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Laundry Man:
Just remember, they are staffing for Energy Solutions.  I am sure they (Bartlett) would offer higher wages if the client was willing to pay more.  I bet they will staff.
LM

techtoolong:
I see several posts by Sun Dog that Chicago rate for a laborer is $35.00/hr straight time.  The rate of  $27.50 and $110.00 PD for Sr. RP techs came from Big Blues office.  So I guess a Senior Tech is worth $7.50 less an hour that a laborer. Federal PD is way more than $110 for this area.
I also noticed Bartlett wants Techs with Decommissioning experience.  A lot of those Techs live in New England. Not too sure how this will work out.  4/ 10s are nice if you live in commuting distance,  not so nice if your home in Connecticut or Mass.

Rennhack:

--- Quote from: techtoolong on Oct 20, 2010, 09:32 ---Federal PD is way more than $110 for this area.

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I just looked it up on the GSA website.  The 2011 Federal Lodging Rate is $128/day, which is biased on the southern part of the County, near Chicago, 45 miles away.  $128 isn't much more than $110.

Zion is in Lake County Ill, which does have a Federal Rate of $128/day for lodging in 2011, compared to the normal rate for Ill of $77/day.  However, Zion is at the far North end of Lake County, about 45 miles away from Chicago.  Zion is closer to Milwaukee, Wisconsin than it is to Chicago, and it boarders Kenosha County.  Kenosha County, where you may end up living has a Federal Per Diem rate of $70 for lodging in 2011.

If $3,346/month ($110*365/12) isn’t enough to cover your lodging, then you seriously need to reevaluate your lodging choices.  The most expensive hotel within 30 miles is in Kenosha and is the Radison, which charges $109 a night.  The Super 8 charges $44, as does the Econo Lodge.  The Days Inn in Great Lakes charges $35/day (About $2,300/mo less than your per diem).  * According to Hotels.com

Here are the top 6 results for hotels in Zion, all cost considerably less than $110/day:

•   Country Inn & Suites www.countryinns.com - (847) 746-0101
•   Illinois Beach & Resort www.ilresorts.com - (847) 625-7300
•   The Emanuelson Inn Bed & Breakfast www.emanuelsoninn.com - (847) 872-8488
•   American Inn Motel - (847) 746-2095
•   Sheridan Motel - (847) 872-8236
•   Parkside Motel - (847) 746-8133

Don't get me wrong, I'd love for them to pay $128/day or even $200/day... but I think $3,346/mo will cover my lodging expenses, if I ever visit them.

retired nuke:

--- Quote from: techtoolong on Oct 20, 2010, 09:32 ---I see several posts by Sun Dog that Chicago rate for a laborer is $35.00/hr straight time.  The rate of  $27.50 and $110.00 PD for Sr. RP techs came from Big Blues office.  So I guess a Senior Tech is worth $7.50 less an hour that a laborer. Federal PD is way more than $110 for this area.
I also noticed Bartlett wants Techs with Decommissioning experience.  A lot of those Techs live in New England. Not too sure how this will work out.  4/ 10s are nice if you live in commuting distance,  not so nice if your home in Connecticut or Mass.

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An RP tech on 40s, with PD would be making $27.5*40 +$770
Takehome from that (65% of wage, 100% of PD) = ~ $1450/wk

That laborer would get ~$910. If there wasn't a wage agreement (my area is 85% of prevailing for the union hands since it's long term work).

And that laborer will be doing all the heavy work, outside, in the snow, while the RP is counting smears, and posting on NW....

Feel free to contact the Laborer local and sign up for membership.

 [hijack]

Rennhack:

--- Quote from: techtoolong on Oct 20, 2010, 09:32 ---I see several posts by Sun Dog that Chicago rate for a laborer is $35.00/hr straight time.

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I just checked the ACTUAL prevailing wage for a laborer in Lake County Ill.  Guess what it is?  $35.20, So Sun Dog was correct... But don't just accept what people say.  Investigate, verify.

Here is a link to the prevailing wages for Lake County:

http://www.state.il.us/agency/idol/rates/ODDMO/LAKE9999.htm

For those that don't want to look it up, here is a summary:

Asbestos     $31.54
Boilermaker     $43.02
Brick     $39.03
Carpenter     $40.77
Cement     $40.30
Ceramic     $33.60
Communication     $34.15
Electric     $25.68
Electrician     $39.15
Elevator     $46.16
Fence     $32.66
Glazier     $38.00
Ht/Frost     $42.05
Iron     $40.75
Laborer     $35.20
Lather     $40.77
Machinist     $43.16
Marble     $29.10
Material     $25.20
Materials     $30.20
Millwright     $40.77
Operating     $45.10
Ornamntl     $40.20
Painter     $31.74
Piledriver     $40.77
Plasterer     $38.69
Plumber     $43.70
Roofer     $37.65
Sheetmetal     $40.46
Sign     $28.21
Sprinkler     $49.20
Steel     $40.75
Stone     $39.03
Terrazzo     $35.15
Tile     $40.49
Traffic     $24.30
Truck     $32.20
Tuckpointer     $39.20
   
 Min     $24.30
 Max     $49.20
 Average     $37.32
 Median     $39.09
 Mode     $40.77
 Deviation     $6.00

I would have to agree that $27.50/hr for a RP Tech seems low compared to the prevailing rates in the area.  It is also low compared to the Rates paid at the other long term DOE sites.  The Prevailing wage at Hanford for a laborer is $33/hr, Rad Techs get $33.60(Bart) - $37.00(URS) plus PD according to the 2 Hanford jobs posted in the job board.

I'd say $37/h & $128/day would be an attractive rate.  Who would leave that job?

It's not as much about staffing it, as it is about staffing it with high quality techs, that play well with others over long durations.  You want as little drama, errors, and turnover as you can get. -- Bottom of the barrel won't achieve those goals.

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