Lesson 2/Learning Event 1
The following general procedures apply:
The equipment operator performs PMCS.
If faults are found, action is taken as shown in Figure 6.
faults are found, the dispatcher initiates DD Form 1970 (Motor Equipment
Utilization Record) and issues it with the equipment and DA Form 2404 to the
Equipment operators complete applicable portions of DD Fore 1970 as
they use the equipment. Faults found during operation are noted on DA Form
At the end of the mission, the operator performs after-operations
PMCS, completes DD Form 1970 and DA Form 2404, and returns them to the
When faults have been noted, the dispatcher copies time of return and
other pertinent remarks from DD Form 1970 to DA Form 2401.
information is transcribed, the DD Form 1970 is destroyed unless its
retention for administrative purposes is directed by the local commander.
Maintenance planning deals with what needs to be done and how to do it. The
maintenance supervisor, guided by the training and operational plans of the
commander, uses past experience and estimates to make forecasts of
maintenance requirements to support the commander's operational plan. The
unit's long-range training plan outlines the major activities of the unit
over an extended time period.
It represents events to be supported with
The maintenance supervisor forecasts the unit's
equipment required to support the schedule, the number of items in scheduled
and unscheduled maintenance, and maintenance personnel available are
included. Figures 7 through 10 on pages 38 and 39 show a sample long-range
training plan and a combined requirements forecast. Personnel availability
is forecast to enable the supervisor to compare resources with requirements.
The supervisor analyzes the unit activities and identifies when demands on
maintenance resources will be heavy, moderate, or light. Since the training
schedule is subject to change, the maintenance supervisor may have to change
the support plan accordingly.