The Lead Quality Auditor manages a team of Internal Quality Auditors in the performance of internal audits, ensuring that internal audits comply with applicable standards, regulations, and guidance (e.g., ISO 19011) and that resulting reports are fair, impartial, and useful. The Lead Auditor is also responsible for selecting competent internal auditors and providing the auditors with information and other resources they need to carry out the quality audit.
Reports directly to the Quality Manager. Assists and works in conjunction with auditees during the course of internal audits.
The Lead Auditor Job Description is mentioned in the following procedures:
|Procedure ID and Name||Policies & Procedures Manual|
|AS1200 Internal Quality Audits||AS9100|
|QP1020 Internal Audits||ISO 9001|
A bachelor’s degree is required. Must be a certified quality auditor/aerospace auditor in good standing. Two (2) years of auditing experience is desirable; should have experience leading 2 or more quality audits.
Must have an eye for detail, firsthand experience with auditing tools (e.g., control charts, Ishikawa diagrams). Need exceptional listening, communication, and presentation skills. Must be able to work well with people at all levels of the organization.
Ability to communicate well orally with a wide variety of auditees (top management, production workers, sales, customer support, etc.) is crucial. Regular use of phone and email for communication is essential. Hearing and vision correctable to within normal ranges is essential for normal conversations, receiving ordinary information, and preparing or inspecting documents.
The ability to remain in a stationary position roughly 60% of the time as well as the ability to move about the office (to conduct audits throughout the facilities, for example) is required. Using a computer, reviewing reports/logs, etc., while sitting for extended periods is common.
No heavy lifting is expected, though occasional exertion of about 20 lbs. of force (e.g., picking up and carrying paper files/reports, a laptop) may be necessary. Good manual dexterity required to use common office equipment (e.g., computers, calculators, copiers/scanners).
The job is performed indoors in a traditional office setting about 60% of the time; the remainder of the time is spent in a variety of work environments, including a production and warehousing facility. Extended periods of sitting while using a computer or other devices are common.