Accession Number : ADA135608

Title :   An Attitude Survey Analysis of CONUS Air Force Jet Propulsion Technicians Towards the Warranted Tool Program.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Miday,M A ; Worthy,J D

PDF Url : ADA135608

Report Date : Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 254

Abstract : Recently more emphasis has been placed on using life-cycle costs availability, and reliability concepts for procuring items. One set of such items, identified by Headquarters Strategic Air Command as needing incorporation of these concepts, is the hand tools used by aircraft technicians. Air Force Logistics Management Center (AFLMC) project number 780205 tested the use of long-term warranted nonpowered, nonedged hand tools, Federal Stock Class 5120, in CONUS Air Force jet propulsion shops. Part of the evaluation of this Warranted Tool Program (WTP) involved analyzing the technicians' attitudes toward the quality of the tools provided. This thesis analyzes those attitudes by evaluating the collected data from the AFLMC questionnaire and this research team's telephone interviews. The statistical methods employed were the Paired-T Test, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), Cross-tabulation, and Frequency. The results indicated overall approval of the WTP. A significant difference in attitudes of technicians based on Major Command and whether the base was north or south of 38 deg N latitude were noted. Senior technicians also expressed attitudes significantly different from the lesser experienced workers. A brief background of the hand tool quality problem, the results of the analysis, and recommendations are presented.

Descriptors :   *Maintenance personnel, *Aviation technicians, *Attitudes(Psychology), Small tools, Maintenance equipment, Shops(Work areas), Jet propulsion, Propulsion systems, Questionnaires, User needs, Quality, Quality assurance, Guarantees, Feedback, Statistical analysis, Variables, Logistics management, Theses

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE