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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 incarcerated workers within the Correctional Industries operations training program to teach them a variety of trades and other skills used in the manufacturing process. The manufacturing process involves production or services in CI operations such as, laundry, food manufacturing and services, furniture, commissary, metal shop, print shop, warranty work, optical, textiles, and service and delivery. Positions learn to balance work schedules and due dates, materials, costs, different production lines and product quality, supervise, teach, and train incarcerated workers in the work unit. This series is required to provide in-depth coaching and counseling of incarcerated workers regarding soft skills, general life skills, professional workplace expectations, and technical training.


This is the entry level of the series. Positions assist in unit production, quality assurance, training and supervision of incarcerated workers in all aspects of their CI operations area of responsibility under the direction of the supervisor.

Typical Work

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; assist in training incarcerated 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 incarcerated worker 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 provide recommendations on employment actions and feedback for incarcerated worker evaluations;

Performs other duties as required.

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

High school graduation or GED and one year of experience in the production or service unit of a business or manufacturing operation.

College coursework may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Class Specification History

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

Revise Shadow class series concept, definition, typical work, and desirable qualifications, adopted June 22, 2023, effective July 1, 2023.