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How do I get started with Outage work
« on: Apr 16, 2014, 01:04 »
I am an HP and I have never worked at a nuclear power plant. I have worked decommissioning at DOE labs, medical hp work, soil jobs, and hp tech instruction. Looking to give outage work a try. Any suggestions

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Re: How do I get started with Outage work
« Reply #1 on: Apr 16, 2014, 01:38 »
I am an HP and I have never worked at a nuclear power plant. I have worked decommissioning at DOE labs, medical hp work, soil jobs, and hp tech instruction. Looking to give outage work a try. Any suggestions

Call 1.800.225.0385

been there, dun that,... the doormat to hell does not read "welcome", the doormat to hell reads "it's just business"

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Re: How do I get started with Outage work
« Reply #2 on: Apr 16, 2014, 02:24 »
To be honest most of your experience will not transfer... there are a lot of DOE type jobs out there right now and if you look at the fall outage season you will be getting 1 outage at most.  With the way the commercial side is going right now, short outages all at the same time, it may not be the best time to make the jump.  Good luck to you though.

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Re: How do I get started with Outage work
« Reply #3 on: Apr 16, 2014, 05:32 »
Any suggestions

I think best "suggestion" for you would be to look elsewhere. Dig deep and find out what else you can do. Reinvent yourself. Nuclear power plants are cutting back on number of contract employees, on outage duration and on contractor pay. They have to keep competitive with fossil fuel plants benefiting from booming fracking technology. Few refueling outage contract positions in Fall would be filled readily and very quickly by returnees.  you can check this site regularly Nonetheless. good luck to You.

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Re: How do I get started with Outage work
« Reply #4 on: Apr 18, 2014, 03:02 »
Call Bartlett at 1-800-225-0385. A good person to talk to is Eric Bartlett at x1289. You need to submit a current resume on the Bartlett website and get into the system. Make friends of the recruiters, both commercial and DOE.

Commercial nuclear is not easy to get into but it can be done. At the best you will start as a junior tech (since your are HP) and jobs can be hard to get. But if you want to do it don't let anyone here naysay you. In commercial nuclear it is never "a good time" to get in.

Keep your options open. You can work both DOE and commercial and you have also done training. What you are doing is adding another string to your bow.

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Re: How do I get started with Outage work
« Reply #5 on: Apr 18, 2014, 09:39 »
watt is yore hp education background? if yew are ex-navy then going two the power plants will not be that difficult. if you started as a laborer on a dirt job, shifted to hp, got on atta d.o.e. site an worked up to instructor it will bee moor difficult. yule knead to reach out threw friends of friends while following udder advice posted hear. good luck and keep dialing.
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« Reply #6 on: Apr 19, 2014, 08:45 »
..... In commercial nuclear it is never "a good time" to get in.....

1979 was,.... never say never,....

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Re: How do I get started with Outage work
« Reply #7 on: Apr 19, 2014, 11:19 »
1979 was,.... never say never,....
1976 wuz even bettor, no stress on the industry from plants with bubble issues.  ::)
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« Reply #8 on: Apr 21, 2014, 09:28 »
1976 wuz even bettor, no stress on the industry from plants with bubble issues.  ::)

First commercial plant, Maine Yankee.  June 1979.
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Re: How do I get started with Outage work
« Reply #9 on: Apr 21, 2014, 10:45 »
1976 wuz even bettor, no stress on the industry from plants with bubble issues.  ::)

I think he was referring to TMI, demand for techs exceeded supply.



Spell check only flagged one of your words, you are slacking.  ;)

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Re: How do I get started with Outage work
« Reply #10 on: Apr 21, 2014, 11:54 »
Thanks for all the great advice.

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Re: How do I get started with Outage work
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2014, 08:57 »
reconsider the idea.  I am gone a lot and considered getting a house cleaner.  I found they charge $32 per hour.  Even a senior HP with 5 years only get $28.33 with Excelon.  A maid gets $32 per hour?  Either maid salaries are up or we are in the wrong business.  Clean houses without traveling and the hassles of security.

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Re: How do I get started with Outage work
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2014, 05:44 »
Don't do it. As a friend of mine dad once said "sounds like a bad career choice"?

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Re: How do I get started with Outage work
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2014, 10:52 »
Negative Nellies.

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Re: How do I get started with Outage work
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2014, 12:57 »
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I am an HP and I have never worked at a nuclear power plant. I have worked decommissioning at DOE labs, medical hp work, soil jobs, and hp tech instruction. Looking to give outage work a try. Any suggestions

If you want to work an outage, then go for it. You won't know anything about it if you don't try it. One outage won't kill you.

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A maid gets $32 per hour?  Either maid salaries are up or we are in the wrong business.  Clean houses without traveling and the hassles of security

Don't be ridiculous. The cleaning company may get $32/hr, but they certainly don't pay their employees that much. Nor do they work 72's or receive P.D.  ::)

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Re: How do I get started with Outage work
« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2014, 09:18 »
Don't be ridiculous. The cleaning company may get $32/hr, but they certainly don't pay their employees that much. Nor do they work 72's or receive P.D.  ::)

As a self employed business man, I can promise that the government gets at least $13 of that.

 


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