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Forgings Auditor

Forgings Auditor


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Use your auditing and manufacturing/engineering skills by partnering with the Performance Review Institute (PRI), a not-for-profit trade organization that is committed to the continual improvement of quality in critical industries.
The purpose of this independent contractor position is to conduct audits. With the audit results reported back to key global aerospace industry experts, who manage the audit and accreditation process, this position plays an important role in risk mitigation, supply chain oversight and continual improvement within the aerospace industry. This varied and autonomous role would suit someone who has experience and/or qualifications in manufacturing/engineering and is looking for a new challenge.
As an independent contract auditor, you will enjoy:
  • Contributing to the continual improvement of metallica materials manufacturing quality in the global aerospace industry
  • Developing your own knowledge and skills by observing the many creative and innovative ways in which companies interpret and comply with customer requirements and industry specifications
  • Staying on the cutting edge of technology by attending an annual auditor conference to hone your skills
  • Managing your own schedule, choosing how often, when and where you conduct audits
  • The opportunity to experience different cultures by auditing all over the world
  • The security of having your schedule (and income) confirmed months in advance, while remaining independent, enabling you to organize other activities at your discretion
  • Being associated with a respected, industry-managed organization with a history of commitment to quality excellence and an ongoing dedication to the continual improvement of the aeroapce supply chain


Being an auditor involves:

  • Ensuring adequate pre-audit preparation including contacting the company ahead of time to arrange an audit timetable and reviewing documentation provided by the company
  • Conducting the audit based on an industry-approved checklist including a review of the procedures, work instructions, training records and other documentation that evidences the competency of the company to meet customer requirements and observing real part processing through job audits to ensure that the documented requirements are properly flowed down to and implemented on the shopfloor
  • Holding regular meetings with the auditee during the audit for the purpose of transparency so that all parties understand the audit timetable and any findings identified
  • Submitting an audit report to PRI staff in which any audit findings are clearly and logically documented
  • Representing PRI to our customers by acting professionally at all times
  • Working collaboratively with PRI staff and customers to organize audit schedules that meet the needs of all stakeholders
  • Liaising with PRI’s preferred travel agency to organize a cost-effective travel schedule


To qualify to work as an auditor, applicants must meet the following general requirements:

  • Understanding of what it means to work as an independent contractor and willingness to engage with PRI in this capacity
  • Commitment to preserving the integrity of the program, maintaining strict confidentiality, and to avoiding all conflicts of interest
  • Willingness to travel and conduct audits
  • Written and oral proficiency in the English language
  • Strong interpersonal skills

The ideal auditor candidate will possess most of the following criteria:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in material science /metallurgy or other related Engineering degree OR
  • High School Diploma or equivalent, and minimum 5 years forging industry experience, preferably in aerospace. Post high school qualifications preferred
  • Experience across a number of forging disciplines preferred: open die, closed die, ring rolling, isothermal, hammer, press, extrusion.
  • Experience of heating equipment and associated controls
  • Experience of key alloy systems – steel, nickel, titanium, aluminium
  • Auditing experience.
    • Note: Certification as a recognized Quality Auditor or auditing experience considered a plus
  • Familiarity with applicable specifications:
    • Aerospace OEM/Primes forging process and material specifications
    • Industry material specifications
    • AS9100

Other qualifications:

  • Membership of a professional institute – e.g. ASM, IOM3 - considered a plus


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