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Nine Mile Point/Fitzpatrick have made travel accommodations for me to interview this week for the AO/Entry-Level equipment operator position. I'm flying in from Florida.


A little background about myself: I am a recent Chemical Engineering graduate (B.S.), and I've had several leadership positions in terms of projects in school, community service, and my current job.


I have looked over the materials for POSS/BMST and it seems really easy (understandably so as I'm a recent graduate), so I'm just mainly focusing on acing that interview.


I've tried to look up and prepare for as many questions as I can all the way up until the night before the interview.




I'd just wanted to express my enthusiasm for the opportunity, and welcome any tips/advice! I'd love to be able to say hey to anyone that may be there.



« Last Edit: Oct 22, 2019, 03:09 by limem »

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Re: Excited about my AO interview in Oswego NY (Exelon)
« Reply #1 on: Oct 22, 2019, 08:18 »
You need to be concerned about the POSS child. It eats children like you for lunch

Offline scotoma

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« Reply #2 on: Oct 22, 2019, 09:57 »
The test is more about the ability to think, reason, and problem solve.

Offline fiveeleven

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« Reply #3 on: Oct 23, 2019, 09:41 »
Fortunately for you Mr. limem, your entry onto this site will present you not only the tools to successfully engage POSSzilla, but also ensure your advancement from childhood to manhood is done correctly. The only site on earth with more relevant knowledge on all things relevant, is the one where all the members are covered in ~ 182.9 cm. of dirt. Those folk tend not to have much to say these days. Good luck in your endeavors and may the force of the covalent bonds of the polyatomic ions be with you.

Offline ctfission

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« Reply #4 on: Oct 23, 2019, 01:38 »
Limem… Down load POSS material and start practicing taking the test. Time yourself. I have seen many an engineer crash and burn on the POSS. It is not that difficult of a test but you need to prepare. Looking it over wont cut it.
Search this site for a thread named "RE: Exelon interview"  from around Feb 8 2016. There is a list of Behavior Based Questions you will be asked. Read the post and have an answer for every question. I was not prepared for these questions and it showed.
With a Chemistry degree, they may ask you to go Instant SRO. That path is not for everyone. Most Navy nukes go this route but they have some operator experience. Starting as an AO will allow you to learn the plant and build your confidence as an operator.
Lastly, consider where you are interviewing. Excelon is a tough company to work for. They demand excellence but they pay well. Oswego is not for everybody. It could be tough on a guy from Florida. I personally love it up there, its a outdoor sports paradise, you have to like the cold. Its pretty much 9 months of winter followed by 3 months of bad weather.

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Millstone is hiring operators

Offline MMM

Re: Excited about my AO interview in Oswego NY (Exelon)
« Reply #5 on: Oct 24, 2019, 05:08 »
Despite TVA's grim statement, the questions on the POSS aren't very difficult. What makes the test difficult is the number of questions in each section and the associated time limit. Some sections have 70-100 questions and a limit of less than 5 minutes, which means you have to read the question, find the answer, fill in the bubble, and be on the next question in 3-5 seconds if you want to answer every question. The good news is, you don't have to answer every question, but there is a certain number you need to answer correctly to pass.

Like several people have said, you need to practice, if for no other reason than to have a strategy in mind when you sit down.

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Re: Excited about my AO interview in Oswego NY (Exelon)
« Reply #6 on: Oct 24, 2019, 05:55 »
I never said it was difficult but it is a fact 50% of the people who take it do not reach the nuclear cutoff score. Many of those are engineers.

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Re: Excited about my AO interview in Oswego NY (Exelon)
« Reply #7 on: Oct 24, 2019, 07:26 »
You need to be concerned about the POSS child. It eats children like you for lunch

I never said it was difficult but it is a fact 50% of the people who take it do not reach the nuclear cutoff score. Many of those are engineers.

Having trouble reconciling those two comments.

Just sayin'  [coffee]

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Re: Excited about my AO interview in Oswego NY (Exelon)
« Reply #8 on: Oct 30, 2019, 05:23 »
Just an update:

I have received recommendations on both the BMST and POSS test. I.E. I passed both tests!

I also feel very confident about my interview. I prepared thoroughly for the interview and I felt like I nailed every answer on the head (STAR format of course)

My advice for anybody that may lurk these forums in the future is to take your time in both tests. It seems counter-intuitive especially for the time constraint on the POSS, but just work slowly and confidently through them. It's funny, I walked in the test saying hello to the room and wished every body good luck. I think people were taken aback by that, but they were probably justifiably nervous.

I will surely continue to browse these forums and looking forward to be a part of this community
Thank you for your help and advice everybody.
« Last Edit: Oct 30, 2019, 05:25 by limem »

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Re: Excited about my AO interview in Oswego NY (Exelon)
« Reply #9 on: Oct 30, 2019, 05:51 »
Just an update:

I have received recommendations on both the BMST and POSS test. I.E. I passed both tests!

I also feel very confident about my interview. I prepared thoroughly for the interview and I felt like I nailed every answer on the head (STAR format of course)

My advice for anybody that may lurk these forums in the future is to take your time in both tests. It seems counter-intuitive especially for the time constraint on the POSS, but just work slowly and confidently through them. It's funny, I walked in the test saying hello to the room and wished every body good luck. I think people were taken aback by that, but they were probably justifiably nervous.

I will surely continue to browse these forums and looking forward to be a part of this community
Thank you for your help and advice everybody.


Thanx for the feedback

 


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