YOUR RESPONSIBILITY FOR TEST
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Electronics Technicians maintain a wide variety of
electronic equipments and systems in use throughout the
fleet today. Therefore, ETs must be familiar with a large
variety of test equipment required to properly maintain
those systems. As an ET1 or ETC, you will be involved
with the administration and upkeep of electronics test
equipment. The condition of this test equipment will be
your responsibility, either directly or indirectly.
As a senior Electronics Technician, you must be
able to supervise and train maintenance personnel in the
proper use of test equipment. The Electronics Material
Officer (EMO) or in some cases the Electronics
Readiness Officer (ERO), is responsible for all
electrical and electronics Test and Monitoring Systems
(TAMS) assigned to the command (other than avionics).
Refer to NAVSEAINST 9082.1 for TAMS definitions.
You will find the management of TAMS to be a
considerable challenge that requires much of your
attention and the attention of each individual who uses
TAMS equipment. You will be responsible for assisting
the EMO or ERO in the administration of a viable test
equipment program. To meet these important
obligations, you must have a thorough understanding of
Navy test equipment programs. You must also have a
working knowledge of the administrative procedures
and references pertaining to test equipment.
COMMAND MANAGEMENT OF TAMS
To manage TAMS properly, a command or unit must
have a knowledgeable and cohesive organization that
involves all TAMS users.
The organization for managing onboard test
equipment may vary from command to command;
however, the line of supervision generally flows directly
from the EMO or ERO to the ships Test Equipment
Petty Officer (TEPO) or through the division leading
CPO/PO. Figure 7-1 shows a typical test equipment
The ships TEPO is the focal point for all matters
relating to TAMS on board the ship. All test equipment
matters should be documented through one specifically
designated work center, with the ships TEPO assigned
as the work center supervisor. In this way, a complete
and composite status of shipboard TAMS can be
obtained at anytime through just one person.
There are two categories of electronic test
equipment: general-purpose electronic test equipment
(GPETE) and special-purpose electronic test
equipment (SPETE). GPETE is electronic test
equipment that has the capability, without modification,
to test two or more prime equipments or systems of
basically different design. All items listed in
MIL-STD-1364 are GPETE. SPETE is electronic test
equipment specifically designed to test a single prime
equipment or system.
Figure 7-1.-Typical shiphoard test equipment organization.