Figure 9-7.-Organization chart of the supervisor of shipbuilding, conversion and repair, USN.
normally the planning officer of the shipyard, serves as
the administrative head of the SUPSHIP organization.
The assistant officer-in-charge also administers public
relations matters and ensures effective use of SUPSHIP
Another assistant, the assistant for weapons, is
primary liaison for ordnance between SUPSHIP and
NAVSEA. He is the principal advisor to SUPSHIP on
weapons systems matters and the related technical
direction. His broad responsibilities are to review
specifications on weapons drawings, exercise
technical control over weapons tests and design
changes, procure and issue weapons, and control
allowance lists and incomplete weapons work lists for
the INSURV board.
The Product assurance engineer administers the
SUPSHIPs Quality and Reliability Assurance Program.
His responsibilities are to determine how well
contractors conform to quality standards. He
coordinates the quality assurance efforts of all SUPSHIP
departments; provides liaison between SUPSHIP,
NAVSEA, and the contractor to develop and apply
quality and reliability assurance techniques; and
develops and administers training programs for quality
and reliability assurance.
The ship acquisition project manager (SHAPM)
technical representative is used only in conjunction with
major projects. The incumbent in this position works for
SUPSHIP but receives supervision and technical
direction from the project manager.
The following sections deal with the major
functions of the typical departments
organization shown in figure 9-7.
The Administrative Department
of a SUPSHIP
This department serves the SUPSHIP in naval and
civilian personnel matters, industrial relations, public