This guide provides recommended education, experience, and training for maintenance personnel.
Training and qualification programs based on the content of this guide should provide assurance that
maintenance personnel perform their jobs safely and competently.
DOE and contractor representatives identified the need for maintenance personnel training and
qualification guidance. This need was based on the increasing emphasis on properly conducting
maintenance activities in the nuclear industry. Maintenance has become a focal point because of its
impact on facility operation and safety.
This guide was based on a detailed review of maintenance mechanic, electrician, and
instrumentation and control technician Job/Task Analysis (JTA) data. Sufficient common knowledge
and skills were found to include the three disciplines in one guidance document.
This guide to good practices was developed based on the results of the commercial utility industry-
wide JTA, industry operating experience, and general industry Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (OSHA) training requirements.
The content of this guide is generally applicable to all DOE reactor and nonreactor nuclear facilities
with the exception of those topics which relate specifically to reactor activities. Portions of the
programs outlined may not be applicable to all facilities because maintenance department
organizations, disciplines, titles, and responsibilities vary among DOE reactor and nonreactor nuclear
facilities. Facility training personnel can verify the adequacy or improve existing training programs by
adapting this guide to their specific facility and individual maintenance disciplines.
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