MAINTENANCE AND PRODUCTION CONTROL
This chapter is designed to assist senior personnel
in preparing for a maintenance managers position. It
is not all inclusive of a maintenance or production
chiefs daily tasks, but it should help you to understand
some of their required functions.
LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Recognize the
definitions of "maintenance" and "management."
Management is defined as "the efficient
attainment of objectives" and maintenance is defined
as "all actions taken to retain material in a serviceable
condition or to restore it to serviceability." When
combined, maintenance management can be defined
as "the actions necessary to retain or restore material
or equipment to a serviceable condition with a
minimum expenditure of resources." It is the
responsibility of every maintenance manager to
manage resources in an efficient manner.
Define the term "management."
What is the definition of maintenance?
Define the term "maintenance management. "
LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Identify the
responsibilities of Maintenance Control.
Maintenance control (M/C) is at the nucleus of the
production divisions. It manages and coordinates the
overall production effort to maintain squadron aircraft
in a mission-capable condition. The general
responsibilities of M/C include, among others, the
Coordinates/monitors the maintenance
Maintains liaison with the supporting activities
and the local supply department to ensure that the
squadron requirements are known and satisfied.
Controls the daily workload, and assigns work
priorities to the various division work center
Issues maintenance instructions (MIS), as
required, to ensure adequate communication and
Ensures that the full capability of the department
is used in support of the department workload.
Submits NALCOMIS or VIDS/MAF work
requests to the supporting intermediate maintenance
activity (IMA) for those functions beyond the capability
or responsibility of the activity.
Maintains technical directive (TD) control
procedures for the department by initiating all TD
compliance actions, ensures that required material is
ordered, and schedules timely incorporation of technical
Reviews maintenance instructions and local
maintenance requirements cards (MRCs) and ensures
Conducts a monthly maintenance meeting and
publishes a monthly maintenance plan.
Attends the monthly maintenance meeting
conducted by the supporting aircraft intermediate
maintenance department/intermediate maintenance
Establishes procedures for controlling and
Ensures that aircraft undergo functional
maintenance check flights (FCFs), as required.
Maintains aircraft logs and associated equipment
records (with the operations department), including
weight and balance data and inventory logs.
Reviews monthly Maintenance Data System
(MDS) reports to ensure effective use of personnel,
equipment, and facilities.
Establishes procedures to monitor the Subsystem
Capability and Impact Reporting (SCIR) system.
Keeps the Equipment Master Roster (report
number E-00) current to reflect those inventory and
status changes that have occurred during the reporting