Providing information on safety precautions and
groups, such as ENs and EMs, both parties will hang
their own tags. This prevents one group from operating
or testing circuits that could jeopardize the safety of
Administrative, supervisory, and training tasks have
personnel from the other group.
a direct relationship to the job--overhauling the electric
No work is done on energized or de-energized
switchboards before approval of the commanding
The only way to keep things running smoothly is to
officer, engineer officer, and electrical officer. Because
take your administrative supervisory and training
of the continuous use of the tag-out system by EMs in
responsibilities seriously. Repair jobs cannot get started
their day-to-day activities, they are expected to be the
unless a variety of administrative, supervisory, and
experts in the interpretation of the Equipment Tag-Out
training functions are performed on a continuing basis.
Bill, OPNAVINST 3120.32B, chapter 6, paragraph
Materials, repair parts, and tools must be
available when they are needed.
All supply switches or cutout switches from which
power could be fed should be secured in the off or open
Jobs must be scheduled with regard to the
(safety) position, and red tagged. Circuit breakers are
urgency of other work.
required to have a handle locking device installed as
Records must be kept and required reports
shown in figure 1-20. The proper use of red tags cannot
be overstressed. When possible, double red tags should
be used, such as tagging open the main power supply
Personnel must be in a continuous state of
breaker and removing and tagging the removal of fuses
training to assume increasingly important duties
of the same power supply.
The engineering department administrative
organization is setup to provide for proper assignment
The higher you go in the Navy, the more
of duties and for proper supervision of personnel.
administrative, supervisory, and training tasks you will
However, no organization can run itself. Senior EMs
be required to perform. This section addresses some of
should ensure that all pertinent instructions are carried
your responsibilities as a senior petty officer for
out and that all machinery, equipment, and electrical
supervising and training others.
systems are operated following good engineering
When a shop is assigned a motor overhaul job, the
practices. Other responsibilities include the posting of
senior petty officers duties involve administration,
instructions and safety precautions next to operational
supervision, and training all at the same time.
equipment and ensuring that they are followed by all
personnel. Watch standers must be properly supervised
As an administrator, your job includes the
to ensure that the entire engineering plant is operated
Scheduling the job
To monitor your plant's status and performance, you
Checking on the history of the motor
need to know which engineering records and reports are
required. Reports regarding administration,
Making sure that the required forms and reports
maintenance, and repair of naval ships are prescribed by
directives from such authorities as the Type
Commander, Naval Ship Systems Command
As a supervisor, your job involves the following:
(NAVSEA), and Chief of Naval Operations (CNO).
Overseeing the actual work
These records must be accurate and up to date.
Making sure it is done correctly
As an EM1 or EMC, your supervisory duties will
require a greater knowledge of engineering records and
As a trainer, your job involves the following:
administrative procedures than you needed at the EM2
Providing information and instruction on repair
o r E M 3 l e v e l . Your supervisory duties and
responsibilities require a knowledge of the following:
Providing information on rewind procedures