Maintenance and Logistics

PD Systems provide Maintenance and Logistics Support Services from East Coast to the West Coast in the United States and overseas, in the Middle East and beyond, for the US Army and United States Marine Corps. Our support spans from retail to wholesale operations, providing the discipline of planning and executing maintenance, logistics and movement for our military services.

For many years, PD Systems has been a Prime contractor that TACOM depends on to provide maintenance and logistics support services for routine, daily and during combat operations in support of our Armed Forces.

Support to the Integrated Logistics Support Center (ILSC)

Our integrated logistics support discipline provides robust customer service and has improved reporting of reliability, availability, maintainability and other requirements as needed by TACOM. Executing the Logistics Information Warehouse, Integrated Logistics Analysis Program (LIW/ ILAP) Services task order, the project provides scheduled and on-demand analyses for staffs, subordinate commands, units in
rotation planning, and tactical units at home stations and in the field. Our analytical support includes daily reports of equipment status, weekly reports of tactical supply performance, and monthly reports of supply chain performance. Our customer-requested transactional data is reflected in the Army fields of supply, maintenance, distribution, and financial systems.

In addition, the LIW/ILAP task order provides an established, versatile training program for the variety of web-based logistics database tools used by the Army’s logistics community. PD Systems provides training to TACOM LCMC Associates on the use of LIW/ILAP and how to request, run, and query reports. Our training focus is on available reports, setting parameters, navigating the menus, how to use right-click drill downs, as well as sorting and filtering results. We also provide an overview or clarifications of basic Army maintenance and supply policies and regulations. PD Systems provides individual desk-side and team training that is tailored to the requesting team’s training objective, weapon system, or secondary part management requirements.

Support to Product Manager Petroleum and Water (PM PAWS)

PD Systems has assisted Product Manager, Petroleum and Water (PM, PAWS) in providing the most advance Fuel and Water technology in today’s inventory.

PD Systems’ mission was ensuring technology insertion throughout the system’s life-cycle, while providing reliability, supportability, and sustainability across the entire spectrum of the battlefield. PD Systems did this through multiple task orders that assisted in research on better measuring devices for fuel farms and barrier material, fuel farms operations and technical manuals.

PD Systems was tasked to develop a prototype to measure and display the fuel level in multiple tanks at one time as well as the system in total.

The process included conducting a market survey, reviewing the submission and down selecting to three contractors. In a controlled environment for a period of about thirty days using a 10K tank, three different prototypes were tested and one selected for outdoor testing.

As a final part of the task order, PD Systems operated a test site to investigate above ground storage tank concepts and tank gauging systems between May and November 2010.

The test site included one 50,000-gallon MOAT II, one fabric tank wall support system with associated 50,000-gallon fabric tank, two additional 50,000-gallon test tanks, one 10,000-gallon test tank, one 50,000-gallon fill tank, one 10,000-gallon fill tank, and supplementary equipment including water pumps and hoses.

A Varec tank gauging systems was used to monitor the MOAT II and three 50,000-gallon test tanks, and Moreland International tank gauging equipment was used to monitor the MOAT II and 10,000-gallon test tank. Test activities included initial equipment inspection; equipment setup; equipment monitoring; and equipment teardown with a final inspection. After test activities were completed, individual reports detailing the results of above ground storage tank concept testing and tank gauging equipment testing were prepared and submitted to the Government.

PD Systems was tasked by PM, PAWS to develop National Maintenance Work Requirements (NMWRs) for products developed by the PM. NMWRs establish a maintenance serviceability standard for field-level reparable designated for repair and return to Army Working Capital Fund (AWCF) stock. PD Systems developed technical publications (NMWRs) for (1) Close Circuit Refueling (CCR) and D-1 Fuel Nozzle, (2) 350 GPM Fuel/Water Pump, (3) Diesel Engine in the 350 GPM Fuel/Water Pump, (4) 3K Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Unit (ROWPU) and (5) 265 GPM Pump. The NWRs were written using GFI, manufacturers’ manuals, equipment specialist, engineer input and PD Systems expertise.

Support to ManTech International

PD Systems provides support to ManTech International for maintenance tasks that include providing forward-deployed skilled manpower to support a quality maintenance and sustainment program for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) systems in the Middle East.

Services include scheduled maintenance, as well as inspection and repair of combat damaged MRAP Equipment. Our field technicians also provide standard mechanic services for automotive repairs due to component failure or equipment malfunction, breakage, fatigue or accident.

For this effort, PD Systems provides multiple skilled Heavy Mechanics and Maintenance Technicians in Afghanistan (Bagram, Spann, Sharana, Kandahar and Forward Operating Bases (FOBs) Fenty (Jalalabad)/ Leatherneck) to execute a quality maintenance and sustainment program for MRAP vehicle systems (Navistar- MaxxPro, MaxxPro Plus & MaxxPro Dash; Force Protection- Cougar CAT I, Cougar Cat II & Buffalo; GDLS Canada- RG-31; BAE- RG-33, RG-33L & Heavy Armored Ground Ambulance (HAGA); and BAE-TVS- Caiman).

PD Systems’ personnel perform Operator and Direct Support (type) level maintenance and adjustments and are on-call 24×7 to provide technical assistance for maintenance and supply issues to the supported units, to include forward secure locations.

To perform the required work, PD Systems employs personnel with extensive experience as mechanics, as well as working in hostile military environments inside and outside the FOBs.

In addition, PD Systems personnel possess an in-depth knowledge of the MRAP vehicles, as well as of vehicle-specific maintenance documentation including -10/-20 Technical Manuals (TMs),Equipment Inspections Worksheets, Lubrication Orders (LOs), Commercial Technical Manuals or other Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) documentation, Safety of Use Messages (SOUMs), Modification Work Orders (MWOs),Ground Precautionary Messages (GPMs), Maintenance Advisory Messages (MAMs), Technical Bulletins (TBs) and DA Forms 2404/5988E.

  • HUSKY MK III VMMD
  • VARIOUS MRAPS
  • Heavy Armored Ground Ambulance (HAGA)

Support to Navistar

In support of Navistar, PD Systems had six Field Service Representatives (FSRs) in the United Kingdom (UK)to support NAVISTAR Defense, UK Limited by fully integrating the MRAP platform “HUSKY” to UK Minister of Defense (MoD) Theater Entry Standard (TES). Our FSRs enabled the safe deployment and use of this Capability in theater and in training. UK MoD TES includes the integration of a Bowman Vehicle Installation Kit (VIK), Electronic Counter Measures (ECM) VIK, Enhanced Electronic Counter Measures (EECM) VIK, Tactical Satellite (TACSAT) VIK, TACSAT Radio LRUs (on 50% of the fleet), Weapons mounts and Armor solutions (to include spall liners). In addition, our FSR support continues in Afghanistan for an additional year to transfer our maintenance knowledge to the British soldiers.

  • Navistar Husky
  • Navistar Husky

Support to PM IEDD/PF

PDS provided Maintenance Support to the Product Manager (PM) Improvised Explosive Device Defeat/Protect Force CLS Program (PM IEDD/PF), PM Assured Mobility Systems (PM AMS) and PM Force Protections Systems (PM FPS).

PDS was the Prime Contractor managing a team that included four subcontractors and numerous host nation vendors providing CLS services OCONUS to Afghanistan, Iraq and Kuwait as well as 37 CONUS locations.

PDS support on this contract included management and execution of support that entailed managing TPF, Maintenance, Supply, Transportation, and CLS actions for sixteen IEDD/PF equipment types/families.

The mission required applying Self-Protection Adaptive Roller Kits (SPARK rollers) and RHINO installation kits on all variations of MRAP and HUMVEEs and included the follow on sustainment tasks for all such modified tactical vehicles and equipment. (SPARK II Rollers and their platforms are all variants of MRAPs and HUMVEEs) In doing so, PDS deployed over 150 personnel to the CENTCOM AOR in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait performing both TPF and NET activities simultaneously and another 9 personnel in support of CONUS based Home Station Training Lanes requirements.

Work locations included US Government sites in Afghanistan (13 sites): Bagram, Bastion, Farah, Ghazni, Herat, Kandahar, Jalalabad, Mazar-E-Sharif, Ramrod, Salerno, Shank, Sharana, and Shindad. US Government sites in Iraq (5 sites), included Baghdad, Balad, Tallil, Marez, and Al Asad and Mina Abdalla, Kuwait. Additionally, 37 CONUS and 3 OCONUS Home Station Training Lanes (HSTL)/Joint Centers of Excellence (JCOE) were supported.

PDS provided Materiel Fielding (MF) planning support to the government. PDS analyzed Materiel Fielding Plans (MFP), Mission Support Plans (MSP), Materiel Fielding Agreements (MFA) and Materiel Requirements Lists (MRL) in order to recommend changes, improvements and additions to plans being prepared and staffed by the government. The MFP and MRL are prepared by the fielding command (Government PM). PDS assisted with the development of the Material Requirements List (MRL) (DA Form 5682) for the SPARK II Technical insertion by identifying special tools requirements, spares and repair parts necessary for the implementation and sustainment activities.

PDS provided field and sustainment level maintenance activities including PMCS for all covered equipment. These services were accomplished at Government-provided facilities that were maintained in a clean, orderly and safe fashion in accordance with applicable regulatory requirements. PDS managed all tools and equipment required to complete maintenance tasks.

PDS maintenance facility protocols identify appropriate HAZMAT handling requirements which are employed at the various locations. PDS managed Home Station Training Lanes (HSTL) for equipment maintenance and training using Pre-Deployment Training Equipment (PDTE). HSTL personnel also performed actions related to NET/NEF requirements including training package development. At completion of NET activities, after action reviews were prepared to ensure and improve the training lesson quality and applicability.

  • SPARK II Installation, Bagram Airfield (BAF) Afghanistan
  • PDS SPARK Mine Roller repair facility Bagram Airfield (BAF) Afghanistan
  • BAF averaged 500 repairs annually
  • PDS SPARK Mine Roller repair facility BAF

PD Systems provided Supply Support activities related to stock receipt of Class VII and Class IX materials for issue and maintained a replenishable Authorized Stockage List (ASL). For the ASL, the IEDD team requested, monitored, received and maintained over 1400 part numbers valued in excess of $74 million. These line items were all maintained at each of nine locations.

In addition, PD Systems managed multiple funded DODAACs within theater to allow receipt of various bulk materials (Classes II, III, IV and IX) required to perform the IEDD/PF CLS mission. Primary STAMIS used are PBUSE (for end item stock management) and SAMS-e (for CL IX stock control and requisitioning through SARRS). In addition, the IEDD/PF CLS program introduced Catalog Ordering Logistics Tracking Systems (COLTS) (for tracking work orders, inventory, demand analysis and operational readiness).

PD Systems provided Transportation Support by preparing, preserving, packaging and retrograding over 3000 tons of equipment. End items were prepared by draining all HAZMAT, performing agricultural cleaning to pass stringent customs inspections, processed necessary customs forms, built necessary 463L pallets to meet air and sea transport requirements, and loaded, blocked, braced and shored containers of Non- Rolling Stock. All Retrograde was processed from Iraq and Afghanistan through Kuwait for further transport onto Sierra Army Depot (SIAD).

Utilizing Transportation Movement Requests (TMRs) to document all relevant data, the retrograde equipment was shipped from the Theater primarily to SIAD. In Theater transportation processing also included building 463L pallet loads, moving the pallets to applicable staging areas with PD Systems furnished transportation, and coordinating the movement from staging areas to airfields or other ports of embarkation. This processing also included normal accountability transactions, entry into logistics IT systems, inspecting and cleaning materiel and labeling.

  • PDS SPARK Mine Roller repair facility BAF
  • PDS SPARK Mine Roller repair facility BAF

Support to Program Managements Office Light Armored Vehicles (LAVs), Battalion Field Service Representative (FSR)

PDS provides 3 Field Service Representative’s (FSR’s), in support of the United States Marine Corps (USMC) Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) program; including Fielding of hardware upgrades, Maintenance and Supply functions. The PDS FSRs are instructor certified and have successfully passed the instructor and key personnel maintenance course certification from General Dynamics Land Systems (GLDS)-Canada. The PDS FSRs provide technical knowledge to assist USMC units with maintenance or repair problems that cannot be resolved by unit personnel. PDS FSR’s also ensure that the latest configuration(s) of the LAVs are maintained and assist in the cataloging of the LAVs before shipment to a depot and upon receipt of a vehicle from the manufacturer or depot. They conduct New Equipment Training (NET) for the unit related to LAV upgrades and modification upgrades simultaneously at three separate locations; Camp Pendleton California, 29 Palms California and Camp Lejeune North Carolina. PDS FSRs provide a critical function which includes; New Equipment Fielding (NEF), NET, maintenance, inspection, supply accountability and database management, to ensure that the Operational Availability and Readiness of the LAVs is achieved.

Work locations include: Camp Pendleton, California, 29 Palms, California, and Camp Lejeune, North Carolina and may include travel to Marine Corps Logistics Base (MCLB) Albany, Georgia and TACOM LCMC, Warren, Michigan. The PDS FSR’s provide technical input and verification of publication changes by performing a physical VAL/VER of the technical procedures (pertaining to the adjustment, alignment, servicing, inspecting and repairing of LAV and LAV A2 vehicles) or training material changes using the LAVs located at their location.

The PDS FSR’s provide field and sustainment level maintenance activities including Preventative Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) for the LAV and LAV A2 upgrades. These services are accomplished at Government-provided facilities that are maintained in a clean, orderly and safe fashion in accordance with Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) regulatory requirements. PDS FSR’s manage all Government Furnished Equipment (GFE) including tools and equipment required to complete maintenance tasks to receive, maintain accountability, schedule and provide technical assistance to USMC personnel for the LAV and LAV A2 vehicles.

PDS FSR’s conduct installations of hardware shipped from the Government for application and conduct inventories and validate shipments for the LAV and LAV A2 vehicles. The PDS FSRs analyze/research questions received from the fleet and prepare a response within 30 calendar days of the receipt of fleet questions or a Product Quality Deficiency Reports (PQDR) or both. Equipment Turn-in/Disposition

  • PDS LAV FSR performing an initial inspection
  • PDS LAV Operator New Equipment Training (OPNET)
  • PDS LAV Operator New Equipment Training (OPNET)

Support to Fort Riley Logistics Readiness Center (LRC)

PDS provides 36 Full Time Equivalents (FTE) including the Maintenance Manager, Equipment Repair Branch Supervisor, Allied Trades Branch Supervisor, Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Ground Support Mechanic, Fuel Distribution Mechanic, Emergency Vehicle Technician, Welders, Machinist, Auto Body Repairers and Painters in support to the Ft. Riley Kansas Logistics Readiness Center (LRC) maintenance operation. PDS uses basic workflows to manage maintenance of the equipment supported by the LRC. Workflows are documented, agreed to and understood by all those involved with work management. Internal and external SOPs have been developed to facilitate efficiency in schedule and accuracy in reporting. Workflow steps that PDS uses to manage the maintenance program in support of the LRC Ft. Riley Kansas equipment include:

1. Identify Work – Work is identified in many ways such as Preventive Maintenance inspections, Predictive Maintenance technologies and equipment failures. Work orders are tracked in SAMS-1E to facilitate identification of work priorities and document work order status.

2. Plan Work – PDS considers multiple factors when planning work to be performed. Factors that are considered include: Priority; Location; Technical Inspection Results; Tools required; Support Requirements; Parts Availability; Length of Procedures; Technical References Needed; and Quality Assurance Requirements.

3. Schedule Work – After the work order are planned, PDS determines the availability of material (i.e. using SAMS-1E, LIW, Parts tracker), internal and external resources and the system to be worked on. The availability of the equipment is normally determined through the use of planning and scheduling meetings.

4. Execute Work – PDS Maintenance Manager and supervisors prepare daily work schedules and assign work orders to technicians by name. Once the job is completed, a quality assurance inspection is performed. The PDS Technical Inspectors perform inspections of 100% of jobs to ensure workmanship and effectiveness of the quality inspection process.

5. Document Work – The technicians complete work orders by inputting text and marking applicable codes into SAMS-1E. This information includes: Additional Part Requirements; Recommendations for Procedure Changes; Failure Data; Recommendations for Additional Special Tools; Digital Pictures; Additional Work Requirements; QA Results; Rework after QA inspection (if required); and Man hours and Resource Types Utilized. Work order entries are reviewed daily for completeness and accuracy.

PDS maintenance facility protocols identify appropriate HAZMAT handling requirements which are employed at the various locations. PDS managed Home Station Training Lanes (HSTL) for equipment maintenance and training using Pre-Deployment Training Equipment (PDTE). HSTL personnel also performed actions related to NET/NEF requirements including training package development. At completion of NET activities, after action reviews were prepared to ensure and improve the training lesson quality and applicability.

  • Ft. Riley LRC Maintenance Heavy Wheel Shop
  • Ft. Riley LRC Maintenance Heavy Wheel Shop
  • Ft. Riley LRC Maintenance Heavy Wheel Shop
  • Ft. Riley LRC Maintenance Paint Booth

PD Systems uses SAMS-1E boxes to provide job order tracking and support. Specific actions related to job order actions and SAMS-1E operations include:

1. Work orders opened by Units via SAMS-E utilizing 5990-E via diskette

2. After conducting unit level inspections, Units brought a DA Form 2404/5988-E in addition, Units bring associated DA Form 2407/5990-E requesting maintenance support on hard copy and diskette.

3. Opens support work request and immediately places the equipment into shop status A (Awaiting initial inspection)

4. Conducts 100% Technical Inspection to ensure serviceability and functionality of all components.

5. Throughout the life of the work order, personnel update the shop status codes to coincide with the stage of the work order process. Work order process stages include: A – awaiting initial inspection; 1 – awaiting NMCS parts; C – awaiting shop (parts on hand); B – in shop (being worked); R – ready for pick up; and U – for closed.

6. The job orders are tracked and customers receive status updates using the AHN-006 and the AHN-004, listing all supported work orders and their current maintenance status codes.

  • Ft. Riley LRC Maintenance HeavyWheel Shop
  • Ft. Riley LRC Maintenance HeavyWheel Shop

PD Systems, Inc.

PD Systems, Inc. is a Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Government Contractor. We specialize in Engineering, Logistics and Administrative Services, as well as Power systems and equipment. Our dedicated and solutions oriented employees have extensive government contracting experience. We invest in technology and people to provide rapid, innovative and accurate solutions to complex programs.

Headquartered within the defense corridor of our Nation's Capitol, PD Systems is positioned right where you need us to be.

PD Systems is a solutions oriented company providing a wide range of Logistics and Engineering Domain services. The company's portfolio includes Operational Logistics, Training Services, Engineering Services, Energy Solutions, and Sustainment Support.

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