What is Rollerstamping?
"Rollerstamping" is the common inside Boeing term for what Boeing Quality Assurance Inspectors do when they buy off production paperwork (or electronic) records without the required level of inspection, or without any inspection at all. It is a serious felony crime.
It has also been called "hot-stamping" in the past, outside Boeing.
It is a term so commonly bandied about within Boeing because almost every of the several hundred Boeing QA inspectors who work at Boeing rollerstamp. I was one of the inspectors at Boeing (if not the only one) that did it the least, but even I had to do it or I would have been fired many years before I was ultimately terminated from the company for collecting information on this Boeing fraud as well as others.
Boeing QA Managers do not independently ensure quality as they are supposed to do. In fact, they do exactly the opposite, ensuring that the rollerstamping quality system that Boeing Management has put in place reduces costs and smooths production flow to the maximum extent possible to pad the bottom line and increase the value of their stock options.
This is why anyone who lets themselves or their family fly on a Boeing airplane is taking an extra unknown level of risk, as due to this fraud at Boeing, much of the work that is required to be inspected has never been inspected before the airplane delivers to the defrauded airline or military that has purchased it.
As noted, I was perhaps The Last real Inspector on the Boeing production lines, even though even I had to rollerstamp. However, I had an ethic that drove my corrupt QA and Manufacturing Management crazy--I always inspected every job that I bought off completely and to the best of my ability before I bought it off. I would not read the production plan or refer to the relevant process specifications of engineering drawings for most of the work I inspected because doing so would slow me down too much in relation to the more egregious rollerstamping inspectors and I would be terminated for being slower than them.
However, even that level of rollerstamping was not enough for my typically corrupt Boeing QA Management, and I was retaliated against many times for insisting on actually inspecting the work before I bought it off. I was put in make work jobs to keep me off the production floor. I was transferred to other sites. I was even put on the most fast paced "leaned out of time to inspect" production line at my division, the Propulsion Systems Division (PSD) of Boeing, to attempt to get evidence to write me up for being too slow. I survived all this harassment by Boeing Management even while inspecting the work to the required level of inspection in most respects, something that very few other inspectors risked.
I had to be the model employee because inspectors like me who actually inspect the work before they buy it off had to be always on our guard, as our corrupt QA Management was always looking to write us up for stuff they never wrote rollerstamping inspectors up for, such as surfing the net at non-company related websites during inspection down time, which was pretty much the entire day for rollerstamping inspectors. I would never go to a non-company related website in my down time. During that time I studied drawing, specifications, and plans for jobs I knew I would shortly be called to inspect, as well as surfing the surprisingly open company internal computer network for evidence on QA and other Boeing Management fraud for my report to the FAA and other agencies/news outlets. That angered my corrupt QA Management even more as it made me much more knowledgeable than the high level I would be otherwise, which resulted in me doing my job of finding defects during my inspections much more accurately and more efficiently. QA Management at Boeing is judged by how much the numbers of defects found by inspectors decrease in number and severity over time, which is a key reason they ensure that inspectors do the opposite of what they are required by the FAA to do--finding and documenting defects to ensure they are reworked or repaired before delivery.
But I won't get too much further into why Boeing Management ensures that Boeing inspectors rollerstamp, as most of this quite voluminous website concerns that, and this page is pretty much just to inform people what the uncommon (except within Boeing) term "rollerstamping" is as it is used so much throughout this website as it is at the base of the Boeing/FAA Management fraud this site is about.
Because rollerstamping is not spoken about by the guilty outside of Boeing for obvious reasons, I, and this web page, are the authority on the subject.
The genesis of the term rollerstamping at Boeing is as follows:
Boeing assigns Quality Assurance Inspectors with inspection stamps like this one:
As you can see, a stamp like the one pictured can only stamp off one inspection operation on the production paperwork at a time, as shown in the following Boeing document showing one of my first QA stamps when I became an inspector at the Everett plant:
Obviously, a "rollerstamping" inspector can only stamp off one operation at a time without the required level of inspection with the above stamp. The term "rollerstamping" refers to the mostly mythical (except as depicted on this page) stamp such unethical inspectors would wield to make their job of stamping off as many operations at a time without inspections much faster and more efficient. And rollerstamping inspectors are already, very, very quick with the single impression stamp depicted above as they are so corrupt they would put your life in danger by buying processes or jobs off without inspection, so they care much less than inspectors like me how or where or if they apply their stamp to the paperwork. The champion rollerstamping inspectors at Boeing often get the jobs they turn into Completed Records after buying them off kicked back because of their or Mechanics' missing or incomplete stamps because they thusly give much less of a damn about such "technicalities" as more ethical inspectors who actually review the paperwork as required for errors and completeness before they turn it in.
One of my QA Leads at PSD once made a significant comment about his rollerstamping that is memorialized on my "Memorable Boeing Quotes" page. He once said in front of me and another QA Lead, "My stamp's got a Briggs & Stratton on it. I'll buy anything." He meant it as a joke, I guess, however such rollerstamping that places millions of people's lives at much greater unknown levels of extra risk is not a funny matter. No felony is. As this indicates, rollerstamping is often graveyard "humor" inside Boeing. Much more ethical inspectors like me rightly look down on such felonious coworkers and the QA Management that enables them. Rollerstamping inspectors and Lead Inspectors tell inspectors who actually inspect work as required before buying it off to quit "camping out on a job" with drawings and paperwork and such.
For the first time anywhere in history, you can finally see what a rollerstamp looks like in the following picture of a Boeing ST-QRS-11 QA rollerstamping tool as used by my quoted former QA Lead above:
As you can see, the above Boeing rollerstamp can indeed apply fraudulent QA stamps vastly faster than the single QA stamp pictured earlier through the use of a roller. Hence the term "rollerstamper" for inspectors who do much more stamping than inspecting. The above depicted "deluxe" model has a 3.5 HP Briggs & Stratton engine assist like the rollerstamp used by my noted QA Lead. You see it applying my Everett QA stamp impression from the document above, as an example, albeit I was one of the inspectors at Boeing who rollerstamped the least, to the extreme displeasure of my corrupt Boeing QA Management.
Of course, no such rollerstamp exists inside Boeing, with or without the depicted World's smallest Briggs & Stratton gas powered lawn mower engine, albeit corrupt Boeing QA Management may have implemented them since I was forced out of the company in 2006. Rollerstamping is just the term within Boeing to describe what inspectors do at Boeing as directed by Boeing Management to stamp the job off stating they inspected the job, when they only did a small part of the required inspection, if that much, before stamping the paperwork certifying they performed the entire inspection required.
And because this rollerstamping fraud has been so widespread throughout Boeing for many decades, the term "rollerstamper/rollerstamping" has been documented in some very official documents, as you can see from the following page from a 11/21/96 King County, Washington lawsuit against Boeing by an inspector who was harassed because she did her job too well, among other harassment:
You can read more pages from the noted lawsuit at this link. It describes how wide rollerstamping was at Boeing even back then, as well as what harassment ethical inspectors have to deal with from Boeing Management and other Boeing workers if they don't comply with Boeing's fraudulent rollerstamping quality system. It references Charlie Grieser, an inspector who was fired and later rehired through his union's efforts by corrupt Boeing Management because he brought a serious issue to light that was complicit in several 747 crashes through his inspection work. You can read more about him at my page about persecution of other Boeing inspectors besides me.
So, after the above most definitive information in existence about this enterprise-wide Boeing (and Boeing supplier based) rollerstamping fraud that makes inspection at Boeing a cruel joke on the passengers and crew that fly on Boeing airplanes, I hope you know exactly what the term "rollerstamping" at Boeing means, as well as just how deeply and widely this fraud has been embedded at Boeing by corrupt Boeing Management for decades.