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Fuel Assembler Salary
in Houston, Texas

$33,241 (USD)

Average Salary

$16/hr

Average Hourly

$479

Average Bonus

Last updated: June 16, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Fuel Assembler is $33,241 a year and $16 an hour in Houston, Texas, United States. The average salary range for a Fuel Assembler is between $25,397 and $39,668. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Houston, 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 Houston, 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:
$38,536
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Education data not available for this job

Skills

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About Houston, Texas

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Description: Houston ( (listen) HEW-stən) is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Texas, fourth most populous city in the United States, as well as the sixth most populous in North America, with an estimated 2018 population of 2,325,502. Located in Southeast Texas near Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, it is the seat of Harris County and the principal city of the Greater Houston metropolitan area, which is the fifth most populous metropolitan statistical area in the United States and the second most populous in Texas after the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, with a population of 6,997,384 in 2018.Comprising a total area...

Fuel Assembler Job Listings for Houston, Texas

Space Systems Assembly and Test Technician
May 7
Stafford, TX, USA
Atec, Inc.
We can fabricate, assemble, and qualify flight hardware to your specifications. Our experience includes vehicle components, cryo fuel systems, engine sub-assemblies, actuators, control valves, and ...
Welder Fabricator
Jun 6
Beasley, TX, USA
Texas Superior Tanks, LLC
The Welder will use specialized equipment to weld and assemble new metal forms. Responsibilities ... fuel, oil and other stored liquids. We have been in the business for 12 years and are a growing ...
Quality Electrical Test Technician
Jun 4
Stafford, TX, USA
Atec, Inc.
We can fabricate, assemble, and qualify flight hardware to your specifications. Our experience includes vehicle components, cryo fuel systems, engine sub-assemblies, actuators, control valves, and ...
Scheduler and Materials Coordinator
Apr 29
Stafford, TX, USA
Atec, Inc.
We can fabricate, assemble, and qualify flight hardware to your specifications. Our experience includes vehicle components, cryo fuel systems, engine sub-assemblies, actuators, control valves, and ...
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