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Re: Callaway
« Reply #50 on: Nov 03, 2005, 12:24 »
What is SGR project status?   Heard a rumor there has been some delays.

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Re: Callaway
« Reply #51 on: Nov 10, 2005, 05:19 »
We're not done yet, but the end is in sight.  Thanks to all who have come in to give us a much needed helping hand.  Many of you have given us some great suggestions for improving the way we do things at Callaway.  I'm hopeful we'll be farsighted enough to implement those suggestions.  As a worker bee I'd like to say a special Thanks to the great group of Bartlett techs who came in this outage.  I know that we've presented some challenges but your help has gotten us through them very well.  I hope that your time here has been more pleasant than unpleasant.  If not, let us know what we can do to improve.

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Re: Callaway
« Reply #52 on: Nov 14, 2005, 10:18 »
It looked like Refuel 1 version 14 yesterday.  I hope nobody got hurt in the mad rush to clear containment!  Haven't these people ever had an outage before or is their memory just that short?  Well, we'll get done on time so's the foremen can get paid for their overtime. 

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Re: Callaway
« Reply #53 on: Nov 14, 2005, 08:00 »
I was there in 1991 and Tom Arms was still in HP forman.
had a great time, but I had to work with some guy Named Jim Keating .. Now Dudes he had some nuke storys .
Just think of it as the SGT way when you are in Salem or out in Cally

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Re: Callaway
« Reply #54 on: Nov 14, 2005, 09:10 »
Gee, that's odd. Talked to one of the contract HP Techs there...they said all housepeople are coming in to clean up and has been normal duties for them.

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Re: Callaway
« Reply #55 on: Nov 19, 2005, 09:18 »
Looks like management will get their overtime pay after all.  The breaker was closed this afternoon at 1:30 p.m.  Hope ya'll can keep it going for 18 months. 

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Re: Callaway
« Reply #56 on: Nov 21, 2005, 09:45 »
I don't know how long it will last but we've got the new world's record for a 4 loop steam generator replacement: http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/051121/cgm039.html?.v=28

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Re: Callaway
« Reply #57 on: Nov 21, 2005, 09:54 »
You're right Ramdog about safety being everyones job at the plant.  I believe that's the biggest reason we did as well as we did safety-wise.  I also believe that luck played a bigger part than it should have.  We've got some progress to make in our reaction to deadlines and impending goals.  However, I believe we can improve.  I know that the workers have.  We're just looking for some more walking of the walk, all the time rather than just showtime.  It's getting better but panic mode & goal fever still aren't pretty.  Containment cleanup was a good example.  Those involved know what I mean. 

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Re: Callaway
« Reply #58 on: Nov 22, 2005, 07:53 »
The signifigance of the record setting outage by the Callaway/SGT team was that it was a single unit replacement.  The STP record was set on the second unit of a dual unit replacement.

As far as safety goes, nothing slows down a schedule more than a safety occurrence.  Everybody needs to watch out for each other, we are our brother's keeper.

Excellent work by all involved and best of luck in the future.
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Re: Callaway
« Reply #59 on: Nov 22, 2005, 11:52 »
Thanks Starving Dog.  Here's hoping for a good run to Spring 2007.
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Re: Callaway
« Reply #60 on: Dec 11, 2005, 12:44 »
 :P I can tell you it was the worst outage I've ever been to. Like someone said safety went out the door  fast. They were very bonus driven. And the local craft was scary. I've been around some that have never been in a plant. But these people were scary. I've always heard about it being a great place to work. Sorry to say I probably won't be back. And the area. Don't want to talk about that. The drive everyday from Jeff City? The house techs (HP). They thought they were better than  me. And the site coordinator? Was not impressed with him either. Well, I'm done. Said my peace

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Re: Callaway
« Reply #61 on: Apr 03, 2006, 04:45 »
Hi Folks,
I'm going to attend a meeting of the Professional Reactor Operator Society in Saint Louis in June. I'm going to visit Ameren`s  Callaway Plant with a group of Nuclear Operators, and I'm very keen to see how you guys run a PWR-NPP.
I'll stay one week, so I have a plenty of time to explore the night life of the Gateway City. I thought that some of you "traveling specialists" can recommend some nice places where I should go? Where are the places to be, and which locations are the absolutely "NO GO'S"? Where do I get a good beer, and where the best local food?
I'm going to stay in the Drury Inn close to the Union Station, that means downtown. Should be a good place to start up, what do you think? 8)

Thanks in advance, and all recommendations are appreciated. ;)

Check you later.......... ;D



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Re: Callaway
« Reply #62 on: Apr 03, 2006, 06:29 »
Nuclear NASCAR is from the area, he should be able to help you out, and meet you for a cold one.  Wish I could be there, it would be fun.

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Re: Callaway
« Reply #63 on: Aug 26, 2006, 05:35 »
Can anyone give me any information about this plant? 

Thanks!!

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Re: Callaway
« Reply #64 on: Sep 01, 2006, 09:33 »
Can anyone give me any information about this plant? 

Thanks!!

Been a good place to work for most.  Just got steam generators and turbine upgrade, puts out almost 1300mw in cool weather.  Relies on Missouri river for coolant, stays too warm in summer, drops off load to 1260mw.  Clean, friendly people, good place to be.  Next couple refuels likely to be short ones, <=30 days.  Old 4 loop, SNUPPS pattern plant, twin to Wolf Creek.  Questions?

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Re: Callaway
« Reply #65 on: May 10, 2007, 12:01 »
Good place to work.  Plant people are the best.  BNI long turmers are snobish & un helpfull to newbees.
Site cord ,M. Palmer is the best. May be the best BNI site cord I have ever worked with.  He went out of his way to help many  techs.  I would work any job with Mr. M. Palmer, any where.  Also like to add house supervisor Mike Springer, fantastic supervisor.  T. Smith

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Re: Callaway
« Reply #66 on: May 13, 2007, 11:17 »
I apologize to anyone who thought I was being a snob. Technically, my first couple of outages at Callaway were with ARC and not BNI, so maybe Brushwolf's comment wasn't directed at me.

I do enjoy working Callaway. It is a clean low dose, low contam plant for the most part. A large majority of the people employed at Callaway are so laid back that you have to check their pulse every once in a while. There must be something in the water in Missouri. I have always had great crews to work with which makes it even easier to keep going back. Only two things keep Callaway from being a great place to work; 1. It isn't in Tennessee and 2. the access roads (O, CC, 94) were put down by a drunk construction crew. Night life in Fulton can't be beat.

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Re: Callaway
« Reply #67 on: May 13, 2007, 11:32 »
The plant still hadn't reached Mode 4 on Saturday and they had laid-off all but 18 techs.  Cut the hours to 8's and are running the ones left!

Thats not just Callaway doing the early lay-offs, seems to be a industry standard now. I remember the "old days" when they'ld keep you around till the plant was up and running and all the decon and free release of tools and equipment was done. I don't understand the economics of it, but I guess thats why I'm not in management, I'm too realistic with logistics of getting a job done.
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Re: Callaway
« Reply #68 on: May 14, 2007, 04:57 »
 I visited there during the Feb 04 exam cycle.  Loved the area and really enjoyed my stay in Jefferson City.  Hate the drive though.... I like to be closer to the plant when she blows (off steam) :P

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Re: Callaway
« Reply #69 on: May 29, 2008, 02:55 »
This thread dead? I am trying to hire on out there as a house HP tech and was hoping to find some ideas of the current culture in the HP group.

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Re: Callaway
« Reply #70 on: May 29, 2008, 11:22 »
well their next outage the may have a hard time staffing their outage.If you go there you won't be albe to go any where before or after. if you have been laid off since may and from now to feb when the next outage starts you maybe will get 4 weks in a 8 month period.That kinda SUX

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Re: Callaway
« Reply #71 on: Jun 04, 2010, 11:15 »
Whats going on at Callaway, I notice on the USA net that you've been down quite a while, need help?

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Re: Callaway
« Reply #72 on: Jun 07, 2010, 11:34 »
 A rod got stuck during pre-startup testing.  Rx was disassembled and investigated. Found a damaged control rod and associated guide tube. Both have been replaced.

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Re: Callaway
« Reply #73 on: Mar 23, 2012, 04:21 »
I was just curious as to how the atmosphere has been as Callaway in recent times?  I'm getting out of the navy next march and I'm applying to plants in the midwest.  Callaway, being that it is the closest plant to where my family is, is at the top of the list for plants I'm applying for.  Anyone that has any information or any advice it would be humbly appreciated.  Thanks.

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Re: Callaway
« Reply #74 on: Mar 26, 2012, 08:24 »
I worked Callaway this past fall and really liked it there.  The people are great to work with.  It is a WE plant not a YOU and I plant.  I think you would really like it there.  The only thing I hated was the long walk into the plant every day and the wind blew all the time.. Happy job hunting.  I don't think you could go wrong at Callaway.

 


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