MWAT 200 - Millwright Level 2

This course will provide all of the areas of study that a Millwright Apprentice requires to obtain Second Year Technical Training Certification. Level 2 builds upon the theory and practical skills acquired in Level 1 training. Focus is placed on gaskets, bearings and seals, power transmission, alignment, reciprocating compressors, cutting and welding, lubrication, and print reading. Students who successfully complete Level 2 training progress to Level 3 status. Curriculum is determined as per the Industry Training Authority.


Hours: 210 (Lecture Hours: 105; Shop/Teaching Kitchen: 105)


Total Weeks: 7



Successful completion of Level 1 Apprenticeship Technical Training or successful challenge of Industry Training Authority Level 1 Placement Exam.


Non-Course Prerequisites:






Course Content:
- Gaskets
- Anti-Friction Bearing Classification and Identification
- Anti-Friction Bearing Removal and Installation
- Plain Bearings
- Bearing Maintenance
- Bearing Seals and Pillow Blocks
- Belt conveyors
- Chain,Bucket and Screw Conveyors
- Shafting, Fits, and accessories
- Power Transmission Belts
- Power Transmission Chains
- Package Handling Roller Conveyors
- Gear Installation and Maintenance
- Safety aspects
- Selection and correct use of lifting equipment
- Material weights
- Calculating safety factors
- Cross Dial Alignment
- Oxyacetylene Equipment and Procedures
- Electric Arc Welding
- Lubrication
- Review of Level 1 Material
- Solving Related Trade Calculations
- Mechanics of Simple Machines
- Atmospheric Pressure and Gas Laws
- Coefficient of Expansion
- Alignment
- Review of Level 1 Material
- Welding Specifications
- Practical Application of Print Theory
- Gaskets fabrication and installation
- Bearings and Seals selection installation and adjustments
- Power Transmission
- Alignment
- Reciprocating Compressors
- Cutting and Welding

- Lubrication


Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the apprentice will be able to work in a millwright shop safely and perform correct repair procedures typical of a second year apprentice including the following:
- Describe the installation and maintenance of gaskets used in industrial machinery
- Select appropriate anti-friction bearings for specified applications
- Describe the replacement of anti-friction bearings
- Describe the application, installation, and re-manufacture of plain bearings
- Reduce the frequency of bearing failures
- Describe the characteristics and applications of bearing seals and pillow blocks
- Describe the types, application, replacement, and maintenance of couplings
- Describe the types, applications, replacement, and maintenance of clutches and brakes
- Describe shafts, soft materials, and accessories
- Identify and describe installation and maintenance procedures for belt power transmissions systems
- Identify and describe installation and maintenance procedures for chain power transmission systems
- Explain the fundamental terminology and characteristics of gears
- Describe the installation and maintenance, and overhaul procedures for gears and gearboxes
- Describe the installation and maintenance procedures for variable speed Power Transmission Devices
- Align two machines using either the cross dial method or the reverse dial method
- Describe the fundamentals of compressors
- Explain installation and repair of compressor stationary components
- Explain reciprocating compressor component inspection and repair
- Describe reciprocating compressor valves and gas sealing inspection and repair
- Explain reciprocating compressor overhaul and start-up procedures
- Describe the equipment and procedures used when performing heating, cutting, and brazing operations
- Describe the procedures and equipment used in electric arc welding operations

- Describe the use of lubricants in industry

Use initiative to identify tasks.


Use time productively at all times.


Select and use appropriate tools.


Grading System: Percentage


Passing Grade: 70%


Percentage of Individual Work: 100


Additional Comments:
- Hands-on shop time working with various components of machinery.

- Students will sign and adhere to the Trades & Apprenticeship Safety and Attendance Policy.



Coveralls, footwear having CSA approved safety-toe protection, CSA approved safety glasses with clear lenses, learning modules, notebooks, and calculator.


Text Books:
Textbooks are subject to change.  Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.