Section III. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES
Organizational maintenance PMCS is the required inspection and care of the equipment necessary to keep it in good
operating condition. Routine checks like equipment inventory, cleaning, dusting, washing, checking for frayed cables,
storing items not in use, covering unused receptacles and checking for loose nuts and bolts are not listed in your PMCS.
They are things you should do anytime you see they must be done. If you find a routine check like one of these listed in
your PMCS, it was listed because operators reported problems with this item.
3-7. PMCS PROCEDURES
PMCS procedures are done at fixed intervals for the following purposes:
Make sure that the equipment is operable
Prevent equipment problems in future operation
Identify and resolve minor problems in the equipment before they become major problems
Scheduled cleaning of the equipment
3.8. ITEM NUMBER COLUMN
The checks/services in the PMCS table are numbered in order of performance. Use this ITEM number when filling out DA
Form 2404 (Equipment Inspection and Maintenance Worksheet).
3-9. ITEM TO BE INSPECTED COLUMN
The items listed in this column are based on the major components of the equipment and use common names of these
3-10. PROCEDURE COLUMN
This column gives you the check or service procedure which you must perform on the item.
3-11. EQUIPMENT WILL BE REPORTED NOT READY/AVAILABLE IF COLUMN
This column tells you under what conditions the equipment will be unable to perform its primary mission. When you notice
this condition during PMCS you must report it on the proper form and tell your supervisor.