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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 602F
Category: Maintenance Trades & Labor


Under direction of a supervisor, operate, maintain, and repair nuclear reactors and associated electronic equipment and systems. Work independently under general supervision; may lead assigned personnel.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Positions in this class are distinguished by requirement for possession of an Atomic Energy Commission Senior Reactor Operator's License and by the responsibility for training reactor operators and leading assigned personnel.

Typical Work

Lead and work with nuclear reactor technicians in operation, maintenance, and repair of a nuclear reactor operator; perform all duties required of a Reactor Technician 1;

Perform safety inspections of the reactor facility and prepare reports concerning discrepancies; make recommendations to safety personnel regarding safety standards associated with the operation and use of the reactor facility;

As directed, order supplies and equipment necessary for operation of the facilities and maintain pertinent records;

Perform related duties as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

Must possess a valid Atomic Energy Commission Senior Reactor Operator's License.

Desirable Qualifications

High School graduation, or GED Certificate, and three years of experience or on-the-job training in the operation of a nuclear reactor, or equivalent facility.

College or technical school training in nuclear engineering, electronics, or a related field may be substituted for up to two years of the required experience.

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 January 3, 1973.
Revise class; adopted January 18, 1974.
Revise class. Revises minimum qualifications; adopted July 2, 1990.
Revise class. Revises code (formerly 4841), general revision; adopted May 10, 2007, effective
July 1, 2007.