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Quality Auditor

Date: 13-Jan-2023

Location: Papendrecht, NL Helmond, NL

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

Job Summary

Regional Quality assurance role that operates singularly or within a team to audit GKN Aerospace Regional 2nd party / Site 1st party audits of Business Management Systems (BMS)/Quality Management Systems (QMS) & processes, against Regulatory Requirements, Industry Standards, Customer and GKN Aerospace requirements.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist the Regional Audit Manager / QS Manager / Lead Auditor in the delivery of audit activities that support the respective audit plans and schedules.
  • As appropriate, participate in audit engagement planning, scoping, and follow-up activities.
  • When charged with undertaking an audit, providing support to the designated Lead Auditor in delivering the objectives of the audit, ensuring adequate preparation for the conduct of their respective audit criteria.
  • Within their specific audit criteria for gathering audit evidence, recommendations in support of the Lead Auditor or for minor single audits acting in the role of Lead Auditor and thus preparing the audit and distributing the audit report and conducting the audit follow up.
  • Propagate Quality Culture across GKN Aerospace.
  • Identify and share across the business, best practices and support continuous improvement of the BMS/QMS and its processes.
  • For the evaluation of the audit evidence, non-conformities recommendations / opportunities for improvement and for the communication of subsequent recommendations, including risk identification to the Lead Auditor / Regional Audit Manager / QS Manager. Support the root cause and corrective action activities.

Job Qualifications

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

  • Lead Auditor Certification
  • Experience gained from an Quality Auditor role within a manufacturing environment
  • Experience of product and system quality auditing 
  • Experience in Practical Problem Solving and Root Cause and Corrective Actions Techniques 
  • Experience of working to ISO 9001 
  • Competency with MS applications/tools
  • Aerospace industry experience including related regulations
  • Experience of APQP/PPAP (AS9145)
  • Experience of working to AS9100/AS9110

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. The Quality Auditor will be self-motivated, diligent and with excellent attention to detail. The incumbent will be independent and decisive with the ability to work autonomously with effective communication and active listening skills and thrives in a fast-paced environment.  

We are GKN Aerospace

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 38 manufacturing locations in 12 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. 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.

How to Apply

Are you interested in this position and does your background meet the requirements? Please use the ‘Apply Now’ button. Questions? Please contact our Recruiter Bart Hermsen via

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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