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  • Nuclear Power Plant Security

    Company name: WACKENHUT CORPORATION

    Job title: Armed Security Officer
    Job type: Full Time
    Hours per week: 40
    Job(s) available: 8

    Job location: Covert, Michigan

    Salary: From $ 14.54 To $ 19.00 per hour.

    Benefits: dental insurance, medical insurance, optical insurance, paid sick leave, paid vacation
    Other Benefit: After probation periods
    https://www.michworks.org/mtb/user/p...iew_type=PRINT

  • #2
    Also

    Also, if this is the kind of work you seek.
    Securitas is looking for people for a 9 month temp armed gig at the Crystal River Energy Complex in Florida. The pay is similar. Apply via their website.
    They are however, more interested in your physical abilities than your ability to do the job. The Securitas Team Lead has been there for many years and has built a paramilitary organization and wants only more of the same. Not a bad thing, just be aware when you apply that your ability to run and climb ladders is going to be the most important thing.
    Anybody know if the Wackenhut Nuclear Plant folks are the same????

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    • #3
      Must be full

      The link for the Wackenhut job goes to a message that the job has been removed from the job board. May be full or withdrawn. don't know.

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      • #4
        Is that the plant the wack job mentioned in a town meeting from the caves of Afghanistan a few months ago? He had specifically mentioned a Nuke plant in Mich as one of their next targets among a few other places.
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        THE AVERAGE RESPONSE TIME FOR A .357 MAGNUM ROUND IS 1400 FEET PER SECOND?
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Tsalla Apopka View Post
          Also, if this is the kind of work you seek.
          Securitas is looking for people for a 9 month temp armed gig at the Crystal River Energy Complex in Florida. The pay is similar. Apply via their website.
          They are however, more interested in your physical abilities than your ability to do the job. The Securitas Team Lead has been there for many years and has built a paramilitary organization and wants only more of the same. Not a bad thing, just be aware when you apply that your ability to run and climb ladders is going to be the most important thing.
          Anybody know if the Wackenhut Nuclear Plant folks are the same????
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          I wonder why only 9 months?? Also they have been advertising but then refer you to securitas website which doesn't show the job as being opened. Also wish the states/ sites were either sorted by states or Alphabetical order.
          THE VIEWS EXPRESSED ON THIS WEBSITE/BLOG ARE MINE ALONE AND DO NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT THE VIEWS OF MY EMPLOYER.

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          • #6
            The plant is getting ready for an "outage" - which means they are making construction changes to the plant - construction means construction workers and more workers on site means more security. The outage should be complete in 6 to 9 months.
            Application is open from 5/3 for only about a week. It was advertised in the Citrus Chronicle today so should be open on the website now.
            Temp people usually have first shot as permanent jobs open after outage since they are already trained.
            Zip code in area is 34465 - enter that at website.....

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Tsalla Apopka View Post
              The plant is getting ready for an "outage" - which means they are making construction changes to the plant - construction means construction workers and more workers on site means more security. The outage should be complete in 6 to 9 months.
              Application is open from 5/3 for only about a week. It was advertised in the Citrus Chronicle today so should be open on the website now.
              Temp people usually have first shot as permanent jobs open after outage since they are already trained.
              Zip code in area is 34465 - enter that at website.....
              My gf's family lives down there. I was told it was in Chronicle by gf. I already knew about it but it wasn't available on company site. It's showing available atlunch time. But who's going to leave a nuclear security site?? It shows it starts in June. But thanks for update. It's a temp position. As expected Application has many questions.
              THE VIEWS EXPRESSED ON THIS WEBSITE/BLOG ARE MINE ALONE AND DO NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT THE VIEWS OF MY EMPLOYER.

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              • #8
                Nuclear Security is a growth field. There are still a lot of "growing pains" ahead, but look for better pay, better training, better opportunities and better performance. Getting it right is going to be a bottom line issue for Private Security. Nuclear isn't the only industry in the US subject to terrorist attack. My two cents.
                Booth

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                • #9
                  Mike has a good point

                  Mike Booth has a very good point. This is a growth industry and skills learned and experience gained in Nuclear Plant Security will be a very useful career move for a young person.
                  I know this plant advertises for new permanent security people every few months AND MOST IMPORTANTLY there is a new 2 nuke plant facility going in just a few miles up the road that will need a lot of security in the near future.
                  On top of all that the area is nice with a low cost of living and fishing, scuba and boating in fresh and salt water 12 months a year.
                  All of that makes me even sadder that they wouldn't even consider my old overweight butt for one of the temp jobs. I think I got 10 minutes into the interview and they sent me packin.................

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                  • #10
                    I work for Wackenhut, I do know that the Officers they use at Nuclear sites and similar usually require you have have had a security clearance with the DOD before. Usually these guys/girls are former military or federal level employee. An average "guard" would probably not make it too far in the application process and if they do, they would be in a low percentile.

                    I would think that your physical strength is a big part of the requirement, LOL No one wants to place an over weight or out-of-shape person on a site where he/she may have to run, jump,dive,crawl, climb all while engaging a threat with a m-14
                    Be Professional, Be Alert, Be Ever-Ready and for God's sake Don't be a Dumbass

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                    • #11
                      You're right

                      You're mostly correct II Captain II, the physical requirements are significant in this job and they will look at people that already have clearances first.
                      Also important is experience with the AR15 or similar weaponry .
                      I think the problem at Crystal River is that the physical aspects are blown out of proportion to the point they will hire some young guy/gal that's dumb as a box of ball ping hammers but can do 100 push-ups. They get an older person that can only do 15 or 20 push-ups and only run a 10 minute mile but is smart and they pass on that person because they're 15 pounds overweight. They end up with an extremely high turn-over rate and team members that can't think.
                      You'd think that the need for a bunch of temps would give them an opportunity to try out some of the smarter guys/gals

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                      • #12
                        Ya, you gotta have a good resume for the Nuke Job, We had over 600 apply last month to our Monticello plant. Only looking to fill 20 positions.

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                        • #13
                          10 CFR Part 73 (Rules and Regs that govern commercial nuclear security) does not require any specific physical standards for security officers at nuclear power stations. Each utility sets its own standard after NRC approval is obtained. For the most part, most commercial sites implement some type of "tactical" firearms stress course that must be completed annually (in addition to the standard NRA approved handgun/rifle/shotgun qualification).

                          It sounds like Crystal River has decided to exceed the "standard" physical qualifications for all INITIAL applicants. There are obvious pros and cons associated with this type of requirement.

                          Security clearances are also not a requirement at commercial nuclear facilities (or power plants). Security officers are required to obtain/maintain unescorted access at their assigned facility. Unescorted access is granted after the officer completes initial general employee training and a background investigation (fingerprinting, criminal and credit history, psychological assessment). Unescorted access can be obtained in about 2-3 days, and unlike a security clearance, unescorted access does not allow the individual to have access to any classified information.

                          Tsalla Apopka-

                          I agree, maturity and work experience should (at times) also be considered just as important as a younger officer's physical abilities. Especially when you consider the ACTUAL mission of the security force assigned to commercial nuclear facilities.
                          Last edited by Sierra 1; 05-09-2009, 07:45 PM.

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                          • #14
                            Crystal River tempposition required online application. I don't recall a place to submit actual resume. JT Monticello where?What state.
                            THE VIEWS EXPRESSED ON THIS WEBSITE/BLOG ARE MINE ALONE AND DO NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT THE VIEWS OF MY EMPLOYER.

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                            • #15
                              Monticello, MN...................

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