Every Corrective Action Request (CAR) should be entered in the Corrective Action Log AS Template. The department manager should assign an employee or employees to investigate and/or take the necessary action(s) to correct and eliminate the recurrence of the problem, assign a target completion date, and notify the Quality Assurance Manager of the assignment. The Quality Assurance Manager should update AS1250-2 CORRECTIVE ACTION LOG accordingly.
The Quality Assurance Manager should maintain the status of the CAR on the Aerospace Corrective Action Log. The employee assigned to the CAR should investigate the problem within 30 days of assignment to determine the underlying (root) cause or causes. Depending on the nature of the situation under investigation, the assigned person may enlist the aid of other employees or departments to form a team to investigate and address the problem.
To effectively review the corrective action for its effectiveness, some actions may require a period of time for the action to be in place. Because of this, the Quality Assurance Manager will mark the CAR as “complete” for a period of time (i.e. 90 days) after the corrective action is taken. If the Quality Assurance Manager determines that the corrective action has been effective, they will sign and date the request form, inform the affected department manager of the “closed” status of the request, and update the AS1250-2 Log accordingly.