Figure 14-1.Typical engineering division work request.
To help in assigning and controlling work, the
drafting room supervisor must devise a work schedule.
And, to keep account of requested work, he may use a
work request form of his own design.
A suggested typical work request form is shown in
figure 14-1. An ample supply of these request forms
should be kept by the engineering officer and by you.
This same work request form can be used for work
performed by all of the sections within the engineering
division, not just the drafting section. Properly filling
out this form ensures that all information pertinent to the
work assignment is obtained from the requester.
Normally the requester knows what he wants but cannot
explain it in writing, so the engineering chief or drafting
room supervisor should fill out the work request form
and make any necessary rough sketches. All pertinent
information should be included to assure coordination
of the job and to minimize errors in passing on
information to the person assigned the work. The work
request should be made out in duplicate, one copy being
put into the supervisors file of outstanding work
requests and the other copy given to the person assigned
to do the work.
Work requests serve as a handy reference as to what
work is waiting assignment, what work is in progress,
and what work has been completed. At all times, the
engineering officer, who reports directly to the
operations officer, will hold you, as the supervisor,
accountable for work progress.
In conjunction with current work requests, a visual
work schedule should be posted, and work progress
should be indicated daily. A sample work schedule is
shown in figure 14-2. This schedule will keep the
Figure 14-2.Typical drafting work schedule.