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Newcomer trying to figure out Outage Work
« on: Mar 13, 2017, 05:47 »
Hey guys I am from NC and am interested in outage work. I was just wanting to ask on how I can go about finding work? Is there certain websites I should be looking on? Thanks!

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Re: Newcomer trying to figure out Outage Work
« Reply #1 on: Mar 15, 2017, 07:54 »
Outage work doing what? Do you have a skill / trade?
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« Reply #2 on: Mar 16, 2017, 08:44 »
Apparently, there are old guys still trying to figure out outage work. "JOBS" on the menu at the top is a good place to start. This should give you a link to employers. There are a lot of jobs that you need some experience to be eligible. There are jobs that you need to be a union member for eligibility. And then there are jobs that just require a live human like firewatches, escorts, etc. Call a few numbers, contact a union hall. Don't be afraid to ask questions, you may find someone who is very helpful, and don't be discouraged by the ones that aren't - they have jobs to do and may not have the time to talk. Take what you can just to get your foot in the door. Those on the outside don't understand power plants, so you have to start somewhere.

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Re: Newcomer trying to figure out Outage Work
« Reply #3 on: Mar 16, 2017, 06:16 »
Apparently, there are old guys still trying to figure out outage work.

I was about to post that I have been doing this for 43 years and I am still trying to figure it out... or at least trying to re-figure it out. Things have changed a lot in the past few years.
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Re: Newcomer trying to figure out Outage Work
« Reply #4 on: Mar 20, 2017, 04:42 »
I am a really old guy, even older than RD and more years in the field too.  Anyway, first and foremost what are you qualified to perform (i.e., craftsman, engineer, Radcon/RP, laborer, whatever)?  Like they said, look at the tabs on this website.  Figure out what you think you are, call the employers, but don't bulls--t your information.  Truthfulness is timely in our business.  If your not sure come back to the website and ask, some one will surely (not Shirley) tell you what they think.  Remember there are other job websites out there that court themselves to nuclear outage related jobs so don't be afraid to look.

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Re: Newcomer trying to figure out Outage Work
« Reply #5 on: Mar 22, 2017, 01:24 »
I am a really old guy, even older than RD and more years in the field too....

Wow... over 43 years in Outage work and a Master Chief too? You are old...
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Re: Newcomer trying to figure out Outage Work
« Reply #6 on: Mar 22, 2017, 02:29 »
You are not too young yourself Roger, I'm cashing in at 42 short years.

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Re: Newcomer trying to figure out Outage Work
« Reply #7 on: Mar 22, 2017, 12:13 »
yins ar gist a bunch of olde farts...
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Re: Newcomer trying to figure out Outage Work
« Reply #8 on: Mar 22, 2017, 12:48 »
Wow... over 43 years in Outage work and a Master Chief too? You are old...

masterchef, there's a difference,... :P ;) :) 8)



Not being a prodigy of the navy nuclear tower of excellence myself,....

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Re: Newcomer trying to figure out Outage Work
« Reply #9 on: Mar 22, 2017, 12:53 »



Wow...


maybe we need a new set of 'dem 'der readin' spectacles?!?!?!?!?




 ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL





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Re: Newcomer trying to figure out Outage Work
« Reply #10 on: Mar 22, 2017, 03:20 »
Never one of those boat guys, no master chief, just a schooled chef.

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Re: Newcomer trying to figure out Outage Work
« Reply #11 on: Mar 22, 2017, 05:50 »
I am a really old guy, even older than RD and more years in the field too.  Anyway, first and foremost what are you qualified to perform (i.e., craftsman, engineer, Radcon/RP, laborer, whatever)?  Like they said, look at the tabs on this website.  Figure out what you think you are, call the employers, but don't bulls--t your information.  Truthfulness is timely in our business.  If your not sure come back to the website and ask, some one will surely (not Shirley) tell you what they think.  Remember there are other job websites out there that court themselves to nuclear outage related jobs so don't be afraid to look.


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Re: Newcomer trying to figure out Outage Work
« Reply #12 on: Mar 22, 2017, 06:58 »

This May I will be finishing an Associates in Nuclear Technology.  I interned at McGuire Nuclear Station in Operations last Summer.
whale, ops isn't much inn demand during outage, unless yore a house operator. yew may find one of the big contractors, d&z oar bhi two higher  ewe as a jr rp tech, maybe a shielding specialist. ya cood try sum of the major vendors like ge n westinghouse for support engineering, butt you batter no sum won.
good luck.
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Re: Newcomer trying to figure out Outage Work
« Reply #13 on: Mar 22, 2017, 08:46 »
shielding specialist


That's funny right there, I don't care who you are.


That's about like a Solid Waste Specialist.  :)


I agree everyone has to start somewhere, but there is no need to sugar coat it for a new guy just because that's what upper management tries to call that job.

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Re: Newcomer trying to figure out Outage Work
« Reply #14 on: Mar 22, 2017, 08:55 »
maybe we need a new set of 'dem 'der readin' spectacles?!?!?!?!?

Uhhh.... yep. Must need new glasses. Master CHEF it is...

However, in the context of the site, Master CHIEF would be more likely.
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Re: Newcomer trying to figure out Outage Work
« Reply #15 on: Mar 22, 2017, 08:56 »
You are not too young yourself Roger, I'm cashing in at 42 short years.

HEY!!! I resemble that remark!
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Re: Newcomer trying to figure out Outage Work
« Reply #16 on: Mar 22, 2017, 09:03 »
Uhhh.... yep. Must need new glasses. Master CHEF it is...

However, in the context of the site, Master CHIEF would be more likely.

good one,...


(real or imagined or self-projected)
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Re: Newcomer trying to figure out Outage Work
« Reply #17 on: Mar 23, 2017, 10:57 »


I agree everyone has to start somewhere, but there is no need to sugar coat it for a new guy just because that's what upper management tries to call that job.
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Re: Newcomer trying to figure out Outage Work
« Reply #18 on: Mar 23, 2017, 04:42 »
Is that there "Solid Waste Specialist" a luxurious name for a bathroom superintendent or a Janitorial Engineer?  Sugar coating of course.

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Re: Newcomer trying to figure out Outage Work
« Reply #19 on: Mar 23, 2017, 05:42 »
Is that there "Solid Waste Specialist" a luxurious name for a bathroom superintendent or a Janitorial Engineer?  Sugar coating of course.

Hey!!! Hey!!! Careful with that Waste Specialist slander on many DOE sub-contracts that is a key position presented on the RFP and makes more than most others on the job site. It has been very very good to me.




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Re: Newcomer trying to figure out Outage Work
« Reply #21 on: Mar 24, 2017, 07:45 »
Actually I saw a couple jobs recently for a "shielding specialist"  they wanted someone who had solely dealt with or built radiation shielding.  I have no idea who this person would be to just specialize in shielding but maybe there is someone.

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Re: Newcomer trying to figure out Outage Work
« Reply #22 on: Mar 24, 2017, 12:04 »
Actually I saw a couple jobs recently for a "shielding specialist"  they wanted someone who had solely dealt with or built radiation shielding.  I have no idea who this person would be to just specialize in shielding but maybe there is someone.
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Re: Newcomer trying to figure out Outage Work
« Reply #23 on: Mar 24, 2017, 01:17 »
Actually I saw a couple jobs recently for a "shielding specialist"  they wanted someone who had solely dealt with or built radiation shielding.  I have no idea who this person would be to just specialize in shielding but maybe there is someone.

   Most of the big companies that design and build power plants, medical systems, or industrial radiation usage have these people on staff and there are some free lancers that support projects. This is part of the problem answering the OP because he is not familiar with titles and job function and the titles can be confusing to a newcomer.

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Re: Newcomer trying to figure out Outage Work
« Reply #24 on: Mar 24, 2017, 02:35 »
Actually I saw a couple jobs recently for a "shielding specialist"  they wanted someone who had solely dealt with or built radiation shielding.  I have no idea who this person would be to just specialize in shielding but maybe there is someone.

   Most of the big companies that design and build power plants, medical systems, or industrial radiation usage have these people on staff and there are some free lancers that support projects. This is part of the problem answering the OP because he is not familiar with titles and job function and the titles can be confusing to a newcomer.

   I might add that we have may confused the OP by going into a broad spectrum of nuclear industries maybe current common entry level staff augmentation titles and responsibilities would be helpful. Foreign material exclusion, tool crib, and fire watch may be a toe in the door.

 


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