Decontamination Tech (Female, Age 47) in Zachary, LA

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job TitleDecontamination Tech
Salary$55,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week40
Company Size(not answered)
LocationZachary, LA
Years Experience7 years

Career Ratings

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Years in Career0
Education(not answered)
Income Rating0 / 10
Interest Rating0 / 10
Work-Life Rating0 / 10
Fulfilment Rating0 / 10

Table of Contents

Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
Major nuclear utility with locations in the north and the south.

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
Radwaste removal and containing contamination within limited areas

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
none

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
under

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
yes, I need to complete jobs that require more than one person

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Yes

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Yes

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
It is too hot in the plant

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 1
Benefits: 6
Hours: 3
Co-Workers: 4
Supervisors: 2
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 7
The Actual Work: 5

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
referral by a fiend

What was the application process?
job application and resume

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
Yes, there was a panel interview and also a hands on can you do this type of work. I had to show that I could lift a lead blanket

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
What kind of hours can you work?Can you work overtime? How do you feel about working in a hot enviroment

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes, there was OJT (on job training) and literature to read.

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
Yes there was training. It involved being instructed by one person and evaluated doing the task by supervison.

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
My educational background did not prepare me for my job. Total different concepts

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
n/a

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
I would tell them to really think about what they are getting into. Radiation exposure is not that great

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
The skills that you would have to pursue a job like mine. You would have to be willing to do anything that you are asked to do.

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
no

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
You can make more money if you travel instead of staying at one plant like I do

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
I do not have a career plan. My position is a job not a career

What are your current career goals?
My current career goals is to retire at age 55. Most of the jobs in the utility industry are just that jobs. To advance to management, means that you will be taking a pay cut and working lots of hours for free.

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
It is a very stable job that pays a decent salary. The world needs electricity and it has byproducts which have to be dealt with.

Prior work history

Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:

TitleLengthSalaryDescription
Prior Job 1decontamination7 years48KDecontamination control of plant
Prior Job 2Clerk11 years38paperwork, phones, indexing, document storage retrival

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:4

GPASchoolDegree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
3.55VariousComputer Science
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)