AM General Compliance Lead Auditor in Mishawaka, Indiana

Compliance Lead AuditorMishawaka, IN 46545

Company Overview:

AM General LLC,headquartered in South Bend, Ind., with major facilities in nearby Mishawaka, Ind., Auburn Hills, Mich., Franklin, Ohio, and offices in Arlington, Va., designs, engineers, manufactures, supplies and supports specialized vehicles for military and commercial customers worldwide.

Through its Military business, the company is recognized as a world leader in the design, engineering, manufacturing and support of Light Tactical Vehicles, having produced and sustained more than 300,000 vehicles in over 60 countries.

AM General’s growing Commercial business includes three wholly owned subsidiaries: diesel engine manufacturer General Engine Products, automatic transmission manufacturer General Transmission Products, and Mobility Ventures, designer and manufacturer of the acclaimed MV-1, the only American made vehicle specifically engineered from the ground up in support of wheelchair users and people with disabilities. AM General is also proud to have been selected by Mercedes-Benz to be its only contract manufacturer in the United States, producing the R-Class vehicle in Mishawaka, Ind.

AM General has more than six decades of experience meeting the changing needs of the defense and automotive industries, supported by its employees in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio, and a strong supplier base that stretches across 43 states.

Position Summary:

Perform compliance lead auditor activities required for leading the organization in achieving and maintaining customer required registrations including ISO 9001 and IATF 16949.


  • Assure organizational preparation to achieve and maintain ISO/IATF registrations including ISO 9001 and IATF 16949 serving as the main point of contact with registration organizations.

  • Develop and execute plans to maintain ISO/IATF documentation for the Quality Management System and audit to ensure effectiveness.

  • Organize, train, assign, and manage tasks and records for the corporate-wide cross-functional Internal Assessor Team.

  • Evaluate effectiveness of the internal audit program, make recommendations for improvements, and drive continuous improvement.

  • Ensure timely feedback of ISO/IATF activities, issues and audit results including KPI generation for management reviews

  • Prepare for and lead the AM General ISO / IATF Management Review meetings

  • Identify and prioritize non-conformance issues from internal and external audits driving them to closure

  • Ensure rapid and effective countermeasures are implemented by the business team based on feedback from audit activities

  • Participate in Lean Six-Sigma efforts attaining Lean Six-Sigma certifications as needed

  • Communicate ISO/IATF initiatives and status to the organization and develop training materials for all levels of the organization.

  • Provide input to the departmental budget and meet area cost objectives

  • Support reduction of waste and minimize ISO/IATF registration and maintenance costs

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Manufacturing Technology, Quality, or other Technical field. Master’s degree is preferred.

  • Minimum of 10 years of business experience in various areas of Engineering, Design, Manufacturing, and Quality preferred.

  • ISO/IATF Lead Auditor Certification or ability to achieve certification within 6 months after start.

  • Detail oriented with experience leading organization through registration to the ISO 9001 and/or IATF 16949 standard.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and SAP.

  • Strong problem solving, organizational, customer service, negotiating, and multi-tasking skills.

  • Must have strong and accurate written and verbal communication skills.

  • Willingness to travel 5%-10%.

Physical Effort:

Light - Combination of office work and plant floor support with intermittent sitting, standing, walking and sometimes long hours.

Working Conditions:

This position requires a self-starter, who is motivated and energetic with the ability to work alone or as part of a team environment. This position requires one to be an active member of various cross functional teams with good verbal and written communication skills. Light travel required primarily to other AM General sites.