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Koeberg Nuclear Power Station - South Africa
« on: Dec 01, 2008, 01:30 »
There is a job posting for Koeberg Nuclear Power Station that was put up last week.  Anyone out there have any experience here?  Are there personal safety issues that need to be considered?  Thanks.
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Re: Koeberg Nuclear Power Station - South Africa
« Reply #1 on: Dec 01, 2008, 01:48 »
What link to it?

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Re: Koeberg Nuclear Power Station - South Africa
« Reply #3 on: Dec 01, 2008, 02:52 »
Got a carpenter that was here for our last outage (VY) - loves it down there, works there all he can, considers it his second home....

under different personal conditions, I'd sure consider it... ;)
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Re: Koeberg Nuclear Power Station - South Africa
« Reply #4 on: Dec 03, 2008, 10:43 »
Has anyone called to ask what the pay/per diem is?

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Re: Koeberg Nuclear Power Station - South Africa
« Reply #5 on: Dec 04, 2008, 11:05 »
Has anyone called to ask what the pay/per diem is?

   ..."Dear Bill,

Thank you for the interest that you have shown in this job posting.

Your resume has been forwarded to Eskom. 

We had more interest than the 10 positions we are looking for, so Eskom will make a first selection and tell us with who we can proceed further and have a telephonic interview. These will take place beginning of the week of 15 December.

By that time I will have sent to you a mail with most of the answers to the questions you have in mind ( hourly rate, per diem, overtime, travel ticket, start date etc… ).

I shall be abroad next week, but will be able to answer my mails.

With kind regards.

Bernard Jongen

Managing Partner

Deros International

Unit A3, Westlake Square, Westlake Drive

Cape Town 7945

Tel.: (+27) 086 118 58 72

Mob.: (+27) 072 263 20 54

Fax: (+27) 021 701 06 03



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Re: Koeberg Nuclear Power Station - South Africa
« Reply #6 on: Dec 04, 2008, 12:46 »
steve gary can give you some inside info on this since he did it before. its not a wild and weird as when i applied back in the 80s.

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Re: Koeberg Nuclear Power Station - South Africa
« Reply #7 on: Dec 04, 2008, 03:17 »
i got an email back from the guy just like yours. one difference is that he wanted to know my rate? i emailed him back about ten questions he needed to answer before i gave him my " rate " such as peir diem. etc?

has anyone heard of a rate or peir diem yet ????

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Re: Koeberg Nuclear Power Station - South Africa
« Reply #8 on: Dec 04, 2008, 05:24 »
i dont think this is a perdiam job. its a real job, not a temp job. there was a stipend and travel money, but its not a temp job.

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Re: Koeberg Nuclear Power Station - South Africa
« Reply #9 on: Dec 04, 2008, 07:13 »
It's sounds like an interesting job.
I would love to try it as a contractor.
The one big problem with south africa is when you go in the ocean half the time you get eaten by a white shark.
I wonder if that is what happened to the 10 tech postions???????
Loss of techs by attrition

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Re: Koeberg Nuclear Power Station - South Africa
« Reply #10 on: Dec 04, 2008, 08:12 »
It's sounds like an interesting job.
I would love to try it as a contractor.
The one big problem with south africa is when you go in the ocean half the time you get eaten by a white shark.
I wonder if that is what happened to the 10 tech postions???????
Loss of techs by attrition

  ...i spoke with bernard jongen, the recruiter for this job and a permanent employee of deros international, at length...

  ...the client, askom - owner of koeberg, has requested 10 technicians to commit to one year starting in early january...

  ... 6 months are outage (one spring, one fall, each 3 months long)...

   ...he is aware that the average american technician earns $25 per hour and receives $100 per day per diem...

   ...he is aware of overtime...

   ...his intention is to arrange the most favorable pay structure based on those numbers...

   ...that may include the creation of a company that would allow u.s. tax free and payment in american currency...

   ...he is currently investigating his options as well as clarifying client information (hours, travel, etc.)...

   ...he will be making offers in mid december if all goes well...

« Last Edit: Dec 04, 2008, 08:14 by wlrun3 »

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Re: Koeberg Nuclear Power Station - South Africa
« Reply #11 on: Dec 17, 2008, 09:01 »
Has anyone heard anything from these guys lately? 

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Re: Koeberg Nuclear Power Station - South Africa
« Reply #12 on: Dec 19, 2008, 12:05 »
i would go..i think it would be a grand adventure :)
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Re: Koeberg Nuclear Power Station - South Africa
« Reply #13 on: Dec 19, 2008, 10:16 »

...Bernard Jongen
Managing Partner
Deros International
Unit A3, Westlake Square, Westlake Drive
Cape Town 7945
Tel.: (+27) 086 118 58 72
Mob.: (+27) 072 263 20 54
Fax: (+27) 021 701 06 03
bernard@derosinternational.com...





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Re: Koeberg Nuclear Power Station - South Africa
« Reply #14 on: Dec 19, 2008, 02:55 »
If you are in his short list, he will set up a phone interview next Mon. to Wed. and on Fri. 26th.    He has said he has his sort list and will be making selections for a Jan. 19th start.

Good luck to any one else who is on the list.

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Re: Koeberg Nuclear Power Station - South Africa
« Reply #15 on: Dec 23, 2008, 08:46 »
Any one hear from Dero since after they got their short list e-mail ?
« Last Edit: Dec 23, 2008, 09:39 by techtoolong »

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Re: Koeberg Nuclear Power Station - South Africa
« Reply #16 on: Dec 24, 2008, 11:08 »
I read that S. Africa is on hold due to not knowing if they can receive the backing they need, also, they are waiting on the election which should be after the frst of the year.

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Re: Koeberg Nuclear Power Station - South Africa
« Reply #17 on: Dec 24, 2008, 11:25 »
Can you tell me where you read that information ?  Happy Holidays

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Re: Koeberg Nuclear Power Station - South Africa
« Reply #18 on: Dec 24, 2008, 01:18 »
Yea, Go to:
   http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/NP_Nuclear_decisions_delayed_in_South_Africa_2210083.html

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Re: Koeberg Nuclear Power Station - South Africa
« Reply #19 on: Dec 25, 2008, 10:33 »
The post you refered to says that building new plants is on hold. It says nothing about the outages.
I have not heard from Bernard. However I had asked him to call Friday.
I'll see what happens.

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Re: Koeberg Nuclear Power Station - South Africa
« Reply #20 on: Dec 25, 2008, 01:23 »
I have not heard from either.  I did not specify a day.  I will let you know.  Merry Christmas

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Re: Koeberg Nuclear Power Station - South Africa
« Reply #21 on: Dec 26, 2008, 12:20 »
I got an email yesterday saying that he would be making calls today and tomorrow. He has not called me today as of yet. For those still interested he quoted me $30 and $100. The big thing is they do not offer health insurance of any kind. so it is up to the individual to arrange for their own insurance.

I hope that everyone had a MERRY CHRISTMASand a HAPPY NEW YEAR

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Re: Koeberg Nuclear Power Station - South Africa
« Reply #22 on: Dec 26, 2008, 04:14 »
I just talked to Bernard. He answered my questions and it was a good interview.
One thing he didn't know about, (he said he is the recruiter only) was what units are used to measure radiation.  We use mr's. Is it the same there? I know it should be easy to convert, but as we know the rest of the world uses all types of conversions that we don't use.
So, I hope everyone has a good talk with him.

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Re: Koeberg Nuclear Power Station - South Africa
« Reply #23 on: Dec 26, 2008, 04:22 »
they use SI units.

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Re: Koeberg Nuclear Power Station - South Africa
« Reply #24 on: Dec 26, 2008, 08:29 »
I do not think you need to worry about conversions all meters are sold in both units.  Did any one ask about a theory test ? Did any one get a solid offer ?  I spoke to him he just asked my questions.  Travel will be reimbursed and they will pick up at the airport and will have accommodations at a reasonable local B&B. The pay is biweekly in South African Rands and direct deposit to a bank account you need to set up there and can be wired transfered to USA.  I know you need several inoculations and medicines to travel there.  There is a quality control issue with prescription meds there also.  Happy New Year

 


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