maintenance action, a test, or an inspection is done
SPECIFICATIONS. A specification is any technical
using specific guidelines, tools, and equipment.
or administrative directive, such as an instruction, a
technical manual, a drawing, a plan, or publication,
that defines repair criteria.
that an item will perform its intended function for a
specified interval under stated conditions.
AUDIT. An audit, as it applies to the QA program,
is a periodic or special evaluation of details, plans,
SUBSAFE. The acronym SUBSAFE is a short
policies, procedures, products, directives, and
reference to the Submarine Safety Program, which
records necessary to determine compliance with
provides a high level of confidence in the material
conditions of the hull integrity boundary.
SUBSAFE will be discussed later in this chapter.
CERTIFIED (LEVEL 1) MATERIAL. This is
material that has been certified (as to its material and
physical properties as well as traceability to the
THE CONTROLLED WORK PACKAGE
manufacturer) by a qualified certification activity.
This material has a material and identification
To provide additional assurance that a quality
control (MIC) number assigned along with a
product will result from the in-process fabrication or
repair, the CWP was developed. It provides QC
CONTROLLED MATERIAL. This is any material
techniques (requirements or procedures) and shows
objective quality evidence (documentation) of
that must be accounted for and identified throughout
adherence to specified quality standards. These
the manufacturing or repair process. (See level of
requirements or procedures include both external
(TYCOM) and internal (command-generated)
CONTROLLED WORK PACKAGE. A controlled
information for work package processing and sign-off.
work package (CWP) is an assemblage of
The typical CWP that will arrive at your desk will have
documents identified by a unique serial number that
QA forms, departure from specifications forms, material
may contain detailed work procedures, purchase
deficiency forms, production task control forms, and
documents, receipt inspection reports, objective
QC personnel sign-off requirements. You, and all the
quality evidence, local test results, and any tags,
other work centers involved in the performance of the
papers, prints, plans, and soon that bear on the work
task, must review the contents of each package as well.
performed. This will be discussed later in the
When you review the package, check that the
requirements specified for their accomplishment are
correct, in a correct sequence, and so on. Each CWP
DEPARTURE FROM SPECIFICATION. This is a
covers the entire scope of the work process and is able
lack of compliance with any authoritative
to stand on its own. Traceability from the work package
document, plan, procedure, or instruction. A
to other certification documentation is provided by the
detailed discussion will follow later in the chapter.
job control number (JCN).
DOCUMENTATION. This is the record of
You must ensure that the CWP is at the job site
objective evidence establishing the requisite quality
during the performance of the task. If the work
of the material, component, or work done.
procedure requires the simultaneous performance of
procedure steps and these steps are done in different
LEVEL OF ESSENTIALITY. A level of essentiality
locations, use the locally developed practices to ensure
is a certain level of confidence required in the
you maintain positive control for each step.
reliability of repairs made. The different levels of
essentiality will be discussed later in the chapter.
Immediately after a job is completed, but before the
ship gets underway, each assigned work center and the
PROCEDURE. A procedure is a written instruction
QAO will review the work package documentation for
designed for use in production and repair,
completeness and correctness. If you and your workers
delineating all essential elements and guidance
have been doing the assigned steps as stated, this should
necessary to produce acceptable and reliable
not be a problem. Ensure that all the verification
signature blocks are signed. Make sure all references,
PROCESS. This is a set of actions written in a
such as technical manuals or drawings, are returned to
the appropriate place.
special sequential order by which a repair or