Renewable Energy

The renewable energy industry is expanding rapidly providing opportunities for power producers to offer clean, sustainable energy to consumers across Canada.

Smart Strategies in Renewable Energy

Analysts believe that solar power generators will eventually produce most of the energy needed around the world. Skilled UBC Millwrights are ready to build the facilities, farms, panels, and towers needed to harness this vast natural resource.

Training, industry partnerships, and relationships with key manufacturers give UBC millwrights a competitive advantage on jobsites, and position UBC contractors as the best choice for the installation and maintenance of wind turbines, solar heating panels, and facilities for small hydro, modern biomass, geothermal, and biofuels.

UBC Renewable Energy Committee

Members of the UBC Renewable Energy Committee stay abreast of legislative, training, and marketing opportunities throughout the United States and Canada.

This diverse group of professionals from both countries has established a clearinghouse of information for employers and union members about market conditions and best practices in training. The committee tracks industry initiatives in development, as well as issues being debated in state, provincial, and federal legislatures.

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Solar Training

The UBC’s Solar Installer Qualification course, taught at the International Training Center in Las Vegas, makes use of our renowned “train the trainer” model so that standardized training is deployed at hundreds of training facilities across Canada and the US. The course focuses on concepts such as concentrated solar, thermal, photovoltaic crystalline silicon and thin-film, and concentrated photovoltaic systems. As a result, Millwright Regional Council has access to skilled, qualified millwrights ready to meet the demand, installing solar arrays on new and existing commercial and residential buildings.

Wind Training

UBC millwrights’ long history of excellence in gas and steam turbine installation and maintenance means our millwrights and contractors are well-positioned to apply their expertise in the wind industry. UBC millwrights have built their reputation by delivering wind energy projects to exact specifications, regardless of scheduling, geographic, or other challenges. Based on years of hands-on and theoretical training, UBC Millwrights understand the technology, tooling, machinery and maintenance needs to install wind equipment — and keep it humming.

Hydroelectric Training

Whether you need inspection, consultation, installation, repair, overhaul, maintenance, refurbishment or upgrade of your hydroelectric plant equipment, Millwright Regional Council are ready to service your scheduled or forced outage needs, anytime, anyplace. Our UBC millwrights have worked hydro units across Canada and are experienced in all unit types and sizes. UBC millwrights have signatory partners that offer complete engineering and repair services.

Special Attention to Safety

There is no substitute for solid attention to safety, and the UBC believes a safe worksite is achieved only by comprehensive training for every millwright on every project. Our members must complete and achieve mastery of the following health and safety training programs.

UBC Millwright Health & Safety Training Programs:


  • Working at Heights

  • Ministry of Labour Workplace health and safety awareness

  • Working in a Respectful and Inclusive Workplace

  • Confined Space Hazard Awareness

  • Lockout and Tag Safety

  • Elevating Work Platforms

  • Forklift (on slab)

  • Forklift (rough terrain)

  • HACCP (Hazard analysis critical control points)

  • First Aid CPR – A and AED

  • Silica awareness

  • Working at Heights Refresher


  • GHW WHMIS annual updates

  • JHSC Certified Member

  • MOL Workplace health and safety awareness

  • Supervisor Health & Safety Awareness

  • Millwright Health & Safety 16-Hour Course

  • Asbestos Awareness

  • Basics of Carbon Monoxide Safety

  • Confined Space Hazard Awareness

  • COVID 19 Awareness

  • Hazards of Distracted Driving

  • Health and Safety Representatives

  • Hearing Protection

  • Job Safety Analysis Tips

  • Heat Stress in Construction

  • Occupational Health & Safety Administration update

  • PPE Selection

  • Preventing Workplace-related Motor Vehicle Accidents

  • Silica Hazard Awareness

  • Skin Care in Construction

Basic Construction Safety, consisting of:

  • Introduction to Construction

  • Legislation (Occupational Health & Safety Act and Regulations for Construction Projects)

  • Common health and safety hazards

  • PPE

  • Manual material handling and back care

  • Elements of housekeeping

  • Access equipment

  • Basic electrical safety


UBC millwrights are held to the highest standards. Read our guiding principles on the renewable energy industry to learn more.

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UBC Millwright Regional Council Commitment

On Every Work Site, Every Day, UBC millwrights and Contractors Bring:


Constant attention to safety is ingrained in our membership, from our leadership to our apprentices. Safety is designed into every UBC training program and we work with our partners to proactively ensure safety and resolve individual safety issues as they occur.


We come to work every day with a positive attitude, a professional appearance, and a determination to finish the job correctly on time, the first time.


Millwright Regional Council enables our contractors to be fully staffed at all times, which allows for quick response to emergencies and other challenges.


Meeting the schedule is key, and our disciplined, reliable crews know that fast, accurate installations are essential.


We keep projects on time and on budget using strategies fine-tuned to customer needs to get the job done safety, on time, every time.

Customer Service

We finish projects according to the customer’s satisfaction — and we follow through with training, maintenance and customer service. One call puts the best-trained maintenance crews at the worksite to get the system up and running as fast as possible.


By using UBC millwrights, you are assured quality, productive work, from pre-planning to maintenance.

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Our promise is simple:

  • We will work safely, accurately, and dependably.
  • We will respond to all requests promptly and will deliver the service that we promised.

  • We will communicate early and often and will involve the customer every step of the way.

  • We will complete projects according to specified schedules with pride and integrity.