3. INITIAL TRAINING AND QUALIFICATION
An initial-training program should be established to develop and enhance the skills,
knowledge, and abilities of shift supervisor trainees at DOE reactor and non-reactor nuclear
facilities to perform their job assignments. The program should consist of a combination of
classroom-type and on-the-job training, and should include simulator and laboratory training
(for those facilities that have a simulator or laboratory facilities), as it applies to the shift
The facility manager, the facility manager's staff, senior managers, selected personnel
(e.g., top-performing shift supervisors), and training facility staff should conduct training and
mentoring sessions with shift supervisor trainees to discuss and promote areas that include
commitment to high standards of performance and nuclear safety. Some portions of
initial-training program may also be accomplished through on-the-job interaction with other
appropriate departments within the nuclear organization or on-shift as a shift supervisor
under instruction. Training should be conducted, evaluated, and documented through the use
of qualification guides, discussion outlines, or checklists.
Qualification for shift supervisors should be documented by the responsible
manager's written endorsement of the satisfactory completion of initial training and
qualification requirements. Administrative procedures should be developed to describe the
process for progressing through the levels of qualification, periodic requalification, and
personnel record keeping.
3.2 Initial-Training Program
Facilities should perform a job analysis for the shift supervisor initial-training
program. The guidance in this section, in Appendix A, and in Attachment II-4 of Training
Program Support Manual (TAP 3) provides the basis for establishing the initial-training
program. Appendix A contains learning objectives and recommended learning activities to
support the enhancement of training materials for initial training. Additional facility-specific
subjects may be added to the initial-training program for shift supervisors, as deemed
appropriate, by management.
The initial-training program described in this section and in Appendix A builds upon
the training and experience gained by an on-shift nuclear facility operator or reactor operator.