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Offline mspack09

Trouble finding I&C tech info
« on: Mar 15, 2012, 08:16 »
Hello, I've been searching this site and google for a while and can't seem to find much information on I&C techs.  I'm trying to answer some pre screening questions for a company and they want to know an expected salary for an entry level I&C tech position, as well as a 5 year plan.  Does anyone have any information on the average salary for the position, as well as what the career path looks like? Thank you for your time.

Offline a|F

Re: Trouble finding I&C tech info
« Reply #1 on: Mar 15, 2012, 08:23 »
Fully qualified tech ~$40/hour.  Most movement I've seen is to I&C supervisor or I&C planner, although a union I&C tech appears to be a hard job to let go...

Offline mspack09

Re: Trouble finding I&C tech info
« Reply #2 on: Mar 15, 2012, 08:27 »
Thank you for your quick response.  Do you know approximately how long it takes to go through each step to becoming fully qualified and then a supervisor?  I was a Nuke ET so I have a lot to learn in the commercial field.

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Re: Trouble finding I&C tech info
« Reply #3 on: Mar 15, 2012, 08:34 »
I could guess, but it would really have no basis.  All I can say it's a great gig if you can get it straight out of the navy.  Gotta pass the MASS or EEI first I believe.  Heard some of my ET shipmates had problems with that...

Offline Starkist

Re: Trouble finding I&C tech info
« Reply #4 on: Mar 15, 2012, 09:21 »
(My observations working for ENTERGY, not an I&C tech)

I&C takes TECH test, not the MASS. If you can't pass the TECH, you have no business in the nuclear field anyway. It's the easiest EEI test by far.

At union Entergy plants, IC techs started mid 20's, capped out low 30's. Job rotation you start as a "3", spend a year or two working, you move up accordingly. After 6 years or so you would become a "1" or "1/C" depending on where you worked.

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Re: Trouble finding I&C tech info
« Reply #5 on: Mar 15, 2012, 10:41 »
At the Useta Plant, we started at around $32/hour and topped out around $40/hour.  It was a five year progression, but people with previous experience or education were usually brought in at mid-scale.

Once you were fully qualified, you could stay in the shop forever...or try to move over to management or planning.  They were hurting for supervisors, so that was a pretty easy move to make.  I think someone was going to have to retire for a planner's job to ever open up.

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Re: Trouble finding I&C tech info
« Reply #6 on: Mar 16, 2012, 09:41 »
(My observations working for ENTERGY, not an I&C tech)

I&C takes TECH test, not the MASS. If you can't pass the TECH, you have no business in the nuclear field anyway. It's the easiest EEI test by far.

At union Entergy plants, IC techs started mid 20's, capped out low 30's. Job rotation you start as a "3", spend a year or two working, you move up accordingly. After 6 years or so you would become a "1" or "1/C" depending on where you worked.


Charlie has been to 1 Entergy plant... in the South.... last I heard he wasn't there any more.

at MY Entergy plant... in the North, an I&C Tech (union) starts just below 30, finishes at 40+ after 6 years, with a jump halfway. Planner is another couple bucks, seniority based for selection. Southern Entergy is a different animal (regulated) and the pay is different, usually lower. Cost of living is also... MY Entergy plant is on the low scale for up North, by a buck or two.

Many of the I&C techs work plenty of OT, and are competent, respected workers. Couple of them are wicked smart. Few leave the dept, most seem happy, except when OT is forced.

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Re: Trouble finding I&C tech info
« Reply #7 on: Mar 16, 2012, 11:22 »
Charlie has been to 1 Entergy plant... in the South.... last I heard he wasn't there any more.

at MY Entergy plant... in the North, an I&C Tech (union) starts just below 30, finishes at 40+ after 6 years, with a jump halfway. Planner is another couple bucks, seniority based for selection. Southern Entergy is a different animal (regulated) and the pay is different, usually lower. Cost of living is also... MY Entergy plant is on the low scale for up North, by a buck or two.

Many of the I&C techs work plenty of OT, and are competent, respected workers. Couple of them are wicked smart. Few leave the dept, most seem happy, except when OT is forced.

Goodluck.

You're right, I shouldn't spoken so carte blanche about it. Waterford pays a little better, but they aren't unionized either. AK1 and GG were akin to RBS from what I recall. 

Entergy in general seems to pay low-to-mid compared to other utilities, almost across the board. Exelon paid significantly higher final wages from what I saw runnin around these past few months.


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Re: Trouble finding I&C tech info
« Reply #8 on: Mar 16, 2012, 11:47 »

AK1 and GG were akin to RBS from what I recall. 


AK1??  Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!  When did Entergy build a site in frigging Alaska?

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Re: Trouble finding I&C tech info
« Reply #9 on: Mar 17, 2012, 12:21 »
AK1??  Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!  When did Entergy build a site in frigging Alaska?

Oh literal larry, lets take this simple typo and blow it out of proportion lol.  I ALWAYS mess that up for some reason.

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Re: Trouble finding I&C tech info
« Reply #10 on: Mar 17, 2012, 12:25 »
Oh literal larry, lets take this simple typo and blow it out of proportion lol.  I ALWAYS mess that up for some reason.

So it was a mistake, not a simple typo.  It is OK to say you made a mistake.  I still remember when I made one back in 1975.

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Re: Trouble finding I&C tech info
« Reply #11 on: Mar 17, 2012, 12:37 »
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You're right, I shouldn't spoken so carte blanche about it , as usual.  AK1 and GG were akin to RBS from what I recall.  

AK1??  Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!  When did Entergy build a site in frigging Alaska?  

Easy mistake when you spend enough time around the nearby folks (LA), they generally miss the 'R' and it comes out as Acansaw.  It also happens when you don't think first!   [devious] [whistle]

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Re: Trouble finding I&C tech info
« Reply #12 on: Mar 17, 2012, 03:35 »
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 It also happens when you don't think first!   [devious] [whistle]


lol Ill give you that one :p

Matt :

"Typo : A typographical mistake; an error in typed or typeset material"

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Re: Trouble finding I&C tech info
« Reply #13 on: Mar 17, 2012, 04:08 »

Matt :

"Typo : A typographical mistake; an error in typed or typeset material"


You did not mistype the letters, you chose the wrong letters to type.  What you did was not a typo, it was an error (mistake).  Most folks would consider typos to be random occurrences, usually caused by schedule pressure or fat fingers.  You proclaimed to make this error every time.


I ALWAYS mess that up for some reason.


Maybe the reason is that you simply do not know the postal abbreviation for Arkansas is AR or the commonly used abbreviation for Arkansas Nuclear One is ANO.  It could be that subconsciously you just do not like AR and wish it were farther away from you, say as far away as AK.
« Last Edit: Mar 17, 2012, 04:10 by Safety Matt »

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Re: Trouble finding I&C tech info
« Reply #14 on: Mar 18, 2012, 11:47 »
You did not mistype the letters, you chose the wrong letters to type.  What you did was not a typo, it was an error (mistake).  Most folks would consider typos to be random occurrences, usually caused by schedule pressure or fat fingers.  You proclaimed to make this error every time.

Maybe the reason is that you simply do not know the postal abbreviation for Arkansas is AR or the commonly used abbreviation for Arkansas Nuclear One is ANO.  It could be that subconsciously you just do not like AR and wish it were farther away from you, say as far away as AK.


hahaha  take it easy dr phil....    I don't subconsciously dislike AR, I consciously dislike AR. :p


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Offline jams723

Re: Trouble finding I&C tech info
« Reply #15 on: Mar 18, 2012, 05:29 »
hahaha  take it easy dr phil....    I don't subconsciously dislike AR, I consciously dislike AR. :p


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And..... Arkansas does not like you... laughs...

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Re: Trouble finding I&C tech info
« Reply #16 on: Mar 18, 2012, 10:44 »
And..... Arkansas does not like you... laughs...

Love my ma, love my pa
But I just love ole Arkansas!

It's nice there  ( minus the meth filled parts of the Ozarks) . ANO was high on my wish list for geographic reasons.

Our I&C techs make about a buck less an hour than an op.

Good luck.

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Re: Trouble finding I&C tech info
« Reply #17 on: Mar 20, 2012, 12:22 »
And..... Arkansas does not like you... laughs...


I have jokes.... but they are not appropriate ;)


 


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