An Attitude Survey Analysis of CONUS Air Force Jet Propulsion Technicians Towards the Warranted Tool Program.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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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 teams 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.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations