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.
Occasionaly 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 common problems:
1. Was the maintenance or repair completed in a realistic time frame? Is it noted on the ERO?
2. Was all of the work completed?
3. Were all of the DTO parts installed?
4. Are parts being left off the completed unit (nuts, bolts, covers, etc., missing)?
5. Was the vehicle cleaned after the work was performed (important if it was the COs sedan)?
6. Were any lubrication fittings missed? (Do your homework first; get the technical manual.)
7. WAS QUALITY PREVENTIVE MAINTE- NANCE AND REPAIRS PERFORMED? You are the inspector. Only you can answer this question.
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.Continue Reading