LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Identify the procedures for the operation of a NCF camp maintenance program at NCF camp locations. Maintenance is the function of keeping buildings, structures, grounds, and equipment in (or restoring them to) a serviceable condition. Inspection and maintenance are directed toward assuring maximum usage from existing equipment and facilities at minimum cost. A specific level of maintenance should be established for each facility. The level of maintenance established depends on the mission of the activity and the estimated duration of the facility. By knowing the maintenance management system, you are better able to approach the goal of maximum usage and minimum cost.
Each NCF facility represents a significant financial investment. To protect this major investment, a well-organized, continuous maintenance program is required. This maintenance program should include inspections, workload planning and prioritizing, job scheduling and accomplishment, provisions for adequate material stocks, facility/equipment history records, as-built drawings, and turnover procedures. This chapter provides some basic information to help you implement and maintain the basic maintenance management system and principles in day-to-day operations. Additional information can be found in the following references:
NAVFAC MO-321.1, Maintenance Management of Public Works and Public Utilities
NAVFAC MO-322, Volume 1, Inspection for Maintenance of Public Works and Public Utilities
The resident battalion commanding officer is responsible for managing and operating a public works maintenance program. All camp maintenance records are maintained continually and turned over to the relieving battalion. Camp maintenance tasking is established by defining a target man-day figure for direct labor. The target figure is a threshold set to define the minimum man-days required for each deployment. Target percentage breakdowns for these tasked man-days are defined later in this chapter. Minor construction projects with less than ||content||,000 or 50 man-days, which do not change the end use of a facility, and all maintenance and repair projects with less than ,000 and 100 man-days may be approved by the commanding officer with the concurrence of the 2ndNCB/3rdNCB DET. All projects beyond this scope must be submitted to COM2NDNCB/ COM3RDNCB via the 2ndNCB/3rdNCB DET by letter for approval. Projects must not conflict with the camp master plan, and site approval must be obtained from the 2ndNCB/3rd CB DET. An effective COSAL program must be established and maintained to effectively manage camp systems and equipment.
ORGANIZATION The NCF camp maintenance management system was designed for any Seabee camp operation, but it was specifically intended for mainbody camps. The requirements apply to all COM2NDNCB and COM3RDNCB camp locations. The Standard Automated Material Management System (SAMMS) camp maintenance management system was formulated and developed from the requirements and systems described in this chapter.
The BRAVO company maintenance platoon is responsible for camp maintenance and operation. Figure 6-1 is a recommended manning plan.
Maintenance platoon personnel should be assigned full time and not used for construction project work. Although the numbers and skill levelsContinue Reading