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benmctee:
Thanks for reading my post. I'll be getting out on hardship discharge within the next 6 months after being in for 12 years. I have recently started looking and applying for jobs on various energy websites. Because I will be taking care of my son, I need to land something that is a normal day job instead of rotating shift work. My friend who works at STP told me to look for a systems engineer position, but I haven't had much luck thus far finding one nor if I would be qualified. I have found a trainer position - and have applied - but the job posting does not specify hours.


What fields in the nuclear community should I be looking for in order to be able to take my son to school and pick him up at the end of the day? Nuclear is all I've known, but in your opinion should I be looking at other industries instead?


If it helps, I'm qualified EWS (8 years) and have a BSNET degree. I would like to land a job at STP or Comanche Peak, but neighboring regions (ie Entergy in Arkansas) wouldn't be too bad either.


Thanks again!

chuckdhuff:
I'd think you would be hard pressed to find anything that would allow you to drop off and pick up your son from school. Your day will either start before or end after his school day does. Also, it seems like kids are out of school more then they are in it, especially after you get to November.

Typically, Operations and Security are the only departments that would require you to work a constant rotating schedule. Most other departments will have you working a standard day-shift schedule whether it is 4-10's, 5-8's or some other variation. I'm sure you understand that there will be periods of OT including night shift involved in that as well. Maintenance, Training, Planning, QA, QC, etc. typically all work the standard 40 hour week, day shift.

hamsamich:
I think research reactors, and possibly accelerators may be more forgiving when it comes to this type of thing, but you probably won't be able to make as much money, especially the research reactors at colleges.  I've never worked at one but talked to people who have.  It would be worth looking into at least.  You could also try DOE sites; the one I worked at had some rotating shifts but it seemed there were way more opportunities for dayshift positions than a commercial operating reactor.  You could also look into working at GE and other nuclear support companies where your nuclear experience could help land you a job.  I'm thinking about all the people I know who are navy nukes and where they all work so these are all real possibilities for you, but some of them have degrees so you might not qualify for some of these jobs as easily without a degree.  Hit google and get creative and I bet you can come up with more possibilities.

Marlin:

--- Quote from: hamsamich on Oct 19, 2016, 06:34 ---I think research reactors, and possibly accelerators may be more forgiving when it comes to this type of thing, but you probably won't be able to make as much money, especially the research reactors at colleges.  I've never worked at one but talked to people who have.

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--- Quote from: benmctee on Oct 19, 2016, 05:02 ---If it helps, I'm qualified EWS (8 years) and have a BSNET degree. I would like to land a job at STP or Comanche Peak, but neighboring regions (ie Entergy in Arkansas) wouldn't be too bad either.

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The DOE labs are degree happy and frequently ask for accredited degrees which the BSNET may not fulfill. They are a good place to work and are fairly stable for work if you are hired by the prime contractor.

MMM:
Instructors typically work 7-3ish, Monday-Friday, depending on what they teach. At my plant, LOR (Licensed Operator Requal) normally works those hours, Initial License class works their simulator time around that. Maintenance and Tech typically have those hours as well. There are times where we need to come in early, or adjust our schedules (typically if the NRC is coming), and occasional weekends.

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