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Crew Chief 7 Level

2AX7X-Vol.1 Self-Test

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To the greatest extent possible, how should maintenance be performed? On a preplanned scheduled basis.
Using equipment generates what type of maintenance? Corrective (unscheduled).
What are the two basic types of scheduled and unscheduled maintenance? On-equipment and off-equipment.
Maintenance cross-tells are used for what purpose? To highlight trends, benchmarks, or safety conditions relating to maintenance equipment, personnel, training or processes.
What should typically be included in a maintenance cross-tell report in addition to details such as national stock numbers, part numbers, and specific location of problem areas? Relevant background information and history.
What are two major goals of Intermediate Repair Enhancement Program (IREP) meetings? Increase local repair capability where appropriate and reduce the overall cost of operations.
In order of increasing capability, what are the three separate levels of maintenance? Organizational, intermediate, and depot.
Which level of maintenance is performed off-equipment at the backshop level? Intermediate level.
What combined maintenance approach modifies or eliminates the intermediate (off-equipment) function, where possible, by consolidating that repair function at the depot level? Two-level (2LM).
What type of maintenance facility is a hybrid of 2LM and 3LM and combines intermediate-level maintenance from multiple bases to one location? Regional repair center.
What type of specialized regional repair facility provides intermediate-level maintenance for selected commodities? Centralized Repair Facility (CRF).
How can a successful R&M program be defined? One that promotes the ability to identify and correct system deficiencies before they affect combat capability.
What is the primary scope of the Product Improvement Working Group (PIWG)? To address product deficiencies affecting R&M that the field unit cannot resolve and resolve DRs that the single manager assigns to them.
Who takes the lead in identifying, tracking, assessing, and correcting R&M deficiencies on their assigned air and space equipment and also co-chairs the PIWG? Single Manager.
As an end user, what is your primary focus in the DR process? To identify deficiencies and properly submit reports.
What is the impact of a deficiency report (DR) with a 1A priority? If uncorrected, may cause death, severe injury, or severe occupational illness and no workaround is known.
What is the impact of a deficiency report with a 1B priority? If uncorrected, may cause major loss or damage to equipment or a system and no workaround is known.
What is the impact of a deficiency report with a 1C priority? Prevents the accomplishment of an essential capability or critically restricts OSS&E, to include interaction with other mission critical platforms or systems, and no acceptable workaround is known.
What is the impact of a deficiency report with a 1D priority? Adversely affects an essential capability or negatively impacts OSS&E and no acceptable workaround is known.
What is the impact of a deficiency report with a 1E priority? Adversely affects technical, cost, or schedule risks to the project or life cycle support of the system, or results in a production line stoppage and no acceptable workaround is known.
What is the impact of a deficiency report with a 2A priority? Adversely affects an essential capability or negatively impacts OSS&E and adequate performance is achieved through significant compensation or acceptable workaround.
What is the impact of a deficiency report with a 2B priority? Adversely affects technical, cost, or schedule risks to the project or to life cycle support of the system but an acceptable workaround is known.
What is the impact of a deficiency report with a 2C priority? Does not affect essential capability but may result in user/operator inconvenience or annoyance.
What is the impact of a deficiency report with a 2D priority? Results in inconvenience or annoyance for development or maintenance personnel but does not prevent the accomplishment of the task.
What is the impact of a deficiency report with a 2E priority? Other effects, such as enhancements having little or no impact to OSS&E under current requirements.
What MXG agency is tasked with providing technical assistance for DRs? Quality Assurance (QA).
When the scope of an OI will cross organizational group lines, at what level should it be published? Wing level.
What office assumes sole responsibility for the accuracy, currency, and integrity of the contents of an OI and for compliance with it? Office of primary responsibility (OPR).
Can an AF civil service employee act as the POC for an OI? Yes.
Which section acts as the OPR for the maintenance policy guidance in the MXG? Quality assurance (QA).
What type of support agreement governs services provided by US Northern Command to US Central Command? Inter-command.
What flight within the MXG normally acts as the POC for SAs? Programs and Resources Flight.
What is the most important thing you must know about SAs? Learn what is in them.
What is historical documentation as it pertains to aircraft and equipment? A permanent record of significant maintenance actions on aerospace equipment, including aircraft, engines, engine modules, and designated MDS specific -6 TO components.
Who is responsible for determining which items in the MDS specific -6 TO need historical reporting and for informing the single manager so the items can be identified for reporting? Item managers.
For aircraft engines, when are the printed copies of the AFTO IMT 95s not required to accompany end-items upon transfer to/from another location? When the location has access to the necessary MIS to retrieve the historical information.
During what type of transfer do helicopter blades and tail rotor blades have to be accompanied by a printed copy of their AFTO IMT 95? Upon transfer into the disposal system.
Upon transfer of engines to and from a depot maintenance facility, who is responsible for ensuring all basic engine components have been accounted for? The maintenance facility that preserves the engine.
What aircraft engine documentation is an AFTO IMT 95 primarily used for? To document accumulated cycles, operating time, and maintenance history, as well as pertinent manufacturing data for jet engine turbine wheels.
Which maintenance information system is considered to be the standard AF base-level automated MIS? IMDS-CDB.
Which IMDS-CDB subsystem tracks engines/components for time change? Comprehensive Engine Management System (CEMS).
Which IMDS-CDB subsystem tracks maintenance on test equipment? Automatic Test Equipment Reporting System (ATERS).
Which IMDS-CDB subsystem is used to create, schedule, and change work center events? Maintenance Events.
Which IMDS-CDB subsystem automates location of aircraft, missiles, and AGE? Location.
Which IMDS-CDB subsystem replaced the Maintenance Data Collection System? Job Data Documentation (JDD).
Which IMDS-CDB subsystem monitors Estimated Time in Commission (ETIC)? Status and Inventory Reporting.
Which IMDS-CDB subsystem supports flying operations in three phases? Operational Events.
Which IMDS-CDB subsystem allows forecasting of TCTOs and time changes? Inspection and Time Change.
Which IMDS-CDB subsystem provides monitoring and control of TCTO progress? Time Compliance Technical Order.
Which IMDS-CDB subsystem allows monitoring of manpower resources? Maintenance Personnel.
Which IMDS-CDB subsystem gives capability to forecast and schedule training? Training Management.
Which IMDS-CDB subsystem can be used to order parts? IMDS-CDB/SBSS.
Which IMDS-CDB subsystem gives the ability to update aircraft operating times? Automated Debriefing.
Which IMDS-CDB subsystem updates/monitors approved/actual aircraft configuration? Generic Configuration Status Accounting System (GCSAS).
Which IMDS-CDB subsystem is used to prefill/print AFTO Forms 781 A, J, and K? Aircraft Automated Forms.
In regards to MIS data integrity, what are work center and shift supervisors responsible for doing? Reviewing the data entered into their respective MIS by personnel under their control on a daily basis.
What section guides the data integrity team process and is responsible for ensuring the MIS data provided to maintenance managers is meaningful and factual? MOF MMA section.
What section is responsible for correcting incorrect and erroneous data entered into the MIS? The section that entered the data.
As roadmaps, what can maintenance management metrics, if used properly, help you to determine? Where your organization has been, where you’re going, and how (or if) you’re going to get there.
What are two major categories that metrics are often divided into? Leading and lagging indicators.
What type of performance indicator shows a problem first, while it is impacting maintenance’s capability to provide resources to execute the mission? Leading.
What type of indicator shows firmly established trends? Lagging.
What maintenance metric represents the percentage of aircraft that land in "Code 3" status? Break Rate (BR).
What maintenance metric represents the average number of deferred discrepancies across the fleet of possessed aircraft? Deferred Discrepancy Rate (DDR).
What maintenance metric represents a percentage of aircraft with a "Code 3", returned to a flyable status in a certain amount of time (e.g., 4, 8 or 12 hours)? Fix Rate (FR).
What maintenance metric is perhaps the most important and accurate measure of the unit’s maintenance quality? Repeat/Recurring (R/R) Discrepancy Rate.
What maintenance metric represents the average number of sorties or hours flown per Primary Aerospace vehicle authorized per month? Utilization (UTE) Rate.
What maintenance metric is perhaps the best known yardstick for measuring a unit’s performance? Mission Capable (MC) Rate.
What maintenance metric represents the average percentage of aircraft that are unable to meet primary assigned missions (calculated monthly/annually) for maintenance reasons? Total Not Mission Capable Maintenance (TNMCM) Rate.
What maintenance repair priority level should be assigned to perform maintenance on primary mission aircraft, related AGE, and munitions support equipment for the first 8 hours after landing or start of recovery? Priority 2.
What maintenance repair priority level should be assigned to perform scheduled maintenance to include periodic inspections, routine TCTOs, and TCIs? Priority 4.
What maintenance repair priority level should be assigned to perform routine repair of AGE and repair cycle assets? Priority 5.
If a change is made to the repair priority level, does the LRS parts delivery priority have to be changed to match it? No, not necessarily. This decision should be made by the production superintendent in coordination with MOC.
Although the “Wing Standup” meeting is used to keep the WG/CC updated about maintenance issues, what is the overall focus of the meeting? Identifying and resolving issues/disagreements related to the schedules.
In addition to attending a monthly maintenance and flying scheduling meeting, what does the WG/CC ensure at the meetings with regard to MXG and OG interaction? Ensures the MXG and OG participate jointly in developing an annual maintenance and flying program and a joint plan to ensure the best use of aircraft, equipment, and personnel.
Who is personally tasked as the wing FOD/DOP program manager? The wing vice-commander (WG/CV).
In addition to ensuring effective FOD/DOP programs, what must the FOD/DOP program manager do on a quarterly or monthly basis? Chair the FOD and DOP prevention committee meetings.
Why is it important for the MXG/CC to standardize maintenance disciplines, procedures, organizational structures, compliance, and management philosophy? It leads to greater interoperability, improves maintenance quality, and ensures maintenance effectiveness.
As well as overseeing the development and publication of all maintenance-related OIs, what specific guidance must the MXG/CC establish for cannibalization responsibilities and actions? Guidance on individual responsibilities and specific procedures for CANN actions.
Who is responsible for ensuring effective management of all maintenance training programs including the development of an orientation program to adequately train newly assigned MXG personnel? MXG/CC.
Who is responsible for chairing the daily maintenance production/scheduling meeting with representatives from throughout the MXG? MXG/CD.
Who does the MXG SUPT work directly for? MXG/CC.
Other than acting as a technical advisor, the MXG SUPT advises the MXG/CC on what type of issues? Personnel, morale, and welfare issues, as well as on problems not identified through maintenance data systems or QA inspection reports.
What is the MXG SUPT’s primary job as it relates to enlisted manning within the MXG? Serves as the group’s focal point for enlisted manning.
What responsibilities does a SQ/CC have with the overall focus of upgrade training and maintenance qualification programs? He or she must emphasize the quality of the programs and not just focus on minimum upgrade time frames.
Even though SQ/CCs are ultimately responsible for unit deployment readiness, who do they appoint to help ensure deployment readiness? UDM.
If squadron manning authorizations are not right, what can the SQ/CC do to help remedy the situation? He or she can coordinate with the wing manpower office, through the group manning manager, for assistance in preparing an ACR to alter his or her manning authorization.
What two positions within the MOS perform essentially the same duties as the MOO/MX SUPT? MOF/CC and MOF SUPT.
In AMXS/HMXS or MXS, who does the MX SUPT work for? MOO.
Who is responsible through the MOS/CC to the MXG/CC for monitoring the overall health of the fleet? MOF/CC assisted by the MOF SUPT.
Who is responsible for developing written procedures for EOR inspections in coordination with the wing weapons manager, weapons safety manager, and airfield management? MOO/MX SUPT in AMXS/HMXS.
Who is responsible for reviewing and consolidating monthly maintenance plan inputs from the various MXS flights/section and for forwarding them to MOF PS&D? MXS MOO with the assistance of the MX SUPT.
In MOS, who are flight chiefs responsible to in the area of leadership, supervision, and training of their assigned flight personnel? MOF/CC.
With regards to job environment safety, what must a flight chief inform workers of? Any hazardous conditions they may encounter on the job.
Who is responsible for reviewing PRDs and flight aborts daily to ensure proper maintenance is being taken to correct the underlying problem? AMU OIC/SUPT.
What is the primary job of the section NCOIC/section chief? To act as the first-line manager and supervisor and to serve as the technical authority and advisor for his or her particular section.
What AF IMT should a section NCOIC use to monitor, track, and document safety and health-related information about his or her workers? AF IMT 55.
For section managed TMDE, what is a section NCOIC responsible for ensuring? That maintenance and calibration requirements are accomplished.
The section NCOIC should ensure cross-utilization training requirements do not interfere with what? Upgrade/qualification training.
The section NCOIC should ensure his or her section is organized with tools, equipment, and material as close to the point of maintenance (POM) as possible without jeopardizing what? Accountability and control procedures.
What is the primary job of an AMU flight-line Pro Super? To direct the overall maintenance effort of his or her AMU.
What is the grade requirement to be appointed as an AMU flight-line Pro Super? SNCO or civilian equivalent.
If one is appointed, what is the primary job of an MXS Pro Super? Provide MXS specialist nonavailability to MOC at the start of each shift, identify production requirements and shortfalls to his or her operations officer/MX SUPT & direct the overall maintenance effort of his or her unit to help meet mission requirements
Which MOF section is responsible for monitoring and coordinating sortie and maintenance production and overall execution of the flying and maintenance schedules? MOC.
Who is responsible for appointing, in writing, a highly qualified individual to manage the Engine Health Management Program? MXG/CC.
Which MOF section is responsible for coordinating aircraft maintenance requirements and ensuring proper utilization scheduling between the OG and MXG and any other applicable external agencies? PS&D.
What is the primary mission of the Maintenance Management Analysis section? To track, analyze, and present information to help the various levels of leadership assess the health of their unit’s aircraft and equipment.
Other than teaching, what is the mission of the Maintenance Training Flight? To serve as MXG’s single point of contact for all training matters affecting maintenance and to be responsible for the overall management and control of the Training Management subsystem of IMDS-CDB.
What are unit training managers responsible for in addition to assisting squadron commanders with training matters? Managing squadron enlisted specialty training programs.
Is the MTF normally allowed to duplicate training taught on base by a locally assigned AETC Training Detachment? No.
Programs and Resources Flight personnel are primarily responsible for managing what programs within the MXG? Manning, facilities, support agreements, and deployment programs.
Within the Programs and Resources Flight, who can give technical assistance for palletizing equipment or doing a deployment site survey? The Logistics Planner.
What is the basic mission of an AMU? To launch and recover aircraft and to perform the necessary servicing, inspections, and maintenance to support daily aircraft flying operations.
What are the standard sections of an AMU? Debrief, Aircraft, Specialist, Weapons, and Support.
What is a definition of sortie generation? The cumulative effort required to launch and recover sorties.
In addition to closely monitoring aircraft status, who must the flight-line expediter notify when status and configuration changes occur? MOC and the Pro Super.
What are some of the references that flight-line expediters must keep close at hand to facilitate their duties? Copies of the flying schedule, emergency action/functional checklists, base grid map with cordon overlay, IPI listing, MESL, QRL, WUC manual, and a tracking device for aircraft status.
Flight-line expediters must track the serial number, location, priority, status, ETIC, and configuration of all aircraft. What are some of the other items that must be tracked? OAP condition codes, fuel load, munitions load, and remarks for each aircraft as applicable.
What are some of the information elements that Debrief personnel enter into the applicable MIS? Discrepancy and deviation information, utilization, and applicable flight data (including landing status, system capability, and other applicable cause codes).
Who is responsible for ensuring aircraft form sets are made available to the Debrief Section by the end of the flying day if debriefs have been suspended due to aircraft flying surge operations? Flight-line expediter or Pro Super.
What are some of the entries that Debrief must ensure that the aircraft commander/pilot makes on the applicable AFTO 781 IMTs/Forms during the debriefing session? New discrepancies noted, aircraft condition codes, flying time, servicing data, and any other required entries.
What does an aircraft landing status code of 2 mean with regard to aircraft or system condition? Aircraft or system has minor discrepancies but is capable of further mission assignment within normal turnaround times.
What are the three different types of crew chief positions that can be assigned to the Aircraft Section? DCCs, ADCCs, and FCCs.
In a general sense, what are DCCs and ADCCs charged with doing in respect to their assigned aircraft? Managing and supervising all maintenance on their assigned aircraft.
The Specialist Section is normally responsible for what duties? Aircraft troubleshooting, on-equipment repairs, component R&I, reprogramming avionics systems, and classified aircraft items management.
Why is the Specialist Section NCOIC responsible for promoting cross-talk with other unit specialist sections? To obtain information on system/component repeat, recur, and CND trends.
Which specialist is responsible for maintaining ECS, bleed air, vacuum, pneumatic, fire suppression, and oxygen systems? E&E specialist.
Who must the specialist expediters coordinate with in determining maintenance priorities for specialist support? With the Pro Super and flight-line expediter.
What are the two standard elements in an AMU Weapons Section? Loading and Maintenance.
Who serves as the key advisor to the AMXS MOO on factors that affect weapons training, weapons loading, and armament system maintenance capabilities for the AMU? Weapons Section NCOIC.
What are weapons expediters responsible for monitoring with regard to the Weapons Section NCOIC? Monitoring all armament systems maintenance and loading operations.
Who must the weapons expediter coordinate with for the delivery and pick-up of munitions? With MOC or munitions control.
Who is responsible for controlling access to an aircraft undergoing munitions loading and unloading? Load crew chief.
The NCOIC of the AMU Support Section must come from one of what two AFSCs? 2AXXX or 2WXXX.
What is the minimum amount of time that personnel are normally assigned to the Support Section? 12 months.
What information must Supply Support personnel keep expediters updated on? The status of all back-ordered parts.
List the nine standard flights that make up the MXS. Accessories, AGE, Armament, Avionics, Fabrication, Maintenance, Munitions, Propulsion, TMDE.
If the MXS has more than 700 manning authorizations, what do commanders have the option of doing? They can separate MXS into two squadrons: EMS and CMS.
What sections are in a standard Accessories Flight? The E&E, egress, fuel systems, and hydraulics sections.
What Accessories Flight section is responsible for repairing oxygen and nitrogen servicing carts? E&E Section.
When egress explosive devices are damaged or suspected to be unsafe, who does the Egress Section request assistance from? EOD.
What three sections usually make up the AGE Flight? Repair and Inspection; Servicing, Pickup, and Delivery; and AGE Production Support.
What AGE Flight section is responsible for maintaining TO files? AGE Production Support.
What is the overall mission of the Armament Flight? To perform off-equipment maintenance for assigned aircraft armament systems, guns, pylons, racks, launchers, and adapters.
Who does the Armament Flight CC/Chief assist in recommending distributions of 2W1X1 personnel to satisfy on- and off-equipment weapons release and gun system maintenance? WWM.
Which Armament Flight section coordinates with MOF PS&D in scheduling inspections, TCTOs, and time-changes? Armament Maintenance.
Which Avionics Flight section off-equipment maintenance and/or CND screening on communication and navigation components and systems, including assigned SE not maintained by TMDE? Communications-Navigation.
Which Avionics Flight section maintains LANTIRN pods? Sensors.
What section maintains, programs, and performs TCTOs on avionics components when the specified test stations and support equipment are available in the section? Avionics Intermediate.
What sections make up the Fabrication Flight? Aircraft Structural Maintenance, Low-Observable Aircraft Structural Maintenance, Metals Technology, and NDI.
What two Fabrication Flight sections are responsible for corrosion control? ASM and LO.
What is the Metals Technology section tasked with doing? Inspecting, repairing, servicing, manufacturing, fabricating, heat treating, testing, cleaning, and welding aircraft, equipment, components, and tools.
What four sections normally make up the Maintenance Flight? Repair and Reclamation, Wheel and Tire, Aircraft Inspection, and Transient Alert.
Which Maintenance Flight removes, replaces, and rigs flight control surfaces? Repair and Reclamation.
What is the definition of transient aircraft? Aircraft not assigned to the local base and are en route from one location to another that may require routine servicing.
Which Munitions Flight section assembles, disassembles, delivers, inspects, and maintains conventional munitions, missiles, containers, and dispensers? Munitions Production.
Which Munitions Flight section manages unit mobility and training programs? Munitions Systems.
Who acts as the wing focal point for propulsion maintenance programs and gives advice to wing leadership about propulsion issues? Propulsion Flight CC/Chief.
Which Propulsion Flight section stores, builds up, tears down, modifies, and repairs engines, quick engine change kits, and test components? JEIM.
Which Propulsion Flight section is responsible for maintaining, managing, and storing engine support trailers? Engine Equipment Maintenance.
Which TMDE Flight section performs in-laboratory and on-site calibration and repair using laboratory equipment and calibration standards? PMEL.
Who do the PMEL QA Section evaluators report their inspection findings to? TMDE Flight CC/Chief.
What are the four elements of the TMDE Production Control section? Customer service, production scheduling, traffic management, and maintenance supply liaison.
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