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QA Auditor (Site)

Date: Dec 31, 2021

Location: Luton, 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

GKN Luton sits within the Aerospace Group and is a world leader in the production of transparencies and ice protection systems for both civil and military markets. Our customer’s trust GKN to deliver the critical technology they need, and we trust our employees to draw on their ingenuity and passion to deliver those solutions. Our Leadership team is open, sharing plans for the next five years, driving retention by offering demanding, exciting work, and providing full coaching, guidance and mentoring.

The Role

To 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.  To plan, host and support external (customer, regulatory and other 3rd parties) audits.

To 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.

Job Responsibilities

  • Be compliant with the Company’s Environmental, Health & Safety and Energy procedures.
  • Ensure the product audit schedule is maintained and present any risks to the QS Manager.
  • Conduct internal audits in accordance with the schedule. Gathering of appropriate audit evidence, recommendations and thus creating and distributing the audit report and conducting the audit follow up;
  • Act upon Internal NRFT and External NRFT issues with timely containment and robust sustainable corrective actions through root cause corrective action investigations
  • Actively participate in continuous improvement process – internal – external, quality, cost, innovation, delivery and management
  • Manage the non-conformance system and ensure that actions are closed on time
  • 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.
  • Support with the update of databases used within the QA department
  • Any other reasonable duties

Job Qualifications


  • 2 years in a quality role within a manufacturing environment
  • Completed Audit training course
  • Possess the soft skills such as effective communication and active listening to make audits effective
  • Experience in Problem Solving (PPS) and Root Cause and Corrective Actions (RCCA) Techniques in order to provide effective audit follow up /closure assessments



  • Knowledge of AS9100
  • Knowledge of Aviation Regulations EASA Part 145 / EASA Part 21G
  • Lead auditor trained

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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