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Regional Quality Systems Auditor

Date: Nov 13, 2021

Location: Trollhattan, SE

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

** Please apply with English CV ** 

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) & processes, against Regulatory Requirements, Industry Standards, Customer and GKN Aerospace requirements.  

Job Responsibilities

Assist the Regional Audit Manager / BMS 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 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 / BMS Manager.  Support the root cause and corrective action activities.

Job Qualifications

Certification, or obtained training, as an Internal or External Auditor through a certified Training Partner
Possess the necessary personal attributes/behaviours to act in accordance with the principles of auditing as described in ISO 19011. 
Demonstrable domain knowledge of Aviation Regulators (EASA, FAA etc.) & contracted customer quality requirements.
Knowledge in the use of risk based methods and techniques (ISO 31000) for audit planning and management;
Demonstrable experience in Practical Problem Solving (PPS) and Route Cause and Corrective Actions (RCCA) Techniques in order to provide effective audit follow up / closure assessments.
Experience in undertaking Internal Audits against the audit process requirements defined within ISO 19011 
Demonstrable knowledge of ASENJISQ9100 / ISO 9001 and IAQG SLA Frameworks and experience of Quality Management Systems/Process Approach. 
An effective communicator with experience in MS applications/tools.

Continuous improvement foundation training or equivalent training
Industry experience within a Manufacturing environment (APQP) preferably aerospace/automotive. 
Thorough understanding of the content and application of the IAQG / EAQG ISO Standards and IAQG SCMH.
Experience in the use of the IAQG OASIS database for the input to audit planning.
Knowledge of Business Process Management and the APQC Process Classification Framework.

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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