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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 631A
Category: Maintenance Trades & Labor

Class Series Concept

This series works with offender inmates to teach them a variety of trades and other skills used in the manufacturing process. Positions learn to balance work schedules and due dates, materials, costs, different production lines and product quality, supervise, teach, and train offenders in the work unit.


This is the entry level of the series. Positions assist in unit production, quality assurance, and supervision of offender workers in all aspects of production, processing, or service unit.

Typical Work

Assists in the training and supervision of offender workers in the production, processing, or service unit;

Based on a master schedule, assists in scheduling machinery, materials, and workers to meet completion dates;

Operates/maintains all machinery and equipment required to meet production needs; trains offender workers in the operation/maintenance of equipment;

Assists in inventory control, issues & receipts, in accordance with agency policy;

Recommends purchases of raw materials;

Monitors and ensures quality control standards are maintained;

Monitors and ensures that preventative maintenance schedules are followed and assists in training operators in safety and machine operation;

Monitors and ensures compliance with all health, safety, and environmental laws; ensures proper observation of security requirements; maintains proper tool and material control;

Positions may lead or supervise lower level staff or offenders.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

Graduation from high school or equivalent and two years experience in the production, processing, or other type of business or manufacturing operation

Some positions may require experience in a specialty field, certification or license. College coursework may be substitute for the experience. Experience at a lower level may also qualify.

Class Specification History

Shadow class adopted June 29, 2022; effective July 1, 2022.