DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
(1) Identifies user's tools, parts,
equipment, and requirements and requisitions stock as needed. Watches and
reports items that are in short supply because of breakage or because they are
frequently out for repair. Recommends possible substitute or interchangeable
items. Sets up and maintains storage locations. Determines methods of storage,
identification, and stock location, considering such factors as temperature,
humidity, height and weight limits, turnover, floor loading capacities, space
available, and convenience of handling items. Compiles records concerned with
quantity, cost, and type of material received, stored, and issued.
(2) Prepares periodic inventory and
determines the basis for over, short, or misplaced items by checking such
references as out-for-repair, issue, and turn-in records maintained in the
tools and parts room. Compiles reports of use of stock handling equipment,
adjustments of inventory counts and stock records, spoilage of or damage to
stock, location changes, and refusal of shipments.
(3) Ensures that tools and equipment
are maintained in good condition by performing visual and operating checks,
taking measurements with such devices as calipers, and receiving reports from
users on the nature and extent of damage to tools and equipment. May make minor
repairs to tools and equipment, determine when damaged and inoperative items
are too costly to repair, and report damaged or worn-out equipment to
(4) Determines stock replenishment
levels for centrally controlled supplies and other material within funding
limitations. Assures that supplies and monies are not wasted through excess
accumulation, and that items are on hand in sufficient quantities and at the
time required. In addition to established guides and formulas, determines
quantities required and timely stock replenishment.
(5) Receives a wide variety of
supplies and specialized items requiring special handling. Ensures that
received items are properly stored in assigned locations. Reviews requisitions
for completeness and compliance with regulations, and revises quantities
ordered based on number on hand. Recommends substitution when supply items are
(6) Searches for identifying
or management data on items of supply. Compares data listed on documents with
reference sources such as federal catalogs, stock lists, or other publications.
Receives requests desiring additional identification data, verification, or
comparison of data on hand with reference sources. Searches for stock number,
prices, descriptions, sources of supply, or other management data. When
unknown, traces part number or type number and manufacturer of the item of
(7) Edits supply transactions,
or provides customer service for urgent critical shortage items and other items
requiring special handling when established procedures are not applicable.
Codes and classifies requisitions, shipping orders, and other documents, and
extracts requests to other sources of supply or refers them to an inventory control
point when stock is unavailable or cannot be shipped.
(8) May assist a Surface
Maintenance Mechanic by performing the less complex and more routine helper
type duties. May perform maintenance tasks with repairers or mechanics by
assisting in the accomplishment of duties. This may involve getting tools and
supplies, carrying materials, and lifting and holding materials in place during
operations. As directed by the repairer or mechanic, uses hand and powered
tools of the trade to assist in the disassembly, assembly, and installation of
simple component parts and units. Applies knowledge gained from previous work
assignments. Detailed instructions are received from the higher graded Surface
Maintenance Mechanic with each new assignment. Work is reviewed by the
higher-level employee while in progress and upon completion. Cleans tools,
parts, and equipment and keeps work areas clean and orderly.
Performs other duties as assigned.