B-2. USE OF THE MAINTENANCE ALLOCATION CHART (cont)
(3) Tools and test equipment required and/or available
b. Only the lowest category of maintenance authorized to perform a maintenance function is
indicated. If the lowest maintenance category cannot perform all tasks of any single maintenance
function (e.g., test, repair), then the higher maintenance level(s) that can accomplish additional tasks will
also be indicated.
c. A maintenance function assigned to a maintenance category will automatically be authorized to
be performed at any higher maintenance category.
d. A maintenance function that cannot be performed at the assigned category of maintenance for
any reason may be evacuated to the next higher maintenance category. Higher maintenance categories
will perform the maintenance functions of lower maintenance categories when required or directed by
the commander that has the authority to direct such tasking.
e. The assignment of a maintenance function will not be construed as authorization to carry the
related repair parts or spares in stock. Information to requisition or otherwise secure the necessary repair
parts will be as specified in the associated Repair Parts and Special Tools List (RPSTL).
f. Normally there will be no deviation from the assigned level of maintenance. In cases of
operational necessity, maintenance functions assigned to a maintenance level may, on a one-time basis
and at the request of the lower maintenance level, be specifically authorized by the maintenance officer
of the level of maintenance to which the function is assigned. The special tools, equipment, etc., required
by the lower level of maintenance to perform this function will be furnished by the maintenance level to
which the function is assigned. This transfer of a maintenance function to a lower maintenance level
does not relieve the higher maintenance level of the responsibility for the function. The higher level of
maintenance will provide technical supervision and inspection of the function being performed at the
g. Changes to the Maintenance Allocation Chart will be based on continuing evaluation and
analysis by responsible technical personnel and on reports received from field activities.
B-3. MAINTENANCE FUNCTIONS
Maintenance functions will be limited to and defined as follows:
To determine the serviceability of an item by comparing its physical, mechanical, and/or
electrical characteristics with established standards through examination (e.g., by sight, sound, or feel).
To verify serviceability by measuring the mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, or electrical
characteristics of an item and comparing those characteristics with prescribed standards.