Sightlines, Inc. Quality Control Program


The Quality Control Department is an immediate extension of the Engineering/Drafting Department. Production personnel will both control any facet of the Quality Control Group. Quality Control personnel are responsible for reporting unacceptable situations to the department foreman that he or she is working under. The Quality Control Department will not be responsible for making correct an incorrect situation. All Quality Control personnel will work plant hours. Provisions shall be made to accommodate off-hour production to assure nothing is received or shipped without being checked by these people. These people shall be an active, mobile part of the daily routines of plant personnel. They are responsible for coming to the work, and not having it brought to them. All tolerating questions and degree of correctness questions shall be directed and guided by the Engineering/Drafting Manager. This is to be accomplished through interactions between Quality Control and Engineering personnel.

The Quality Control Manager is responsible for keeping daily logs of items checked, quantity of each item checked, operator running material, and whether material was accepted or rejected. These daily logs are to be composed on a weekly basis and turned into a report which will be the basis of a bi-weekly Quality Control meeting. This meeting will be attended by the President, General Manager, Production Manager, and Engineering Manager. Along with discussions about the above-mentioned report, general discussion concerning vendors, methods to increase accuracy of final product, etc. can be part of the itinerary.

All Quality Control personnel must be able to read blueprints, tape measures, micrometers, vernier calipers, hardness testers, and related instruments. These people must have good communication skills and general knowledge of the production requirements and materials used within the seating industry.

These people, through daily routines, will interact with every department within the company. Much time will be expended with the Purchasing Department verifying items received are the same as ordered.

Incoming Quality Control

Aluminum Extrusions:

    1. Verify quantity received versus quantity ordered.

    2. Verify lengths of pieces received versus lengths ordered.

    3. Conduct random hardness testing.

    4. Verify finish received versus finish ordered.

    5. Verify alloy received versus alloy ordered.

    6. Conduct random dimensional checks of material. Compare actual dimensions against print dimensions. Apply applicable tolerances and record. If abnormalities exist, contact Purchasing immediately.

    7. Verify that mill certifications are intact for materials received.

    8. Visually check for freight damage and abnormal packaging.

    9. Visually check for waterstain or any abnormal oxidation situation.

    10. Tag with appropriate approval or disapproval.

    11. Compete paperwork and disperse to appropriate department.

Structural Steel:

    1. Verify quantity received versus quantity ordered.

    2. Verify lengths of pieces received versus lengths ordered.

    3. Conduct random dimensional checks of material. Compare actual dimensions. Apply applicable tolerances and record. If abnormalities exist, contact Purchasing immediately.

    4. Verify that mill certifications are intact for materials received.

    5. Visually check for freight damage and abnormal packaging conditions.

    6. Tag with appropriate approval or disapproval.

    7. Complete paperwork and disperse to appropriate departments.

Galvanized Steel Receivables:

  1. Verify quantity received versus quantity sent.

  2. Visually inspect degree of warpage incurred through galvanized process.

  3. Randomly check mill thickness of coating and check against galvanized specification requirements for pieces being inspected.

  4. Check all threaded connections and determin what type of rework is necessary, if any.

  5. Visually inspect appearance.

  6. Visually inspect for filled holes, damaged pieces within weldments, etc.

  7. Recheck structural welds, mark numbers.

  8. Tag with appropriate approval or disapproval.

  9. Complete paperwork and disperse to appropriate departments.

  10. Small Parts and Miscellaneous:

  11. Verify quantity received versus quantity ordered.

  12. Verify finish received versus finish ordered.

  13. Verify dimensions received versus dimensions ordered.

  14. Visually check for freight damage.

  15. Tag with appropriate approval or disapproval

Outgoing Quality Control:

Cut & Punch Department:

  1. Verify that material available to the operator is the same as called for on the drawing.

  2. Check initial machine setup to sure piece to be manufactured is per the drawing.

  3. Check overall length of piece

  4. Check hole diameter and spacing

  5. Check angular dimensions

  6. Check deburring requirements

  7. Randomly check through course of run to assure proper placement is being made into the machine and that the initial setup of the machine is being maintained.

  8. Confer with Drafting/Engineering Department is piece is impossible or too demanding of available machinery.

  9. Check for proper markage of material and tag with approval or disproval.

  10. Record necessary information.

Weld Department:

  1. *Asterisked items denotes checks that are to be done prior to unloading of material.

  2. Check initial fixture setup against assembly drawing.

  3. Check to make sure all pieces placed in fixture are applicable to work in process and satisfy drawing requirements.

  4. Check first assembly out of approved fixture to assure dimensional correctness and monitor heat distortion.

  5. Randomly check assemblies through course of run to assure dimensional correctness and operator's correct placement of pieces in fixture.

  6. Visually check all welds.

  7. Check finished product against drawing to assure all points have been welded according to the print.

  8. Check for proper markage of material and tag with approved or disapproval.

 

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