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Fuel Assembler Salary
in Huntsville, Alabama

$31,626 (USD)

Average Salary

$15/hr

Average Hourly

$455

Average Bonus

Last updated: July 15, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Fuel Assembler is $31,626 a year and $15 an hour in Huntsville, Alabama, United States. The average salary range for a Fuel Assembler is between $24,163 and $37,740. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Huntsville, Alabama.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • 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 Huntsville, Alabama, 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:
$36,664
5 Year Change:
16 %

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Description: Huntsville is a city primarily in Madison County in the Appalachian region of northern Alabama. It is the county seat of Madison County. The city extends west into neighboring Limestone County and south into Morgan County.It was founded in 1805 and became an incorporated town in 1811. The city grew across nearby hills north of the Tennessee River, adding textile mills, then munitions factories, NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center and the United States Army Aviation and Missile Command nearby at the Redstone Arsenal. The National Trust for Historic Preservation named Huntsville to its "America's Dozen Distinctive Destinations...

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Salary Recap

The average pay for a Fuel Assembler is $31,626 a year and $15 an hour in Huntsville, Alabama, United States. The average salary range for a Fuel Assembler is between $24,163 and $37,740. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Huntsville, Alabama.

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