Lesson 3/Learning Event 2
The unit commander and maintenance personnel must keep their facilities
repaired and make improvements which permit more efficient operation or
improve working conditions. The battalion S4 has staff responsibilities for
Most installations have self-help programs for minor repairs and basic
improvements. Specific procedures are provided by the facility engineers at
More complex maintenance and repairs involve support from the facilities
engineers. Work requests are grouped in two categories, as follows:
Service orders (SO) are used for small maintenance and repair jobs,
such as emergency repair of broken plumbing..
The repair service is
normally requested telephonically.
Individual work orders are used for new work, repair, and minor
construction; inspections; PM; recurring maintenance and repair work for
buildings, grounds, surfaced areas, and utility systems; and miscellaneous
maintenance. The DA Form 4283 (Facilities Engineering Work Request - XFA,
XFB, XFC) is used to request this type of support.