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Offline daveyj308846

Advice Needed
« on: Oct 20, 2009, 07:22 »
I was hoping that anyone out there could give me some advice on how to get a foot in the door at my local power plant. I've read through most of the posts on the getting in section and none seem to apply to me as most people have some experience. I'm 25 years old and have no exp. in the energy sector. My previous jobs are as a carpenter and selling industrial and construction supplies. I've already passed both the MASS and TECH tests but thats as far as I've gotten(no interviews). I'm willing to take any job that I can just to get my foot in and try to work my way up, but a friend of mine that already works there said that they will not hire me for some jobs(security or plant service worker) because I've already passed the two tests and they don't want someone that will transfer in six months. I apply to all the jobs that I think I could do(based on my friends advice) which are mostly plant tech jobs and anything that is entry/trainee level. Any help would be greatly appreciated Thanks...

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Re: Advice Needed
« Reply #1 on: Oct 21, 2009, 12:40 »
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Re: Advice Needed
« Reply #2 on: Oct 21, 2009, 06:54 »
I was hoping that anyone out there could give me some advice on how to get a foot in the door at my local power plant. I've read through most of the posts on the getting in section and none seem to apply to me as most people have some experience. I'm 25 years old and have no exp. in the energy sector. My previous jobs are as a carpenter and selling industrial and construction supplies. I've already passed both the MASS and TECH tests but thats as far as I've gotten(no interviews). I'm willing to take any job that I can just to get my foot in and try to work my way up, but a friend of mine that already works there said that they will not hire me for some jobs(security or plant service worker) because I've already passed the two tests and they don't want someone that will transfer in six months. I apply to all the jobs that I think I could do(based on my friends advice) which are mostly plant tech jobs and anything that is entry/trainee level. Any help would be greatly appreciated Thanks...

Some plants use carpenters as scaffold builders.  You might research any plants you are interested in and see whether you can get on as a scaffologist or helper...
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Re: Advice Needed
« Reply #3 on: Oct 21, 2009, 12:14 »
I was hoping that anyone out there could give me some advice on how to get a foot in the door at my local power plant. I've read through most of the posts on the getting in section and none seem to apply to me as most people have some experience. I'm 25 years old and have no exp. in the energy sector. My previous jobs are as a carpenter and selling industrial and construction supplies. I've already passed both the MASS and TECH tests but thats as far as I've gotten(no interviews). I'm willing to take any job that I can just to get my foot in and try to work my way up, but a friend of mine that already works there said that they will not hire me for some jobs(security or plant service worker) because I've already passed the two tests and they don't want someone that will transfer in six months. I apply to all the jobs that I think I could do(based on my friends advice) which are mostly plant tech jobs and anything that is entry/trainee level. Any help would be greatly appreciated Thanks...

Another thing you should know, if you have zero experience in nuclear power.  All US commercial power reactors have to be shutdown periodically (about every 2 years) to refuel.  During this shutdown, staffing is increased by a huge factor...mostly with temporary contractors.  Find out when your local power plant is having its next shutdown - you may be able to get your foot in the door as a contractor...
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« Reply #4 on: Feb 28, 2010, 12:04 »
Need advise!
I am a retired Navy Senior Chief looking for advise on how to sell tools to companies doing maintenance in power plants. I was in the nuke maintenance field in the Navy and now I am trying to make a living selling tools. Retirement pay is not enough to live on, though the health bennies are the best.

 I sell Scaffold Pro and Scaffold Master lines of scaffold ratchets.
I believe that nuke plants use tube and clamp/coupler type scaffolding. Is that correct? Is that the only type used?

I sell a couple thousand of these ratchets a year and have had only a 4 returned.

Any advise would be appreciated.

TKS,
DonHulen
HTCS RET

JustinHEMI05

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« Reply #5 on: Feb 28, 2010, 09:06 »
Need advise!
I am a retired Navy Senior Chief looking for advise on how to sell tools to companies doing maintenance in power plants. I was in the nuke maintenance field in the Navy and now I am trying to make a living selling tools. Retirement pay is not enough to live on, though the health bennies are the best.

 I sell Scaffold Pro and Scaffold Master lines of scaffold ratchets.
I believe that nuke plants use tube and clamp/coupler type scaffolding. Is that correct? Is that the only type used?

I sell a couple thousand of these ratchets a year and have had only a 4 returned.

Any advise would be appreciated.

TKS,
DonHulen
HTCS RET

I don't know much about that stuff, but I do get the nuclear plant journal and there is all kinds of ads from companies similar to yours. Perhaps you can look into placing an ad there.

http://www.nuclearplantjournal.com/

Here is a direct link to the advertising info.

http://www.nuclearplantjournal.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=137&Itemid=168

 


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