The Facilities Division consists of two branches. These branches are the Engineering Branch and the Facilities Management Engineering Branch.
A energy resources management position might also exist in the Facilities Division due to its close association with facilities design and project preparation. This division also has the best technical support available for this program.
ENGINEERING BRANCH. - The Engineering Branch is responsible for all the engineering services. The duties include preparing engineering studies, preliminary designs, estimates, performing field engineering, and maintaining the technical files and records.
FACILITIES MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING BRANCH (FME). - The Facilities Management Engineering Branch is the only branch in the PWD that directs its entire effort toward maintenance management. FME is responsible for performing control inspections, screening and classifying all the work requests, and preparing material and labor estimates for job orders. FME also prepares preliminary estimates before submitting them to the Engineering Branch for action. The branch also performs the master shop scheduling, maintains the status of inspection reports, tracks work requests from receipt to completion or cancellation, and manages all maintenance service contracts.
The Productions Division has three branches. These branches are the Maintenance Branch, Utilities Branch, and the Transportation Branch. Under normal conditions, a PWD with less than 75 personnel in the Maintenance and Utilities Branches would normally combine these two branches into a single branch. The elements of the Production Division varies with the types and sizes of the activities. For example, the variety of crafts and shops in a PWD at a communications station will be less than that at an industrial activity, such as a shipyard.
The Production Division is responsible for performing preventive maintenance inspections, for maintaining all the camp facilities, and for doing emergency service (E/S) work.
MAINTENANCE AND UTILITIES BRANCH. - The maintenance section is responsible for preventive maintenance inspections, maintenance of all the shore facilities, and performing emergency or routine service work. The utilities section is responsible for equipment operation in producing utilities. The utilities section performs operator inspections, preventive maintenance inspections on the utilities, as well as, doing E/S work on utilities.
TRANSPORTATION BRANCH. - The transportation branch provides transportation and construction equipment and equipment operators to all the departments of the activity. This branch also maintains and repairs all the transportation equipment. The performance of this branch is guided by the Management of Transportation Equipment, NAVFAC P-300.
Maintenance work can start with customer requests and command inspections. However, the preferred way is by members of the PWD through the continuous shore facilities inspections system. The maintenance manager must know what facilities he or she is responsible for maintaining to run an effective continuous inspections system. Thus verifying an inventory of all the facilities is an important part of the foundation of maintenance management.
INVENTORY A maintenance manager must know what facilities he or she is responsible for maintaining. The manager must know how many facilities, their location, and their mission. The Facilities Management Engineering (FME) Branch collects all this information for each facility. History files of the facility retain this information. By knowing the history of each facility, the FME personnel decide where to apply available maintenance funds.
Take the information for these inventory records from activity plant account records, as-built drawings, and completed job orders. These records may not contain all the essential information about the amount and types of electrical and mechanical systems and related equipment contained in the individual facilities. Therefore, you may need to survey all the facilities to complete the inventory. The information collected forms the basis for the Shore Facilities Inspection System and for planning maintenance requirements. The Shore Facilities Inspection System becomes the basis for developing a preventive maintenance program.Continue Reading