This quote is also from my addendum (supplement) to my first report.
You may want to peruse this PRO (Procedure) further in your deliberations on this subject. Since no installations at PSD have been made "fully operational" yet, and other limitations noted in this PRO, I doubt we should be using the AMM at PSD to rework/repair items. But you’re the judge on these matters, so please judge and decide what we should be doing, as opposed to what we are doing.
Back to the list of things to clarify for us:
C. Are Boeing mechanics allowed to rework vendor items? We do. I believe our repair station certificate doesn’t allow us to repair vendor parts, so why can we do it on the production line?
D. Whether we have to do the work per AMM, CMM, or vendor repair station, what in-process inspections do we need on the NCOs? There seem to be no required inspection roles in the AMM, like torque witness inspections we have to do in the factory on Boeing built items. The same with the CMMs. Maybe that is because the mechanics and inspectors who work to the AMMs and CMMs are A&P certificated--the vast majority of PSD mechanics and inspectors are not. I don’t have any idea what we would need if the vendor repair station covered the work.
E. If we work to the AMM or CMM, then do the mechanics and inspectors have to be A&P certified like at the airlines? What certs do we need if it is vendor repair station work. I assume, if it was vendor repair station work, that the vendor repair station manager would have to buy off the work, not us. If that is the case, then many of the vendors at PSD should have their repair station licenses revoked, as I’ve seen the quality of their work. I guess they get what they pay for, as the vendor mechanics only are paid about half of what BCAG mechanics are paid, I understand, with few, if any, benefits. I guess it beats frying burgers for a living, though. I would expect the public would like higher paid workers, like we are at Boeing, working on the airplanes they fly on, if they thought all else was equal, and didn’t know the things those high paid workers do, or more accurately, don’t do, that I’ve recounted to you...
The Last Inspector