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THE PERFORMANCE OF ORGANIZATIONAL MAINTENANCE BY TRACK VEHICLE MECHANICS AND MAINTENANCE SERGEANTS.
GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV ALEXANDRIA VA HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH OFFICE
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As one step in improving vehicle maintenance in armor units, an 8-hour performance test on troubleshooting, testing, adjusting, and inspecting was given to 413 track vehicle mechanics TVMs and 69 maintenance sergeants. Average successful test performance by the TVMs was lower than had been expected, and was not significantly affected by amount of job experience. The men who had a TVM course showed no more gain in proficiency from job experience than did those who had not such a course. The results were confirmed by a questionnaire given to 46 Ordnance Corps civilian maintenance technicians. For diagnostic purposes, errors were analyzed by types and suggestions for improving training were derived from the results of the test. Author
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