Upon satisfactory completion of a 2M training course, a technician will be CERTIFIED to perform
repairs. The CERTIFICATION is issued at the level at which the technician qualifies and specifies what
type of repairs the technician is permitted to perform. The two levels of qualification for technicians are
MINIATURE COMPONENT REPAIR and MICROMINIATURE COMPONENT REPAIR. Miniature
component repair is limited to discrete components and single- and double-sided printed circuit boards,
including removal and installation of most integrated circuit devices. Microminiature component repair
consists of repairs to highly complex, densely packaged, multilayer printed circuit boards. Sophisticated
repair equipment is used that may include a binocular microscope.
To ensure that a technician is maintaining the required qualification level, periodic evaluations are
conducted. By inspecting and evaluating the technician's work, certification teams ensure that the
minimum standards for the technician's level of qualification are met. If the standards are met, the
technician is recertified; if not, the certification is withheld pending retraining and requalification. This
portion of the program ensures the high-quality, high-reliability repairs needed to meet operational
Q1. Training requirements for (2M) repair personnel were developed under guidelines established by
Q2. What agencies provide training, tools, equipment, and certification of the 2M system?
Q3. To perform microminiature component repair, a 2M technician must be currently certified in
Q4. Multilayer printed circuit board repair is the responsibility of what 2M repair technician?
LEVELS OF MAINTENANCE
Effective maintenance and repair of microelectronic devices require one of three levels of
maintenance. Level-of-repair designations called SOURCE, MAINTENANCE, and RECOVERABILITY
CODES (SM&R) have been developed and are assigned by the Chief of Naval Material. These codes are
D for DEPOT LEVEL, I for INTERMEDIATE LEVEL, and O for ORGANIZATIONAL LEVEL.
SM&R Code D maintenance is the responsibility of maintenance activities designated by the systems
command (NAVSEA, NAVAIR, NAVELEX). This code augments stocks of serviceable material. It also
supports codes I and O activities by providing more extensive shop facilities and equipment and more
highly skilled technicians. Code D maintenance includes repair, modification, alteration, modernization,
and overhaul as well as reclamation or reconstruction of parts, assemblies, subassemblies, and
components. Finally, it includes emergency manufacture of nonavailable parts. Code D maintenance also
provides technical assistance to user activities and to code I maintenance organizations. Code D
maintenance is performed in shops, located in shipyards and shore-based facilities, including contractor
SM&R code I maintenance, performed at mobile shops, tenders or shore-based repair facilities
(SIMAS) provides direct support to user organizations. Code I maintenance includes calibration, repair,
or replacement of damaged or unserviceable parts, components, or assemblies, and emergency
manufacture of nonavailable parts. It also provides technical assistance to ships and stations.