LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Identify personnel, their functions, and requited paper work to administer a Battalion Equipment Maintenance Program; recognize maintenance support requirements for a Civil Engineering Support Equipment (CESE) maintenance program.
The higher you ascend on the enlisted ladder, the more valuable you are to the Navy. Advancement brings both increased rewards and responsibilities. You must be able to perform various administrative duties within the Construction Mechanic rating, such as opening and closing of equipment repair orders, maintaining history jackets, updating preventive maintenance record cards, and ordering direct turnover (DTO) or repair parts. The type of activity to which you are attached will determine the way you should carry out your administrative responsibilities.
In this chapter, technical administration as it relates to the Naval Construction Force is discussed. It is primarily concerned with maintenance administration and maintenance support.
LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Recognize the principles and techniques of administering the Civil Engineering Support Equipment (CESE) maintenance program.
Administrative guidelines concerning Civil Engineering Support Equipment (CESE) maintenance are contained in NAVFAC P-300, Management of Civil Engineering Support Equipment and COMSECONDNCB/COMTHIRDNCBINST 11200.1.
The organization of an equipment maintenance section varies depending upon several factors: number and type of assigned equipment, number and experience of personnel, working hours, number of shifts, environmental conditions, and the mission of the activity. The organization discussed in this chapter is based upon the operation of a typical Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB). The functions discussed are also applicable to small activities where one person may be required to perform several functions.
The maintenance supervisor is the senior mechanic assigned to an activity, usually a senior chief. This supervisor is responsible for the maintenance program for all assigned Civil Engineer Support Equipment (CESE) and all personnel involved. The maintenance supervisor directly supervises the inspectors, the shop supervisors, the preventive maintenance and cost control clerks, the technical librarian, and the toolroom and parts expediters.
Some of the maintenance supervisors responsibilities are to enforce all established maintenance policies, approve all repair actions before accomplishment, approve requisitions for procurement of Not-In-Stock (NIS) and Not-Carried (NC) materials, maintain shop work load files, make all decisions concerning deadline CESE, control transfer and disposal of CESE, supervise the preventive maintenance (PM) program, and control shop tools and kits. The maintenance supervisor also initiates action when, during maintenance procedures, equipment abuse or misuse is suspected
The typical NMCB maintenance organization is divided into three shops: the heavy shop, the light shop, and the support shop. Each shop is supervised by a shop supervisor. This position is held by a chief or senior first class petty officer, who is responsible for the quality of maintenance and repairs performed by personnel within the shop. The shop supervisor is also responsible forContinue Reading