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Manufacturing Quality Auditor (Filton site, Bristol)

Date: Sep 14, 2022

Location: Bristol, GB

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

A great place to work needs a great way of working
A Truly Global Business 

Every day, around the world, we help aircraft fly further, faster and greener.  We’re the world’s leading tier one aerospace supplier of systems and components. With over 15,000 employees across 41 manufacturing sites in 13 countries serving over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers with sales of £2.8bn. Together as “One GKN” we’re moving our business and industry forward developing technologies that rapidly decarbonise aircraft, and innovating to help build a new generation of planes that produce zero emissions.  We’re putting sustainability at the heart of what we do; driving our objective to becoming a net zero greenhouse gas emissions business before 2050! 

Making a Difference 
It’s great to know you’re making a difference to the future of aviation! Whatever part you play you’ll be helping us deliver operational excellence to our customers.
 

The Opportunity

GKN Aerospace Filton specialises in the design and manufacture of large complex structural wing assemblies, detailed metallic components and wing systems for a combination of both civil and military aircraft. As our new Quality Auditor, you will act as business partner to the site manufacturing process managers and leadership in assuring and improving the manufacturing processes and product/service quality performance. You will provide Internal (1st Party) audit capability for the assessment of the manufacturing processes and products/services, ensuring process compliance, robustness and effectiveness in relation to the Customer requirements, quality needs and expectations.  You will plan, host and support external (customer, regulatory and other 3rd parties) audits. In addition, you will report & ensure conclusion on non-compliances, as well as highlighting improvement & best practice sharing opportunities and help drive a value added, continual improvement culture through the organization.

How You'll Contribute

You will:

  • Ensure the delivery of the manufacturing process/product audit objectives (when acting as the Lead Auditor), ensuring adequate preparation for the conduct of the audit criteria against the local audit plan;
  • Work within the specific audit criteria for gathering of appropriate audit evidence, recommendations and thus preparing the audit and distributing the audit report and conducting the audit follow up
  • Evaluate the audit evidence, non-conformities recommendations / opportunities for improvement and for the communication of subsequent recommendations, including risk identification to the BMS/QMS Manager;
  • Provide planning and hosting of external 2nd and 3rd party audits including support to follow up activity support (e.g RCCA/NCR/OASIS) integrity management. 

What You'll Bring

To help us make a difference, you’ll bring your passion and expertise/ talent for what you do along with the following skills, experience, qualifications and attributes:

Essential

  • Experience in undertaking Internal Audits against the audit process requirements defined within ISO 19011; 
  • Industry experience within a Manufacturing environment (APQP) preferably aerospace/automotive; 
  • Knowledge in the use of Zero Defect Manufacturing (ZDM) Management core tools;
  • Demonstrable experience in Practical Problem Solving (PPS) and Root Cause and Corrective Actions (RCCA) techniques in order to provide effective audit follow up /closure assessments;

Desirable

  • Demonstrable domain knowledge of Aviation Regulators (EASA, FAA etc.) & contracted customer quality requirements;
  • Thorough understanding of the content and application of the IAQG / EAQG ISO Standards and IAQG SCMH 
  • Demonstrable knowledge of ASENJISQ9100 / ISO 9001 and IAQG SLA Frameworks and experience of Quality Management Systems/Process Approach; 
  • Knowledge in the use of APQP/PPAP (AS9145) 

What We'll Provide

Once you’re on board you’ll get the following perks and benefits:

  • Industry Leading Pension Scheme; we’ll match your contributions up to 8% on a 1 : 1.5 basis
  • Life Assurance 8 x salary
  • 25 days' holiday + bank holidays
  • Income protection
  • Shopping discounts
  • On-site parking, staff canteen and Cycle To Work Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • A collaborative, dynamic working environment 

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As well as a competitive package we’ll offer you a world of opportunity. We want to see your career fly!  We’ll support your career progression by providing you with learning and development opportunities.  That’s the beauty of being part of a global business, once you’re on board you never know where you career journey may take you! 

A Great Place to work needs a Great Way of Working
Everyone is welcome to apply to GKN.  Through our commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging and by living our five powerful principles we’ve created a culture where everyone feels welcome to contribute.  It’s a culture that won us ‘The Best Workplace Culture Award’ last year.  By embracing and celebrating what makes us unique we encourage everyone to bring their full self to work.

We’re also committed to providing an accessible recruitment process, so if you require reasonable adjustments at any stage during our recruitment process please get in touch and let us know.

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