CLAUSE CODE: QC68    This clause was archived as of 10/09/2014
  CLAUSE TITLE: Workmanship Specification


QC68 WORKMANSHIP SPECIFICATION:

 

All soldering and assembly on items supplied for this Contract/Purchase Order shall be in compliance with the class of use indicated on the Contract/Purchase Order and as defined below. Unless otherwise specified, the requirements of this clause are not imposed on the procurement of Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) or catalog type assemblies and subassemblies. Contractor’s use of a higher class of soldering standard than required is acceptable, except where it increases the purchase price. Contractor may use its own workmanship standard in place of the imposed requirement if the standard is submitted to and approved by JPL as equal to or higher than the imposed requirement. The classes of use are:

1.       Commercial products where the major requirements are functions of the completed assembly: All soldering and assembly shall be in compliance with IPC/EIA J-STD-001, Class 1 requirements.

2.       Commercial products where continued performance and extended life is required, and for which uninterrupted service is desired, but not critical. (Typically, the end use environment will not cause failures.): All soldering and assembly shall be in compliance with IPC/EIA J-STD-001, Class 2 requirements.

3.       Commercial products where continued high performance or performance-on-demand is critical, equipment downtime cannot be tolerated, end-use environment may be uncommonly harsh, and the equipment must function when required, such as life support or other critical systems: All soldering and assembly shall be in compliance with IPC/EIA J-STD-001, Class 3 requirements.

4.       Products where NASA soldering standards are specified: All soldering and assembly shall be in compliance with NASA-STD-8739.3 w/change 2.

5.       Products used on JPL flight hardware or critical Ground Support Equipment (GSE) or Deep Space Network (DSN) systems: All soldering and assembly shall be in compliance with JPL D-8208, DocID 35120.

This specification supersedes any other requirement on the part drawing or specification.

Incorporate by reference QC04, that items supplied for this Contract/Purchase Order have passed inspection by Contractor's Quality Assurance department for applicable class of IPC/EIA J-STD-001 or the indicated NASA or JPL specification.