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Counterfeit Avoidance Program Auditor

Counterfeit Avoidance Program 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 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 aerospace 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 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 or Associated Degree in technical field related to electronics engineering or engineering technology or equivalent technical experience OR
  • Five (5) years risk management / supply chain management of electronic components experience
  • Auditing Experience


  • Professional Engineer, Certified Qualified Engineer, Certified Lead Auditor 
  • Membership in Industry Counterfeit Activities (SAE, CALCE, ASQ, GIDEP, etc.)


  • Counterfeit Avoidance Process and Management Standards (e.g. AS5553, IDEA-STD-1010, AS6462, AS6496)
  • DFARS 252.246-7007
  • Commercial and Military Aerospace experience
  • Experience with assessing electrical component risks
  • Managing obsolescence issues (TECH-STD-0016)
  • Background in component selection 
  • Auditing experience to other standards
  • RCCA Training
  • Aerospace Quality Systems (e.g. 9100, 9110)
  • GIDEP reports on counterfeit activity
  • Electronic Parts Management Standards (EIA STD 4899, MIL-STD-3018, IEC 62239-1)
  • Packaging Standards 
  • ANSI ESD S20.20

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