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Re: Palo Verde
« Reply #300 on: Apr 21, 2011, 02:09 »
The thickness of your skin should not be a factor. This is not the Navy and you shouldn't be subjected to anything but professional courtesy in the workplace. Remember you're making a career choice that should last for many many years, and if youre not happy there the alternative is misery up unitl the time you quit! and we don't take permanent jobs just to quit later. Every ones goal should be to have a career where they are supplementing a quality of life outside of work, and in most cases all that work gets left behind the gates when you leave. In short don't go taking a job that sucks because you think you can handle it, take the job because it's the right job for you and your family.

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Re: Palo Verde
« Reply #301 on: Apr 21, 2011, 07:13 »
It's not a matter of exactly how thick my skin is, but the fact I can withstand what some people may consider terrible treatment. I'm not downplaying what the work conditions are, just that the sometimes that is the nature of the beast. Sometimes you have to put up with stupid stuff to get to where you want to be. I merely stated that I think I can handle the tough parts for the parts I'm looking forward to.

Offline HydroDave63

Re: Palo Verde
« Reply #302 on: Jul 15, 2011, 12:47 »
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Illegal immigrant working inside nuke plant arrested

Posted: Jul 14, 2011 3:28 PM

PHOENIX - Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's deputies arrested an illegal immigrant working inside the Palo Verde Nuclear Plant, the nation's largest nuclear plant and one of the most closely monitored in the country.

Cruz Loya Alvares was taken into custody by Sheriff Deputies Wednesday and interrogated by the Sheriff's Human Smuggling detectives.

Deputies determined that the worker is, in fact, here illegally. Cruz admitted he has been in the U.S. illegally for most of the past 15 years. He was detained and deported in 2000 but paid a coyote for re-entry into the U.S. And last month, Cruz admitted that in June 2011, Mesa Police cited him for driving with a suspended license.

According to Sheriff Arpaio, Cruz tried to gain access to the Nuclear power plant on Monday but was denied entrance because his Mexican Driver's license was expired.

He then returned on Tuesday, this time as a passenger in a contractor's vehicle. Cruz presented an Arizona Identification card and was permitted into the facility. When plant authorities more carefully examined the card some time later, officials thought it may be illegitimate and contacted the Sheriff's Office.


http://www.kvoa.com/news/illegal-immigrant-working-inside-nuke-plant-arrested/

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Re: Palo Verde
« Reply #303 on: Jul 15, 2011, 02:15 »
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Illegal immigrant working inside nuke plant arrested

Posted: Jul 14, 2011 3:28 PM

PHOENIX - Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's deputies arrested an illegal immigrant working inside the Palo Verde Nuclear Plant, the nation's largest nuclear plant and one of the most closely monitored in the country.

Cruz Loya Alvares was taken into custody by Sheriff Deputies Wednesday and interrogated by the Sheriff's Human Smuggling detectives.

Deputies determined that the worker is, in fact, here illegally. Cruz admitted he has been in the U.S. illegally for most of the past 15 years. He was detained and deported in 2000 but paid a coyote for re-entry into the U.S. And last month, Cruz admitted that in June 2011, Mesa Police cited him for driving with a suspended license.

According to Sheriff Arpaio, Cruz tried to gain access to the Nuclear power plant on Monday but was denied entrance because his Mexican Driver's license was expired.

He then returned on Tuesday, this time as a passenger in a contractor's vehicle. Cruz presented an Arizona Identification card and was permitted into the facility. When plant authorities more carefully examined the card some time later, officials thought it may be illegitimate and contacted the Sheriff's Office.


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Re: Palo Verde
« Reply #304 on: Jul 15, 2011, 02:35 »
Someone is in trouble.  I am sure the contractor had to submit a list of names in advance to security for personnel entering the Owner Controlled Area.  Wonder how his name slipped by.
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Re: Palo Verde
« Reply #305 on: Jul 15, 2011, 04:40 »
Need some staff aug?

Illegal immigrant working inside nuke plant arrested

Posted: Jul 14, 2011 3:28 PM

PHOENIX - Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's deputies arrested an illegal immigrant working inside the Palo Verde Nuclear Plant, the nation's largest nuclear plant and one of the most closely monitored in the country.

Cruz Loya Alvares was taken into custody by Sheriff Deputies Wednesday and interrogated by the Sheriff's Human Smuggling detectives.

Deputies determined that the worker is, in fact, here illegally. Cruz admitted he has been in the U.S. illegally for most of the past 15 years. He was detained and deported in 2000 but paid a coyote for re-entry into the U.S. And last month, Cruz admitted that in June 2011, Mesa Police cited him for driving with a suspended license.

According to Sheriff Arpaio, Cruz tried to gain access to the Nuclear power plant on Monday but was denied entrance because his Mexican Driver's license was expired.

He then returned on Tuesday, this time as a passenger in a contractor's vehicle. Cruz presented an Arizona Identification card and was permitted into the facility. When plant authorities more carefully examined the card some time later, officials thought it may be illegitimate and contacted the Sheriff's Office.


http://www.kvoa.com/news/illegal-immigrant-working-inside-nuke-plant-arrested/

The guy never accessed the plant (PA) or even attempted to gain access to the plant as the article states.  The guy tried to access the OCA by flashing a Mexican ID.  Mexican nationals working at nuclear plants is not uncommon so a Mexican ID is not unusual.  The security force was alert and did their job and denied access to the OCA when they noted the Mexican ID card had expired.

The next day he returns and presents an official looking state ID card, and is granted access to the OCA.  BFD.  The security force becomes suspicious about the authenticity of the State ID card and calls the Sheriff.

Seems like the Palo Verde security system worked.  The portion of the security system that has failed and continues to fail is at the Federal level.  The Feds slammed Arizona when Arizona tried to protect their state from the plague of illegals coming from the South, saying it was a Fed job to control immigration, legal and illegal.  Maybe if the Feds let Arizona govern Arizona this never would have happened.

  

« Last Edit: Jul 15, 2011, 04:44 by Sun Dog »

Offline HydroDave63

Re: Palo Verde
« Reply #306 on: Aug 08, 2011, 04:48 »
Unit 1: Stuck between a rod and a hard place?  :P

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Re: Palo Verde
« Reply #307 on: Aug 21, 2011, 06:48 »
Anyone see the lights flicker this morning for Unit 3?

Offline Takar

Re: Palo Verde
« Reply #308 on: Jan 01, 2013, 01:07 »
 I am looking for a current pay range for PVNGS Aux Operators(NLO). I have 3 years of Commericial NLO experience and 9 Years Experience as EWS/RO in Nuke Navy.Thanks.

Offline DelayedNeutron

Re: Palo Verde
« Reply #309 on: Jan 21, 2013, 01:09 »
I'm more interested in their Aux Op hiring cycles, how often they class up, how many they usually hire and when the next hiring cycle is due.  The APS website has been listing a FUTURE OPPORTUNITY for months for an AO position.  If anyone has any info or rumors, that would be much appreciated.  Thanks.

Offline Takar

Re: Palo Verde
« Reply #310 on: Mar 03, 2013, 09:08 »
They are just wrapping up a hiring cycle of AO's. Last class was big at 15-20 AO's.

Offline DelayedNeutron

Re: Palo Verde
« Reply #311 on: Sep 11, 2013, 02:39 »
I see that PV has a posting for hiring AO's and I'm interested in knowing what the current pay rate for newly hired Operators, as well as any pay bumps as quals progress. (They have a question on the website application that asks "Min Pay", is why I'm asking).   Does anyone know if the class start date will be before or after the New Year? Thanks.


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Re: Palo Verde
« Reply #312 on: Sep 11, 2013, 02:43 »
AO initial training has been starting in January for the last several years. I don't know what current pay is, but five years ago it started at $25/hr going up to about $35/hr when fully qualed.

Offline DelayedNeutron

Re: Palo Verde
« Reply #313 on: Oct 03, 2013, 02:32 »
Thanks for the reply.  It seems after five years it would be in the $30 plus or minus a dollar for starting.( :-\ wishful thinking?)

Offline HydroDave63

Re: Palo Verde
« Reply #314 on: Oct 03, 2013, 08:28 »
Thanks for the reply.  It seems after five years it would be in the $30 plus or minus a dollar for starting.( :-\ wishful thinking?)

As long as houses in PHX Metro are still 'buy-one-get-one-free' and no competing major employers in a hiring mode, starting wages are not likely to change.

Offline navynukedoc

Re: Palo Verde
« Reply #315 on: Nov 28, 2013, 06:11 »
As long as houses in PHX Metro are still 'buy-one-get-one-free' and no competing major employers in a hiring mode, starting wages are not likely to change.

Hey now, my house gained $60K value in the last 2 years! (And yes I did get a great deal on it!)
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Offline DelayedNeutron

Re: Palo Verde
« Reply #316 on: Dec 02, 2013, 04:53 »
Curious to see if anyone has any info on the next AO class. Have they started doing interviews yet?  Is the class still starting in January or has it been pushed to April?

Offline Andrewdmizzou

Re: Palo Verde
« Reply #317 on: Dec 03, 2013, 08:57 »
I've been told the class up has been moved to April.

Offline amb628

Re: Palo Verde
« Reply #318 on: Jan 30, 2014, 09:29 »
So does anyone have an update with the AO positions?

Offline Andrewdmizzou

Re: Palo Verde
« Reply #319 on: Mar 16, 2014, 12:24 »
I got an offer and it looks like I'll be classing up here in a few weeks. Anyone else on here get an offer?

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Re: Palo Verde
« Reply #320 on: Apr 24, 2014, 06:13 »
I'm scheduled to take the P.O.S.S on May 2nd. Anyone else?

 


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