07-Feb-2017 | Updated 2 years ago
Job Reference
17162
Location
United States
Employment Type
permanent

Job Description

Job Title:

Quality Auditor

Job Code:

HR section

Reports To (title):

CAE Global Quality Assurance Group Leader

Salary Band:

HR section

Effective Date:

1st April 2016

Salary Range:

HR section

SUMMARY OF THE JOB

CAE Oxford Aviation Academy (OAA) holds the following regulatory approvals in the Part M organisation:

EASA Part M Subpart F and Subpart G and the requirement for a Quality Auditor is in support to the Global Quality Assurance group Leader and Post Holder for Compliance Monitoring and Quality Assurance, ensuring that the standards of the Compliance (Quality) System are maintained.

CAE OAA holds the following regulatory approvals in the Approved Training Organisation:

EASA Part ORA, Approved Training Organisation Approval and as an operator of FSTDs.

Additionally, CAE OAA holds the following approvals in the Approved Training Organisation:

Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) approval for the issuance of Tier 4 Visas to foreign students.

Reporting to the COAA Global Quality Assurance Group Leader (and the Post Holder for Compliance Monitoring in the Part M Organisation), the incumbent will assist with and facilitate the development, implementation and maintenance of compliance and assurance management strategies, systems, plans and functions to meet COAA objectives of being best-in-class.

Carry out functional duties within the Quality, Compliance and Safety (QCS) Department including auditing, conducting Supplier Evaluations and assisting other departments in the issue of Certification Authorisations, Concessions to ensure Quality, Compliance and Airworthiness compliance with all applicable statutory, regulatory & customer requirements.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

%

1

60%

Compliance & Assurance in the EASA Part M Organisation

  1. Perform the day-to-day QA/CM functions within Aircraft Maintenance, including:
    1. Assisting in the development and maintenance of the annual Compliance Monitoring Plan (CMP) in regards to all Part M Subpart F & G activities to ensure the organisation remains compliant with all aspects of the regulations and ensuring that such a programme is undertaken in accordance with the approved Audit Plan.
  • Carrying out Compliance Audits as defined to the standards specified by the Global Quality Assurance Group Leader using the appropriate recording medium, namely a bespoke Audit Management tool, Q-Pulse.
  • Monitor subcontracted activities, by process of audit, ensuring capability and where necessary, facilitate the inclusion of that organisation in the CAE OAA Quality System.
    1. Assisting in the day-to-day activities of maintaining a Quality System ensuring oversight of the approvals held in accordance with the requirements as detailed in the organisation’s relevant expositions and associated Management System.
    2. Carrying out the duties and responsibilities as promulgated in the organisation’s relevant expositions and Management System and any other duties as may be reasonably be expected to be performed which involves assistance with the oversight of the organisation’s other regulatory approvals.
    3. In conjunction with the Global Quality Assurance Group Leader and Post Holder(s), promote, encourage and facilitate the use of the organisation’s regulatory documents.
    4. Scheduling the regular Management Evaluation Meetings to review the performance of the Management System with the Accountable Manager and management team, and follow-up on action items raised during these meetings.
    5. Report to the COAA Global Quality Assurance Group Leader on the status of the CMP on a regular basis by participating in the regular COAA QA/CI team conference calls and meetings;
  1. Represent the QA/CM Department in the MOM and CAME Review Meetings and facilitate the development and review of procedures and policies.
  2. Ensure that all employees are adequately equipped with QA/CI Training as appropriate.
  3. Ensure satisfactory levels of document & record control within Aircraft Maintenance.
  4. In conjunction with the EASA Safety Manager, promote and ensure the organisation’s Safety Management System remains effective in Aircraft Maintenance activities.

2

30%

Compliance & Assurance in the EASA Approved Training Organisation

  1. Assist in performing the day-to-day QA/CM functions within the ATO Operations (including FSTDs):
    1. Assisting in the development and maintenance of the annual Compliance Monitoring Plan (CMP) in regards to all EASA Part ORA activities to ensure the organisation remains compliant with all aspects of the regulations and ensuring that such a programme is undertaken in accordance with the approved Audit Plan.
  • Carrying out Compliance Audits as defined to the standards specified by the Global Quality Assurance Group Leader using the appropriate recording medium, namely a bespoke Audit Management tool, Q-Pulse.
    1. Assisting in the day-to-day activities of maintaining a Quality System ensuring oversight of the approvals held in accordance with the requirements as detailed in the organisation’s Management System.
    2. Carrying out the duties and responsibilities as promulgated in the organisation’s Management System and any other duties as may be reasonably be expected to be performed which involves assistance with the oversight of the organisation’s statutory, regulatory and other approvals, in particular those approvals granted to the organisation by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI).
    3. In conjunction with the Global Quality Assurance Group Leader and Post Holder(s), promote, encourage and facilitate the use of the organisation’s regulatory documents.
  1. In conjunction with the EASA Safety Manager, promote and ensure the organisation’s Safety Management System remains effective in EASA Part ORA activities.

3

<10%

The role is primarily based at CAE OAA (Kidlington) Oxford site, but may involve travel to other locations in the network in the UK and overseas for the purpose of oversight and audit for all EASA Part ORA activities and in support of other CAE Group companies, as well as sub-contractors.

KEY PROCESSES

  • Assist in ensuring the implementation & maintenance of the Global Quality Management Systems (the ‘Management System’).
  • Contributing to the development & improvement of global & regional, as well as local, quality management strategies and plans.

KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATOR (KPI)

  • Ensure all ATO and Aircraft Maintenance staff are given the required annual Quality and Compliance briefing and maintains adequate records.
  • All audits/inspections to be completed on plan.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Number of direct reports

Type of employees

0

Budget responsibilities

N/A

SKILLS PREFERRED

  • Experience in Compliance and Assurance related work and processes;
  • In depth knowledge of EASA Part M Subpart F & G and a working knowledge of EASA Part 145 and Part ORA and an ability to interpret the regulations and associated procedures;
  • Ability to liaise with the relevant CAA and coordinate oversight activities;
  • Have strong inter-personal, communication and presentation skills. Has a good negotiation skill and one with the ability to compile reports to a high standard;
  • Be team focused and works effectively in a dynamic team structure, ready to cross regulatory boundaries in support of the continued compliance of the whole of the organisation;
  • Be proactive and has strong planning skills to be able assist in turning issues and problems into solutions with the proven ability to meet timescales. Is self-motivated and takes initiative to lead rather than be led; and,
  • Operates with integrity and trust with the flexibility to adapt to the needs of the organisation.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE PREFERRED

  • A minimum of 2 years previous Compliance/Quality Assurance experience, preferably gained in an aviation organisation or aerospace organisation engaged in aircraft or component maintenance and repair/modification;
  • Completed a recognised Auditors course;
  • Demonstrable knowledge EASA regulations appropriate to Business Sector;
  • Fully conversant with EASA Part M and have a working knowledge of EASA Part ORA;
  • Conversant with ISO 9001 and similar Quality Standards;
  • Had exposure to the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI);
  • Simulation and aviation training related background and/or experience is preferable;
  • Have sound working knowledge of Part M and 145 with a General Aviation environment; and,
  • Have sound working knowledge of standard MS Office products and bespoke Audit Management tools (particularly Q-Pulse) or the ability to readily transfer IT skills.

COMPLEXITY AND CREATIVITY – PROBLEM SOLVING

  • Excellent problem solving ability; and
  • Excellent long and short term strategic planning skills.

JUDGEMENTS AND DECISIONS

·Ability to deal with complex problems unsupervised; and

GEOGRAPHICAL COVERAGE

The role is primarily based at CAE OAA (Kidlington) Oxford site, but may involve travel to other locations in the network in the UK and overseas.

CONTACTS AND COMMUNICATIONS

  • Significant internal client and external customer contact (including OEMs);
  • Significant contact with a number of National Aviation Authorities; and
  • Regular internal communication with all levels of management and staff within CAE.

MOBILITY

  • Domestic and overseas travel may be required (<10%).

LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • Fluency in English (speaking, reading, & writing).

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