QC38a - Pyrotechnic Device Manufacturing Controls:
For each production lot of each pyrotechnic device described by the Subcontract/Purchase Order (PO), the Subcontractor shall make provisions for the following reviews by JPL, as described below:
1. Baseline Review (Phase 1)
The Subcontractor shall begin fabrication of detail parts for a pyrotechnic device only after JPL has established a hardware baseline for such device. The hardware baseline (of Subcontractor’s drawings, specifications and related procurement, fabrication, processing, tests, and quality control procedures), as required per this Subcontract/PO, for a previously qualified device, will be established through JPL’s review on-site at JPL. JPL will accomplish this review five weeks after placement of the Subcontract/PO. For an unqualified device, JPL will accomplish this review three weeks after the Critical Design Review.
2. Production Review (Phase II)
The Subcontractor shall secure specific authorization from JPL prior to the explosive loading of any device. Subcontractor shall give JPL at least two weeks prior notification, in writing, of the date on which explosive loading is scheduled to begin. JPL will schedule a review team to the Subcontractor’s manufacturing facility for an on-site verification of Subcontractor’s implementation of quality system and hardware baseline requirements, and for a detailed correlation review of associated drawings, specifications, tooling, equipment, facilities, procedures, manufacturing environments, and personnel qualifications.
3. Lot Certification Review (Phase III)
The Subcontractor shall receive specific authorization from JPL before shipping pyrotechnic devices under the Subcontract/PO. When JPL, on-site at JPL, determines that the Subcontractor’s X-ray and N-ray films and associated data indicate an acceptable lot of pyrotechnic devices, JPL will schedule a lot certification review team visit to the Subcontractor’s manufacturing facility. JPL’s review team will perform an in-depth verification of Subcontractor’s supporting documentation and data required per the Subcontract/PO prior to providing authorization to ship.