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Life in the day of an auditor.

Discussion in 'ISO 9001:2015 - Quality Management Systems' started by Michael Chippendale, May 3, 2019.

  1. Michael Chippendale

    Michael Chippendale New Member

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    I'm just curious as to how many "audit days" per year a typical auditor for a certification body (e.g., NQA) would do. Any insight is much appreciated!
     
  2. Andy Nichols

    Andy Nichols Moderator Staff Member

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    As an ex-CB auditor, I'd guesstimate that it's going to be whatever you want it to be! In the early 90s, I worked every day the schedule allowed. Today, in the USA in particular, auditors who are not full time staff, can pick and choose what they want to work. There are going to be some additional factors at play, such as particular experience. I had both design engineering and electronics manufacturing expertise, so was in demand at the time. Your location helps, too, since clients rarely will want to pay for travel.
     
  3. Jennifer Kirley

    Jennifer Kirley Moderator Staff Member

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    There is no "typical." Since most CB auditors are now contract and many are retired from their career positions, we may take one 3-day assignment a month to working over 200 days a year (not including travel.)
     

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