This quote is also from my addendum (supplement) to my first report (continued from previous day's quote):
Please investigate the following issue that makes all your efforts to get BCAG jobs to comply with requirements for inspectors to witness drawing designated torques useless: On XX/XX/XX, I was lent to the (model I.D.) strut area, as they were shorthanded. I stamped in on a torque inspection on the call sheet for Dennis Harem,...strut mechanic. It was for torques on the (part number) clamps on the precooler ducting and fan air valve. He did the first torque on the fan air valve clamp, then reset the torque wrench for the next clamp torque value and began to torque it. I told him he had not shown me what the torque wrench was set to on the prior torque, and that I would like him to torque it again and show me the setting. He went ballistic. He got up, reset the wrench, gave it to me, then said angrily, "Gerry, why do you always treat us like children?" I said I thought he knew that I always would look at the wrench setting on each witness torque. I had inspected many of his torques when I used to be assigned to the strut shop. "Torqued," he angrily retorqued the fan air valve clamp and then did the other torques on the precooler ducting clamps. You can see (now) what an ethical inspector has to go through. It was obvious to me from this incident, that the "witnessing of drawing designated torques without looking at the torque wrench setting," and probably even without looking at the wrench calibration date, was still going on strong by roller stamping inspectors at PSD that weren’t brave enough to stand up to such abuse. So, you see, even after all of your work, without the reform of the line inspectors that roller stamp per QA Management direction, most of your efforts will go to waste.
See Exhibit AG for an email exchange I had with someone on the BCAG Torque Team that may be insightful from your perspective. You can see that I, the lowly powerless line inspector, was trying to right the scuttled ship of witness torques at PSD even 9 months ago.
The Last Inspector