Industrial Maintenance Millwright

Millwrights are crafts people who do precision machine installation and assembly using sophisticated measuring instruments. They install, maintain, repair, and troubleshoot stationary industrial machinery and mechanical equipment in sawmills. Along with keeping the mills and equipment running efficiently, they assist production personnel to maintain flow of product.

SELECT AN APPRENTICESHIP LOCATION

Industrial Maintenance Millwright

Hampton Lumber Mills

Step 1: Verify Eligibility

Required Qualifications
  • 18 years of age
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Physically able
Step 2: Apply
Apply
  • Apprenticeships are offered to employees of Hampton Lumber Mills *
  • Gain employment at Hampton Lumber Mills to be eligible when apprenticeship positions are available.
    – For entry level positions, apply in person
    – For all other positions, apply online

  • When apprenticeship openings are posted, submit application for an apprenticeship

  • Complete interview

  • Selection is based on work history, demonstrated learning ability, and prior schooling or experience

*If no employees respond to apprenticeship offer, the position will be opened to the public and posted online.

Step 3: Begin Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship
  • 8000 hours / 4 years on-the-job training
  • Minimum of 144 hours of education each year through online and classroom training

Wages

  • Start at 86% of current Journey-Level rate.
  • Gain 1% pay increase after every 500 hours of on-the-job training (approx. 3 months) plus required schooling.
  • Full 100% journeyperson’s pay after completing the program.
  • Contact employer for current hourly wage rates

G.I. Bill® Housing Allowance

  • Usage is optional
  • Housing allowance can be found using the GI Bill® Comparison Tool
  • Search School Name: HAMPTON AFFILIATES

* Apprenticeships are also offered at other Hampton Lumber Mills locations and may be eligible for GI Bill® approval.

Industrial Maintenance Millwright

Interfor

Step 1: Verify Eligibility

Required Qualifications
  • 18 years of age
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Physically able, including lifting up to 50 lbs
  • Pass aptitude assessment
  • Minimum of one year (2000 hours) of active service with Interfor
  • Must be able to work any shift and variable shifts.
  • Able to obtain Passport to attend training in Canada
Step 2: Apply
Apply

* Apprenticeship program is available for Interfor maintenance and production employees

  • Gain employment and complete one year of active service with Interfor
  • Contact Mill Manager or Human Resources representative to apply for apprenticeship
  • Attend Apprenticeship Program Information Session
  • Complete Work Keys Assessment
  • Performance review of work, safety, and attendance
  • Complete Interview
Step 3: Begin Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship

Wages

  • Start at 70% of current journeyperson’s rate.
  • Gain 10-13% pay increase after every 3,000 hours of on-the-job training (approx. 18 months) plus required schooling.
  • Full 100% journeyperson’s pay after completing the program.
  • Contact employer for current hourly wage rates

G.I. Bill® Housing Allowance

Calculate Starting Pay With GI Bill ®

Estimated Wage Calculator

All calculations based on a 160 hours/month work schedule.

*Contact union local for updated wage information.

GI Bill Usage Breakdown:
100% – 1-6 months
80% – 6-12 months
60% – 12-18 months
40% – 18-24 months
20% – 24-30 months
*Usage Optional
Eligible veterans in an approved Apprenticeship Program can use their GI Bill® benefit and receive a tax-free stipend on a monthly basis. The Post 9/11 GI Bill® stipend is the equivalent of the Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) of an E-5 with dependents (based on the zip code of the training facility) which is paid addition to normal wages. Refer to the chart below to understand how Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits are paid, or consult the VA website www.benefits.va.gov/gibill (Link) to see how other VA chapters are paid for Apprenticeship Training.