News 12 at 6 o'clock; June 3, 2009
SAVANNAH RIVER SITE, S.C. --- Thousands of jobs are available and more than a billion dollars are pumping right into the area to boost our economy. We take you behind the scenes at SRS as they mark a milestone today. We also show you the work that is being done by the new hires.
For months, John Raeth looked for work. "Oh, very excited (now). I mean, I was like falling all over myself," says John.
He is now one of the 300 plus newly hired at the Savannah River Site. "I actually feel like this is one of the best kept secrets," says John.
But, what isn't a secret is that more than a thousand jobs are open and the site is looking for you to help fill some of them by September.
Pam Griffin is another one of the recently hired. She has a son in college, hitting her pocket hard, so "just the mere fact I have a position now, I'm thankful."
John and Pam are just two examples of many needed to help speed up the cleanup of radioactive waste at the site.
On Wednesday a truckload of waste left the site, to mark the milestone 1,000th such truck to leave the site.
"This is good for the nation, this shipment," says SRNS President Chuck Munns. "It's good for the region and it makes me proud to be able to do it."
"I'm very proud of the work that they've done," says SR-DOE Manager Jeff Allison.
With all of these new jobs, 5 truckloads will leave per week, compared to just 2 before. There also appears to look like a grassy knoll on the site, but we're told it really is some of the most dangerous waste here. Its waste the new hired will help dispose of, quickly.
"Now that I'm here, I realize how badly they need good, quality people," says John. About 3000 quality people are needed to make this site and your neighborhood safer.
We're told no exact date is set yet for a job fair in Aiken, but it's likely going to be in August. We'll let you know the date as soon as we find out.
Open Jobs at SRS as of June 3, 2009
Medical Laboratory Technologist
Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Senior Staff Nurse
Mechanical Process Engineer
Electrical Systems Engineer
Civil Structural Engineer
Radiological Control Inspector
Radiological Counting Facility Chemist
D&D Project Managers
D&D Project Support
Work Control Planner
Waste Process Engineer
Waste Shipping Specialist
Database Development/Management Specialist
Senior CADD/Mechanical Designer
2D, 3D Designer
Process Software Engineer
Process Systems Database Engineer
Media Destruction Specialist
Waste Tracking Process Software Database Engineer
Regulatory Document Developer
CERCLA Risk Assessor
Groundwater & Vadose Zone Modeler
Technical Trainer Area Completion
Technical Trainer – Engineering Support
Technical Trainer – General and Regulatory
Lead Technical Trainer
Training Administration Specialist
Cyber Security Specialist / Analyst
Certified Technical Security Investigator
Principal Security Classification Specialist
Senior Safeguards Specialist
Safeguards and Security Engineer
Fire Protection Administrative Lead
Fire Protection Engineer
Technical Procedure Writer
Technical Support Specialist
Nuclear Accountability Software Technical Writer
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