NukeWorker Forum

Facility & Company Information => Region IV (Western) => Palo Verde => Topic started by: 808AZ on Feb 03, 2008, 09:03

Title: Palo Verde Jobs
Post by: 808AZ on Feb 03, 2008, 09:03
I am hoping someone could point me in the right direction in regards to employment w/ the DOE. I am a new resident here in AZ, previously from Hawaii. I am interested in possible security jobs at Palo. If anyone could help w/ a little information it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you fro your time and God bless,
Title: Re: Jobs?
Post by: 808AZ on Feb 04, 2008, 01:55
And now begins my education. No... I was not aware that Palo Verde was not under DOE. If not DOE then who do they fall under. In Hawaii we have no nuclear plants that I am aware of so this is new to me. Any info you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Thank you..
Title: Re: Jobs?
Post by: RAD-GHOST on Feb 04, 2008, 04:02
They are a private utility, licensed under the Federal Government.

Start here Grasshopper............Arizon a Public Service Company!   ;)

RG
Title: Re: Jobs?
Post by: Rennhack on Feb 04, 2008, 08:16
Try using the job board, there are 5 open positions listed for Palo Verde:

http://www.nukeworker.com/job/jobfind.php?vt=1&action=search&bx_prv=AZ
Title: Re: Jobs?
Post by: Rennhack on Feb 04, 2008, 09:04
Article posted today about Palo Verde Jobs:
http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/business/articles/0201biz-paloverdehiring0203-ON.html
Title: Palo Verde Auxillary Operator Job Class up
Post by: HeidroBrand on Apr 25, 2008, 05:57
How often does Palo Verde class up for Auxiliary operators?? When will the next one be? Anyone who got in there this past March have some inside info on the interview, I hear its pretty technical. About when will they post the job on the website? Thanks in advance...
Title: Re: Palo Verde Jobs
Post by: anthonyalsup on May 10, 2008, 03:53
I have been hearing rumors about crazy money(bonuses) for SRO's hiring in at Palo Verde.  Any truth to them?
Title: Re: Palo Verde Jobs
Post by: Laundry Man on May 12, 2008, 08:13
I know for a fact that they are "testing" for RP Techs this week.  I got an email from them 6 months after applying.
LM
Title: Re: Palo Verde Jobs
Post by: bullseyerepairs on May 28, 2008, 05:25
Does anyone know if Palo Verde is doing much hiring right now?  I'm an ex-nuke submariner who got out in 1990 as an mm1 and I'm living in Albuquerque right now.  The pay here for jobs sucks BAD, and I need to get out of here.  Any ideas would be appreciated.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Palo Verde Jobs
Post by: ETNW (NavyWife) on Jun 18, 2008, 06:32
Does anyone know if there are regs about spouses working together at Palo Verde? My husband and I both work in the field and would love to re-locate to that area.
Title: Re: Palo Verde Jobs
Post by: HydroDave63 on Jun 18, 2008, 07:51
Does anyone know if there are regs about spouses working together at Palo Verde? My husband and I both work in the field and would love to re-locate to that area.

Probably best to email APS HR and ask that, since they would know any current policy.
Title: Re: Palo Verde Jobs
Post by: BStella on Jun 18, 2008, 09:17
I work at Palo Verde, know of no written policy prohibiting spouses from being hired and even know of married couple(s) that work in the same department.  There may however, be a policy as far as "working for" <OR> "under" a spouse (smile, smile).

Hope this is helpful.

PEACE.
Title: Re: Palo Verde Auxillary Operator Job Class up
Post by: Stngray on Aug 02, 2008, 06:37
How often does Palo Verde class up for Auxiliary operators?? When will the next one be? Anyone who got in there this past March have some inside info on the interview, I hear its pretty technical. About when will they post the job on the website? Thanks in advance...

They are hiring right now for AO's. The current class should be done in December, and the next class would start in January or February. The trick to getting hired as an AO at PV right now is to answer yes when they ask you if you would like to be a licensed operator at some point. The current management does not like the idea of a lifetime AO (which I strongly disagree with) and everyone hired for the last two classes has answered yes to this question. The rest of the interview is a few technical questions ( I remember a heat exchanger question, orifice/dp cell, and condenser vacuum questions, there are ten or so total), and a group interview with one of the VP's.
Title: Re: Palo Verde Jobs
Post by: Jayhaykaycay on Nov 04, 2008, 10:09
Anyone know if SROs at PV are paid hourly or on salary?
Title: Re: Palo Verde Jobs
Post by: M1Ark on Nov 15, 2008, 11:50
Anyone know if SROs at PV are paid hourly or on salary?

Hourly plus all overtime is paid at 1.5x times normal rate.  RO's get double time as well.
Title: Re: Palo Verde Jobs
Post by: Imaginos on Jun 21, 2009, 01:57
There is currently (June 21) a job posted by Atlantic for SHP techs for the Fall outage.

http://www.nukeworker.com/job/view.php?job_id=9427

As Palo Verde's oldest steam generators are 5.5 years old (Unit 2), this will actually be a RX head replacement, not an SGRP as advertised.  :)
Title: Re: Palo Verde Jobs
Post by: techtoolong on Jun 22, 2009, 07:29
Rad Techs / Sr. RP's beware.  This station can not staff for good reason.  Timing , pay, housing and supervision, supervision, supervision, supervision, supervision, supervision.... add a dash of site coordinator ( BIg Blue's)  and stupid.
Title: Re: Palo Verde Jobs
Post by: iiiisx349 on Jun 24, 2009, 06:32
i used to decon palo verde would go back in an instant
Title: Re: Palo Verde Jobs
Post by: St Raphael on Jun 24, 2009, 06:55
RX HEAD replacement - 6x12's , 6x10's what is the work schedule for the outage?
Title: Re: Palo Verde Jobs
Post by: RDTroja on Jun 25, 2009, 10:28
RX replacement - 6x12's , 6x10's what is the work schedule for the outage?

Wow -- that would be a first. Pretty sure I don't want to be there when they do that.
Title: Re: Palo Verde Jobs
Post by: St Raphael on Jun 25, 2009, 01:58
RX HEAD -HEAD REPLACEMENT
Title: Re: Palo Verde Jobs
Post by: Imaginos on Jun 26, 2009, 08:28
RX HEAD replacement - 6x12's , 6x10's what is the work schedule for the outage?

4 on/1 off...12 hour shifts...
Title: Re: Palo Verde Jobs
Post by: retired nuke on Jun 27, 2009, 02:32
4 on/1 off...12 hour shifts...

Hmm, the new fatigue rules hours - 3 days off every 15 days....
the future is here.... :o
Title: Re: Palo Verde Jobs
Post by: HydroDave63 on Jun 27, 2009, 09:58
Hmm, the new fatigue rules hours - 3 days off every 15 days....
the future is here.... :o

In France they get a nap during shift...so there is always room for improvement! ;)
Title: Re: Palo Verde Jobs
Post by: BStella on Jun 27, 2009, 11:14
In France they get a nap during shift...so there is always room for improvement! ;)

 :)
Title: Re: Palo Verde Jobs
Post by: Imaginos on Jun 28, 2009, 02:13
In France they get a nap during shift...so there is always room for improvement! ;)

Yeah, but you're in France... you give, you take, I guess...

Back on topic, Palo Verde has traded techs during past outages, but never with a French plant.
Title: Operators?
Post by: RadConRanger on Sep 03, 2009, 11:39
How often do they pick up operators here?  I do radcon these days but like being a gear head very much too.  I watch the job search site but have yet to see an operator position open.
Thanks!
Title: Re: Palo Verde Jobs
Post by: bigjohn666 on Sep 11, 2009, 12:47
They have got entry level jobs posted for RP's. Google Pinnacle West for thr jobs
Title: Re: Palo Verde Jobs
Post by: Lorrie Henson on Sep 11, 2009, 08:01
They have got entry level jobs posted for RP's. Google Pinnacle West for thr jobs

Checked just moments ago, and there are no RP positions listed.
Title: Re: Palo Verde Jobs
Post by: RadConRanger on Sep 29, 2009, 12:00
Just applied for Maintenance planner/advisor.
Hope my QA background plays a part in this one!
Title: Re: Palo Verde Jobs
Post by: Broadzilla on Sep 29, 2009, 12:20
Just applied for Maintenance planner/advisor.
Hope my QA background plays a part in this one!

What is your QA Background? If it's Navy it's meaningless.

Mike
Title: Palo Verde AO Pay
Post by: navsteve on Oct 20, 2009, 10:43
Does anyone know what the rate of pay is for an entry level AO at Palo Verde and what the expected progression would be?
Title: Re: Palo Verde Jobs
Post by: wayfarer on Feb 04, 2010, 09:21
Hi all, I get out of the Navy in about a year and was looking at Palo Verde.  I was wondering if they have an instant SRO program, & if so, when the approximate class ups are.  I have seen advice stated to go AO to license on the site, but nothing of the DSRO.

Thanks a bunch.
Title: Re: Palo Verde Jobs
Post by: DelayedNeutron on Jun 29, 2010, 11:52
I'm curious to know if Palo Verde takes Direct SRO's and how often do they class up?  ::)