a. The quality and quantity of service provided by an organization depend
on the serviceability of its equipment and the skill of its assigned personnel.
Supervisors are responsible for all men and equipment under their control. They
must know the capabilities and limitations of both. Effective supervisors use
their time wisely and are able to remain in control of the changing situation.
b. Good supervisors know what the situation is and how to manage it. They
can determine if enough skilled personnel and serviceable equipment are available
within the organization to produce quality results at the required level. Being
aware of both internal and external factors which affect the organization's
mission, they can give commanders a realistic appraisal of a situation. Commanders
respond to specific information.
c. Supervision is a full time job. To be in control the supervisor must
know the organizational situation, how it developed, what it is now, and what it is
likely to become in the future. This lesson discusses 500-ampere test stand
maintenance. Upon completion you will have acquired the knowledge necessary to
Judge the men and equipment in this area of the shop.
a. General inspection is the responsibility of all individuals in an
organization. Supervisors must make that fact clear to all assigned personnel.
The general inspection is a continuing procedure which insures that all items are
lubricated, in good condition, correctly assembled, properly stowed, secure, not
excessively worn, and not leaking. The general inspection is as important as any
specific procedures and must be performed automatically by all personnel.
b. Supervisors must insure that general inspection is performed
familiar with general inspection terms.
(1) GOOD CONDITION means not bent, twisted, chafed, burred, broken,
cracked, bare, frayed, dented, collapsed, torn, cut, or deteriorated. Inspection
for good condition is a visual inspection to determine if an item is damaged beyond
safe or serviceable limits.
(2) EXCESSIVELY WORN means worn beyond serviceable limits or to a point
likely to result in failure.
(3) TIGHTEN, ADJUST IF NECESSARY, and REPLACE IF NECESSARY are self-
explanatory as applied to a specific situation. It is understood that when
inspection reveals the need, the necessary action will be taken.
(4) CORRECTLY ASSEMBLED and CORRECTLY STOWED mean that all parts are
present and in their correct relative position.
c. Ignorance or disregard of general inspection tasks within an
organization are the direct cause of high maintenance costs and low operational
efficiency. Supervisors must assure themselves, by continuous observation, that
their personnel are attending to this detail.
OS 010, 7-P2