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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 602H
Category: Maintenance Trades & Labor


Supervise assigned personnel in the operation and utilization of the nuclear reactor and ancillary facilities for research and teaching purposes.

Typical Work

With delegated authority, interview and recommend selection of applicants, train new employees, assign and schedule work, act upon leave requests, conduct annual performance evaluations and recommend disciplinary action;

Supervise personnel in the operation, maintenance, repair, testing, security, utilization and recordkeeping of the nuclear reactor; guide researchers in utilization of irradiation facilities;

Assist faculty, staff, students and other researchers in the design, alteration and use of research equipment associated with beam ports, in-core irradiations, pneumatic transfer systems, Co-60 gamma facilities, etc.;

Prepare reports on reactor operation;

Supervise the training of personnel in preparation for federal operator licensing examinations;

Develop operating procedures; maintenance tools;

Specify and select equipment;

Ensure all changes to the reactor or instruments are reflected in reactor drawings, descriptions and procedures;

Perform related duties as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

Possession of a Senior Reactor Operator's License for a licensed facility; AND must secure a Senior Reactor Operator's License for the institution reactor within six months.

Desirable Qualifications

Four years of college or technical school training in engineering or closely-related field which has included formal training in nuclear engineering or nuclear science; AND two years of experience in the operation and maintenance of a nuclear reactor or equivalent facility. Additional qualifying experience or on-the-job training may be substituted, year-for-year, for up to two years of the required education. Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Class Specification History

New class adopted November 20, 1980
Revise class. Revises minimum qualifications; adopted July 2, 1990.
Revise class. Revises class code (formerly 4842), general revision, change basic function to definition, delete distinguishing characteristics; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.