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Average Salary for Nuclear Technician in United States

The average salary of a(n) Nuclear Technician in United States is $67,321.

The average hourly rate of a(n) Nuclear Technician in United States is $32.37.

The average bonus of a(n) Nuclear Technician in United States is $1,454.00.

Job Description:

Operates nuclear test and research equipment, monitors radiation, and assists nuclear engineers and physicists in research. Analyzes materials according to specified procedures to determine if chemical components and radiation levels are within established limits. Calibrates and maintains chemical instrumentation sensing elements and sampling system equipment, using hand tools. Assists workers in diagnosis and correction of problems in instruments and processing equipment. Assists workers to set up equipment and monitors equipment that automatically detects deviations from standard operations. Collects samples of water, gases, and solids at specified intervals during production process, using automatic sampling equipment. Tests materials and monitors operations of nuclear-powered electric generating plant, using specialized laboratory equipment and chemical and radiation detection instruments. Records test results and prepares reports for review by supervisor. Advises of methods of protection from excessive exposure to radiation. Notifies personnel to adjust processing equipment, quantity of additives, and rate of discharge of waste materials, when test results and monitoring of equipment indicate that radiation levels, chemical balance, and discharge of radionuclide materials are in excess of standards. Carries out decontamination procedures to ensure safety of workers. May operate remote control equipment to manipulate radioactive materials or materials to be exposed to radioactivity. May test materials and monitor operations of nuclear-powered electric generating plant. Less

Operates nuclear test and research equipment, monitors radiation, and assists nuclear engineers and physicists in research. Analyzes materials according to specified procedures to determine if chemical components and radiation levels are within established limits. Calibrates and maintains chemical instrumentation sensing... More

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