is used to make the work package fully
defined within funding constraints and to
prepare it for presentation to the Work
For the best use of the time and funds available for
an overhaul, planning for the repairs to be made during
the overhaul must be done in advance of the ships
arrival at the repair activity. Advanced planning is
required of both the ship and repair activity.
In preparing the electronics work list (most
information is obtained from the CSMP) for submission
to the EMO, the leading ET must give all the information
necessary to assist the shipyard in locating and
rectifying the troubles.
The work list indicates all work which should be
done during the overhaul, the priority for each item, and
the names of the ships QA inspectors.
The list will be combined with the work lists
submitted by the other divisions. Before the ship enters
the repair yard, a complete ships work list will be
During an overhaul the electronics division
personnel continue to have responsibility for their
equipment and its repairs. This includes inspecting the
work both during and upon completion of the repairs.
Your responsibilities will also include signing off jobs
that are completed. To do this properly as a member of
the ships quality assurance team, you must understand
and apply the requirements of the Quality Assurance
Manual, Remember, once you have signed off the work
as being completed, you have bought the equipment,
whether it works or not.
Completing an overhaul requires submitting a
report on the completion status of all authorized repairs,
canceling or rescheduling of uncompleted work and
preparing the ship for its initial voyage after the
Except in unusual circumstances, job orders for
uncompleted repair work are closed or canceled when
the ship leaves the repair activity. Job orders for
authorized alterations, however, are held open until the
work is either completed later or canceled by the
appropriate systems command.
If the ship leaves the repair facility with unfinished
work to be completed by another activity, all outstanding
job orders are transferred to the other activity together
with all pertinent information and whatever material
was assembled for the work.
Should work be desired later on job orders that have
been closed or canceled, new requests must be made.
When readying a ship for sea, including its initial voyage
after an overhaul, the electronics personnel must see that
allowances of equipment, tools, and repair parts are on
board and properly stowed. The reason is obvious, since
negligence can make the ship a liability during action.
In addition to the routine maintenance and
emergency repairs already mentioned other types of
maintenance (such as test equipment calibration and
outstanding alterations) can be performed during the
In general, an alteration is any change. It can be
major or minor, affecting almost anything about the
ship. An alteration can be any of several types: ship
alteration (SHIPALT), boat alteration (BOATALT),
machinery alteration (MACHALT), ordnance alteration
(ORDALT), or alteration equivalent to repair (AER).
These alterations are considered military or technical
A military improvement results in a change of a
ships operational or military characteristics, qualities,
or features. It also increases the ability of the ship to
meet its ROC. The decision to incorporate a military
improvement rests solely with the CNO.
A technical improvement is a change to improve the
safety of personnel and equipment and to provide
increased reliability, maintainability, and efficiency of
Ship alterations have the following category titles:
Title K, funded and authorized by CNO
Title D, funded and authorized by TYCOM
Title F, funded and authorized by TYCOM
Title K/P, funded and authorized by CNO
TIA, TYCOM issued alterations, no funding
required, authorized by TYCOM.