Figure 1-1.Typical engineering department.
l Completion of all repairs within the
capacity of the shops in the engineering
For more detailed information about the
duties and responsibilities of the engineer officer,
refer to the U.S. Navy Regulations, the Engineer-
ing Department Organization and Regulations
Manual (EDORM), and the SORM.
Assistants to the Engineer Officer
The engineer officer is assigned assistants for
main propulsion, electrical, damage control, and
other specific duties that are required for the
proper performance of the functions of the
engineering department. The engineer officer must
make sure the assistants perform their assigned
duties. In the following paragraphs, we will
describe the duties of the administrative assistant,
training officer, fire marshal, gas-free engineer,
MPA, electrical officer, and DCA.
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT. The
department administrative assistant functions as
an aide to the engineer officer in the details of
administration. The responsibilities and duties of
the department administrative assistant are as
l Supervise the operation of the department
administrative office; this includes the
upkeep of assigned office spaces and the
care and maintenance of office equipment.
Screen all department incoming correspon-
dence and initiate required action; also,
screen and ensure correct preparation of
all outgoing correspondence.
Assist in the preparation of all department
directives and exercise control over their
Supervise the maintenance of department
records and maintain a tickler file on all
Coordinate the preparation of the depart-
ment daily watch bill.
Assign tasks to, and evaluate the perform-
ance of, department yeomen and other
enlisted personnel assigned to the depart-
In an engineering department without an
administrative assistant billet, the engineer officer
may delegate the duties of such a billet to any
TRAINING OFFICER. The duties of a
department training officer are delegated by the