trempeleau, Vernon Kathy O'Sullivan

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Additional Resources

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics maintains information on all occupations. For more information on the Maintenance Mechanic trade in the United States, visit:

http://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/industrial-machinery-mechanics-and-maintenance-workers-and-millwrights.htm

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Sources: Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards Position Descriptions,
Apprenticeship in Wisconsin Handbook