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Irradiated Fuel Handler Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$68,269 (USD)

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Last updated: May 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Irradiated Fuel Handler is $68,269 a year and $33 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for an Irradiated Fuel Handler is between $49,241 and $84,036. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Operates machines and equipment to package, store, and convey irradiated fuel elements in underwater storage basin of nuclear reactor plant: operates crane to pull tram cars along underwater track and position cars under discharge outlets of nuclear reactor to be loaded with irradiated fuel elements.
  • Pulls loaded tram cars from discharge outlets to mechanism that automatically tilts cars to unload irradiated elements onto underwater table.
  • Manipulates handgrips of mechanical arms to place fuel elements into baskets and operates crane to transfer baskets to prepackaging storage area.
  • Moves specified baskets from prepackaging storage area to packaging area and unloads baskets of irradiated elements onto packaging machine that automatically inserts fuel elements into canisters and secures lids on canisters.
  • Operates crane to transfer loaded canisters to two-year, underwater, storage cubicles.
  • Records number of canisters in each cubicle.
  • Operates crane to remove specified canisters from storage, transfer canisters to lead cask, raise lead shipping cask to surface, and load cask onto railroad car for shipment.
Irradiated Fuel Handler Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Nuclear Technicians

Job family population: 6,850

Estimated population of Irradiated Fuel Handler jobs: 353

Rate of error: 7.3%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

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