ERIC Number: ED195732
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Occupational Analysis Technology: Expanded Role in Development of Cost-Effective Maintenance Systems. Final Report.
Foley, John P., Jr.
A study was conducted to refine and coordinate occupational analysis, job performance aids, and elements of the instructional systems development process for task specific Air Force maintenance training. Techniques for task identification and analysis (TI & A) and data gathering techniques for occupational analysis were related. While TI & A and occupational analysis can function as complementary technologies for major improvements in Air Force maintenance, there are substantial incompatibilities between them. TI & A technology identifies specific tasks for specific hardware whereas occupational analysis identifies sets of heterogeneous maintenance tasks across an Air Force Speciality Code (AFSC). Expansion of the latter technology by gathering information on hardware-specific bases is necessary to effectively combine both TI & A and occupational analysis. The gathering of hardware-specific information and the gathering and displaying of data on activities which are common elements of many maintenance tasks such as the use of test equipment and hand tools are proposed. Analysis of this data will identify patterns of personnel/job/hardware relationships for reclustering hardware for improved specialty codes and cost-effective instructional systems development. The identification of such clusters will result in better personnel practices, more cost-effective utilization of Air Force manpower, and improved maintenance. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Brooks AFB, TX.
Authoring Institution: Air Force Inst. of Tech., Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. School of Systems and Logistics.
Identifiers: Air Force; United States
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