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Offline Seabass

Advice for landing a Valve Tech job
« on: May 22, 2014, 11:11 »
 Hello all. I am considering a career change into the nuclear sector, and was fortunate enough to find this site. Specifically, I am looking to become a valve tech, and work outages across the country.

 I'm 35, male, single, no kids. I worked as an automotive mechanics apprentice for 2 years back in my twenties, so mechanical aptitude will not be a problem. I have an AA degree in general studies, and currently work in the service industry. I will not have a problem passing a background check, and drug screening.

I have been looking through previous posts, and have been able to get what I think is a rough outline for the steps I need to be undertaking to get into the industry. As with most other jobs, it seems education, and experience are paramount to finding success in the field. As I have no prior experience in the field, I would be starting from scratch.

The College of Southern Maryland has an accredited two year Nuclear Engineering Technology Mechanical AAS program, that I am planning on completing. http://catalog.csmd.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=3&poid=657&returnto=686  After graduating, it would seem I should send my resume out to recruiters at companies such as The Atlantic Group, Crane, Teledyne, etc. Hopefully one of these companies will pick me up as an apprentice, and I can begin my career as a valve tech.

Does this sound like a viable path to becoming a valve tech? I have read on the forum, that getting your foot in the door comes first with regard to landing a job in the nuclear field. After you have proven yourself as a valuable asset, you can then begin pushing for the job you actually want in the industry.

That being said, is there some detail or certification(s) I should concern myself with, other than completing the course work at the college, that might improve my professional outlook? To current valve techs, if you could do it all over again, what path would you take? Would you go the college route? Or would you go straight to an apprenticeship if it were possible?

 If anyone on the forum feels they have any helpful information they could share regarding becoming a valve tech, I would appreciate it very much. And if this topic has been beat to death, I apologize for my ignorance. I used the search engine for the forum, and found some good information, just not exactly what I was looking for. Thank you.
« Last Edit: Jun 11, 2014, 11:45 by Seabass »

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Re: Advice for landing a Valve Tech job
« Reply #1 on: Sep 04, 2017, 03:17 »
I know I'm not very smart. So come to ask for knowledge from all of you.

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Re: Advice for landing a Valve Tech job
« Reply #2 on: Sep 05, 2017, 07:30 »
knot bean a valve tech nor staying at a holiday inn express lass nite, eye wood suggest calling general electric for advice. they build/service boilers and could have a line on a weigh into the industry.
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Re: Advice for landing a Valve Tech job
« Reply #3 on: Sep 05, 2017, 09:12 »
knot bean a valve tech nor staying at a holiday inn express lass nite, eye wood suggest calling general electric for advice. they build/service boilers and could have a line on a weigh into the industry.
You spelled "weight" right. You're slipping.

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Re: Advice for landing a Valve Tech job
« Reply #4 on: Sep 05, 2017, 10:21 »
You spelled "weight" right. You're slipping.


Weigh for way but it's good someone is watching. ;)

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Re: Advice for landing a Valve Tech job
« Reply #5 on: Sep 06, 2017, 10:27 »
You spelled "weight" right. You're slipping.

aye never rote "weight". that wood bee an udder subject n a heavy won two.

« Last Edit: Sep 07, 2017, 02:51 by SloGlo »
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Re: Advice for landing a Valve Tech job
« Reply #6 on: Sep 07, 2017, 03:33 »
You spelled "weight" right. You're slipping.

Weigh for way but it's good someone is watching. ;)

Now that I think of it you are spell checking the anti-grammar Nazi crypto writer.   :P   [salute] 

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Re: Advice for landing a Valve Tech job
« Reply #7 on: Sep 07, 2017, 08:47 »
I know, and reading his posts causes massive headaches for me, but once I'm past that, there's usually something useful.

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Re: Advice for landing a Valve Tech job
« Reply #8 on: Sep 12, 2017, 05:06 »
sew, this thread has been posted four over three months wit too inquires n my won feeble attempt too help.they're has bin for a tempts too castigate my reply.
the stats seams two bee a bit off.
« Last Edit: Sep 13, 2017, 07:42 by SloGlo »
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Offline R Beasley

Re: Advice for landing a Valve Tech job
« Reply #9 on: Sep 13, 2017, 09:45 »
Day and Zimmerman offer a Valve class, that possibly could help

 


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