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Fuel Assembler Salary
in Abilene, Texas

$29,821 (USD)

Average Salary

$14/hr

Average Hourly

$429

Average Bonus

Last updated: July 22, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Fuel Assembler is $29,821 a year and $14 an hour in Abilene, Texas, United States. The average salary range for a Fuel Assembler is between $22,783 and $35,586. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Abilene, Texas.

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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 Abilene, Texas, 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:
$34,571
5 Year Change:
16 %

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Description: Abilene ( AB-i-leen) is a city in Taylor and Jones counties in Texas, United States. The population was 117,463 at the 2010 census, making it the 27th-most populous city in the state of Texas. It is the principal city of the Abilene Metropolitan Statistical Area, which had a 2017 estimated population of 170,219. It is the county seat of Taylor County. Dyess Air Force Base is located on the west side of the city. Abilene is located off Interstate 20, between exits 279 on its western edge and 292 on the east. Abilene is 150 miles (240 km) west of Fort Worth. The city is looped by I-20 to the north, US 83/84 on the west...

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Salary Recap

The average pay for a Fuel Assembler is $29,821 a year and $14 an hour in Abilene, Texas, United States. The average salary range for a Fuel Assembler is between $22,783 and $35,586. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Abilene, Texas.

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