Irradiated Fuel Handler

Operate machines to package, store, and convey irradiated fuel elements.
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Salary Range
$25,000 – $64,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Irradiated Fuel Handlers do?

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.

Should I be an Irradiated Fuel Handler?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Hazard Waste Handler

    How to become an Irradiated Fuel Handler

    Most Irradiated Fuel Handlers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9yaaaa&chl=no+college+%2872%25%29|certificate+%2828%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,72,72
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