Accession Number : ADA192218

Title :   The Impact of Onboard Maintenance Training on Surface Ship Readiness.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Morris, Carl A

PDF Url : ADA192218

Report Date : Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 74

Abstract : Analysis of shipboard equipment failure generated by merging Navy casualty report and Unified Industries Onboard Maintenance Training (OMT) data bases demonstrate a measurable positive effect on reliability in those ships which participated in the program. When comparing equipment failure rates of these trained ships before and up to three years after the training event, over 70 percent of the time there was definite net positive effect. Eleven OMT courses, comprising 1176 shipboard training events over six years were examined. Equipment failure rates for trained units are compared before training with those for the three years following training. While the analytical results of this thesis present quantitative evidence of the positive effect of OMT on equipment readiness, this study also discusses the significant economic efficiency of the program as an alternative to contracted equipment repair. Keywords: Imbedded training, Ship readiness, Maintenance training, Training efficiency, Theses.

Descriptors :   *JOB TRAINING, *MAINTENANCE, DATA BASES, ECONOMICS, EFFICIENCY, FAILURE, INDUSTRIES, MEASUREMENT, OCEAN SURFACE, ONBOARD, OPERATIONAL READINESS, RATES, RELIABILITY, REPAIR, SHIPBOARD, SHIPS, THESES, TRAINING, MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL, MAINTENANCE EQUIPMENT, NAVAL PERSONNEL, NAVAL TRAINING

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE