Lesson 2/Learning Event 1
Learning Event 1
The unit maintenance workload can be organized into broad categories for
management control as shown in Figure 1. During maintenance operations the
right personnel, tools, equipment, publications, records and reports,
supplies, repair parts, and time must be brought together to do the job.
These operations fall into the areas of operator/crew preventive maintenance
checks and services (PMCS), unit level repair, provision of repair parts,
requests for higher-level support, scheduled services, and dispatch of
equipment. The procedures to guide these operations should be provided by
the unit SOP. This learning event provides a type of workload organization
which may be adapted to suit individual unit requirements.
Most maintenance requirements are part of the maintenance cycle shown by
Figure 1 on page 30.
The requirement is usually identified while the
equipment is in use.
The equipment is taken out of use, the required
maintenance operation is performed, and the equipment is put back into use.
The daily PMCS is the foundation of the unit's maintenance program.
types of maintenance requirements are identified by other means, such as
malfunctions, oil analysis, and command checks.
However, the daily PMCS
ensures that the readiness of all applicable equipment is checked on a
recurring basis and that a record is made of faults which cannot be
corrected on the spot. Maintenance record keeping begins with Department of
the Army (DA) Form 2404 (Equipment Inspection and Maintenance Worksheet).
Figure 2 on page 31 shows the workflow for the daily PMCS.
operator/crew follow the PMCS inspection steps listed in the applicable
operator's manual. On-the-spot corrections are made whenever possible.
Faults beyond the operator's/crew's capability and those which require parts
must be recorded on the DA Form 2404. This ensures that repairs are made or
parts demand data are recorded.
If no faults are noted, the date is
recorded on the DA Form 2404 "Daily" and the equipment is made available for
use. If a fault beyond the ability of the operator/crew to repair is found,
they report it to their supervisor and the equipment dispatcher for
corrective action by unit maintenance personnel.