Accession Number:

AD0259898

Title:

PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS MECHANICAL SPECIALISTS. GRADUATES OF ATC COURSE ABR46330

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AIR PROVING GROUND CENTER EGLIN AFB FLA

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Report Date:

1961-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

This evaluation was conducted to determine the ability of nuclear weapons mechanical specialists graduating from ATC ABR46330 to perform the duties of their specialty. The performance of two group of apprentices working in an operational environment was evaluated for a 90-day period, utilizing Chennault AFB, Louisiana, and Stony Brook AFS, Massachusetts, as the test sites. Two apprentices were assigned to Chennault and five to Stony Brook. This arrangement offered test situations in both SAC and AFLS environments. After two to four weeks on the job, both groups of apprentices were capable of performing the duties required in the majority of their assignments. The over-all reaction of the apprentices and supervisors to the course was favorable, and the training content of the course was considered generally adequate. Recommended training improvements included more extensive use of applicable technical publications, hand tools, and handling equipment. Additional training on test equipment, maintenance procedures and the reading of schematics was also recommended. Both supervisors and apprentices felt that the use of the spray gun should be discontinued as the time required to become proficient in its proper use is excessive. An extensive field survey at both bases indicated that the the spray can was favo favored by a considerable margin over the more expensive, complicated, skillrequiring spray gun. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE