QUALIFICATION AND LICENSING
Qualification will be based largely upon the students operating ability: however, the student must also demonstrate his
ability to perform inspections, services, and operating procedures.
At a minimum, operators selected for licensing will demonstrate a satisfactory mechanical knowledge of the specific
equipment for which he is seeking a Standard Form 46. Each potential operator will be examined on the:
Ability to identify all major components of the equipment, and their basic functions.
Familiarity with the pertinent operator's manual and lubrication order.
Ability to demonstrate satisfactorily the preventive maintenance checks and services the operator must perform.
During this demonstration, the potential operator will use the appropriate operator's technical manual, lubrication order, and DA Form
Test standards must be high. Procedures must be impartial and thorough. Since no written test regarding technical
knowledge is outlined to cover all equipment, the appendixes contain sample written test questions. Similar tests should be prepared,
using data from the pertinent operator manual applicable to equipment on which training/instruction is conducted. The appendixes
also contain suggested instructor checklists that can be used to test the students performance of maintenance and operating
proficiency. Similar checklists can be prepared on the specific equipment used for training.
Successful completion of the prescribed tests qualify an individual to be licensed for the equipment on which he passed
the tests. Specific nomenclature of the equipment will be entered on the Standard Form 46. The permit will be issued to the
individual and will be completed and authenticated for the type, model, or capacity of generators the holder is qualified to operate.
Permits are authenticated by the Commanding Officer, or the authorized supervisor (AR 340-15).
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