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Offline Rennhack

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« on: Jan 28, 2003, 07:03 »
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« Reply #1 on: Jan 28, 2003, 07:20 »
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« Reply #2 on: Jan 28, 2003, 07:26 »
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« Reply #3 on: Sep 30, 2003, 09:37 »
little help here.  any comments from anyone.  where to live, not to.  is it the coldest place in na?

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Re: INEEL
« Reply #4 on: Oct 01, 2003, 02:34 »
Moved back to if 2 years ago/ yes it's cold in the winter but great summer and spring season. great fishing/hunting and golf. Not much night life.
Crime rate is very low and the area is somewhat religious.
Close travel to yellowstone/salt lake city and jackson hole.
Don't live on lettered streets or some numbered streets.
many people are moving to ammon because of taxes alot lower.
Site is approx 60 miles away any is a 2 lane hwy. Boring ride with nothing in between. Can be rough in the winter.
Can be reached 2 bill1996@cableone.net for more info.

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Re: INEEL
« Reply #5 on: Oct 01, 2003, 06:36 »
My first job was at INEL and I swore I'd never do another Idaho winter again...never got above freezing for three months straight...AND wind blew ALL the time.

Also, the 70 minute bus ride there and back every day got REALLY old.

That being said, the site itself (guess it's INEEL now?) was decent work...at least as far as government work goes.
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Re: INEEL
« Reply #6 on: Oct 02, 2003, 04:13 »
just curious, billmesiano, why shouldnt you live on lettered streets or some numbered streets?

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Re: INEEL
« Reply #7 on: Oct 03, 2003, 11:38 »
Not much to do in Idaho Falls at all. Outside of work, old rock and roll oriented bars.  (Cheff can't get with that).  The major cities are Boise / Salt Lake, which are 3+ hours from here.  Lotsa places to eat, overun with Mormons, I won't be here much longer than a year.  
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Re: INEEL
« Reply #8 on: Oct 06, 2003, 07:46 »
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just curious, billmesiano, why shouldnt you live on lettered streets or some numbered streets?


I've never been there, but I can answer this one.  He was giving you a heads up on the bad part of town, where the crime is out of control.

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Re: INEEL
« Reply #9 on: Oct 07, 2003, 07:49 »
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I've never been there, but I can answer this one.  He was giving you a heads up on the bad part of town, where the crime is out of control.


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Re: Rate Idaho Falls
« Reply #10 on: Nov 10, 2003, 08:01 »
I would love to enter a "below average" vote if I knew how.

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Re: Rate Idaho Falls
« Reply #11 on: Nov 11, 2003, 05:51 »
Mike, In comparison to what?  To other DOE sites, or to the industry in general?  
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Re: Rate Idaho Falls
« Reply #12 on: Nov 12, 2003, 05:21 »
Eastern Idaho's largest city, Idaho Falls is somewhat small (50,000). Although small, there are about seven communities surrounding Idaho Falls - giving the area a lot to offer.  Eastern Idaho has it all, Camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, kayaking, mountain climbing, as well as about 13 golf courses.  Four scenic byways. Sand dunes. Fantastic winters because the snow is super light. Great for snowboarding and downhill skiing, with the Grand Tetons- Jackson Hole-Yellowstone about an hour away. Opal mines in Spencer. Several museums- the states largest - the Museum of Idaho.  Shoshone-Bannock Gaming Casino at Fort Hall.  A great Bluegrass festival in the summer in Targee.  For the Arts crowd; Idaho Falls Arts Council, plays, dance, classical music, musical threatre, opera, the Colonial Theater, Rock, Blues. Willard Arts Museum, 8 Art Galleries, Comedy, Dinner Theater, nightclubs and bars. An airport with direct flights to Seattle, Boise, and Salt Lake. Three universities and a community college. Shoppping; TJMaxx, Bed, Bath and Beyond, Malls, And yes, of course the INEEL.  Biggest drawback - NO OCEAN!!!!!  :( [smiley=bigcry.gif] Only an airplane ride away. :D
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« Reply #13 on: Nov 12, 2003, 06:58 »
Great place to go if you love outdoors and being away from big cities and what these can offer - good and bad.  If you like to hunt or fish or whitewater raft GO.  If you like night life, easy access to everyplace else, warmer weather - DON'T GO ! Its a very conservative area.
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Re: INEEL
« Reply #14 on: Jan 16, 2004, 09:12 »
Been there off 'n on fer a long time.  Hate the fishn', scenery, mountains.  Welcome ya'll to the Northeast.

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« Reply #15 on: Feb 01, 2004, 06:11 »
Eastern Idaho's largest city, Idaho Falls is somewhat small (50,000). Although small, there are about seven communities surrounding Idaho Falls - giving the area a lot to offer.  Eastern Idaho has it all, Camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, kayaking, mountain climbing, as well as about 13 golf courses.  Four scenic byways. Sand dunes. Fantastic winters because the snow is super light. Great for snowboarding and downhill skiing, with the Grand Tetons- Jackson Hole-Yellowstone about an hour away. Opal mines in Spencer. Several museums- the states largest - the Museum of Idaho.  Shoshone-Bannock Gaming Casino at Fort Hall.  A great Bluegrass festival in the summer in Targee.  For the Arts crowd; Idaho Falls Arts Council, plays, dance, classical music, musical threatre, opera, the Colonial Theater, Rock, Blues. Willard Arts Museum, 8 Art Galleries, Comedy, Dinner Theater, nightclubs and bars. An airport with direct flights to Seattle, Boise, and Salt Lake. Three universities and a community college. Shoppping; TJMaxx, Bed, Bath and Beyond, Malls, And yes, of course the INEEL.  Biggest drawback - NO OCEAN!!!!!   [smiley=bigcry.gif] Only an airplane ride away. 
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Re: INEEL
« Reply #16 on: Feb 09, 2004, 03:42 »
Anyone have suggestions for lodging for the INEEL?

Idaho Falls, Pocatello etc.
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Re: INEEL
« Reply #17 on: Feb 09, 2004, 04:46 »
Hi Merc tech,

Many National Labs have temporary housing and/or work with the local community placing visitors. You might surf their webpage and get connected.

Goodluck,

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« Reply #18 on: Feb 09, 2004, 05:40 »
 MercTech , i am here working at ineel and they do not supply any housing. your choices are arco and atomic city they are close and cheap  but there is nothing else around . if a life is what you are after then i would suggest idaho falls. who are you working for and where are working?

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Re: INEEL
« Reply #19 on: Feb 10, 2004, 05:36 »
I am considering a long term job at NRF.
Is Idaho Falls a nicer place to buy a house and raise a family, or is Pocatello or Blackfoot better?

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Re: Idaho Falls  Contracts
« Reply #20 on: Feb 16, 2004, 12:16 »
PACE was the local union here untill the company bought out the workers, and seniority went away.  This is not personal knowledge, but mostly true from talk among former union members.  Bartlett, EG&G and some other small contractors share the contract jobs.  Philotechnics has the tech contract at Naval Reactors Facility/Bechtel Bettis, while Bechtel/BWXT has the rest of the M&O contract at the INEEL for the time being.  That contract is up for re-bid this year.  BNFL and CH2MHILL are the rumored bidders against Bechtel/BWXT.

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Re: Idaho Falls  Contracts
« Reply #21 on: Feb 16, 2004, 05:04 »
Philotechnics lost the d&d contract at NRF to BWXT

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« Reply #22 on: Apr 08, 2004, 05:02 »
If anyone has a favorite hang out, place to shop, or local information for this area please post it here.

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Re: INEEL
« Reply #23 on: Apr 20, 2004, 12:12 »
i spent not quite a year at ineel... a bit of a drive will take you to heidi's, a german rest in howe [nw of rwmc], and i found it quite worth the trip.... call for hours of op etc, as it is kind of 'out there'!!  also the lava beds a bit further west of there are interesting and make for a good picnic in good weather...

check out locals stories on the gold buried out in the site area from an old west bank robbery [rumored to be jesse james or buff bill, i don't remember which...]
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« Reply #24 on: Apr 21, 2004, 05:41 »
I worked there on and off for about 7 months. If you want a great place to have a drink and hang around a great bunch of people try Mar Cellars ;) in Idaho Falls. They have a great wine selection and great brews on tap.  :)

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Re: INEEL
« Reply #25 on: Jun 08, 2004, 12:30 »
Idaho Falls is mostly Mormon, so if you belong to the LDS, then that's maybe where you might wanna wind up. 

Pocatello's mainly a college town. 

I've lived in both places...MY preference is Pocatello, just b/c of the nightlife. 
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Re: INEEL
« Reply #26 on: Jun 09, 2004, 01:17 »
Winter is long, cold and snowy. It just snowed in I F about two weeks ago.
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Re: INEEL
« Reply #27 on: Jun 15, 2004, 12:20 »
decomm man>>

i lived in id falls [olympia street near airport, 53 miles to rwmc], and also lived there in the Winter... as you know, it gets and stays quite cold there... great fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, etc of course. no nite life, my son was ostrasized because he was NOT of LDS orientation, and was the neighbor's kids were NOT allowed to play with him.

as an alternative, i would suggest at least looking at the hanford site here in richland, washington. i chose to move for a variety of reasons, and found this area to be superb for raising children... climate is much warmer, and gets Hot in the summer.... winters are probably considered non-existent compared to Id Falls... we had one storm of about 12" this year, and they called it a "30 year" snow. one downside is that the wind does Blow here, and there are occasional dust storms...

they are hiring for some nuclear things, hpt's for sure... amongst others depending on current scope.

relocation just a thought... i would echo the other posts above, and IMHO deem them to be quite accurate... blackfoot was rumored to have more violence from racial tensions [Indian vs Hispanic seemed to be the more talked about consensus] than anywhere else.

i found housing on the very west end of id falls to be very affordable, they were bldg new stuff just west of the dairy [w/the homemade ice cream and cheese curds] which was like, the last thing before you were really out of town...maybe some of those are renting out now??

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Re: INEEL
« Reply #28 on: Jun 24, 2004, 09:06 »
Stardust Lounge on a Saturday night.

If you have the time - check out the Opal Mines up north of IF.
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Re: INEEL
« Reply #29 on: Jun 24, 2004, 04:08 »
If you have the time - check out the Opal Mines up north of IF.

Looks like I have plenty of time...where do I find the Opal Mines?

Thanks for your help... :)
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« Reply #30 on: Jun 26, 2004, 06:36 »
Opal Mines in Spencer 11/2 hour north of I.F. on I-15.  You might try out the Blue Room (for real) on Rollandet, in I.F., used to make good burgers.

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Re: INEEL
« Reply #31 on: Sep 20, 2004, 10:52 »
Hi Ya'll,
Just to let you know....I've lived here my whole life and It's not that bad if you like a laid back life style, and don't mind winter. Course our winters as of late have been Mild in comparison to the Old days. If your recreation minded, there's a lot to do. Some of the Best fishing and Hunting around, Some nice lakes, And a ton of scenery. Yellowstone Park, Teton Park with the Grand Old Tetons, Jackson Hole if you got a lot of money ;). There is a LOT of work to be done out here, estimating 50 years approximately. All DOE work. Idaho is also a right to work State so Unions are minor...(whether this is a + or - is up to you). Three major Companies out here for work...(1). BNFL Inc. who I work for (2). Bechtel and (3). Bartlett. Always seems to be jobs posted, so if ya want work it isn't to hard to get. L and Q clearances are a thing of the past here now....Facility Access passes are how they're doing things now. DOE Core certification is Mandatory for Rad Safety work and well as Site Specific Cert. Site Specific cert. classes are taught at the area to which you will be working.
Soooooo.......If you have any more questions just give me a hollar and I'll try to answer them.
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Re: INEEL
« Reply #32 on: Sep 28, 2004, 06:35 »
Anyone here worked at INEEL?  I have read the forum in "talk about:" but it didn't really tell me much.  All I know so far is it is damn cold, a long bus ride, and a small town.  But how about the work?  My background is biology (been a rad tech the last year, in the industry for 3 years) and I was wondering what other kinds of work they might have going on up there (besides swingin a meter).  Considering INEEL, Los Alamos, Pantex, any thoughts?
Thanks.

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« Reply #33 on: Oct 23, 2004, 07:06 »
 :)Hi there! I'm sorry I can't tell you much about the site, so you probably don't really want to hear from me necessarily, but.... I gotta tell ya.. I love Idaho Falls. I was raised there and I think it's a great place to live. I was there over the summer and it's grown quite a bit in the last couple of years. Arco, though, is a very small town. I have family there, too, and the best thing about it is Atomic Days in July and.... well, going to I.F. haha. Sure hope you go and like it. I don't think you'll be disappointed. :) :)
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« Reply #34 on: Oct 25, 2004, 01:19 »
What about the INEEL soon to be call INL. Its not a bad place to work. There is alot ofcleanup going right now. I think if you have training in Biology as you say there their may be some other things to do for you as well. I am a senior operator in spent nuclear fuels. Like every where there are trade off, if you like outdoor rec such as skiing and snowmobiling or four wheeling and fishing in the summer its a great place. If also a family oriented town with  a very conservative point of view at times. There is alot of change going on at the site they are splitting the contract so one side will be clean and close and the other side will be research and development. I don't know what changes will come out of that move. Hope that helps. Can alway write to vbstan@yahoo.com Take care and good job hunting Vic

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Re: Idaho Falls  Contracts
« Reply #35 on: Nov 04, 2004, 07:38 »
PACE was the local union here untill the company bought out the workers, and seniority went away.  This is not personal knowledge, but mostly true from talk among former union members.  Bartlett, EG&G and some other small contractors share the contract jobs.  Philotechnics has the tech contract at Naval Reactors Facility/Bechtel Bettis, while Bechtel/BWXT has the rest of the M&O contract at the INEEL for the time being.  That contract is up for re-bid this year.  BNFL and CH2MHILL are the rumored bidders against Bechtel/BWXT.

Anybody got any updates on this?

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« Reply #36 on: Nov 10, 2004, 06:21 »
Ok Gang and Gangettes....Here's the scoop...
As of 9am Yesterday (Tuesday). Battelle Corp. are now the Big Boys on site here in Idaho. From Tip to toe nails they've basically got it all... We're all just wondering what they're checks are gonna look like.  ???

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« Reply #37 on: Nov 10, 2004, 08:41 »
The recently announced contract award to Battelle is for the R&D component of the INL - there is a companion contract award for the EM (read D&D and env restoration) work at the site that is still in the prep process.  Battelle was teamed with WGI, EPRI, BWXT and a gorup of univerisities - again these are all focused on building nuclear/designing next generation nuke plants.
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« Reply #38 on: Nov 10, 2004, 08:45 »
sorry ..... even though nuclear is a focus of the new contract and INL - it will still also be doing other energy R&D and related R&D just like it has been doing under BBWI - the current contractor - new R&D turnover date is 2/1/05.  The EM piece now out for bid is called the Idaho Closure Project (ICP).
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Re: Idaho Falls  Contracts
« Reply #39 on: Nov 10, 2004, 11:39 »
The newly announced Batelle contract basically affects The Test Reactor Area ran by Bechtel and Argonne West which is ran by the University of Chicago.  The rest of the INEEL will be under the ICP.  Bring your sawzall DecommMan!!!!

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Re: INEEL
« Reply #40 on: Dec 10, 2004, 08:38 »
Any info on INEEL and the surrounding area will be helpful.  Info on rental property, etc. would be helpful too as I may be there a while.  Also, if anyone has skied/boarded in the surrounding area let me know the hotspots...I'm sure there are plenty.

Thanks.

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« Reply #41 on: Dec 22, 2004, 01:30 »
it was cold cold cold!!!!
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Re: INEEL
« Reply #42 on: Mar 28, 2005, 10:19 »
I'm sure everybody who cares has heard by now, but just in case.......the contact for the ICP (Idaho Clean-up Project) has been awarded to CH2M-Washington Group, Idaho.
Does anyone have any insight into what this means to the sub-contractors?

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« Reply #43 on: Mar 28, 2005, 10:24 »
http://www.oakridger.com/stories/032505/new_20050325028.shtml

I'm told Bartlett has the HP Contract for that team.
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Re: Idaho Falls  Contracts
« Reply #44 on: Apr 13, 2005, 04:22 »
The ICP contract has been awarded to CH2M Hill-Washingrton Group Idaho. Rumor now is that there are challenges being made to the award which will hold up implementation of the contract for anywhere from 30 days to a yr. Does anyone have any bona fide info re: these alleged challenges?

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Re: Idaho Falls  Contracts
« Reply #45 on: Apr 13, 2005, 05:34 »
Heard nothing, imagine it's more rumor than fact using the challenges at Hanfordin the past for fodder.

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Re: Idaho Falls  Contracts
« Reply #46 on: Apr 14, 2005, 12:06 »
We got that here at INL. Now, as I said, there are rumors that the awarding of the contract has been challenged.

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Re: Idaho Falls  Contracts
« Reply #47 on: Apr 15, 2005, 06:47 »
  :-X At the INL BBWI lost the site contract to BATELLE for the M&O contact (which has started), and CHM2 Hill has won the ICP contract (which starts 5-1-05)
But, BBWI is not out of the picture, BNFL sold out to DOE and their contract is being turned over to BBWI for one year starting 5-1-05. Rumor has it that they may bring in outside RCTs to support the project when it moves into full 24/7 waste removal, charactization and shipping.

At NRF Philo. lost the D&D contract to BWXS but they still have the ECF upgrade contract, which is good for another four years.

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Re: Idaho Falls  Contracts
« Reply #48 on: Apr 15, 2005, 08:19 »
BBWI has offered positions at the AMWTP to a large number of their Rad Con and ESH people....both management and 'labor.' What this means to the people currently there for BNFL is unclear. Additionally, BNFL has graciously offered to lend their services to BBWI in a consultory capacity......for a price, of course.

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« Reply #49 on: Apr 16, 2005, 04:29 »
 :)All personel at BNFL have been offered employment except for some of the top dogs, which is standard practice.
I haven't heard of any RCT's willing to crossing the fence to work at AMOWTP for $2.50 less in pay.
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Re: INEEL
« Reply #50 on: Apr 28, 2005, 02:51 »
Yes CH2MHILL (CWI) was awarded the ICP contract. Barttlet, EG&G, and MARCOM were the subcontract RCT companies with BBWI and all three have been extended with CWI.

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« Reply #51 on: Jun 29, 2005, 02:49 »
The INL is a good place to work. ;) If your not into outdoors stuff, IF doesn't offer a lot though. Ch2 is bringing in a lot of folks from the Flats. I hope that things go good. :-X

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« Reply #52 on: Aug 13, 2005, 12:56 »
Hey Again Gang,
  Just an update....Made the biggest mistake of my ENTIRE Nuclear Career lately. Left BNFL and went to work for MARCOM at R.W.M.C
  Now don't get me wrong.......Going to work for Marcella was a GOOD thing. My stupidity lies in the fact that I was offered a HOUSE job, and for whatever reason I had a MAJOR BRAIN FART :'(
Ended up takin' a $5.00/hr. cut in pay, under the pretense that the "Bennies" would more than make up for it. Pfssssssst. What a Laugh.
Started out as house for Bectel, then when CM2 took over I became a house slug for them. Just made things go from bad to worse. Pay stayed the same, benefits (*LOL*) stayed the same, but now CM2.... in their infinite "Bone the Worker Bee's" mentality is cutting our hours back to 40, basically throwing Rad Safety to the wolves and completely changing their past "Blow smoke up your arss" philosophy of Worker Safety comes FIRST.....To "Dose is Dose"...... get the work done!!!!! Damn the Plutonium.....FULL SPEED AHEAD!!!!!!
We laughinly call this the West Coast "Monkeys & Footballs" show. Hell we're even putting up another "Circus Tent". (But that's another story)
Let's just suffice it to say.......Ain't too many people happy here.  :-[
Well.....it's been about an hour since I've been to my duty station. Guess I'll go see how many rule changes there have been since I left.
Ohhhhhh....... And another thing......We're getting real sick of hearing the following phrase every time we turn around, "Well at the "FLATS" we.......Geeeeeeezzzzzz give it a rest. WE AIN'T AT THE FLATS!!!!! >:(

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« Reply #53 on: Aug 14, 2005, 12:02 »
Hey Halflifer!!!
Just got yer email. And the answer is a definate YES!!!!!!!! Ohhhhh.......also thought I'd give you an update on the "Monkeys/Footballs score. As of this morning, Monkeys: 17  Footballs 21. Why oh why did I do this????????

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« Reply #54 on: Aug 22, 2005, 06:39 »
Can't find the actual voting icon, but........
Seeing as how I work here, And on a scale of 1-10.......
I would have to give a resounding score to CM2 and RWMC specific..... a Major score of -20!!! >:(
Since CM2 took over??? Hell I wouldn't wish this place on my Mother in Law!!! :o

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Re: Idaho Falls
« Reply #55 on: Aug 23, 2005, 08:17 »
Sorry to hear it!! Wouldn't have much to do with particular management, now, would it??Just so ya know there's others who comiserate with yer pain....

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« Reply #56 on: Sep 05, 2005, 12:10 »
I am looking at working a three month job at Idaho Falls. What is it like there and how are the living conditions in town? Also how is the weather between now and December? This will be my first road job, I have worked at the Hanford Plutonium Finishing Plant for 14 years and I am a little nervous about venturing out. Any advice would be appreciated.
Thanks

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Re: INEL (Idaho Falls)
« Reply #57 on: Sep 12, 2005, 09:10 »
Autum in Idaho is beautiful. The area is low crime and reasonably priced. The only drawbacks might be the lack of nightlife (by big city standards) and ..... well, see Nascar Terry's postings.
BTW what's this I hear about a 300+mr/hr(contact) 110mr/hr(30cm) package that came out of INTEC? Sounds like more CH2 "READY FIRE AIM"

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Re: INEL (Idaho Falls)
« Reply #58 on: Sep 21, 2005, 06:13 »
Just curious if they ever built a new Fire House?  Spent some time there many years ago, covering the striking firefighters, sorry guys, I know the guys from Rocky Flats coming up there pissed alot of you off, but we were only doing what we were told we had to do.  Hope there are no hard feelings still.  Very interesting place when I was there.

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Re: INEL (Idaho Falls)
« Reply #59 on: Oct 26, 2005, 01:19 »
Hi Again Gang,
  Just thought I'd jump in here and give certain people an update on what's going on.
As of today, the situation is still about the same.....FUBAR!!!! Rad Safety is still the Bain of CM2 cause we are still trying to give the "Good Fight" so to speak, but are slowly losing the Battle. CM2's credo is still "Safety First, UNLESS it interferes with PRODUCTION"!!!!  :-X
As of Nov 7th, we WILL be going to twin shifts of 40 hrs per week. They are combining A/B & C/D crews together (The War Clouds are Gathering) with staggered shift arrival times. Shifts will now be from 6:00am till 4:30pm and 8:00am till 6:30pm Monday through Thursday. Then every month the Crews will swap starting times. But this....as far as the rumour mill goes, will only be taking place until Feb 1st 2006 when the Drop Dead date arrives for the start up of ARP 2 (Son of ARP *wink at Halflifer*) when all things will change and crews will be separated (If there's anyone left alive  ;D) and then all hold's are off. No one knows what will happen then, but everyone is walking around with the 1,000 yd. stare, so to speak.
As for the power of Rad Safety....... I was informed by one of our Favorite Operations Foreman the other day after having a discussion on improper Operations vs. Rad Safety that if a Rad Safety Tech shut a job down that He, the Operations Foreman, would wave to the Tech as he went out the gate in search of new employment. I'd kinda say, in my personal opinion, the Gaunlet had been thrown down. Guess we'll see about that statement eh?? :'(
On another note, CM2 is looking for 12-15 "House Techs" site wide. From what I hear, positions will be offered "Internally" first then will be advertised. Soooooo...... if any of you want to become a fine upstanding member  ;D of the INL keeps your eyes open for postings.
Ya'll take care and if this posting doesn't get me fired or gets me sent to the "Attitude Adjustment" room again, I will try to keep everyone informed as to future developments  ::) (Damn I hate Shock Therapy)
Keep your Powder Dry!!!!!

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Re: INEL (Idaho Falls)
« Reply #60 on: Oct 26, 2005, 01:26 »
Just curious if they ever built a new Fire House?  Spent some time there many years ago, covering the striking firefighters, sorry guys, I know the guys from Rocky Flats coming up there pissed alot of you off, but we were only doing what we were told we had to do.  Hope there are no hard feelings still.  Very interesting place when I was there.

If you only knew........At the present time all we are here is "Rocky Flats" the Sequel.

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Re: INEL (Idaho Falls)
« Reply #61 on: Oct 31, 2005, 01:56 »
I hear AMWTP is laying off  most of it's Senior RCTs and replacing them with Jr's. Is that why I saw a flatbed with 3 TruPacs on it rolling down I-15 near Pocatello w/o any placards? :o No the TruPacs weren't empty, they had stickers. Y'gits whut y'payz fer.

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Re: INEL (Idaho Falls)
« Reply #62 on: Nov 01, 2005, 08:01 »
Remember White I and Yellow II labels do not require Placards.
Keeping our highways safe for over 40 years

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« Reply #63 on: Nov 02, 2005, 12:01 »
These were Yellow III, unless my aging eyes deceived me.
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Re: INEL (Idaho Falls)
« Reply #64 on: Nov 03, 2005, 08:22 »
I guess several HP/RCT types left Envirocare to go up to AMWTP and ICP a few months ago, and now they're call Envirocare wanting to come back. Interesting, no?

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Re: INEL (Idaho Falls)
« Reply #65 on: Nov 22, 2005, 07:52 »
Hey Halflifer....
What can ya say about it.......A RADSAFETY tech can only get "Punched in the mouth" for doing his Job so many times before the "Frustration" >:( finally gets the best of him. :-[

I guess several HP/RCT types left Envirocare to go up to AMWTP and ICP a few months ago, and now they're call Envirocare wanting to come back. Interesting, no?

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« Reply #66 on: Nov 24, 2005, 08:09 »
hey cheer up. at least with the new management you'll only be there half as long thanks to their ability to streamline the job and do away with the non essential items like Rad Protection, Safety, etc.

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Re: INEL (Idaho Falls)
« Reply #67 on: Nov 28, 2005, 12:21 »
Well I'm sure many of you that follow the INL/RWMC "Soap Opera" have heard about our little "Fire and Explosion......or.....Explosi on and Fire....(whichever terminology you feel most comfortable with)......Sure is a lot of worker bees going around with....."Told Ya So"....Look in their eyes when they look at the "Powers That Be".......

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Re: INEL (Idaho Falls)
« Reply #68 on: Dec 01, 2005, 09:57 »
Good Morning to All....

  Today is a Sad day out here at the RWMC facility.  :'(  As most of you know, a short while back we had an "incident" in the ARP 1 Pit. This incident involved an explosion and associated fire in the Waste extraction pit.  Since that point we have been under a "Shutdown" scenario until the cause and the issues around it could be resolved.
  Yesterday afternoon, without any advance notice, the "Higher Powers" in their infinite wisdom, layed off EVERY contract Technician involved with the ARP project.  :o This was without any advance warning what so ever. Merry Christmas!!!
  There are so many things that I want to say in this post but can't due to liable issues and possible allegations from the "Company" of slander...so I will just have to let you think what the implications and the consequences of these actions will be. Both to the hiring reputation of the company as well as the effects to the technicians involved. :-\
  Suffice it to say, that many of these Technicians had purchased homes and moved families here under the auspices that they had secure employment for the next 5 to 7 years, and that some of these technicians had left other jobs to come here to work. 
  Immediately after the "Instant Layoff" it was announced that the "Company" would open up 20 new House positions. :o And that bidding for these positions would start "internally" but then would be offered to Contractor Technicians which were just LAYED OFF!! But that hiring would probably not begin until the End of December. I'll let you figure out the strategy and thinking on that one.
  I do have to give Cudo's to 2 "Manager's" that run our dept. (Rad Safety) for putting up a Valiant Fight to try to stop this by coming up with alternative solutions, i.e. "Farm Techs out", spread them around type scenarios, or other options to no avail.
  And to the friends I made from ARP 1....... You all know how I feel on this issue, and if any of you need references or anything......Just holler.....I'll promise to do what I can. It might not be much, cause as you all know...job security even for an Old Road Whore, gone House tech (especially me) ;) has the stability of Salt in a rain storm.
 

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Re: INEL (Idaho Falls)
« Reply #69 on: Dec 02, 2005, 02:28 »
Sorry to hear the bad news from Idaho....  I feel some of what you must be feeling, and have ever since June when the "PTB" pulled the plug on about 350  contractors at Hanford, after promises of about 2 years locally.  It's good to hear that some of the rad managers there are not above trying to help.  Best of luck to ya'll.

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Re: INEL (Idaho Falls)
« Reply #70 on: Dec 05, 2005, 10:23 »
It's like a ghost town out there now.

I was very sad to see all my friends and co-workers unceremoniously flushed out the door. unfortunately, that's the business and the world of the subcontractor. we are the disposable cannon fodder of the nuclear world.

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« Reply #71 on: Dec 06, 2005, 07:05 »
Yes Jim, it's an occupational hazard. We have to realize that we are an expendable resource for the 'customer' and not take it personally when you get told in the middle of the day that you're done at the end of the day. I do feel for the techs who got the kiss....after all, I CAN identify with them.

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Re: INEL (Idaho Falls)
« Reply #72 on: Jan 15, 2006, 07:48 »
Speakin' of expendible, I heard that CH2O (or whatever they're calling themselves this week) is cutting a bunch of peoples' per diem. Comments?

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Re: INEL (Idaho Falls)
« Reply #73 on: Jan 18, 2006, 11:28 »
Yes!  CWI, Inc. is what they call themselves at INL these days.  CH2M Hill and Washington Group make up CWI.  New contract negotiations are underway at INL for contract companies and will change on April 1.  Rumor has it that anyone who has been here for a year will no longer get any PD, taxable or otherwise, only your hourly rate.  CWI does not want to pay any PD if they can get by without having to.

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« Reply #74 on: Jan 24, 2006, 05:01 »
Good people, but winters too long even for a midwesterner........
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Re: INEL (Idaho Falls)
« Reply #75 on: Feb 16, 2006, 09:15 »
For all you folks out there looking at INL think twice.  CH2M/WG is currrently pressuring existing contractor to take house jobs or possibly not having jobs.  They just posted 30 new house jobs.  The word is that Per Diem is going away beginning April 1st so you could be facing a dillema on what to do if you go west to Idaho.

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« Reply #76 on: Feb 21, 2006, 09:15 »
 For those of you that have been inquiring about going to INL you've probably encountered the same conflicting and confusing information that I did. Having just arrived at INL I think I can clear up some things. Bartlett, Marcom and EG&G are the three RCT subcontractors onsite. However, all three companies contracts expire on March 31st. No announcement has yet to be made if one, two or all three companies
contracts will be renewed. If any one of the companies tells you that they are going to have the new contract or they know that one of the other companies will not be renewed, they are, shall we say, not being truthful. Not that a rent a tech company would ever lie to a tech. The hiring process works like this. The first company to submit a tech gets the position. A lot of people are submiting with all three companies at once.
What can and does happen is this. You may really want to work for Bartlett but Marcom submitted you first so you'll have to come in with Marcom. Your best bet is to
call all three companies, make your best deal then have them submit you. Right now the pay is approximately $30.00hr and $86.00 a day. Each company has different benefits with EG&G having the best followed by Marcom then Bartlett with very little. When the new contract(s) are issued April 1st the rates and per diem will change but because the new contracts are'nt out yet no one knows for sure what they will be. Again, if someone tells you otherwise we're back to that truthfulness issue. The "RUMOR" is per diem will be $99.00 a day with receipts for sixty days then reduced to $45.00 a day for ten months and no per diem after that. For the techs that have already been here over a year we hear that per diem will be history. The bottom line is NO ONE knows for sure until the new contract(s) are issued so keep watching for an update.

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« Reply #77 on: Feb 21, 2006, 10:22 »
Just curious, any rumor on whether the six month commitment requirement will go away?  With per diem being done like that, plus a six month commitment, going back to INL will be looking pretty slim.  It's a shame, a lot of great guys/gals up there.

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« Reply #78 on: Feb 21, 2006, 12:05 »
 Yes they will be asking for a commitment but they may use phrases like "until project completion" or "when released by the RadCon Manager". There is a rumor of completion bonuses in the new contract(s). Your'e right about one thing. What's happening here is a shame. Come April first this could be a sad place indeed.

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« Reply #79 on: Feb 21, 2006, 12:33 »
Yes madhatter, your info is correct about new contracts.  The word is that EE&G is on their way out, That info came from the EG&G office where thay dont have a warm and fuzzy about their chances.  The PD issue is still being tossed around.  CWI contracts folks dont like having to pay any PD.  Companies like Eberline and possibly SEC submitted bids to pay no PD at all.  To my knowledge no contract award announcements have been made to date so thare are still many variablesthat could happen. 

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« Reply #80 on: Feb 21, 2006, 01:36 »
"RUMORS" "RUMORS" ""''RUMORS
I have not heard of any 6mo. commitment.As far as PER DIEM yes it is goinig to change but no one I talk to Mamagement or techs knows what the changeswill beand whan its going to happen.As far as ppper diem going after one year that has been standard At DOE sites and Power plants. I know there has been a push to convenenience road techs to take house jobs at INL,but this site will always need road techs as I don't think the main contractor well be able to support all the work with techs if they make drastic changes to the Per diem without raising the wages.
As far as companies, MARCOM is a top notch to work for more personal and they care about you and do extra things for you.be straight with them and they will be with you.             Nukems.

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Re: INEL (Idaho Falls)
« Reply #81 on: Feb 21, 2006, 03:01 »
What is a Mamagement? Is that a Manager experienced in performing Mammograms.
Before you blow your horn touting Marcom check around. There are plenty of unhappy
current and ex Marcom employees around. Just another rent a tech company. 
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« Reply #82 on: Feb 21, 2006, 06:38 »
Amen to that madhatter!

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« Reply #83 on: Feb 21, 2006, 08:13 »
Main advantage to Marcom when I was up there was that paychecks were never held up because SLC was snowed in.  Other than that, each of the contract companies had its pro and cons, but in the end, all pretty much equal depending on your personal taste.  As for the 6 month commitment, it was, at least for 2004 and 2005 a standard requirement, break it and you probably wouldn't go back to INL any time soon.  And nukems, if you work for Marcom and if the site coordinator/project manager for Marcom hasn't changed since I left last year, I am almost certain you are one of his personal favorites.

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Re: INEL (Idaho Falls)
« Reply #84 on: Feb 24, 2006, 08:35 »
Any cheap place to live up there?

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Re: INEL (Idaho Falls)
« Reply #85 on: Feb 24, 2006, 12:42 »


         What's the scoop on traveling to and from work there??? Do you have to be bussed in or can you drive your own vehicle? Also how close to the site can you find good housing???
     Any info will be appreciated...

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Re: INEL (Idaho Falls)
« Reply #86 on: Feb 24, 2006, 01:34 »
I'm working as an engineer so the details are provided on my contract. Thanks for the housing info.

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Re: INEL (Idaho Falls)
« Reply #87 on: Feb 24, 2006, 02:30 »
 You can take a bus or drive your own vehicle. Arco is the closest town to the site. I have'nt been there yet but I know that some of the techs are staying there. I believe it's a very small town.

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Re: INEL (Idaho Falls)
« Reply #88 on: Mar 04, 2006, 12:54 »
When CWI asks for resumes to fill RCT positions Bartlett and EG&G  do a 'Resume dump', basically giving them the whole database. Marcom actually calls people and gets their permission to submitt their resume--Hence the Emails. Even then you have a choice of which company to go with after you are approved. or if you are not satisfied with your company you can switch to another. I've  seen many people do it.

as far as the contracts go, nothing is official, everyone is going by expectation and rumor, but something should be announced this month
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Re: INEL (Idaho Falls)
« Reply #89 on: Mar 07, 2006, 10:53 »
Hey Smart People,  Bartlet always does a resume dump for all of there jobs!  That is why contract techs have a rep for not being reliable when it comes to showing up for jobs.  MarCom is a reltively new company and has to advertise and make calls, EG&G is not a true rent-a-tech company and has to do the same thing as MarCom.  MarCom is not the only game in town.
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« Reply #90 on: Mar 07, 2006, 08:11 »
Exactly true Handyman. Marcom is not the only game in town. i'm grateful that i have a choice. and it goes without saying, you can't please everyone.

i recently heard the contract has been extended for probably a couple months. so no changes soon to come.
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Re: INEL (Idaho Falls)
« Reply #91 on: Mar 07, 2006, 11:42 »
Yes,  the current contracts for all three companies have been extended until the end of May.  NO COMMERCIAL JOBS TO GO TO THEN!!  Limited options for techs when PD policies change.  Also was told CWI posted 20 more house jobs for a total of 50 postings.  Not good for contract techs.

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Re: INEL (Idaho Falls)
« Reply #92 on: Mar 08, 2006, 07:39 »
Yep things will probably not work in our favor in the next couple months. i see the writing on the wall and am doing my best to prepare for that eventuallity (i.e. saving money, training etc.)

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Re: INEL (Idaho Falls)
« Reply #93 on: Jun 28, 2006, 06:00 »
C,mon people with all the fun and games going on out here start yaking it up

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Re: INEL (Idaho Falls)
« Reply #94 on: Jun 28, 2006, 10:46 »
Your right DDD, it seems like with per diem going away in 60 days there would be a lot of activity on here. I guess, or at least hope, they are all on the jobs board. This could be interesting in the next few months. The commercial side should have no problems staffing the fall outages with all the techs that should be available from INL. I also hope these guys know if they stay, it will never get any better, leave and the per diem will come back. Its in their hands! As for myself, Oconee will give you about 60 to 70 days with PD, and INL a chance to see what it's like with no rct's.

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« Reply #95 on: Jun 29, 2006, 11:41 »
And for those that think that Idaho is a Mecca, 30 new house tech positions just opened up.

Brings back memories of last November, When the layoff papers included a house tech application. figuratively speaking of course.
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« Reply #96 on: Jun 29, 2006, 09:03 »
Well today the word was put out that PD would stay as is until late August, and that was with just 7 or 8 RCT's putting in a written notice and alot more just a verbal. The 30 new house tech slots?? Well,that should be funny. I am sure a few of the locals with families will stay, and that is understandable, but that should probably just about do it. There has to be some changes made in this industry and why shouldn't it start in Idaho Falls. If they can get away with no pd here then whats to stop the rest of the industry from following there lead. Thanks to the ones that stood up, and to those that didn't you owe them lunch!

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« Reply #97 on: Jun 30, 2006, 03:26 »
I'm surprised they're not keeping diem until the end of Sept or Oct. That would lock people out of the fall outage season and keep most people there thru the winter when nobody in their right mind wants to head for Idaho (unless they're going skiing) and everybody has to pay for Christma.....oops, I mean Nondemoninationalsecularearly winterholiday (Happy Thatthing Y'all).

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Re: INEL (Idaho Falls)
« Reply #98 on: Jul 01, 2006, 06:09 »
Idaho...That is a State...Right?

Obviously the Prime Contractor, or house as they call themselves, have the need for greed!  I'm sure the cost cutting excuses are due to government funding reductions.  I'd even bet the higher ups are taking a reduction in salaries and perks.....RIGHT! 

Hats off to the ones who said NO

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Re: INEL (Idaho Falls)
« Reply #99 on: Jul 02, 2006, 02:51 »
And for those that think that Idaho is a Mecca, 30 new house tech positions just opened up.

Just curious...I was looking (for electronics jobs) on CWI's website and didn't notice any RCT jobs listed... ???
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« Reply #100 on: Jul 02, 2006, 04:43 »
I don't think it's a matter of poor bidding. CWI has bonus money for managers who come in under budget and let's face it, paying per diem costs a hefty chunk o' change. They obviously think the long term nature of the work will tempt a goodly number of people to stay on, even w/o p/d. I mean, after all, they haven't had a lay-off there since ...... well, in the last six months or so, right? ;)

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Re: INEL (Idaho Falls)
« Reply #101 on: Jul 02, 2006, 11:18 »
the house RCT jobs are currently internally posted. i haven't seen them myself, but i was informed of them by my manager. i'll be checking the intranet this week.
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Re: INEL (Idaho Falls)
« Reply #102 on: Jul 11, 2006, 08:57 »
House jobs have been posted internally for a while, but as of this morning none are listed.  House jobs here ROCK!  oh, wait, sorry.  They don't rock.  As one of the lucky ones to get laid off after the drum non-fire and rehired, there wasn't many choices at the time.  They picked it well, knowing that the outages weren't starting up for a while and many of us couldn't take off.  Just about the time the outages were starting back up, they hired us back in as house techs.  Relocation Bonus made it worthwhile at the time, but sudden loss of per diem means that all of us are slowly going broke.  Don't know if they are still offering a relo if you go house, still not worth it.  For those of you that pay attention to benefits, here is a company that is worse than Bartlett.  I personnally would like to see all you sub-contractor scums take off out of this place.  Getting sick of you taking up the break room.  ;D  That and maybe, just maybe, it would help these guys wake up. 

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« Reply #103 on: Jul 11, 2006, 04:16 »
I think you may get your wish. bartlett posted more jobs today and even told the truth,(Accepting resumes for immediate positions at Idaho National Laboratory. Hours are 40 per week possible overtime.
Currently, these positions offer an hourly rate with per diem.
Effective August 28, 2006 per diem reverts to Federal Travel Rate for a maximum of 60 days on site.) so it seems as if the decissions have been made and PD is going away on the 28th. I do hope that us leaving, helps the folks that want to stay, for whatever reason, and your pd comes back soon. Just remember it is kinda hard to run this place with no RCT's, and they are not going to shutdown, so the next step would be to pay enough to get the RCT's back on site.

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Re: INEL (Idaho Falls)
« Reply #104 on: Jul 17, 2006, 05:22 »
I was one of the ARP's that got laid off about 7 months ago as well.  Really funny one there.  I was especially amused by the  "We're laying you off but coincidentally there are 20 house jobs open."  Any of you folks know how AMWTP is going?  How is the ARP going?  Just curious. Hope ya'll that went back are well.

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Re: INEL (Idaho Falls)
« Reply #105 on: Jul 18, 2006, 05:32 »
This may come as a big surprise, but I don't think theirs a whole lot of techs with a Pioneering Spirit!  Obviously if you're already being held prisoner in Idaho, about a thousand miles from civilization, the house jobs do have an appeal, but as McNavy summated, it isn't economically appealing!  Everybody seems to be mystified by the end of August date, for PD cut off?  It may be coincidental, but this date aligns with an anticipated large reduction of personnel, from a couple of other DOE facilities.  Obviously somebody is talking to somebody!

Nice comment McNavy, "Contractor Scum"......How soon we forget!  You are also a contractor, working for the prime contractor!  I'm sure it would be somewhat refreshing to pack up the car, drive a couple of thousand miles and be greeted by the likes of you!  Brings back memories of my last prostate exam!  Not to worry, I'm sure you will have plenty of seats in the breakroom, of course I don't know if you'll have time to sit in them!

Your Onemanship has obviously overwhelmed me and I wish you all the luck in the world!  So long as your luck holds out there, I know over here is a much nicer place!

Have a Great Day,

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« Reply #106 on: Jul 18, 2006, 06:54 »
Nice comment McNavy, "Contractor Scum"......How soon we forget! 

RG, I could be wrong, but I think that was a joke.

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Re: INEL (Idaho Falls)
« Reply #107 on: Jul 18, 2006, 07:26 »
Yes, he was joking. some people have problems seeing sarcasm in the printed word.

Not that there's anything wrong with that!
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Re: INEL (Idaho Falls)
« Reply #108 on: Jul 19, 2006, 08:33 »
Mike, I tend to agree with you, McNavy's comments I believe were in jest

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Re: INEL (Idaho Falls)
« Reply #109 on: Jul 21, 2006, 12:37 »
To all you that I may have offended with my "subcontractor scum" comment.  To those that work with me, they know I am kidding. I apologize.  Get over it.  I would gladly go back with per diem than stay here and go broke as a house tech. And as for being a house tech, the WIFE and I are looking at going back to the NAVY as an option to get out of Idaho.  For those ex-nukes out there, the herd of goats isn't as much fun as being at sea after all.  House tech doesn't pay enough to go back sub contracting.

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Re: INEL (Idaho Falls)
« Reply #110 on: Aug 05, 2006, 04:47 »
How much of the Naval Reactors Facility is left? Everytime I search online I can access the Environmental reports but I can never find the status of the actual facilities.

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Re: INEL (Idaho Falls)
« Reply #111 on: Aug 09, 2006, 10:16 »
Now the official news is out.

this takes effect August 28

all the jobs at the INL are long term. Per Diem is $95 a day for 60 days with reciepts.

if you have been here more that 60 days you will recieve no Per Diem.

Hourly pay is around 29.00 depending on with who you work. that's if you get all the benifits, if not, pay is more.

people are leaving, slots are opening, get in while you can
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Re: INEL (Idaho Falls)
« Reply #112 on: Aug 10, 2006, 07:51 »
Now the official news is out.

this takes effect August 28

all the jobs at the INL are long term. Per Diem is $95 a day for 60 days with reciepts.

if you have been here more that 60 days you will recieve no Per Diem.

Hourly pay is around 29.00 depending on with who you work. that's if you get all the benifits, if not, pay is more.

people are leaving, slots are opening, get in while you can

I guess that's what we get for deciding to work and live in such a garden spot like Idaho.  It should be an interesting fall around here and I'm sure there are many beating the doors down to get one of the precious openings.

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Re: INEL (Idaho Falls)
« Reply #113 on: Aug 28, 2006, 07:06 »
It's too bad what has happened with the pay at INL. I called EG&G today and they are still paying $86.00 a day even for long term work on the Adavanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project. Unfortunately they had just filled the last opening. Oh well. Maybe next time.

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Re: INEL (Idaho Falls)
« Reply #114 on: Aug 28, 2006, 09:28 »
The folks at INL are really losing many Techs. At the RCT Facility, they are 21 Techs short!!  At another project, it was shut down last week and will be down for at least 6 months because the building is unsafe to work in.
The locals and people who want to stay aren't concerned because they have jobs.
The people who have been coming in stay because they have 4 weeks of training and just stay the 60 days that per diem is paid. After it stops, see ya. A training class started today and there is one on Sept 11. No more after that. (so far)
The attitude of some of the managers is don't be late, even by a minute, and make sure you only take 30 minutes for lunch.
The Bartlett coordinator left last week and today came back today with Marcom. Of course he is a local boy, nuff said.

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Re: INEL (Idaho Falls)
« Reply #115 on: Aug 29, 2006, 11:43 »
Does this apply to BBWI?

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Re: INEL (Idaho Falls)
« Reply #116 on: Aug 29, 2006, 03:07 »
It would appear that CWI has decided to cut costs and they're starting by putting the squeeze on the rent-a-techs. Hopefully it will come back to bite 'em and they'll see the foolishness of a penny-wise/pound-foolish policy.

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Re: INEL (Idaho Falls)
« Reply #117 on: Aug 29, 2006, 03:09 »
I do not think there is anything you can get for a penny a pound now-a-days!! Of course that is foolish!  ;) :P
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Re: INEL (Idaho Falls)
« Reply #118 on: Aug 29, 2006, 04:25 »
i think there is, Chief, but it's the same stuff the CWI beancounters are dumping on the people at INL for free :o

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Re: INEL (Idaho Falls)
« Reply #119 on: Aug 29, 2006, 05:08 »
whaaaaaa!!!

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Re: INEL (Idaho Falls)
« Reply #120 on: Aug 29, 2006, 06:47 »
This place is not that bad but the drive sucks the winter sucks the road construction sucks and if you smoke or have a dog or a cat you better bring your own house with you I dont know how all the new Techs. will react when thay see that first check with out perdiem ................kinda like sticker shock ! ! wywywywhat !!!
Oh well CWI you'll get what you pay for !!
An un named trainer said that one of the new RCT canidates thanks that an isotope was something you say when you stump your toe !!!    hello.
Some the local RCT's are even baggin' ass
CWI will probably pay more  in Price Anderson Fines, Man Rem , over exposures and traning due to inexperienced tech's in the field than if thay just pony up, hell the power plants realize if you want experience you have to compensate .
CWI wants long term commitments but cant promise any long term job security in writing. Can I Get an Amen
out of the last 4 classes 50% of the tech's have gone DFR due to perdium issues hello !!

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Re: INEL (Idaho Falls)
« Reply #121 on: Aug 30, 2006, 03:22 »
I heard that they plan on pulling some of the locals off the street, give them some 2 week crash course, and turn 'em loose to fill the positions.  What facility did they shut down?  ARP?  It was a great place to work for a while, then went goofy.  Too bad too.  I'd love to go back, under better (per-diem, management) circumstances.

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Re: INEL (Idaho Falls)
« Reply #122 on: Aug 30, 2006, 06:44 »
A facility/project shut down, causing several techs to be re assigned to other projects, thus offsetting the the slots left open techs DFR. The D%D contractor has postponed the entry level core class for a few months. It truly is a differant world at INL, and you must be prepared to deal with various personalities, some good but most just wierd. And hey, if you were here and went to McGuire in a white car, you made a good move. White pants( saw her at the page) said to tell you hi!!! oh well, back to training zzzzzzzzzzzz

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Re: INEL (Idaho Falls)
« Reply #123 on: Aug 31, 2006, 09:34 »
The "Page" was the best thing happening around Idaho Falls. Hey WAD if you see "White Pants" again tell her I said Hello. I think we all knew this Per Diem thing was coming and I find it hard to believe there were so many to stick around.
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« Reply #124 on: Sep 01, 2006, 04:11 »
My first job was at INEL and I swore I'd never do another Idaho winter again...never got above freezing for three months straight...AND wind blew ALL the time.

Also, the 70 minute bus ride there and back every day got REALLY old.

That being said, the site itself (guess it's INEEL now?) was decent work...at least as far as government work goes.

OOPS! Never say "Never"...  ;)

20 years later I'm driving towards the INL with winter looming... :/
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Re: INEL (Idaho Falls)
« Reply #125 on: Sep 01, 2006, 04:33 »
AH the INEL in the winter. What memories!!

Ok again, how much of NRF is still there?

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Re: INEEL
« Reply #126 on: Sep 01, 2006, 10:25 »
I wouldn't admit to that.  My condolences

 :(

OOPS! Never say "Never"...  ;)

20 years later I'm driving towards the INL with winter looming... :/

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Re: INEEL
« Reply #127 on: Sep 02, 2006, 08:35 »
OOPS! Never say "Never"...  ;)

20 years later I'm driving towards the INL with winter looming... :/
I think you're about to become a fan of Global Warming. The Idaho winters aren't nearly as bad as they used to be.

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« Reply #128 on: Sep 06, 2006, 12:38 »
Hey, considering perm position as a radiological control tech at Nrf Idaho and was curious if anyone had any insight on working there salaries, environment, overtime, area etc...Thanks!! 8)

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« Reply #129 on: Sep 06, 2006, 10:29 »
Hey, considering perm position as a radiological control tech at Nrf Idaho and was curious if anyone had any insight on working there salaries, environment, overtime, area etc...Thanks!! 8)

for house tech:
salary about $28.00

for road tech:
bartlett $29.00
Marcom $29.30
per diem for 60 days

beautiful country, freezing cold and snow from september to may

can't speak on overtime at NRF, never worked there
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Re: INEEL
« Reply #130 on: Sep 14, 2006, 03:49 »
BJ's Bayou in roberts
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Re: INL
« Reply #131 on: Oct 20, 2006, 02:32 »
(Disclaimer:  YES!  I do know that their health department & OSHA inspections usually do NOT gain them kudo's, but...)

Papa Tom's makes a GREAT pizza!  Try the Red Baron (Sauerkraut on a pizza?) or (my personal favorite) Pepperoni-Pineapple-Jalapeno.


Note:  I am a "Thin-Crispy-Crust, Spicy-Sauce, Real-Pizza-Oven" fan, so...
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« Reply #132 on: Nov 16, 2006, 04:44 »
Get there to the Stardust Lounge early to get a good seat.

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Re: Idaho National Lab (INEL)
« Reply #133 on: Nov 16, 2006, 05:10 »
Been awhile Decommman ?  The Stardust has been nothing but dust for past few years, but your right it was a great place

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Re: Idaho National Lab (INEL)
« Reply #134 on: Nov 18, 2006, 11:13 »
The most depressing place I ever worked or lived. A friend who still works at Ineel called yesterday to share with me that his neighbors in Idaho Falls called to inform him that his 7 year old would not be allowed to play with their kids because they did not go to their church. I probably don't have to spell out the name of the church, but if you work at Ineel,understand that this particular religion has great influence and it is VERY oppressive.

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Re: Idaho National Lab (INEL)
« Reply #135 on: Nov 19, 2006, 08:50 »
I can't say I ran into any problems like that w/ the Prevailing Church in the Area. While they have a life style very differant from mine, and they did try to convert me, they didn't discriminate against us for not joining 'their side.' Had a great time in Idaho, wish Bechtel had kept the contract.

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Re: Idaho National Lab (INEL)
« Reply #136 on: Nov 19, 2006, 11:55 »
the site is a pit.  wouldn't waste my time here since they took away perdiem.  who would want to work and live here is beyond me.  to those that are still there, my condolences.

YMMV

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Re: Idaho National Lab (INEL)
« Reply #137 on: Jan 18, 2007, 06:25 »
I see AMWTP is looking. Any comments? Advice?

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Re: Idaho National Lab (INEL)
« Reply #138 on: Jan 19, 2007, 12:55 »
 :) Well I guess to like INEEL you better be an outdoorsy type  ;) I managed to get a Dog Sled Trip in just past the Grand Tetons and made several trips to Jackson Hole for some wildlife photagraphy awe my hobbies must be why I work  ::) I was at AMWTP for a short period of time doing gamma spec work on some buried barrels   ::) wouder if they ever got them dug up  ::) I enjoyed the burgers at the Snakebite cant seem to find that kind just anywhere  :-\  I'd go back it was'nt that bad to me  8) I kinda miss the Thirsty Gator too  ;)

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Re: Idaho National Lab (INEL)
« Reply #139 on: Jan 19, 2007, 02:34 »
I see AMWTP is looking. Any comments? Advice?

As far as INL work goes, AMWTP is better than most...still able to get some work done there.  Unfortunately, they seem to be sliding down the hill to become like all the rest.
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Re: Idaho National Lab (INEL)
« Reply #140 on: Jan 19, 2007, 07:42 »
I'm not in a hurry to get back to INEEL for any amount of money, but ,since you are there ,have you checked out B.J.'s Bayou in Roberts? Go for dinner some night while the alligators are eating white mice in the adjoining room. You'll wonder whether you really are in Idaho.

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« Reply #141 on: Jan 20, 2007, 10:52 »
 :) I've been to BJ's and they have some great Cajin food try their pecon pie its the best  ;)

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Re: Idaho National Lab (INEL)
« Reply #142 on: Jan 20, 2007, 11:49 »
Sorry to say that BJ's has really gone downhill. A group of us were just there and the food was terrible. Plus some was not cooked and the choices were very poor. It was very dissapointing. Afterwards I heard that others had the same experience. Too bad.

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Re: Idaho National Lab (INEL)
« Reply #143 on: Jan 21, 2007, 10:07 »
I was at BJs about a month ago and the food was great. HMMM don't know... AMWTP is not a bad place to work.  Still paying diem.  EG&G has the contract hp work.  Bechtel only has a little over a year left on their contract.  Rumor mill say Energy Solutions wants it bad.  wait and see...

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Re: Idaho National Lab (INEL)
« Reply #144 on: Jan 29, 2007, 04:08 »
about clearance at ARP.  offered a job there thru marcom to start feb 19--the security forms were pretty much the same as when i got a doncaf clearance for the nuke shipyards years ago, but that took 3-6 months to get, yet marcom said these only take about 2 weeks.  how can an investigation company (hire.com) possibly get a check done in this time?  plus, if i were a former school or employer, i'd probably ignore any requests for records unless it were from a government organization.  i know it's only for site/bldg access, but do they really check all your info,  especially if the contractor really needs people?

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« Reply #145 on: Jan 29, 2007, 05:07 »
thats a basic call your references and pull a credit check

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Re: INL
« Reply #146 on: Feb 07, 2007, 06:11 »
It's actually possible to get decent live music in I.F. a few times each month. 

Vino Rosso (on 'A' across from the Willard Arts Center) has bands every weekend and most Thursdays (usually 7-9pm).  A mix of rock, folk, jazz...mostly covers, but an occassional singer/songwriter...  If you get a chance, go see 'The Sites' (fiddle instrumentals), 'Kevin Young' (sax jazz standards), 'Lost Dogs Gathering' (original & cover guitar-folk), or 'Soucek & Green' (jazz guitar instrumentals)...all have frequent gigs.  And don't miss 'Decades' (AKA 'Affection Collection') when they are playing! The venue website is http://vinorossoidaho.com/index.php?section=4      (Oh...I forgot to mention...they also have about 200 different beers to choose from!!!)  ;)


I've also caught a couple of acts at White Water Grill & The Cellar, but neither has a consistent schedule.
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Re: INL
« Reply #147 on: Feb 07, 2007, 06:40 »
Los Albertos (the one on Woodruff, NOT the one on North Yellowstone Hiway!) makes a bacon breakfast burrito that is sometimes great...and sometimes BEST-EVER!  

(I love their red sauce, but the wife swears by the green.)




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« Reply #148 on: Feb 08, 2007, 01:21 »



(And, 'yes' to Atomic Punk...the 'best-ever' does include 'Muchas Gracias'!)

Thanks, Willard!!  Now you've got me jonesin'. ;)
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« Reply #149 on: Feb 08, 2007, 08:04 »
Thanks, Willard!!  Now you've got me jonesin'. ;)


Just remember what Rich used to say...  ;)
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« Reply #150 on: Feb 09, 2007, 02:35 »

Just remember what Rich used to say...  ;)

Used to say?  He still says it! ;)

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Re: Idaho National Lab (INEL)
« Reply #151 on: Feb 09, 2007, 01:26 »
I am looking into working at the lab for an extended period and I was wondering if anyone could comment on child care facilities.  Is there one on site or do you have to use a facility in Idaho Falls?  Thanks! 

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« Reply #152 on: Feb 09, 2007, 01:57 »
Your best bet is to look into something in idaho falls....although be sure to check references and such I've seen a few not so nice things on the news about one local daycare but I dont recall its name. 

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Re: Idaho National Lab (INL)
« Reply #153 on: Feb 10, 2007, 11:57 »
I am looking into working at the lab for an extended period and I was wondering if anyone could comment on child care facilities.  Is there one on site or do you have to use a facility in Idaho Falls?  Thanks! 

Definitely nothing on site.  Sorry.
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« Reply #154 on: Feb 10, 2007, 02:30 »
There are several facilities in Idaho Falls, I beleive the one in the news was closed down.  Should not be a problem to find one though.  good luck

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Re: Idaho National Lab (INL)
« Reply #155 on: Feb 17, 2007, 10:56 »
Based on the recent job posting by Big-Blue, I'm assuming everyone north of the highway got their diem back...?
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« Reply #156 on: Feb 17, 2007, 11:14 »
Based on the recent job posting by Big-Blue, I'm assuming everyone north of the highway got their diem back...?

Yeah, read that posting yesterday....not sure about it since it did not specify a facility. Techs at AMWTP were notified yesterday that their per diem was being pulled in 60 days. Very interesting....anyone check on the job and find out the facility that was hiring?

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« Reply #157 on: Feb 17, 2007, 11:20 »
I also heard that even EG&G is meeting with the DOE next week and they expect to have their per diem either cut or taken away too.
It seems as if the government wants only house people and is now on a trip to start eliminating road techs.
Is this happening at other DOE sites? Or is just the start of things to come?

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« Reply #158 on: Feb 17, 2007, 09:26 »
Based on the recent job posting by Big-Blue, I'm assuming everyone north of the highway got their diem back...?
I'm thinking that Marie x-1308 might know the answer.

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« Reply #159 on: Feb 19, 2007, 09:30 »
there isnt any support for perdiem on most gov jobs. If the job is expected to last over a year no perdiem planned for by the gov or the contractor. The road tech concept dont really fit into the DOE and IRS rules for perdiem.

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« Reply #160 on: Feb 20, 2007, 10:59 »
OK couple of things per diem is not back north of the highway. 60 days thats it.  At amwtp DOE is pulling the plug on Diem not the company.  Bechtel is trying to stop it so that they don't lose 1/3 of their techs.  Final word this week.  keep your fingers crossed.

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« Reply #161 on: Feb 22, 2007, 02:16 »
there isnt any support for perdiem on most gov jobs. If the job is expected to last over a year no perdiem planned for by the gov or the contractor. The road tech concept dont really fit into the DOE and IRS rules for perdiem.
this is a true statement. If a job is expected to last 1 yr or more.....or even if it might, then IRS does not allow you to claim expenses for temp living and your employer is supposed to report EVERY CENT they pay you as earned income.
At Rocky Flats, after 1 yr we went on a taxed "subsistance" allowanc. Perhaps INL/CWI should look at doing that. It is kinda hard to argue that your job is permanant when your job is to tear down the place you're working.

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Re: Idaho National Lab (INEL)
« Reply #162 on: Feb 24, 2007, 05:38 »
Well it happened no mor diem at AMWTP.   >:(  The doe letter to that effect stated  "in the best interest of the U.S. government"
they just don't get it I guess.  No diem no see um. 

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Re: Idaho National Lab (INEL)
« Reply #163 on: Feb 25, 2007, 09:26 »
What are the working conditions like out there?  Are they hiring?  Who would one contact in order to obtain employment?  Is there a direct contact with the prime contractor that does the hiring of RCT's?

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Re: Idaho National Lab (INEL)
« Reply #164 on: Feb 25, 2007, 11:24 »
For contractors contact Bartlett, Marcom, or EG&G.  For house contact CWI throught www.inl.gov or Bechtel (BBWI)

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« Reply #165 on: Feb 25, 2007, 03:37 »
Thanks for the info!!!  Would you recommend getting a job there?  Any other words of wisdom?

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« Reply #166 on: Feb 26, 2007, 03:01 »
What are the working conditions like out there?  Are they hiring?  Who would one contact in order to obtain employment?  Is there a direct contact with the prime contractor that does the hiring of RCT's?

So far from everyone I've spoken to that is employed by Marcom  really enjoy the experience compared to other staffing companies.  The contact info is available on the job boards. 

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« Reply #167 on: Feb 26, 2007, 02:19 »
bartlett is bartlett, everyone prefers Marcom.  Eg&G only has amwtp, but has great benefits.  Work is DOE work, cold, windy and snowy in the winter.  If you like the outdoors life there is a lot of that here. 

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« Reply #168 on: Feb 26, 2007, 04:22 »
Are they looking for people right now?  I have seen the postings for RCT's there but they say that they are collecting resumes.  Not really sure if there are any slots open.

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« Reply #169 on: Feb 26, 2007, 04:30 »
TNT, Pick up the phone and gas up the RIG ( that's what they call their trucks out here )
Good luck hope to see you soon, We could use the help !

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Re: Idaho National Lab (INEL)
« Reply #170 on: Feb 26, 2007, 09:33 »
I recommend Marcom. they were great for me. Marcella will give you the complete lowdown. if you like it once you get there then look into going house

I was there 18 months and met alot of great people and had a great time and the work was ok
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« Reply #171 on: Feb 27, 2007, 09:46 »
Thanks guys!!!  The rig is packed and gassed up.  Just waitin' for the word!!  Talked with Marcella, just waiting to hear back from her.

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« Reply #172 on: Apr 07, 2007, 09:28 »
Doin' time at the INL.  A good place for the outdoor life if youcan find time for it with all the driving/riding.  Not a great place for food or nightlife.  You might try Sneekers on Northgate for a great steak at a great price ($7.50) on Wednesdays.  For the young'ns Hip Hop DJ on the weekends.

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« Reply #173 on: May 20, 2007, 10:33 »
Ok I have now been out here for the last couple of months and I have to tell you it is by far the most interesting site I have been to yet. The clean up of the waste pits are split into two areas, ran by the same company, and there is no communication between the two.

I'm working on the AMWTP side and working with what are known as the "One Year Wonders" because Bechtel has hired a bunch of folks that passed the core and after one year they pay them senior wages. Now don't get me wrong, I don't hold the wage thing against these folks and some of them do have a basic understanding of Radcon but I do have a problem when a one year " Senior " try’s to coach me on what I need to be doing (I have 16 yrs in btw ) and it happens often.

On the AMWTP side of the site everything is clean until proven dirty,we are digging up drums and boxes from Rocky Flats and The Mound dating back to the 60's - 80's and we wear a 1/2 mask only for IH concerns for Beryllium (which no Baseline is given unless you request it). So far they have been very lucky they haven't given someone an uptake.

As for the Area,  it's great if your the outdoor type of person, rent is cheap, food prices are about normal, allot of places to eat and I can buy beer on Sunday  :)

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« Reply #174 on: May 21, 2007, 02:04 »
I have been here 15 months and have one thing to say.  If you can go anywhere else go.  This place is a black hole.  No decent restaurants, only a couple of decent bars, no nightlife worth anything, Mormons own most of everything so a majority of the stores are not open on Sundays, a couple of theaters that are at best so-so, a 70 minute drive on one of the sh--est roads known to man that supports thousands of vehicles a day, and the worst drivers anywhere and I have lived in over 30 states, no perdiem, and some very, very questionable people in some strategic positions.  What a hole!!!!!!!

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« Reply #175 on: May 21, 2007, 02:14 »
I have been here 15 months and have one thing to say.  If you can go anywhere else go.  This place is a black hole.  No decent restaurants, only a couple of decent bars, no nightlife worth anything, Mormons own most of everything so a majority of the stores are not open on Sundays, a couple of theaters that are at best so-so, a 70 minute drive on one of the sh--est roads known to man that supports thousands of vehicles a day, and the worst drivers anywhere and I have lived in over 30 states, no perdiem, and some very, very questionable people in some strategic positions.  What a hole!!!!!!!


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Re: Idaho National Lab (INEL)
« Reply #176 on: May 21, 2007, 06:10 »
I have been here 15 months and have one thing to say.  If you can go anywhere else go.  This place is a black hole.  No decent restaurants, only a couple of decent bars, no nightlife worth anything, Mormons own most of everything so a majority of the stores are not open on Sundays, a couple of theaters that are at best so-so, a 70 minute drive on one of the sh--est roads known to man that supports thousands of vehicles a day, and the worst drivers anywhere and I have lived in over 30 states, no perdiem, and some very, very questionable people in some strategic positions.  What a hole!!!!!!!

I haven't been there since 1972 but it does not sound that much different. By the way the roads usually get worse in the spring when the frost boils open new holes in the roads.

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Re: Idaho National Lab (INEL)
« Reply #177 on: May 23, 2007, 06:22 »
Are they still wearing guns on their hips out there.... I remeber freaking out when several guys walked into K Mart in front of me that way... of course , that was in the early 80s

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« Reply #178 on: Jul 23, 2007, 02:06 »
Well Bechtel has managed to shut down shipments to the WIPP nation wide. It seems that a drum that had not been assayed and had liquid in it was over packed and sent to NM and now is in the salt mine 139 rows back from the face. WIPP is in the process of writing a procedure to retrieve this drum and send it back and the AMWTP is in the process of inventorying 30,000 plus drums to see if anymore have been sent.

The contract for Bechtel is up in May 2008 and I would think this will impact thier chances to renew it.

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« Reply #179 on: Jul 24, 2007, 01:21 »
Be careful what you wish for.......Folks at the lazy H used to wish for Bechtel to leave. Once it happened people realized that it wasn't all the company's fault........

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« Reply #180 on: Jul 24, 2007, 02:12 »
Are they still wearing guns on their hips out there.... I remeber freaking out when several guys walked into K Mart in front of me that way... of course , that was in the early 80s

Stockmans, down by the stockyards. In 1985 if you didn't walk in there with a gun they'd issue you one. One night a squid from my class walked in there with a pink shirt and got his A** royally kicked.

Remember The Hub? How about that bar on the other side of the river that had the Harley hanging from the ceiling?

Great place, great times.

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« Reply #181 on: Jul 24, 2007, 05:09 »
Be careful what you wish for.......Folks at the lazy H used to wish for Bechtel to leave. Once it happened people realized that it wasn't all the company's fault........

Mike

Not wishing for anything here Mike just an observation  :) I don't work for Bechtel so it makes no difference to me one way or the other

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Nothing meant by my observation other than the grass isn't always greener.....
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« Reply #183 on: Sep 10, 2007, 04:07 »
I am looking into working at the lab for an extended period and I was wondering if anyone could comment on child care facilities.  Is there one on site or do you have to use a facility in Idaho Falls?  Thanks! 

I know the need isnt as urgent but I just recently found a listing of reviews of local daycares on idahofallz.com which could definitely help someone

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Re: Idaho National Lab (INEL)
« Reply #184 on: Nov 16, 2007, 02:27 »
Well the vote is in.

The AMWTP side of the fence at INL has voted in the Union, Brotherhood of Operating Engineers local 302 ( I think it is, could be wrong about the local ). I hope the techs get a good deal by this but 350+ operaters to about 80 techs is not a good thing seeing as ops thinks we are overpaid as it is.

I'm a contractor so I don't care one way or the other about the Union but I see my time in Idaho might be getting shorter.

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« Reply #185 on: Mar 12, 2008, 05:21 »
I'm considering working for EG&G there as an RCT. Could anyone tell me about how they are to work for there?  Thanks, J

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« Reply #186 on: Mar 12, 2008, 05:42 »
I worked for them for three years in Ohio and I've been with them in Idaho at AMWTP
for a year and a half. The benefits are great and the checks are on time. The Site Manager
is honest, laid back and dosen't mess with the techs but is always there if you need something.
No complaints from me...

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« Reply #187 on: Mar 12, 2008, 06:16 »
This is my first gig with EG&G and I so far have no complaints. Checks are on time, money is good and if you don't create waves the site coordinator is easy to get along with.

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« Reply #188 on: May 06, 2008, 06:28 »
This just released today. Just East of the INEEL. 18 miles West of Idaho Falls.  http://www.areva.com/servlet/cp_06_05_2008-c-PressRelease-cid-1209581724309-en.html

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Re: Idaho National Lab (INEL)
« Reply #189 on: May 06, 2008, 07:42 »
..and it's gonna be great!

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« Reply #190 on: Sep 01, 2008, 01:36 »
 ;Djust arrived to idaho falls,i'm not mormon but a believer in God,no crime,no litter,.if you can actually see the green earth GOD has created it can't be bad.Some times its good to be quiet and  hear.(those who understand will understand) 
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Re: Idaho National Lab (INL)
« Reply #191 on: Mar 15, 2009, 11:09 »
Did INL get a chunk of the stimulus package? 

(I saw the usual suspects are advertising for contractors...is that additional work starting, or just normal attrition replacement?)
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Re: Idaho National Lab (INEL)
« Reply #192 on: Mar 15, 2009, 07:06 »
No, just more of the same work.  Digging up legacy waste.  No overtime, 60 miles one way twice a day. If it's your thing?

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« Reply #193 on: Mar 16, 2009, 06:04 »
I just talked to the EG&G Site Coordinator at AMWTP. They have April 6th report dates for techs. with current qualifications. They are waiting for Bechtel to give them start dates for first timers to AMWTP.

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« Reply #194 on: Mar 16, 2009, 10:08 »
Ok here is the deal with the AMWTP

I worked for EG&G for over a year there and it wasn't a bad gig and the money wasn't bad.

Bechtel decided that subs had to go and if you wanted to stay you had to roll house and for me that would have been a Major pay cut so I left along with most of the techs that had any experience.

Now they are rehiring subs at less than I was hired for and until they get the diem restructured it's still only 86/day with recipets for two months and in my opinion you will have less than a year there until the subs go away again. I could be wrong and for those thinking of going there I hope I am.

EG&G did me right while I was there and I would work for them again but wait a bit folks if you are thinking of going there and let them get the Diem issue fixed.

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« Reply #195 on: Mar 18, 2009, 09:06 »
RNN,
 I agree. If you're interested in going to AMWTP wait until they have their pay restructuring resolved. Current pay is. Hourly wage, hourly bonus and $86.00 a day for 60 days (no receipts). Bartlett and Marccom are trying to get a pay increase here on the cleanup side too but still no word. We can only keep our fingers crossed that the rates go up to where they should be. I agree with you in regards to EG&G too. I've only worked for them once but they treated me good and they have good Bennie's.

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Re: Idaho National Lab (INEL)
« Reply #196 on: Apr 02, 2009, 07:07 »
Valkrider,stayed at INEEL FOR  6 months.Biggest issue I saw was drunk drivers.Istill think  the area is quiet and a lot safer than some areas.I would like to say sheltered.
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« Reply #197 on: Apr 15, 2009, 11:51 »
Hey guys,

new to this site, not new to the whole navy nuke thing. I'm currently on my way of processing out, decided the navy just wasn't me and had a couple questions about INL. How is it working out there? I know about the bus ride every morning and evening and that don't bother me, i'm more concerned of what kind of jobs are out there for someone like me just coming out of the navy, qualified EWS on an ohio class sub. I do plan to attend ISU to finish my degree in NE but want to know what is out there and what i may expect.

Appreciate the responses
 

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« Reply #198 on: Jun 18, 2009, 02:02 »
Just applied through Bartlett. Quite a handsome hiring package in place. Check out their posting. I'm considering taking this job. I currently work at Sandia National Labs and have worked for LANL, so I'm used to the Gov't/DOE sites.

Anybody have any words of advice on this site? Town? What to expect.... I have over 6 years experience with DOE sites, and have *pretty* much seen and done it all, even if it was just a little or for a short period of time.

Any feedback would be great! Thanks!

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« Reply #199 on: Jun 18, 2009, 03:27 »
If you read the other posts on this thread you will find all the answers you want on the area, the good points, and bad points.

I do not know what project you would be working on but can tell you if you live in the larger towns your commute will be 120 miles/day round trip.

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« Reply #200 on: Jun 19, 2009, 01:19 »
It is 120 miles if the road is not closed due to snow drifts.   :o

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« Reply #201 on: Jun 23, 2009, 11:21 »
I worked at INL for a year & loved it. I was in a carpool with 3 other people which made it nice because I only drove one day a week. Ammon is a nice area and the people were always friendly. My only dislike was the cops and their dislike for people from out of state. Watch your speed even if it's only a couple miles over because they get off on giving non-locals a ticket. Other than that, it's great!  ;)
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« Reply #202 on: Jun 23, 2009, 03:11 »
I'm back at INL now having a great time.
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« Reply #203 on: Oct 15, 2009, 12:28 »
For any new techs thinking of coming to INL and in particular AMWTP, don't expect to see any overtime during your tenure there. It's union now and if any overtime becomes available, it goes to the house people before it even offered to the contractor. The house people will take it, then alot of the time will not show eliminating any chance of OT.

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« Reply #204 on: Jan 06, 2010, 06:28 »
I heard that Bechtel has been hiring a bunch of Jr's off the street with no experience just a CORE card. They don't provide them any formal training just some sort of paper qual. pack then promote them to Sr. one year later. I always thought it took three years to become a Sr. Has anyone else heard of this.

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« Reply #205 on: Jan 26, 2010, 03:10 »
As to the Bechtel question...they have hired juniors and within a short period of time they get promoted to Sr even supervision with out any experience. EG&G/URS (AMWTP)has recently advertised for SR techs at $36/hr.  The posting didn't last too long.  Probably filled it with starvin' JRs  HA HA HA.  Really,kidding aside, nepotism, within AMWTP, runs rampant.  Everybody hiring their little brother with no experience to do a man's job.  Stay out of AMWTP if you value your sanity.

As for that matter, Stay away from Battelle Energy Alliance too.  They are the 1st tier contractor for INL.  Recently, in a meeting at MFC concerning compensation for the RCTs, the RCT's were told by the HR people that they were basically 'a-dime-a-dozen' and the money for salaries was given the the PhD and scientist.  That the RCTs were there to support them.  The company was reminded that without RCTs, their PhD would not be working with radioactive material.  Needless to say mutiny is in the air at MFC.

If you are looking to come to Idaho.  DON"T!!! run a different direction.  Winter's are horrible and the road to the site is a mess. Idaho Falls is not the nice little community they want you to believe they are.  There is an underlining uneasy, almost perverse tension here, most likely perpetuated by the Mormon community(which is over 50%).  If you are not Mormon, you will never fit in.  Yes there are allot of restaurants here, but most of them are terrible.  I was told by a local RCT that they didn't care, they didn't know the difference anyway.  Shopping is bad, very limited and strange.  Even within the stores you know the merchandise is censored.  And Christmas in Idaho Falls this year was like spending the holiday in an atheist town.  The City of IF showed little or NO enthusiasm for the holiday.

Needles to say, I have a low oppinion of INL. I have meet a few good and really fine people, but I am looking for an exit.....

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« Reply #206 on: Jan 27, 2010, 07:14 »
Take I-15 South and keep on going!  This is still America and you can quit at any time,
especially if you are so miserable there....

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« Reply #207 on: Jan 28, 2010, 05:24 »
Take I-15 South and keep on going!  This is still America and you can quit at any time,
especially if you are so miserable there....

I preferred I-80 east....once I got to Rock Springs, WY of course.

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« Reply #208 on: Jan 28, 2010, 08:03 »
I left ,heading west, four years ago ,with my tail between my legs.,

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« Reply #209 on: Jan 28, 2010, 09:17 »
once they cancelled our PD there was no incentive to even consider staying.  Idaho in my rear view mirror was a blessed sight.... :P


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« Reply #210 on: Jan 28, 2010, 10:13 »
Yeah, I know how to leave and get HOME.  But stupid me bought into the BS, left a Bartlett job, took a house job and bought a house.  I will have to plan my escape a little more carefully. As the Wicked Witch of the West said  "these things need to be handled delicately".

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« Reply #211 on: Jan 28, 2010, 12:21 »
Yeah, alot of us have met that Wicked Witch. Good luck with your escape. Some advice from experience with the management, keep your head low and cya.

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« Reply #212 on: Jan 28, 2010, 01:26 »
Thank you for the advice. I have seen reason why one would need to stay low and CYA.

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Re: Idaho National Lab (INEL)
« Reply #213 on: Jan 29, 2010, 07:00 »
I supposedly have an interview for a reactor operator job. You guys have me worried on weather or not I should take this job if its offered. I live in Souther California and am not very coservative. I'm worried I won't fit in and the conditions will be terrible. Any advice?

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Re: Idaho National Lab (INEL)
« Reply #214 on: Jan 30, 2010, 01:32 »
If you voted for Obama, you will not fit in too well around IF, or Idaho
for that matter (except for SunValley)...
Look up the election results.....but, maybe you can "change" our minds.....
If you like warm weather...well....our waterski season is about 10
weeks long (with a wetsuit)....last summer fell on a Thursday....LOL

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Re: Idaho National Lab (INEL)
« Reply #215 on: Jan 30, 2010, 12:18 »

http://www.nukeworker.com/pictures/displayimage-51-10.html


This picture gives you an idea what summer at INL looks like...just miles of sagebrush desert.


(Winter looks the same...except the snow hides the sagebrush...)
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Re: Idaho National Lab (INEL)
« Reply #216 on: Jan 30, 2010, 12:22 »
Famous Potatoes !!


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Re: Idaho National Lab (INEL)
« Reply #218 on: Feb 01, 2010, 05:08 »
www.ahajokes.com/crt903.html

I think I dated her in HS!  Miss Shelley Russett 1980...

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Re: Idaho National Lab (INEL)
« Reply #219 on: Feb 01, 2010, 02:04 »
To RNGO

Are you coming out here for that interview? Bring some warm clothes and see for yourself how things are.  And don't ask the recruiters what they think about the place.  Once I had a recruiter call me and ask if I would call an old associate, who had applied for a job out here,  and tell them how wonderful it was.  I told them the truth.  They came up anyway and have hated it ever since. I would think hard and long before I went someplace that has such a low rating.  This is very very different than what you are use to.

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Re: Idaho National Lab (INEL)
« Reply #220 on: Feb 02, 2010, 02:13 »
Thanks guys. I don't think I'm going to bother with the interview. I like my life here in San Diego too much, to move to a place thats that cold. And not being religious I don't think I'd fit in with the LDS.

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Re: Idaho National Lab (INEL)
« Reply #221 on: Feb 02, 2010, 03:10 »
Mission accomplished      8)

J/K   Idaho has a lot to offer, just not the weather of SD...
A lot less people is a tradeoff I will take every time...

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Re: Idaho National Lab (INEL)
« Reply #222 on: Feb 02, 2010, 09:30 »
Excellent work there BTK! ;)

Now if you could only figure out how to keep the Utards out of IP.  I wonder if they are aware of SoCal?  Maybe you could point them to a south bound Exit on I15! 8) 

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Re: Idaho National Lab (INEL)
« Reply #223 on: Feb 02, 2010, 11:28 »
Seems like everyone should make up their own opinion or take advice like this from people they know. To criticize an area or job as heavily as you state then stay working there yourself only leads me to believe you don't want the competition for your slot.I'm not in the market to move but people use to do this years ago by putting down a job,only to make sure there was a slot open for themself.

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Re: Idaho National Lab (INEL)
« Reply #224 on: Mar 26, 2010, 01:32 »
There are good things and bad things about living here. I dont want to have to hide my guns. So thats part of the reason I will not be living in california again (overpopulation and cost of living are other issues for me). I want to live west- so the east coast is out. Its not too terrible here. It gets cold, and I am skinny, however I can live with that. There are a lot of mormons. That can be dealt with too. There are non-mormons and mormons who can be corrupted too (since I am single and have no kids I dont have to worry about the kids making friends thing mentioned earlier). There really isnt much of a night life. Hopefully its better in the slightly warmer months. I get paid pretty well. I am planning on spending some time here (i am not planning on 20 years but that is much more possible than me being in the navy 20 years was- I feel self esteem here and I don't want to brutally murder anybody so that has to be a good sign). I am going to keep my eyes open for other work too but I honestly like the area.

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Re: Idaho National Lab (INEL)
« Reply #225 on: Mar 29, 2010, 12:52 »


CH2M HILL-NORTHROP GRUMMAN WINS NEW AMWTP CONTRACT



The team of CH2M Hill-Northrop Grumman has won the new contract to manage
the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project at the Department of Energy's
Idaho site, WC Monitor has learned. A formal announcement is expected later
today. The CH2M-Northrop Grumman team beat out the teams of Bechtel-North
Wind and B&W-URS-EnergySolutions for the new contract, which is expected to
run through Sept. 30, 2015, with performance-based incentives tied to the
amount of waste dispositioned. The AMWTP facility is used to prepare
transuranic waste and other wastes at the Idaho site for off-site disposal.
DOE is also using the facility to process transuranic waste from other
cleanup sites for disposal at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. For more
information, please see the next issue of WC Monitor.■
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Re: Idaho National Lab (INEL)
« Reply #226 on: Mar 29, 2010, 04:50 »
CH2M Hill Newport News Nuclear, LLC (CHN) wins Contract


Idaho Falls - The Department of Energy today announced that it has selected CH2M Hill Newport News Nuclear, LLC (CHN) to perform waste processing at the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project at DOE’s Idaho Site near Idaho Falls. The contract is estimated at approximately $592 million, which includes approximately $8 million of work funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. CHN will be responsible for processing and disposing of transuranic waste and mixed low-level waste being stored at the Idaho Site’s Transuranic Storage Area (TSA). The contract will run through September 30, 2015 under a Cost-Plus-Award-Fee contract with performance-based incentives.
“The Department of Energy takes our cleanup commitments to the state of Idaho seriously, and this contract with CHN will allow us to continue our progress with the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project,” said Rick Provencher, Deputy Manager, Idaho Operations Office.
There will be a 30-day transition period, with CHN taking over on or about May 1, 2010.

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Re: Idaho National Lab (INEL)
« Reply #227 on: Mar 31, 2010, 04:22 »
Has anyone heard who will be in charge of Rad Con at AMWTP after the change over.
I heard the work isn't bad and there is some overtime available. Thinking about applying.
Any input from people out there would be appreciated.

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Re: Idaho National Lab (INEL)
« Reply #228 on: Mar 31, 2010, 06:19 »
Expect that Marcom, Bartlett and EG&G will still be the RCT subcontractors for AMWTP.
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Re: Idaho National Lab (INEL)
« Reply #229 on: Apr 05, 2010, 10:03 »
How about contact information for the house side. Who will the RPM be.

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Re: Idaho National Lab (INEL)
« Reply #230 on: Apr 14, 2010, 04:30 »
Both sets of competing companies have filed protest to the award of the AMWTP contract to CH2m-NNN. DOE.
I believe has 100 days to resolve the protest.
All turnover to CH2m-NNN has ceased pending resolution.

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Re: Idaho National Lab (INEL)
« Reply #231 on: Jun 06, 2010, 03:03 »
Anyone hear about the EPRO positions at ATR that closed last month? Other than the guy from San Diego that was scared off,  I haven't heard anyone talk about that job.  I talked to HR and they told me they would probably hire about 10. I let them know that I did prototype there and liked the area, but I guess 15 years out of the nuc world was too long for them to be interested in me.

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Re: INL
« Reply #232 on: Jan 04, 2011, 01:43 »
Papa Tom's makes a GREAT pizza!  Try the Red Baron (Sauerkraut on a pizza?) or (my personal favorite) Pepperoni-Pineapple-Jalapeno.


Note:  I am a "Thin-Crispy-Crust, Spicy-Sauce, Real-Pizza-Oven" fan, so...

Had Papa Tom's for supper.  Their Pepperoni-Pineapple-Jalapeno still makes my top-5 list of best pizzas in the world!  :)




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Re: Idaho National Lab (INEL)
« Reply #233 on: Jan 04, 2011, 06:20 »
their roast beef sandwiches are pretty good too!!
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Re: Idaho National Lab (INEL)
« Reply #234 on: May 31, 2011, 10:52 »
The DOE has announced the contract to operate AMWTP was awarded to Idaho Treatment Group.

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« Reply #235 on: Jun 14, 2011, 12:18 »
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Re: Idaho National Lab (INEL)
« Reply #236 on: Aug 03, 2011, 08:23 »
CH2M hill has withdrawn their protest for the AMWTP contract. Idaho Treatment Group is said to be starting the transition phase next week. Expect the contract to change hands around OCT 1st
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Re: Idaho National Lab (INEL)
« Reply #237 on: Sep 03, 2013, 12:54 »
Which parts of the site does 'CWI' control?  (I guess the biggest part of my question is confirming whether they do, or do not, run AMWTP...) 

Thanks!  :)
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Re: Idaho National Lab (INEL)
« Reply #238 on: Sep 03, 2013, 01:13 »
Idaho Treatment Group (ITG) runs AMWTP.  CWI and ITG are on the same basic site (RWMC).  INL is the king of acronyms.

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Re: Idaho National Lab (INEL)
« Reply #239 on: Sep 03, 2013, 02:48 »
Idaho Treatment Group (ITG) runs AMWTP.  CWI and ITG are on the same basic site (RWMC).  INL is the king of acronyms.

So the CWI people are digging the waste up, and then ITG is processing it to send to WIPP, right?  That's what I needed to know. Thanks!

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Re: Idaho National Lab (INEL)
« Reply #240 on: Sep 28, 2013, 08:45 »

This should not...I repeat, NOT...be misconstrued as a recommendation!  But I was so boggled by the concept that I had to share it...

There's a restaurant (Big Jud's) up in Ashton that has a five pound hamburger.  Yep,
FIVE POUNDS!!!

They cook one pound patties and will stack as many as you need on the giant buns.  According to their wall-of-fameshame, a couple of people have finished the three patty version, but I guess they haven't had any takers on the five pounder.

There were four of us and we split a one pound burger and were more than full.
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Re: Idaho National Lab (INEL)
« Reply #241 on: Sep 29, 2013, 01:39 »
This should not...I repeat, NOT...be misconstrued as a recommendation!  But I was so boggled by the concept that I had to share it...

There's a restaurant (Big Jud's) up in Ashton that has a five pound hamburger.  Yep,
FIVE POUNDS!!!

They cook one pound patties and will stack as many as you need on the giant buns.  According to their wall-of-fameshame, a couple of people have finished the three patty version, but I guess they haven't had any takers on the five pounder.

There were four of us and we split a one pound burger and were more than full.

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Re: Idaho National Lab (INEL)
« Reply #242 on: Sep 29, 2013, 01:01 »
Yeah, I heard there was one in Boise, too.  Apparently the original one is even closer to INL...out in Archer, which is on the backroad between Ririe and Rexburg.  And rumor has it that it was started by a west coast tech's uncle, so...

I looked up their website and thought I'd post some of the 'highlights' of their menu...

(NOTE:  As I recall, the one in Ashton was substantially more expensive than this menu shows.   :(   )

http://www.bigjuds.com/menu.html

Gourmet Burgers (all available as singles or doubles)
            
Big Jud Special
     1 lb. burger, a fry and drink. All the trimmings and cheddar

Jalapeno Burger
     Jalapenos, sour cream, onion, tomato, lettuce, & cheddar
Ortega Burger
     Green chiles, sour cream, onions, tomato, lettuce, & cheddar
Hickory Burger
     BBQ sauce, bacon, onion rings, tomato, lettuce, & cheddar
Bleu Bacon Burger
     Bleu & swiss cheese, bacon, mayo, & all the trimmings
Hawaiian Burger
     Pineapple, ham, swiss, teriyaki sauce, tomato, & lettuce
Hot Buff Burger
     Bacon Cheeseburger with special hot buffalo sauce HOT
Pastrami Burger
     Pastrami, swiss & all the trimmings  
Reuben Burger
     Pastrami, swiss, sauerkraut, thousand & mustard
Fajita Burger
     Sauteed red & green peppers, onions & mushrooms, sour cream, lettuce, tomato & cheddar

Triple Big Jud
    For the really pig big appetite!
        
 
Hungry Heifer
     15 scoops of your favorite ice cream plus choice of 5 toppings

 
10 pack
     10 big Jud's, 10 Fries, 10 Pitchers Pop; 20 Waffle cones or 30 Reg. Cones or 3 Hungry Heifers  


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Re: INL
« Reply #243 on: Nov 27, 2013, 11:44 »
My first job was at INEL and I swore I'd never do another Idaho winter again...never got above freezing for three months straight...AND wind blew ALL the time.

Also, the 70 minute bus ride there and back every day got REALLY old.

That being said, the site itself (guess it's INEEL now?) was decent work...at least as far as government work goes.
OOPS! Never say "Never"...  ;)

20 years later I'm driving towards the INL with winter looming... :/

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Re: Idaho National Lab (INEL)
« Reply #244 on: Jun 04, 2014, 11:35 »
Are there any cdl driver jobs on the site?

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Re: Idaho National Lab (INEL)
« Reply #245 on: Jun 05, 2014, 02:10 »
I heard from a friend they have per diem RP jobs again at INEL.

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Re: Idaho National Lab (INEL)
« Reply #246 on: Jun 05, 2014, 07:39 »
I heard from a friend they have per diem RP jobs again at INEL.

I had heard of companies paying 60 days, but hadn't heard about anything longer term.  Thanks for the update!

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Re: Idaho National Lab (INEL)
« Reply #247 on: Jul 06, 2015, 05:53 »
We were telling watering hole stories the other day and I could remember Sam's in Atomic City, but couldn't come up with the name of the one in Mud Lake from that era (late '80s).

Also, can anyone remind me of the first names of the two gentlemen in the story about the cowboy hat falling in the pit toilet at the Blackfoot rest area.

Any help appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: Idaho National Lab (INEL)
« Reply #248 on: Jul 06, 2015, 11:20 »
The Bars in Mud Lake changed names several times in the 80's but some of the names I remember were Hunters Haven, Oasis, Dog House and the Wayside Tavern ;D

hope that helps D3

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Re: Idaho National Lab (INEL)
« Reply #249 on: Jul 06, 2015, 12:31 »
The Bars in Mud Lake changed names several times in the 80's but some of the names I remember were Hunters Haven, Oasis, Dog House and the Wayside Tavern ;D

hope that helps D3

Hunter's Haven rings a bell. Thanks!

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Re: Idaho National Lab (INEL)
« Reply #250 on: Apr 27, 2019, 10:46 »
Can anyone remind me of the first names of the two gentlemen in the story about the cowboy hat falling in the pit toilet at the Blackfoot rest area.

Any help appreciated. Thanks.

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