Safety, quality, and reliability are critical principles in the aviation and aerospace industry. Anything that goes wrong with a product or service can have serious consequences and severely damage a company’s reputation. Quality Systems Auditors understand the importance of auditing as part of a Management System, and its value to enhancing an organization’s operational performance and safety. The auditor is trained to assess the performance of the business thereby ensuring the effectiveness and compliance of business processes.
The responsibilities of Quality Systems Auditors include preparing, planning and conducting audits to determine process effectiveness and conformance with regulations, standards and policies. They need to know how to prioritize, schedule, budget, and allocate human and material resources.
They need to be impartial, diligent, and concise, have an eye for detail, and maintain confidentiality.
- Completion of Secondary School (required)
- Technical Diploma or Degree (recommended)
- Quality Auditor Training (required and available through CCAA)
- Experience in the Aviation and Aerospace Industry (required)
- National or International Certification (an asset)
- CCAA Certification (as asset)
- Knowledge of aviation maintenance and manufacturing and other related processes
- Technical writing skills
- A lead auditor will require additional training and experience