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Facility & Company Information => Region I (North East) => Ginna => Topic started by: Rennhack on Nov 30, 2002, 07:01

Title: Ginna
Post by: Rennhack on Nov 30, 2002, 07:01
Don't forget to vote.  Keep your comments civil.
Title: Ginna
Post by: cms on Jan 13, 2003, 10:33
I absolutely loved working the Ginna outage last Spring.  Would go back in a heartbeat.  Everyone there is great.  Very fair and very nice.
Title: Ginna
Post by: SloGlo on Jan 14, 2003, 03:12
its been so long since i was in the middle of that apple orchard.... but it was always one of my favorite plants!
Title: Ginna
Post by: Silverback on Jan 14, 2003, 01:16
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Dispite the fact that it was bitter cold, the plant itself and the area were not too bad. In 1984 it was rated as a "country club".But,I had a run-in with the site coordinator and left the plant after only a couple of weeks.
Title: Ginna
Post by: gmoney on Jan 23, 2003, 04:30
The training department does an excellent job. As for the rest of the plant.............just another powerhouse without any food......oh, except for an in house Blimpy's. (if memeory serves me right?)

Title: Ginna
Post by: Mike McFarlin on Jan 24, 2003, 06:38
Nice area, nice folks, great apples. Great house of pain (Wellness Center) to work out.
Title: Ginna
Post by: littlebittime on Jun 22, 2003, 05:41
So Unc... how fast was ya going?
Title: Ginna
Post by: littlebittime on Jun 23, 2003, 07:20

My best (worst?) ticket was 29 miles over the speed limit.   Nearly had my license removed on the spot!  The officer "let me go with 29"  - I was actually doing 32 over.  But I went to court... was asked to lunch by the judge (I didn't go) ... and got the whole thing reduced to 10 miles over and a small fine.  The judge told me it was probably the car that was the problem (IROC Z)  he was sure that it was simply too much car for me.. and since I was new to driving it.. I probably didn't realize how fast I was going.  I just nodded in agreement with whatever he said. lol

It was also the ticket that brought my husband and I together... he drove by pointed and laughed as i was getting the ticket.   As luck would have it... he was going to the same location I was heading to... I told him he owed me a beer for being rude... we were married 2 years later.   By the same judge who reduced my ticket!  lol

Title: Ginna
Post by: phyteach2001 on Jul 08, 2003, 03:13
Greetings,

     I was curious about sending resumes to the plant.  I am a former navy nuke (mm1/ss qualified ers) and was thinking about becoming an operator again.  In the time since I left teh navy, I finished a Masters degree in physics.  My email addy is phyteach2001@yahoo.com

Regards,
Scott
Title: Ginna
Post by: UncaBuffalo on Jul 10, 2003, 03:17
EVERYONE has been telling me how great Ginna is, so I was surprised to see 3 people had ranked it "Below Average"...maybe they could elaborate a bit so I'd know if I want to go this fall?

Thanks!
Title: Ginna
Post by: Rennhack on Jul 10, 2003, 07:11
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EVERYONE has been telling me how great Ginna is, so I was surprised to see 3 people had ranked it "Below Average"...maybe they could elaborate a bit so I'd know if I want to go this fall?

Thanks!


UncaB,

You cannot please all of the people all of the time.  I worked Ginna, and I can tell you it is one of the best-kept secrets in the nuclear industry.  The people there are the nicest people I have met north of the MD line.  They cover your back, and welcome you as family.  I cannot sing their praises enough.

Just my 2 cents.
Title: Ginna
Post by: Iowa_HP on Jul 10, 2003, 07:55
I worked the Ginna plant in 1996 and loved it! The people were great and treated me very well! Can't imagine anyone not liking it there. Mike was right, Ginna is a well kept secret!!!
Title: Ginna
Post by: Already Gone on Jul 10, 2003, 08:09
Forget about those negative ratings.  I was a house tech there for almost all of the nineties.  Even though they fired my ass ( I had it coming ), they are still the best in my book.  Even though it has been over five years since I left, I can't imagine the place being anything other than fun.  If you're a roadie, you will love it there.  The only problem you will have there is if you bring a bad attitude (like the one I had).
The closest comparison I can think of is Prairie Island.  If you liked it there, you wil love Ginna.
Title: Ginna
Post by: RDTroja on Jul 10, 2003, 09:15
Worked Ginna in 1981 so I can't comment on today, but I had a great time and the people were very good to me.
Title: Ginna
Post by: SloGlo on Jul 10, 2003, 09:58
haven't been back since the late 70s, but had a great time there then.  anybuddy that hides a plant in a apple orchard definitely sets a tone.... ;D
Title: Ginna
Post by: UncaBuffalo on Sep 25, 2003, 09:59
Well, decided I WOULD give Ginna a try and it was one of the best outages I've had since I went back on the road...nice people, pretty area, GREAT feeds (I gained ten pounds...Danny!), and we actually had enough techs.

Sure am glad I caught an outage before they get sold...everyone thinks it's gonna go downhill when/if the sale goes thru.
Title: Ginna
Post by: UncaBuffalo on Sep 25, 2003, 10:13
Sodus Point (20 minutes east of the plant) is a big fishing/vacation town...lots of fully furnished (linens, utensils, etc. included) cottages and vacation homes available by the week or month.
Title: Ginna
Post by: BLB on Sep 28, 2003, 08:45
My favorite site to work. The people are the best you could find. Always had a good time at Ginna. If your into archery, check out Rochester Hollow Grinder in Rochester. And if you do check out Rochester Hollow Grinder tell Dave I said BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA.
               B. L. Brownsberger
Title: Ginna
Post by: Gball on Nov 30, 2003, 05:09
For those who care... ::)
Ginna was sold to Constellation Energy Group! Should take until June-July to sign papers.
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Title: Ginna
Post by: IBENNUKED on Jan 13, 2004, 08:29
The only disadvantage to Ginna is the cold and the wind, everything else was great.
Title: Ginna
Post by: bodyburden on Feb 10, 2004, 07:10
Ya, it's cold and windy.  after the first night I rolled in, I woke up to 12 inches of snow on the ground!  But, if you can stand the weather, the people at Ginna are AWESOME.  They feed you, they treat you very well, they don't work you very hard, people are laid back.  The area was fun, once I got over the blinding blizards that came out of nowhere. "Lake effects?"  or something like that.  I stayed at some executive apartment complex in Webster NY.  Had a couple of roomates on backshift.  One of the nicest and cheapest places I ever stayed.  Training was exceptional.  The first Friday after I got there and spent the week in training, we all got invited to an opener party at a local bar.  After a few drinks with some old friends, we ended up in a crowd full of folks in scrubs, obviously techs.  They fully convinced me that they were road techs, working for another company on a split contract, and they kept complaining about how crappy it was there.  Later that night, I found out those guys were the RPM, RadOps Supervisor, RadWaste Supervisor, etc.  Their management is actually involved in the plant!!!  And they were fooling; it was a great place to work, and truly a well kept secret!
Title: Ginna
Post by: richardb52 on Feb 18, 2004, 03:57
 :)  Great place to work.  I was there Sept, Oct of 2003.  Nice workout place, the Lead House usually got us all pizza or subs once a week.  Real nice people to work with.
Title: Ginna
Post by: Melrose on Feb 19, 2004, 06:07
 :'( I believe all the praises regarding the "country club" will be dying away soon, as Constellation has Ginna now.  Haven't heard proof positive of new ownership, just think I recall hearing the news.  Don't think the people there will change nor the fact that it's a great place to work because of them.  Just don't think that the regular hang-out area will be alive much longer.
Title: Ginna
Post by: Chelios on Feb 20, 2004, 11:20
I worked Ginna in '85. Apparently I had violated one of their unwritten rules and the Maintenance foreman took me aside, and in polite and very constructive manner, explained his expectations. It is one of the few plants that work as a team to get the job done. I hope that they don't change. And yes, the food is good and plentiful and they make sure that you have time to eat.
Title: Ginna
Post by: sly on Nov 15, 2004, 05:25
Hi!

I'm new here and I find this forum very useful.

I come from Croatia (Europe) and I am working in a small contractor company providing support for Krsko NPP in neighbouring country Slovenia.

Currently a am developing Emergency Class determination program in accprdance with NEI 99-01 Methodology. I also have to develop a Emergency Action levels plan similar to one that is used in GINNA NY.

I have some questions concerning items on the mentioned plan and would welcome anybody familliar with GINNA NPP!

sincerely,
Silvestar
Title: Ginna
Post by: Ikesss on Apr 10, 2005, 08:51
After working for "the house" in So Cal, I took vacation to see what it was like at Ginna, which Iplan to move to in the future. The skinny:


House folks, a great bunch of people. There's no separation between contract and house. Paid lunch, travel in/out.

The weather...Cold...Duh.

Had my badge the first day. I've been back at my plant for a week and am still waiting.

Good first at local Restuarants.

Apparently Constellation looks to making things not as much "fun" as it used to be. Still a good outage, a lot of comman sense applied. A couple pizza runs to boot. I'll be back if they take me...
Title: Ginna
Post by: imbucky on Feb 28, 2006, 01:21
I was wondering if I could get some help from Ginna? I need some info on what there is for RP resources, ie. how many RP techs do you have??
Thanks! ;)
Title: Ginna
Post by: imbucky on Jun 15, 2007, 09:21
I am looking for a house mouse RP tech at Ginna to get some information on thier staffing, any suggestions or numbers?
Title: Re: Ginna
Post by: Smooth Operator on Nov 17, 2008, 07:22
A friend of mine is applying to Ginna to be an NLO and I was wondering what Ginna typically starts its Operators at and what kind of relocation is offered for this this job.
Title: Re: Ginna
Post by: revmanny on Mar 04, 2009, 12:16
I think around 23-25/hr.
Title: Security Officer positions at Ginna
Post by: Hairbear on Jul 29, 2009, 10:26
Looking to get into the Ginna Power Plant as a Security Officer. I have my pistol permit. Military background. And Resume, just wondering how I go about contacting the HR office to submit my info. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: Security Officer positions at Ginna
Post by: Fermi2 on Jul 29, 2009, 10:44
Try their website?
Title: Re: Security Officer positions at Ginna
Post by: Hairbear on Jul 29, 2009, 10:48
They don't have a clear website on hiring. Its the sister to Constellation(in Oswego), so when looking in Careers on Ginna, it takes you too Constellations website. Just thought that there was a different way to get my resume to them.
Title: Re: Security Officer positions at Ginna
Post by: Fermi2 on Jul 30, 2009, 12:00
If there's a corporate website, ie Constellation it seems clear enough to me.
Title: Re: Security Officer positions at Ginna
Post by: Hairbear on Jul 30, 2009, 08:38
NO Oswego County. But willing to travel back and forth.
Title: Re: Security Officer positions at Ginna
Post by: Hairbear on Jul 30, 2009, 08:40
I heard they hire through Wackenhut. But haven't heard anything back from them.
Title: Re: Ginna
Post by: vagabond on Jul 31, 2009, 08:04
https://careers.constellation.com/psp/careers/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_HM_PRE&Action=A&SiteId=3

Go to location and select NY-Ontario.  I checked and there aren't any current Security openings, and I'm not sure if they hire through other companies.  Are you going to apply at NMP as well since it seems like you're closer?  Best of luck to you!
Title: Re: Ginna
Post by: Hairbear on Aug 05, 2009, 03:46
vagabond- Thank you! I really appreciate the help. yes, i will be applying to NMP as well.
Title: Re: Ginna
Post by: HydroDave63 on Feb 17, 2015, 10:39
A recent item in the news:

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