Southeastern Carpenters

Several Compressors


Compressor Training Keeps Millwrights Skilled and Productive

We at the Southeastern Carpenters Regional Council know how to keep a jobsite operating smoothly and safely. We are trained, tested, and credentialed for work in oil refineries, chemical plants, gas pipelines, natural gas processing units, and more.

Through our compressor training program, technical skills are honed for productive performance in exploration, development, drilling, production, and decommissioning projects.

The SECRC is home to one of North America’s most comprehensive compressor training programs.

Compact Disc

Our Certified Rigger and Signaler Program is now accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agency. The certification exceeds all requirements for riggers and signalers in the USA and Canada.

Several Machines


Our 40-hour Advanced Reciprocal Compressor training class covers every level of compressors: Basic knowledge of compressors and how they work, disassembly, problem diagnosis, and reassembly to exact specifications. Before millwrights are cleared to take the advanced compressor course, they must display proficiency in the basic 40-hour Reciprocal Compressor Training class.

As a result of our compressor training program, our millwrights are prepared to expertly install, construct, repair, and maintain multi-million-dollar production and refinery equipment such as stationary and industrial engines, compressors, and pumps.


Instruction includes classroom instruction on theory and operation, as well as hands-on training, including:

  • Bolting and Torque
  • Lubrication
  • Maintenance Intervals
  • Start-up Checklist
  • Bearings
  • Maintenance Procedures for Discharge and Suction Valves
  • Unloaders
  • Cylinders
  • Pistons
  • Disassembly
  • Inspection
  • Clearances
  • Measuring
  • Repair
  • Reinstallation
  • Compressor and Motor Alignment


  • Safety: Constant attention to safety is ingrained in our membership, from our leadership to our apprentices. Safety is built into our training program, and we work with our partners to proactively ensure safety and resolve individual safety issues as they occur.
  • Dedication: 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.
  • Availability: Our thousands of SECRC millwrights enable our contractors to be fully staffed at all times, which allows for quick responses to emergencies and other challenges.
  • Productivity: Meeting the schedule is key, and our disciplined, reliable crews know that fast, accurate installations are essential.
  • Flexibility: We keep projects on time and on budget using strategies finetuned to customer needs. We compress schedules, adjust staffing numbers, and modify work-hours, work-days, and work-weeks to get the job done.
  • 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 jobsite to get the system up and running as fast as possible.
UBC Millwrights

Bottom Line By using SECRC millwrights, you are assured quality, productive work, from pre-planning to maintenance. 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.
Your goal is our goal.

Southeastern Carpenters Regional Council Service Area

Representing thousands of union carpenters and millwrights in 13 Local Unions who work and live in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and the Florida Panhandle.