Isn't that the Gospel
Actually your job sounds pretty interesting. Especially running the Seismic Processing Center. Do you need an Admin? - lollollol
I did back ground checks for nuclear outages the last few years C-B Recip was in business - lollollol Geez even the commodes got inspected during shutdown week
In the nuclear environment, our equipment was always in standby position, never primary.
I'll bet your brother remembers Three Mile Island. We didn't have equipment at that facility and it was a six hour drive from me.
We were all pondering if the wind would blow anything to us
I worry about what to worry about next and my engineers really played to that.
My husband wouldn't even talk to me when I got home from work; he'd just open another beer and pretend I wasn't there - lol lol lol
The last outage I did the prep work for was Vogtle in Georgia. The assigned engineers loved that outage because it was scheduled during Daytona Week<--as in NASCAR not college break - lol lol lol
I had one engineer that had to go to Taiwan; I didn't do anything for that except make travel/accommodation arrangements and ship whatever he would need.
He was not happy to go as they didn't have the stringent safety measures in place that we have. Someone had gotten fried the week before he left. I swear his skinny self was anorexic by the time it was time to fly but he made it back chaste and unscathed a month later
I believe the GE that was our competitor is still in business in Grove City. I left the OH/PA border for milder winters elsewhere in 1998, so I don't know.
It wouldn't surprise me if your brother might have crossed paths with some of my engineers. I loved loved loved my job. I was there 17 years and would have retired from there had Houston Corporate not closed our doors.
We had been in business since around 1830
or so. Then corporate decided there was more money in buying up things that could easily be mass produced. One engine/generator set cost about a million back then and took a year to build. I think there were only two other Foundries like ours in the U.S. We thought we'd stay in business just because of that - nupe
Kirch curtain rods, Weller soddering equipment, Diamond horseshoe nails. Anytime you see that little red paint brush line and the word "Cooper" on a product, that's the company that put my division out of business.
I should've been smart enough to realize when our R&D went out of existence before anything, that nothing good would come of it
Ahh-well, now I are retired and can spend the bulk of my day brushing horses and cleaning stalls. Plenty of exercise and no nuclear fall out unless the ammonia in the shavings counts