ensuring that the equipment repair order (ERO) is complete with length of time, initials, materials list, and any required requisitions.
The crew leader is a second or senior third class petty officer.. This person is responsible for ensuring the job gets done. When assigned a job, the crew leader must determine what member of the crew is to do what work, what tools and repair parts are required, identify special safety precautions to be observed, and what priority the job has. A crew may be assigned more than one job at a time. Once the job is assigned, it is the crew leader's "baby." The crew leader is also responsible for ensuring that crew time is reported, that all materials used on the job are recorded, and that any unscheduled repairs are reported to the shop supervisor.
Inspectors examine equipment for needed repairs and services. They work directly for and are responsible to the maintenance supervisor. Inspectors should be first class or senior second class petty officers. They must be knowledgeable and proficient in their rating, and they should be able to describe each repair action on the ERO clearly.
Before the initial inspection is performed, an inspector should review the equipment history jacket. The inspector is responsible for reviewing previous EROs for follow-up adjustments from previous repairs and maintenance schedule and lubrication charts to initiate hourly/mileage repairs or adjustments. He also reviews the DTO file for parts recieved to perform deferred repairs. Inspectors may perform minor work that pertains to inspection procedures only. Inspectors should inform the maintenance supervisor of suspected equipment abuse or misuse and recurring component failures immediately.
Each piece of equipment is inspected after repairs are completed to ensure that the work was done correctly. Thorough final inspection increases reliability and reduces the mechanic's work load.
The cost control supervisor is usually a first class petty officer who is responsible for adminstrative control of the equipment maintenance program. The cost control supervisor works directly for and responsible to the maintenance supervisor. The cost control supervisor directly supervises the PM clerk, the DTO clerk, the tool custodian, and the technical librarian.
Some of the cost control supervisor's responsibilities are to draft all maintenance related correspondence such as monthly CESE reports, receipt messages and letters, disposal letters, 1348s and material-handling equipment (MHE) reports. The cost control supervisor also, completes EROS , forwards downloads to 3rd NCB equipment office, tracks daily and weekly equipment availability, maintains the deadline equipment file, and NORS/ANORS status board.
The preventive maintenance clerk controls the PM program directed by the maintenance supervisor. The PM clerk places all CESE into PM groups, prepares the PM schedule, and maintains the PM record cards with the preventive maintenance history of each vehicle. The PM clerk is responsible for controlling EROS. maintaining the ERO log, maintaining and updating equipment history jackets, and updating equipment status boards in the maintenance office. The PM clerk also summarizes the total cost of repairs and of labor expended and makes appropriate entries on the ERO.
The direct turnover (DTO) clerk maintains the maintenance shop's repair parts status and accountability records and is a liaison between the supply office and the shop. All requisitions for Not-in- Stock (NIS) and Not-Carried (NC) material must pass through the DTO clerk who maintains the DTO log and repair parts summary sheets. The DTO clerk also maintains the deadline file and deadline status board.
Technical librarians are responsible for the prepacked library that contains operational, maintenance, and parts manuals. They establish and enforce check-out procedures for the manuals and initiate parts requisitions (NAVSUP 1250s and DD Form 1348s). The task of researching and preparing the requisitions is handled by the technical librarian, so the floor mechanics can perform maintenance functions.
The goal of maintenance is to maintain equipment in a safe and serviceable condition at all times at a reasonable cost and to detect minor deficiencies beforeContinue Reading