Lesson 3/Learning Event 2
DIRECT SUPPORT SHOP ORGANIZATION AND LAYOUT
The maintenance shop of a DS maintenance unit is normally composed of a
control element (maintenance control section), a service and recovery
element, and one or more maintenance platoons or sections.
The shop is
responsible for receipt, inspection, control, repair, and/or evacuation of
all equipment received from supported units. Shop layout and workflow are
of prime importance in facilitating these operations.
A good layout will
speed the flow of work through the shop and minimize the movement of repair
parts, tools, and equipment.
(See Figure 29.)
Principles to be observed
when laying out the facility include--
Work sections should be located for ready access to each other.
Supply storage areas should be
The service section should be located to provide easy access to all
Electronics and instrument repair should be accomplished in a dust-
The service and recovery element should be located in the vicinity of
the maintenance platoon or section to facilitate allied trades support and
the movement of vehicles.
the main entrance to the facility.
The supply platoon should be located near an entrance to keep heavy
traffic out of the work areas.