COMMANDING OFFICER.--The IMA's com-
manding officer has the overall responsibility for the
daily operation and function of the IMA as a whole.
Ships are scheduled for regular IMA availabilities
or upkeep periods at certain intervals of time that vary
with different types of ships. There are numerous types
departments and divisions and is responsible to the
of availabilities used by TYCOMs and they vary
between the surface and submarine components.
Therefore, you should always refer to the governing
REPAIR OFFICER.--The repair officer is head of
document associated with the command at which you
the repair department on an IMA. The repair officer
are stationed. The availability periods are usually
oversees the upkeep, operation, and maintenance of the
planned in advance and depend upon the quarterly
equipment assigned to the repair department, and the
deployment schedule of each ship.
training, direction, and coordination of its personnel.
The repair officer keeps up with production and ensures
A ship's commanding officer sends a request for an
efficient and economical operation of the production
IMA availability with a forwarding letter to the
TYCOM or his or her representative. The request must
include job sequence numbers (JSNs) for work requests
ASSISTANT REPAIR OFFICER.--The assistant
in the Current Ship's Maintenance Project (CSMP) and
repair officer assumes the repair officer's responsibilities
a listing of TYCOM master job catalogue work items.
in his/her absence and carries out the responsibilities the
repair officer delegates. This officer usually handles the
A reviewing officer with TYCOM will review the
internal administration of the department and specifi-
request and make any necessary corrections to conform
cally keeps progress records on all work. In the subma-
to established policies and procedures. Most of the
rine force, the assistant repair officer is called the
ship's work list items will be approved, but the ship
production management assistant (PMA).
may have to furnish more detailed information on
certain work requests.
QUALITY ASSURANCE OFFICER.--The
quality assurance officer (QAO) is responsible to the
The reviewing officer will forward the approved
commanding officer for planning, monitoring, and
ship's work requests to the appropriate IMA well in
executing the overall IMA QA program. The QAO
advance of the period of availability so the IMA repair
ensures that all work done by the IMA meets all
department personnel can prepare for the work. Because
established technical and quality control requirements.
you should know something about these personnel
before you learn about the arrival conference, the shops,
PLANNING AND ESTIMATING OFFICER.--
and the ship maintenance procedures, we will discuss
The planning and estimating (P & E) officer is
them in the following paragraphs.
responsible to the assistant repair officer for planning
and estimating all work assigned to the IMA. The P &
E officer also is tasked with providing technical
information for repairs, preparing detailed work
packages for controlled work, and maintaining
Standard Organization and Regulations of the U.S.
specifications, standards, process instructions, and
Navy, OPNAVINST 3120.32, contains general
information about the relative positions and
responsibilities of IMA departments. These positions
DIVISION OFFICERS.--The division officers
may vary between the submarine and surface
(DOs) have both administrative and production
components, but their responsibilities are generally the
responsibilities for the actual work that is done in shops
same. Also, TYCOMs issue standard ship organizations
under their supervision. They have administrative and
for their type that describe the organization for every
production responsibility. Their administrative
routine function and most emergency conditions that
responsibility is in the administration of personnel in
can exist aboard ship. The following paragraphs explain
their respective divisions, including the assignment of
the roles of the repair officer, the assistant repair
berths and watches, and all training and training
officer, quality assurance officer, planning and
records. Their production responsibilities include
estimating officer, repair division officers, diving and
oversight of all work requests and review of progress,
salvage officer, and enlisted personnel.
requisitions for material, proper operation of division