offered at NCTC, Port Hueneme, California, and
NCTC, Gulfport, Mississippi.
The crane certifying officer is designated by the
commanding officer in writing. The crane certifying
officer, according to the COMCBPAC/COMCB-
LANTINST 11200.1 (series), designates the crane
inspector in writing.
The inspector should use the NAVFAC P-307,
Management of Weight-Handling Equipment Manual,
as a guide to perform inspections on cranes.
For the correct procedures and precautions for the
towing of mobile cranes, see CESO maintenance
bulletin No. 82.
The shop inspector performs final inspections on all
CESE leaving the maintenance shop. The inspector
makes sure that all repairs have been satisfactorily
completed, readying the unit for return to service. After
operational testing, the unit is turned over to dispatch.
The inspector then returns the ERO or SRO package to
cost control for closing out.
Occasional y a piece of equipment is returned to the
shop for re-work. Keep in mind the quality of work
leaving the maintenance shop is a direct reflection of
how well you, as the inspector, are doing your job. If
you do not feel the quality of work coming out of
individual shops (automotive, 5000, heavy, etc.) is
satisfactory, return the ERO or SRO to the shop
supervisor. Inform the maintenance supervisor of the
problem. He will discuss the situation with the shop
supervisors and correct the problem.
Re-work is double work!!! Get the job done right
the first time and you will not have to do it the second
time. Quality assurance through thorough final
inspection is the only way to achieve the goal of ZERO
re-work. Ask the following questions in looking for
Was the maintenance or repair completed in a
realistic time frame? Is it noted on the ERO?
Was all of the work completed?
Were all of the DTO parts installed?
Are parts being left off the completed unit (nuts,
bolts, covers, etc., missing)?
Was the vehicle cleaned after the work was
performed (important if it was the COs sedan)?
Were any lubrication fittings missed? (Do your
homework first; get the technical manual.)
WAS QUALITY PREVENTIVE MAINTE-
NANCE AND REPAIRS PERFORMED? You
are the inspector. Only you can answer this
One last item. As an inspector, your direct
supervisor is the maintenance supervisor. Do not cut him
short by not keeping him informed of what is happening
in your world of vehicle inspection.
Construction Equipment Department Management and
Operations Department Manual, NAVFAC P-434,
Naval Facilities Engineering Command,
Washington, D.C., 1982.
Construction Mechanic 1, Naval Education and
Training Program Management Support Activity,
Pensacola, Fla., 1989.
Management of Transportation Equipment Manual,
NAVFAC, P-300, Naval Facilities Engineering
Command, Washington, D.C., 1989.
Naval Construction Force Equipment Management
Manual, NAVFAC P-315, Naval Facilities
Engineering Command, Washington, D.C., 1985.