Be sure to describe the deficiency in detail. Use photographs and sketches. (Include a ruler in the photograph.) If the deficiency has been corrected before submittal, mark the SF 368, CORRECTIVE ACTION COMPLETED. If the deficiency has not been corrected, mark the SF 368 FOR ACTION.
All civil engineer support equipment (CESE), regardless of warranty coverage, developing design deficiencies affecting safe operation are to be immediately removed from service and reported by message to CBC PORT HUENEME (CODE 153), and followed up with a SF 368. These units are not to be repaired or returned to service until directed by CBC PORT HUENEME (CODE 153).
Activities within the continental United States are to use an available franchised dealer for repairs. If these sources prove unsatisfactory, contact the cognizant engineering field division (EFD) (TEMC) to obtain resolution.
Activities outside the continental United States are to request the replacement parts directly from the prime contractor. An SF 368 is to be submitted. The activity is not to forward the defective part.
Further information may be found in the NAVFAC P-300, chapter 23.
TEMC representatives visit periodically to analyze and assist the activity. These visits are specifically designed to review technical and management procedures to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the activity. The TEMC representative validates the equipment allowance and reviews operations and maintenance procedures. A report of the visit and its findings, including items of major interest, is made to the commanding officer before the departure of the TEMC representative.
Transportation assistance visits are made at 18-month intervals for activities with 50 or more pieces of CESE. Visits are scheduled each 3 years for activities with less than 50 pieces of CESE. Additional visits are optional and should be requested if desired.
As CESE becomes uneconomical to repair, or simply overage, it has to be disposed of properly. Whatever the instance, a Report of Excess Personnel Property, SF 120 (fig. 1-8), is to be submitted to the cognizant TEMC.
When CESE is in excess but still serviceable, the TEMC will check and ascertain that no other Navy requirements exist for this CESE. If no other requirements exist, the cogizant TEMC or Port Hueneme (Code 15) will instruct your activity to place the CESE in the nearest Defense Recycling Management Office (DRMO).
For all unserviceable CESE, contact the cognizant TEMC for disposal instructions and approval. After TEMC approval, turn in the CESE and its history jacket to the nearest DRMO, using a DD Form 1348-1 as a transfer document. Ambulances and dental vehicles have special disposal instructions listed in Management of Transportation Equipment, NAVFAC P-300.
Once disposal action is completed, it is important to adjust the records to reflect changes in your activity's CESE inventory allowance. Therefore, it is essential that your TEMC and Port Hueneme (Code 15) receive copies of the Report of Excess Personal Property, SF 120; the transfer document Single Line Item Release/Receipt Document, DD-1348-1, from the disposal office; and the Property Record Card, DD-1342.
Construction Equipment Department Management and Operations Manual, NAVFAC P-434, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Washington, D.C., 1982.
Construction Mechanic 1, NAVEDTRA 10645-F1, Naval Education and Training Program Management Support Activity, Pensacola, Fla., 1989.
Management of Transportation Equipment, NAVFAC P-300, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Washington, D.C., 1985.Continue Reading