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Offline weatherby460

Re: Need explanation of Simulator Maintenance job?
« Reply #25 on: Feb 11, 2013, 08:03 »
I got the job!!!!!

Thanks for the help and chiming in everyone...esp Uncabuffalo!

I dont know the details except for the wage, and I will have health ins and matching 401K (not sure how much).

Again this is a contract job, so no paid vac, and the wage is only $24 an hour to start.  But its a foot in the door, a day shift job, clean enviroment, climate controlled, and I feel I can be very good in the job with my current skills set.

Here is where there is hope.  This location has not hired direct hires in over a year in most areas.  The staffing agent said because of reorganization from a new owner...I forgot the name.   She said if I do well, and they like me...I will most likely be hired by Exelon when the company can hire again.

Very good day for me.

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Re: Need explanation of Simulator Maintenance job?
« Reply #26 on: Feb 11, 2013, 08:50 »
Congratulations! I'm very happy for you!

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Re: Need explanation of Simulator Maintenance job?
« Reply #27 on: Feb 11, 2013, 10:10 »
You probably already know this, but it was the single most important thing I learned as an I&C tech (THANKS, DAVE S. :)):


There are a TON of different instruments in a plant (or simulator).  There is no way for a normal person to remember every detail about every calibration or PM on every instrument.

Therefore, TAKE NOTES!

My system was to jot notes in the margin of my copy as I performed each procedure. Then, when I got back to the shop, I'd transfer all the notes (with step #) to the cover page, tear the cover page off, and stick it in a binder.  This way, when it came time to re-perform calibration (many are done only semi-annually or annually), I still always had a few tidbits of information that made my life easier  (even mundane things - such as exact location of instrument or exactly which wrenches are required - are a HUGE time-saver...and dose-saver...in the real plant.)




There were also some unanticipated benefits to my note-taking system:

First, since I always was playing with the procedures, it became common for the lead techs to ask me to submit procedure revisions when we got back to the shop.  This is something I enjoy and helped keep me busy (which you mentioned you were worried about.)  That in turn led to being given a couple of other great projects, because I had the reputation of enjoying, and being efficient at, paperwork.

And, when it came time to be fully qualified, I was the only one who could prove I'd already performed such-and-such surveillances, so was the first one to be pushed through.



Congratulations and Good Luck!  :)

« Last Edit: Feb 11, 2013, 10:40 by UncaBuffalo »
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Re: Need explanation of Simulator Maintenance job?
« Reply #28 on: Mar 10, 2013, 03:41 »
You probably already know this, but it was the single most important thing I learned as an I&C tech (THANKS, DAVE S. :)):


There are a TON of different instruments in a plant (or simulator).  There is no way for a normal person to remember every detail about every calibration or PM on every instrument.

Therefore, TAKE NOTES!

My system was to jot notes in the margin of my copy as I performed each procedure. Then, when I got back to the shop, I'd transfer all the notes (with step #) to the cover page, tear the cover page off, and stick it in a binder.  This way, when it came time to re-perform calibration (many are done only semi-annually or annually), I still always had a few tidbits of information that made my life easier  (even mundane things - such as exact location of instrument or exactly which wrenches are required - are a HUGE time-saver...and dose-saver...in the real plant.)




There were also some unanticipated benefits to my note-taking system:

First, since I always was playing with the procedures, it became common for the lead techs to ask me to submit procedure revisions when we got back to the shop.  This is something I enjoy and helped keep me busy (which you mentioned you were worried about.)  That in turn led to being given a couple of other great projects, because I had the reputation of enjoying, and being efficient at, paperwork.

And, when it came time to be fully qualified, I was the only one who could prove I'd already performed such-and-such surveillances, so was the first one to be pushed through.



Congratulations and Good Luck!  :)



Good information. These work practices would benefit other departments as well. I'd give you positive karma if I had that ability.  +K
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Re: Need explanation of Simulator Maintenance job?
« Reply #29 on: Mar 10, 2013, 10:42 »
Good information. These work practices would benefit other departments as well. I'd give you positive karma if I had that ability.  +K

$36.50/year that's just $3.04/month or $0.10/day...


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