New Hire FAQS

We're very pleased that you'll be coming aboard the BPMI team. You can take pride in the fact that you're joining an organization committed to teamwork, cooperation, and the pursuit of excellence.

What's required for my school transcripts?
Final official transcripts are required for any school where you’ve earned more than 18 credits. They must be hard copy final official transcripts conferring your degree. You must take action to get these transcripts to BPMI prior to your start date.

If your school has not yet posted your degree on your transcripts prior to your start date, you must obtain a letter from the school stating the following: 
This letter confirms that [name] has completed all coursework and will receive a [degree] in [major] effective [date]. A final official transcript conferring the degree will be provided as soon as it becomes available.

It is your responsibility to follow up with the university to ensure a final official transcript is submitted to BPMI.

The school must send a letter on to the following address:
Bechtel Plant Machinery, Inc.
ATTENTION: Human Resources
3500 Technology Drive
Monroeville, PA 15146 

How often do I get paid and when?
You will get paid twice per month. Pay periods end on the 16th and the last day of each month. If a pay date is a Saturday, Sunday, or a holiday, you will be paid the business day prior.

What is the dress policy?
BPMI employees wear business appropriate dress, and are expected to use good professional judgment in choosing their apparel. Clothing that exposes too much of the body areas such as the back, chest, neckline, stomach, or feet, is not appropriate for the workplace. If in doubt, err on the side of conservatism.

Some examples of business appropriate dress are as follows:

  • Collared shirts with or without ties; if attending a meeting with the Government or an outside party, a tie is expected
  • Polo shirts, oxford shirts, blouses, sweaters, blazers/sports coats
  • Pants, slacks, or skirts

Some examples of inappropriate dress include:

  • Sweatpants, casual tops with slogans, beach sandals, flip flops, or gym wear
  • Shorts, including walking shorts, Bermuda shorts, or tight-fitting leggings beneath short dresses or skirts
  • Athletic/gym shoes should not be worn to work unless there is a documented medical need

Every Friday in the office is Jeans Day.

Can you explain 9/80?
A 9/80 is a compressed work schedule where 80 hours are worked over 9 days in each 2-week period. Employees on 9/80 will be scheduled to work eight 9-hour days, one 8-hour day, and have one day off in a 2-week period. The day off will be scheduled for Friday or Monday. So, an employee on a Friday 9/80 schedule would have a schedule that looks like:

Monday through Thursday, week 1 of 2: 9 hours
Friday, week 1 of 2: 8 hours
Monday through Thursday, week 2 of 2: 9 hours
Friday, week 2 of 2: off 

By working just 1 extra hour Monday through Thursday, 9/80 participants get 26 extra days off per year.

When completing the Statement of Residence form, do I continue to use my permanent address, or should I list my current temporary address?
You should list the local address you’re using while employed with BPMI.

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