Accession Number:

ADA053475

Title:

Performance Measurement of Maintenance.

Descriptive Note:

Professional paper,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

This paper discusses the status of performance measurement PM for maintenance. During and after World War II, both Navy and Air Force maintenance training programs made extensive use of formal job task performance tests. But for economy reasons, these tests were later abandoned in favor of paper-and-pencil theory and job knowledge tests. Considering the results of later research, these actions were most unfortunate. This research has indicated that such paper-and-pencil tests do not indicate how well individuals can perform the tasks of their jobs. Even though PM were used extensively during and after World War II, there have been few systematic research and development RD efforts concerning the refinement of PM for maintenance. This paper briefly describes the AFHRL RD efforts for PM which have given due consideration to the man-machine interface. The rather promising results of efforts to develop symbolic substitutes for PM are also presented. In addition, several problems concerning the research, development, and implementation of PM are discussed. The paper ends with proposals for future RD efforts based on what has already been accomplished. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE