PRODUCTION/QUALITY CONTROL SHOP
PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICE (PMCS) INTRODUCTION
When performing a Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) or a simple routine check, observe
Preventive maintenance is the systematic care, servicing, and inspection of equipment to prevent the occurrence
of problems to reduce downtime and to maintain equipment in serviceable condition. To ensure that the equip-
ment is always ready for a mission, perform the scheduled PMCS in WP 0039 00.
This section lists the required PMCS for the PCQC Shop. Always keep in mind the warnings listed in the WARN-
ING SUMMARY. To ensure that the PCQC shop is ready for operation at all times, it must be inspected system-
atically so defects may be discovered and corrected before they result in serious damage or system failure. The
necessary PMCS to be performed by operator personnel are listed and described in WP 0039 00.
During operation, if a deiciency is noted, stop operation to prevent damage to equipment.
Defects, deiciencies and shortcomings together with the corrective action will be recorded on
DA Form 2404 or DA Form 5988-E and submitted to the Maintenance Ofice.
Routine maintenance like cleaning, washing, corrosion control, storage and shipping, etc., are not listed as part
of the PMCS. These tasks should be performed when needed.
Determining PMCS Intervals
Operator PMCS for the PCQC Shop should be performed on a MONTHLY time interval as indicated in WP 00
Deiciencies that cannot be corrected must be reported on DA Form 2404 or DA Form 5988-E to maintenance
personnel. Records and reports of preventive maintenance must be iled and maintained IAW DA PAM 750-8.
EXPLANATION OF COLUMNS
The item numbers are listed sequentially and indicate the minimum requirements for the checks and services.
This column shall be used as a source of item numbers for the TM Number Column on DA Form 2404 or DA Form
5988-E. Use Equipment Inspection and Maintenance Worksheet, IAW DA PAM 750-8, when recording results of