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Industrial Mechanic Millwright

Maintaining and repairing stationary industrial machinery, mechanical equipment, and automated and robotic systems in industrial plants and factories.

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Why is this skill important?

Industrial Mechanic Millwrights are most often involved with installing, maintaining, repairing, and removing stationary industrial machinery, mechanical equipment and/or automated and robotic systems in industrial plants and factories.

They will plan and design, select and install, commission, test, report, maintain, and fault find, applying skills in problem solving and a deep body of knowledge. This covers working to provide a safe installation and maintenance service, in accordance with relevant standards, diagnosing malfunctions, and commissioning stand-alone industrial mechanical and automated systems.

Could this skill be for you?

If you like:

  • Making things
  • Craftsmanship
  • Using tools

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The Challenge

Important elements of the challenge include:

  • Industrial mechanic millwrights are typically involved with installing, maintaining, repairing and removing machinery and equipment in industrial plants and factories.

  • Planning and design of mechanical industrial systems are key to this Skill.

  • Mechanical industrial systems commission are re-tested and troubleshot.

  • Judges are looking for Competitors with concentration, precision, accuracy and attention to detail.

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Medal Result Competitor Country/region
Gold 779 Biao Song China
Silver 726 Kennedy Yamashita Brazil
Silver 724 Bradley Ingham Australia
Medallion for Excellence 720 Shea Keir New Zealand
Medallion for Excellence 711 MONG-MING TSO Chinese Taipei
Medallion for Excellence 700 Deanna Reynolds Canada
696 Robin Bullen Norway
695 Maksim Populov Russia
680 Tatsuya Kawazoe Japan
637 Jere Kuisma Finland
471 Oleg Babkin Kazakhstan

How to compete

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