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Quality Systems Auditor

Date: Nov 25, 2021

Location: East Cowes, GB

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 50 manufacturing locations in 15 countries, we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world’s advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.

About the opportunity

GKN Aerospace is a global engineering business. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for original equipment manufacturers around the world. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to be better in everything we do.

We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do.

Job Summary

Global Quality Systems Auditing is a newly created function aimed to standardise and improve our process of Internal Quality Auditing. Internal Auditing has typically been a function owned at a site level and the general approach has remained unchanged for many years. In this role, you will be working as part of a team which will be aiming to make a step change in the way we audit, offering more “value” to the sites we serve. 
Covering the UK & Nordics region, as a Regional Systems Auditor you will be working as a sole auditor and/or part of an auditing team to carry out 1st Party (Internal) and 2nd Party (GKN Aerospace Regional) audits of the site(s) Quality Management System. 
You will assess the compliance of the QMS to the relevant Regulatory/ Customer/ Inernal requirements and support in the management of corrective actions to ensure on-going compliance and continual improvement of the site(s) QMS. 
You will contribute to the development of the new Global Auditing System challenging and changing the way we have conducted internal auditing in the past. 

Job Responsibilities

Reporting to the Regional Audit Manager (UK& Nordics) you will be accountable for the following: 
-    Lead robust Internal Audits assessing our performance against relevant Regulatory Requirements (AS9100, Part 21G, Part 145 etc.)
-    Participate in the development of Audit Plans and development of the Global Auditing System 
-    On time delivery of the Audit Schedule
-    Developing, compiling and documenting Audit Checklists 
-    Writing of Audit Reports 
-    Management of Internal Stakeholders to deliver robust corrective actions to findings raised during the audits 
-    Propogating “Quality Culture” across GKN Aerospace
-    Identifying and Sharing “Best Practices” across the other UK&Nordics sites, promoting continual improvements of the sites QMS

Job Qualifications

-    Certified as Inernal or External Auditor via a certified Training Provider
-    Have routinely completed internal Audits of a QMS (within GKN or other Experience)
-    Demonstrable knowledge of relevant regulatory requirements (AS9100 etc) 
-    Knowledge in the use of risk based methods and techniques (ISO 31000) for audit planning and management;
-    Demonstrable knowledge of Airwortiness Regulations (e.g. Part 21G, Part 145 etc) 
-    Effective Communicator at all levels within the organisation
-    Knowledge and experience of utilising Root Cause Analysis and Problem Solving tools (e.g. PPS, 8D, 5-Why etc.) 
-    Demonstratable awareness of ISO19011
-    Profficient in the use of MS Office Applications

Diversity Inclusion and Belonging (DIB)

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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