Inspection & Verification Production
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Inspection & Verification Production

Control # 140.2 / Rev. / A

I. Purpose

To establish work instructions for production projects.

II. Responsibilities

The Manufacturing Manager and his staff shall maintain this procedure and the process that it controls.
Department Managers have direct responsibility for implementing and maintaining inspection and verification work instructions.
The Quality Manager is responsible for stamps used to indicate inspection status.

III. Definitions

There are three basic types of manufacturing processed at PPC :

Prototype - This type of project or process is experimental in nature. The process is controlled by the engineer and / or the customer. The Project Manager for this job or process has overall responsibility for determining the required inspection, test, process controls and documenting the results.

Production - This type of project or process is often referred to as "Short Run" or "Production Work". This type of work includes tooling, special machines, production and lower volume manufacturing and assembly work.

Assembly - Assembly is similar to production with additional assembly process requirements. Reference the assembly work instructions.

1 Release to Production

The Engineering Manager and/or Process Engineer release orders to production.
Refer to the procedure for Estimating, Engineering and Processing.

2 Standard Procedure for Production Processes

Review and Release
The Supervisor receives drawings and instructions from engineering.
Receiving reviews the drawings and instructions for material requirements.

3 Material Verification

Prior to starting the manufacturing process, verify the material. The job card is signed off by receiving inspection.
Reference the procedure for receiving inspection.

4 Setup & In-Process Inspection

The Department Manager will review the drawing with the operator for any questions or potential problems that may exist.
The assigned operator will verify that the material is correct and matches PP#s.
The operator makes any machine set ups to produce the required product.

5 First Piece Inspection

A first piece inspection is required on all production lots. The operator is responsible for verifying the first piece. When the set up has been completed, the operator will bring the 1st article part into the In-Process Inspection area and will inspect all blueprint or operational step print dimensions.

  • Unless otherwise indicated by engineering, the setup part is inspected by the operator.

  • The operator makes any adjustments and processes the job per print or instructions.

  • The operator is required to inspect on the first production part, each dimension or specification on the print, process and supplemental instructions provided by engineering.

  • After verifying the part meets spec, the operator has inspection check out all dimensions prior to going into production.

  • The operator uses instructions from engineering or inspection for in-process inspection.

6 Outside Processes

The part is inspected before and after an outside process..
The person conducting the receiving inspection shall stamp the job card and include the date received and a note of what process was inspected.
Non-Conforming material or processes will be recorded on a DMR (Discrepant Material Report) and in the receiving log.

7 Verification of Inspection

The operator is required to place his/her initials on the job card.
When required, the operator will completely fill out the control plan according to instructions from engineering.

8 Moving Parts & Jobs

Completed part is forwarded to the next destination by the operator or lead person.

9 Final Inspection

The job card and/or control plan are used for final inspection. The final inspection checklist is completed before the product is shipped. This record is retained for the duration of the contract.
Records will be retained for 10 years.
Defects or non-conforming lots will be recorded on a DMR and reviewed with the QA supervisor.

10 Post Production Requirements

Return all prints, processes, charts, etc. to engineering when complete.
Engineering will review the job to determine if safety, quality, efficiency and capacity requirements have been made.
Processes will be updated as necessary and corrective actions documented.

<end> Control #140.2 / Rev. / A


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