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Fuel Assembler Salary
in Irvine, California

$37,938 (USD)

Average Salary

$18/hr

Average Hourly

$546

Average Bonus

Last updated: July 23, 2019

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The average pay for a Fuel Assembler is $37,938 a year and $18 an hour in Irvine, California, United States. The average salary range for a Fuel Assembler is between $28,985 and $45,272. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Irvine, California.

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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 Irvine, California, 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:
$43,981
5 Year Change:
16 %

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Description: Irvine () is a master-planned city in Orange County, California, United States in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. The Irvine Company started developing the area in the 1960s and the city was formally incorporated on December 28, 1971. The 66-square-mile (170 km2) city had a population of 212,375 as of the 2010 census; in 2018 the California Department of Finance estimated the city's population at 276,176.A number of corporations, particularly in the technology and semiconductor sectors, have their national or international headquarters in Irvine. Irvine is also home to several higher education institutions including...

Fuel Assembler Job Listings for Irvine, California

Project Engineer
Jun 26
San Dimas, CA, USA
Primoris Services Corporation
Assemble and coordinating project staff. * Liaison between engineering disciplines. * Manage ... And we remind ourselves that the pioneering spirit of yesteryear fuels the imagination of today.

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Fuel Assembler is $37,938 a year and $18 an hour in Irvine, California, United States. The average salary range for a Fuel Assembler is between $28,985 and $45,272. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Irvine, California.

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Assemble and coordinating project staff. * Liaison between engineering disciplines. * Manage ... And we remind ourselves that the pioneering spirit of yesteryear fuels the imagination of today.
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