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Craftsman : Craftsman 2013
RAEME CRAFTSMAN 2013 13 Figure 1 depicts the developing idea on how the TST supports the UAS capability both in the barracks and field. It is simple enough, but perhaps the following explanations would help. In the barracks: • Colours: Green indicates ground RAEME, blue indicates aviation RAEME and white indicates (permanent) civilians. • At the troop HQ level: - SMM: Senior Maintenance Manager, within both land and air TRFs - QM: Quality Manager within the air TRF - TIS: Technical Integrity Supervisor within the land TRF - AQM: Assistant QM within the air TRF - FSR: Field Service Representative, an OEM employee, providing maintenance and supply support • Under the Aviation Workshop (AWksp): - SMM-D: SMM Delegate, carries certain responsibilities within the air TRF - UMS: UAS Maintenance Section, currently a seven-man section of aviation maintainers • Under the Ground Workshop (GWksp): - MMS: Mechanical Maintenance Section, combining VM, GE and REC - EMS: Electrical Maintenance Section, combining Elec/Inst and Tech Elec trades In the UAS Bty (field): • UMT: UAS Maintenance Team, a task organised maintenance team in support of a UAS Bty As already mentioned, this is a developing idea and as we support various activities, we are constantly seeing what is working well and what is not quite. The importance of getting the organisational structure right cannot be overstated and it is hoped that the results of this work will inform the CO on the manning requirements of TST for the UER at the end of year. It must be said that this development work has been made easy by some extra manning we have at the moment. Since the second half of last year, a RAN attachment of aviation maintainers has been with the Regt, to learn from Army's UAS ops experience. The RAN LEUT in charge of the contingent has been employed as the QM (air TRF equivalent to TIS), the CPO has deployed overseas as the maintenance team leader and the PO is the AQM. As this article is being written, one of their LSs is the only JNCO in the AWksp. This year, there is also an aviation RAEME LT in a pool position employed as the AWksp Comd. With these extra personnel, we are able to fully man the organisation structure in figure 1 and see how effectively the TST can provide maintenance support to the Capability's land and air materiel, while ensuring compliance with the two very different TRFs. Continued next page ...