McCallum-Turner Focuses on Quality
This, the seventh article in SLAC Today's series covering the 11 McCallum-Turner management and operations focus areas, centers on Quality.
Quality at SLAC involves the oversight of construction, manufacturing, and engineering projects, including the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS), the Gamma Ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST) and SPEAR3. It also includes procedures and processes in groups such as the Klystron Microwave Department, Mechanical Fabrication Department and Accelerator Systems Division. At SLAC, everyone is responsible to ensure each department and experiment is progressing with the highest levels of accuracy, precision, and safety and that everything is adequately documented.
"Everyone can help our study by thinking about what is required for quality, how it is performed, and how it can be improved," said Walter Leclerc, McCallum Turner's Quality point of contact. "These questions are important across the institution, at the division level and in each employee's own area."
Ken Kingery, SLAC Today, October 24, 2007