The Technical and Material Assistant
The technical and material assistant, when
assigned, is usually a warrant officer or a limited duty
officer. His primary job is to supervise the maintenance
and repair of the material, equipment, and systems for
which the division is responsible.
The technical and material assistant has the
following responsibilities under the division officer:
. Ensure proper performance of preventive and
corrective maintenance procedures on all equipment,
material, and systems assigned to the division.
. Review for technical accuracy all completed
Maintenance Data Collection System (MDCS)
documents and report the completion of maintenance.
. Ensure preparation, maintenance, and timely
submission of material, equipment, and system records,
reports, and logs required of the division.
. Ensure the preparation and timely submission of
requests for repairs parts and other materials necessary
for the efficient operation of the equipment, material,
and systems assigned the division.
. Ensure repairs to equipment and material of other
divisions that are beyond the capacity of those divisions
but within the capcity of his division.
l Perform other duties as may be assigned.
The Enlisted Personnel
While the rating structure is the basis of the Navys
enlisted occupational classification structure, it is
supplemented by the enlisted classification coding
The Manual of Navy Enlisted Manpower and
Personnel Classifications and Occupational
Standards, NAVPERS 18068-F, contains the enlisted
classification coding structure and is the primary tool
for the Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) coding of
manpower authorizations and personnel.
NECs must be reviewed and verified to ensure
accuracy and currency upon detachment, receipt,
annual service record verification, change in rate or
rating, separation, reenlistment, transfer to the Fleet
Reserve, or retirement of personnel.
Enlisted personnel in the engineering department
arc assigned to divisions by the engineer officer
according to the ships personnel assignment bill. The
division officer assigns enlisted personnel of the
division to battle station and condition watches
according to the ships battle bill and to regular duties
and watches according to various ships bills.
THE CHIEF PETTY OFFICERS. The primary
duty of the chief petty officer (CPO) is to help the
division officer coordinate and administer the division,
The CPO uses his experience to develop a thorough
understanding of the functions, directives, and
equipment of the division so he can assume duties in the
absence of the division officer.
Depending on the division organization and his
professional ability, the CPO may assist the division
officer in the following duties:
. Supervise the preparation and maintenance of the
watch, quarter, and station bill and such other bills as
may be necessary for the operation of the division.
l Help formulate and implement policies and
procedures for the operation of the division.
. Supervise the division in daily routine, and
conduct frequent inspections to assure division
functions are properly executed.
l Help administer discipline within the division.
individual performances of division
recommend periodic grades to the
counsel and guidance to division
. Ensure the proper preparation, maintenance, and
submission of logs, records, and reports required of the
. Perform such other duties as may be assigned by
the division officer or other competent authority.
THE PETTY OFFICERS. Personnel of the YN
and engineering and hull ratings make up the
complement and allowance of petty officers for the
engineering department. The engineering and hull
ratings were listed under the engineering divisions
earlier in this chapter.
BTs operate marine boilers and fireroom
machinery, test and inventory fuels and water; perform
preventive and corrective maintenance of boilers,
pumps, and associated equipment; and prepare and
maintain records, reports and logs.
HTs plan, supervise, and perform tasks necessary to
fabricate, install, and repair all types of shipboard