Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) - Red Seal Exam Breakdown

A Red Seal exam is based on the Red Seal Occupational Standard for the trade. The standard describes the skills and knowledge required to perform the duties of the trade. Each standard is divided into Major Work Activities, which are divided into Tasks, which are divided into sub-tasks.

The Red Seal exam has a certain number of questions assigned to these sections. The number of questions are provided below. For more information, see the full Red Seal Occupational Standard, and Self-Assessment Guide (PDF, 542 KB) for this trade.

Total number of questions on Red Seal exam - 135 questions

Major Work Activity A - Performs common occupational skills - 25 questions

Task A-1 Performs safety-related functions
4 questions
Task A-2 Uses tools and equipment
5 questions
Task A-3 Performs routine trade tasks
7 questions
Task A-4 Uses communication and mentoring techniques
3 questions
Task A-5 Performs measuring and layout
4 questions
Task A-6 Performs cutting and welding operations
2 questions

Major Work Activity B - Performs rigging, hoisting/lifting and moving - 17 questions

Task B-7 Plans rigging, hoisting/lifting and moving
8 questions
Task B-8 Rigs, hoists/lifts and moves load
9 questions

Major Work Activity C - Services mechanical power transmission components and systems - 32 questions

Task C-9 Services prime movers
5 questions
Task C-10 Services shafts, bearings and seals
6 questions
Task C-11 Services couplings, clutches and brakes
5 questions
Task C-12 Services chain and belt drive systems
5 questions
Task C-13 Services gear systems
5 questions
Task C-14 Performs shaft alignment procedures
6 questions

Major Work Activity D - Services material handling / process systems - 24 questions

Task D-15 Services robotics and automated equipment
1 questions
Task D-16 Services fans and blowers
4 questions
Task D-17 Services pumps
5 questions
Task D-18 Services compressors
5 questions
Task D-19 Services process piping, tanks and containers
4 questions
Task D-20 Services conveying systems
5 questions

Major Work Activity E - Services fluid power systems - 21 questions

Task E-21 Services hydraulic systems
12 questions
Task E-22 Services pneumatic and vacuum systems
9 questions

Major Work Activity F - Performs preventative and predictive maintenance, commissioning and decommissioning - 16 questions

Task F-23 Performs preventative and predictive maintenance
11 questions
Task F-24 Commissions and decommissions equipment
5 questions

For more information about exam preparation materials (textbooks, modules, etc.) contact your provincial/territorial apprenticeship office.

*Number of questions assigned are derived from the input from people in this trade from across Canada.