Responsible for auditing all elements of the Quality Management System (QMS) and judging degree of adherence to documented requirements; such as work instructions, procedures, industry standards and management directives, to insure system integrity and the highest levels of quality possible.
Conduct different types of objective, ethically based audits using and interpreting standards and requirements.
Develop and communicate an audit plan within a defined scope that identifies applicable standards, necessary personnel, required documents and tools, and an audit agenda.
Execute an audit plan. This includes opening meeting, performing the audit and closing the meeting using generally accepted auditing techniques and verifying, documenting, and communicating findings as appropriate for the audit.
Act as a liaison between industry, customer and vendor QMS activity and documentation of internal activities relative to the QMS.
Coordinate and/or conduct training of Quality personnel and customers on QMS requirements. May train and supervise additional internal auditors as required.
Provide guidance in respect to discovered non-conformances and potential corrective & preventive actions.
Provide support to the various departments in diagnosing and eliminating root causes for nonconformance and warranty problems.
Active participant in the drive to integrate Lean Manufacturing, and team-based process methodology & control.
Support quality team with process quality investigations as directed by Quality Director.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
3 to 5 year experience - understands the standards and the principles of auditing and the auditing techniques of examining, questioning, evaluating, and reporting to determine a Quality Management Systems adequacy and deficiencies.
Spartan Motors Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.