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Fuel Assembler Salary

$34,515 (USD)

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Last updated: June 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Fuel Assembler is $34,515 a year and $17 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Fuel Assembler is between $26,370 and $41,188. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

  • Prepares fuel elements for use in nuclear reactors or radiographic measuring and detecting devices, performing any combination of following tasks: strings fuel cells on wire or rod, using tweezers, safety gloves, and radiation shield or box.
  • Enlarges hole in cell as necessary for precise fit, using reamers, files, scrapers, and emery cloth.
  • Inspects completed assembly for flaws, such as burrs or faulty assembly.
  • Stacks prescribed number of assemblies in jig and slips ring or cap over end to form single fuel unit.
  • Cleans inside of metallic tubes, using ultrasonic wand, preparatory to filling with liquid fuel solution.
  • Mixes radioactive solution according to specifications and pours into tube, using remote-controlled slave manipulators.
  • Seals ends of tube by crimping cap or by spot welding cap to tube.
  • Inspects tubes for leakage, using mass spectrometer or disintegration counter.
  • Cleans exterior of tubes, using acetone and cloth or brush.
  • Packs tubes in cartons or lead containers for shipment.
  • Weighs completed assemblies or radioactive materials, using gram scale.
  • Keeps records of materials used, shipping data, and number of units assembled.
Fuel Assembler Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other

Job family population: 223,980

Estimated population of Fuel Assembler jobs: 12,619

Rate of error: 2.4%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Fuel Assembler Job Listings for United States

Mechanical Assembler
May 22
Sterling, VA, USA
ESI Total Fuel Management
This is a full-time, permanent position for an experienced mechanical assembler who is detail ... Company Description ESI Total Fuel Management is a dynamic, small and team-oriented entrepreneurial ...
Assembler I
Jun 19
Evanston, WY, USA
Clean Energy Cryogenics
Leverage Your Mechanical Aptitude to Disassemble, Reassemble, and Recondition Natural Gas Fueling Equipment for an Industry LeaderEntry-level Assembler opportunity where you will earn competitive pay ...
Mechanical Assembler
Jun 7
Camden, SC, USA
BOMAG Americas
... fuel, hydraulic, and electrical systems. · Perform visual and functional inspections of assemblies and equipment. · Identify quality issues of components and assemblies and report them to the ...
Jun 10
Euclid, OH, USA
Hunter International Recruiting
Mechanical Assembler Euclid, OH Pay Rate- $20.00/hour The Mechanical Technician will repair and overhaul main engine fuel pumps. Job Duties- · Job requires good mechanical abilities. · Using ...
Logistics Analyst-Aeronautical Fuel Support & Fuel Support Equipment, (ALC TSS)
May 30
Elizabeth City, NC, USA
Logistics Analyst-Aeronautical Fuel Support & Fuel Support Equipment, (ALC TSS) + Jobs + Login ... and assemble information including, but not limited to, technical data packages, price ...
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