B-2. USE OF THE MAINTENANCE ALLOCATION
e. The assignment of a maintenance function will not be construed as
authorization to carry the related repair parts or spares in stock. Information
to requisition or otherwise secure the necessary repair parts will be as
specified in the associated Repair Parts and Special Tools List (RPSTL).
Nomenclatures used throughout the MAC are approved
f. Normally there will be no deviation from the assigned level of
item names. Those terms/ nomenclatures expressed in
maintenance. In cases of opera-tional necessity, maintenance functions
parentheses are generic in nature and are not to be
assigned to a maintenance level may, on a one-time basis and at the
considered as official terminology.
request of the lower maintenance level, be specifically authorized by the
maintenance officer of the level of maintenance to which the function is
a. The Maintenance Allocation Chart assigns maintenance functions to
assigned. The special tools, equipment, etc. required by the lower level of
the lowest category of maintenance based on past experience and the
maintenance to perform this function will be furnished by the maintenance
level to which the function is assigned. This transfer of a maintenance
function to a lower maintenance level does not relieve the higher
maintenance level of the responsibility for the function. The higher level of
Work time required.
maintenance will provide technical supervision and inspection of the function
Tools and test equipment required and/or available.
being performed at the lower level.
b. Only the lowest category of maintenance authorized to perform a
g. Changes to the Maintenance Allocation Chart will be based on
maintenance function is indicated. If the lowest maintenance category
continuing evaluation and analysis by responsible technical personnel and
cannot perform all tasks of any single maintenance function (e.g., test,
on reports received from field activities.
repair), then the higher maintenance level(s) that can accomplish additional
tasks will also be indicated.
B-3. MAINTENANCE FUNCTIONS
c. A maintenance function assigned to a maintenance category will
Maintenance functions will be limited to and defined as follows:
automatically be authorized to be performed at any higher maintenance
a. Inspect. To determine the serviceability of an item by comparing its
physical, mechanical, and/or electrical characteristics with established
d. A maintenance function that cannot be performed at the assigned
standards through examination.
category of maintenance for any reason may be evacuated to the next
higher maintenance category. Higher maintenance categories will perform
the maintenance functions of lower maintenance categories when required
or directed by the commander that has the authority to direct such tasking.