Implementation Requirements for NASA Workmanship Standards
|Publication Date:||31 May 2017|
The purpose of this standard is to provide quality requirements for the manufacture of electronic assemblies and for electrostatic discharge (ESD) control which augment requirements found in one or more of the documents listed in Table 1, Workmanship Requirements Documents.
Baseline quality management system requirements are specified in NPD 8730.5. Where there are conflicts between the requirements found in this document and NPD 8730.5, the requirements of NPD 8730.5 take precedence.
Where there are conflicts between the requirements found in this document and the industry voluntary consensus standards in Table 1, the requirements of this document take precedence.
This standard is approved for use by NASA Headquarters and NASA Centers, including Component Facilities and Technical and Service Support Centers and may be cited in contract, program, and other Agency documents as a technical requirement. This Standard may also apply to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and to other contractors, grant recipients, or parties to agreements to the extent specified or referenced in their contracts, grants, or agreements.
This standard applies to critical work, as defined by NPD 8730.5. Critical work is any task that if performed incorrectly or in violation of prescribed requirements poses a risk of loss of human life; serious injury; loss of a Class A, B, or C payload (see NPR 8705.4); loss of a Category 1 or Category 2 mission (see NPR 7120.5); or loss of a mission resource valued at greater than $2M (e.g., NASA space flight hardware, Government test or launch facility).
The workmanship requirements of this document do not apply to programs and projects executed under NPR 7120.8 though these programs or projects may choose to impose them in their mission assurance plan.
The requirements of this document do not apply when requirements flow down is not practical such as when procuring off-the-shelf (OTS) items and when using suppliers who work to alternate standards. Projects procuring OTS products or products made to alternate standards for applications described in 1.2.2 above are responsible for identifying and managing risk associated with hardware that may have been built or will be built without material controls, production methods, or quality inspections defined by the workmanship standards in Table 1.
Use of the term "supplier" applies to any entity that is manufacturing hardware in accordance with the requirements herein including NASA Centers and NASA contractors.