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Begin an exciting career keeping businesses running by repairing machines. Gateway’s Machine Repair Technician Apprenticeship is the best place to get started with on-the-job training through hands-on work inspecting machinery and using computerized diagnostic systems to repair or replace broken machine components. No two days will be alike with potential duties including pipe-fitting, boiler maintenance, welding and carpentry. 

  • Earn up to $30.58 an hour as an established machine repairer.
  • Over 8,000 hours of blended on-the-job and classroom training provide a solid foundation for your career in machine repair.
  • Begin a rewarding career with no student debt – in fact, you’ll get paid to attend classes!
  • In the last year of your apprenticeship, you’ll take a Transition-to-Trainer course to prepare you to share your skills with others and take on a position of leadership in your field. 


You must also be at least 18 years old and a high school graduate or equivalent, have a valid driver’s license and pass an aptitude test. 

Get started as a Machine Repair Technician Apprentice

Finding an apprenticeship is very similar to a typical job search; openings are sometimes listed online, or you can seek an employer willing to hire you as an apprentice. Apply directly to the employer’s hiring office.

If you need assistance finding an employer who will take you on as an apprentice, please contact the local Apprenticeship Training Representative at 262-564-3210 to find an employer approved to train apprentices.

Once your contract is in place, Gateway’s Apprenticeship department will communicate with you regarding registration, classes and books. 

If you need assistance getting started, Gateway’s Apprenticeship Department is happy to help.

Curriculum Sheet:
pdf icon  50-420-6 Machine Repair Apprentice Curriculum Sheet.pdf

Career Pathway Map:
pdf icon  Machine Repair Apprentice Career Pathway Map.pdf