Figure 9-1.-Typical ship repair facility organizational chart.
The service squadron or local mobile support group
assigns the work to be done on the ship. The assignment
is based on funds allotted by the TYCOM, and the SRF
may not do work that exceeds that limit. The planning
department estimates the work that can and cannot be
done within the set funding limit. This estimate serves
two purposes: It helps the ship and the SRF planners
decide on priorities, and it helps the planners assign a
list of work requests that the shops will not exceed.
The production department is under a senior ED
officer called the production officer. It is generally
patterned after a naval shipyard except that it does not
do new construction. Personnel include superintendents
and assistant superintendents, who are mostly ED
officers, civil service personnel, and local personnel. We
will explain the duties of key personnel in the following
This division is headed by the repair superintendent,
who is usually an ED officer. He is responsible for the
completion of all work requests. He supervises a staff
of military and civilian specialists who in turn supervise
the various shop masters. The military staff of the repair
division may have a parallel civilian staff made up of
civilians. These civilians provide liaison with local shop
personnel, furnish continuity to bridge rotation of
officers, and provide direct technical assistance.
There is a shop for each of the following specialties:
hull, machinery, ordnance, electrical, and electronics.
Each shop is supervised by a shop master who is either