Conducts liaison with squadron or station administration departments regarding maintenance department personnel matters.
Makes proper distribution of all nontechnical information and publications.
Distributes approved locally issued maintenance directives, procedures, reports, and studies.
Controls classified material required by the department.
Establishes proper transportation and communication systems to provide complete support of the workload.
Assigns spaces to the various divisions and establishes the responsibility for security and cleanliness of such spaces.
Assumes responsibility for the cleanliness and security of vacant or unassigned aircraft maintenance spaces.
Arranges department participation in joint inspections of facilities assigned to tenant activities, especially incident to the departure of a tenant activity.
QUALITY ASSURANCE/ANALYSIS DIVISION. - The quality assurance/analysis division of intermediate maintenance activities has the same prime functions as previously discussed - to preclude the occurrence of defects. This is accomplished in two ways: (1) through statistical analysis to compare the results obtained with those desired, and (2) through intensive research to find methods of improving effectiveness of the overall maintenance effort.
The major concerns of the quality assurance/ analysis division include the following:
Safety (of both personnel and equipment)
The need for training of maintenance personnel in the most efficient and effective methods and procedures
The quality of workmanship and of materials used in maintenance
The reliability of each equipment and its component parts, and of the procedures used in maintenance of the equipment
Qualifications of all quality assurance personnel, including the collateral duty inspectors
The functions performed by the analyst in both levels of maintenance are practically the same; therefore, they are not discussed further in this section. Production Control
As the name implies, production control is the central control point of the entire maintenance effort. This is accomplished primarily by proper planning, scheduling, and assignment of the various maintenance tasks performed within the maintenance department.
Intermediate maintenance activities exist primarily for the purpose of supporting operating activities; therefore, the personnel working in the production control work center are concerned with the procedures involved in planning and scheduling the workload, which consists of repairing, testing, and processing aircraft parts, components, and related equipment. They perform some of the previously discussed functions; however, those concerning the scheduling of aircraft inspections, aircraft logbook maintenance, and aircraft status board maintenance are not required in intermediate production control,
Because of the size of an intermediate activity, the location of the various work centers, and the number of components involved daily, it is not practical to control each component inducted into the activity from a central production control area. Production control delegates some of its functions to certain selected production divisions. Divisions so designated exercise direct control of the production effort of assigned work centers. Such divisions are responsible to maintenance control for the production effort of the assigned work centers, scheduling components into work centers, and assigning priorities as directed by production control.
The segment of these selected divisions concerned with production control functions should not be confused with the production control work center shown in figure 1-2. The production control work center in the figure is the overall coordinator for all division production control segments. The entire responsibility for production of the department is controlled by this work center.
Production control cooperates with the staff members by using their findings and recommendations to improve the overall maintenanceContinue Reading