INTRODUCTION - Continued
Rebuild. This consists of those services/actions necessary for the restoration of unserviceable equipment
to a like new condition in accordance with original manufacturing standards. Rebuild is the highest degree
of materiel maintenance applied to Army equipment. The rebuild operation includes the act of returning to
zero those age measurements (e.g., hours/miles) considered in classifying Army equipment/components.
Lubricate. The act of applying a material (e.g., oil or grease) to reduce friction and allow a component to
operate in a more efficient manner.
Mark. The process of restoring obliterated identification on an asset.
Pack. To place an item into a container for either storage or shipment after service and other
maintenance operations have been completed.
Unpack. The act of removing an asset from a storage or shipping container in preparation to perform
further maintenance (e.g., repair or install).
Preserve. The action required to treat systems and equipment whether installed or stored, to ensure a
Prepare for use. Those steps required to make an asset ready for other maintenance (e.g., remove
Assemble. The step-by-step instructions to join the component pieces of an asset together to make a
complete serviceable asset.
Disassemble. The step-by-step breakdown (taking apart) of a spare/functional group coded item to the
level of its least component, that is assigned an SMR code for the level of maintenance under
consideration (i.e., identified as maintenance significant).
Clean. Step-by-step instructions on how to remove dirt, corrosion or other contaminants from equipment.
Refer to appropriate painting, lubrication, and preservation methods to restore original corrosion
prevention and control methods when removed as a result of cleaning and/or when using cleaning to
remove corrosion from the item.
Non destructive inspection. Step-by-step instructions on preparation and accomplishment inspections
which do not destroy or damage the equipment.
Radio interference suppression. Step-by-step instructions to ensure installed equipment, either
communication or other electronics, does not interfere with installed communication equipment.
Place in service. Step-by-step instructions required to place an item into service that are not covered in
the service upon receipt work package.
Towing. The step-by-step instructions to connect one vehicle to another for the purpose of having one
vehicle moved through the motive power of the other vehicle.
Jacking. The step-by-step instructions to mechanically raise or lift a vehicle to facilitate maintenance on
Parking. Step-by-step instructions to safely place a vehicle in a lot, ramp area or other designated
Mooring. Step-by-step instructions to secure a vehicle by chains, ropes or other means to protect the
vehicle from environmental conditions or secure for transportation.
Covering. Step-by-step instructions to place a protective wrapping over a vehicle to protect it from
environmental conditions or to hide (e.g., camouflage) it.
Hoisting. Step-by-step instructions to allow a vehicle to be raised by cables or ropes through attaching
Sling loading. Step-by-step instructions to place a sling around a vehicle to allow it to be raised.
External power. Step-by-step instructions on how to apply electrical power from any authorized power
source (e.g., external generator or facility power).