1.0 Scope

  • This audit is intended for use for internal audits at MSM. The criteria found within is largely based on Nadcap's audit checklist AC7110 with changes and modifications.

2.0 General Instructions

  • 2.1 Instructions for the Auditor:

    In completing this audit, auditors must respond with a Yes, No, or N/A to address each requirement. For any No response, the auditor must initiate an NCR. Yes responses indicate adequate compliance. N/A may only be used for items that do not apply to the system at all. If an opportunity for improvement or observation is noted, that response may be indicated. An OFI/Observation response shall be considered the same as a Yes with notes for potential improvement for upcoming audits.

    Note: guidance attached to any question may contain required information.

3.0 Information

3.1 Company Information

  • Nature of Business:

  • Total number of Employees:

  • Number of Quality Personnel

  • Number of Welding Personnel

  • Welding Facility Size in square footage

  • Number of Welding Shifts and hours

  • Identify the Primary Contacts for the Audit (Name/Title) including the Cognizant Welding Technical Person

3.2 Quality Systems Approvals

  • Identify any current approvals related to quality system compliance with AS9000 or ISO9000. (Auditing/Certifying Agency, Audit Criteria, Certificate Issue Date, Certificate Expiration Date)

  • Does MSM demonstrate continued compliance to their quality system?

3.3 Verification of Corrective Actions

  • Were all corrective actions for non-conformances found during the previous audit implemented?

    Guidance: verification of corrective actions taken as a result of non-conformances identified during the previous audit will be conducted by the auditor. N/A if this is the first audit conducted or immediately previous audit found no non-conformances. Opportunities for improvement and observations do not need to be reviewed.

3.4 Contract Review

  • Are quality and technical requirements flowed down internally and to sub-tier suppliers?

  • Are purchase orders and amendments reviewed to assess ability to conform to customer requirements?

3.5 Purchasing

  • Are sub-tier suppliers selected on the basis of their ability to meet contract requirements?

  • Are customer’s requirements flowed down to sub-tier suppliers and vendors?

3.6 Cognizant Technical Personnel

  • Authorization of Technical Personnel
    Is there a formal list of cognizant technical personnel (for example, certifying agent / test examiner, weld process engineer / owner) as identified by supplier’s management?

4.0 Quality Planning

  • Work Instructions
    Do work instructions detailing each operation accompany each job and show evidence of approval, revision level and date?

  • Shop Travelers
    Are shop travelers or other article control media (including equivalent electronic records) used to reflect sequence of operations, inspection points, identification of the individual(s) performing the work and date each item is completed?

  • In-Process Documentation
    Does the in-process documentation include process status, inspection status, engineering changes, drawing revisions, and all other relevant information?

  • Fixtures and Tools
    Are there documented procedures to ensure work instructions identify specially designed tools and fixtures that are required to be used for specific parts?

5.0 Process Improvement Methods

  • Procedures
    Is there a documented procedure that controls the implementation and application of the welding/brazing process improvement program?

  • Evidence of Process Improvement
    Does the supplier have documented evidence that process improvement activity applicable to welding/brazing is being monitored by designated personnel?

6.0 Inspection Frequency

  • Compliance with Inspection Frequency
    Do records indicate the inspection frequency complies with specification requirements?

7.0 Inspection/acceptance/rejection standards

  • Records of Compliance
    Do records indicate that acceptance/rejection is based on specified criteria?

  • Traceability of Results
    Are test/inspection results recorded on, or traceable to, the documentation (traveler) that accompany the parts through processing?

  • Segregation of Nonconforming Material/Parts
    Can it be verified or demonstrated how nonconforming material/parts are identified and segregated?

8.0 Process Control

  • Visible Dye Penetrant Inspection
    Do documented procedures preclude the use of visible dye penetrant inspection unless permitted by applicable documents?

9.0 Personnel Qualification Records

  • Vision Records
    Are records of vision examinations on file and current?

  • Operator Identification
    Is a unique number or other identification assigned to qualified personnel?

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