Quality Auditor – Western Canada

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Employment Information

  • Post ID: 337138452
  • Posted Date: Apr 11, 2022
  • Closing Date: May 7, 2023
  • Company: APA - The Engineered Wood Association
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Job Details

  • Experience: 3 years - 5 years
  • Opening Positions: 1
  • Remuneration: $73,750-$112,500 Canadian
  • Commencement Date: April 13, 2022
  • Education: Bachelor's degree
  • How to apply: resume and cover letter sent to [email protected]

Job Description


Quality Services Division

Quality Auditor

 Based in Western Canada

APA is seeking a Quality Auditor in Western Canada.  The Quality Auditor for APA will serve as an integral part of APA’s mission to work in partnership with members to develop and maintain markets through excellence.  The Quality Auditor will visit client mills to verify compliance with defined technical criteria for certified manufacturers.  Travel will be an essential part of this role.

Key Functions:

  1. Conduct product quality and system audits, including the inspection, sampling and test witnessing of manufactured engineered wood products for conformance to product standards and APA certification policies.
  2. Conduct quality system audits of mill production procedures and provide both written and oral reports of findings.
  3. Perform product verification, consistency, approval, and qualification tests. Select and prepare samples for lab testing.
  4. Provide or assist with training and on-going assessment of mill personnel.
  5. Maintain a professional relationship and communicate effectively with mill management, supervisors, and quality personnel.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a technical or manufacturing field or four years technical experience in wood products manufacturing; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • ASQ CQA or ISO Lead Auditor certification preferred. ASQ CQA certification will be expected after employment.
  • Functional knowledge of engineered wood products such as plywood, OSB, glulam, LVL and I-joist products preferred.
  • Must demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry preferred.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, a safe driving record and be able to travel on a routine basis, including overnight, throughout North America.
  • Must be able to lift/move up to 50 lbs. (22.7 kgs) on a repetitive basis.
  • All staff hired after July 30, 2021, must provide acceptable evidence of COVID vaccination or acceptable evidence of initiation of the vaccination process prior to start date unless they are exempt by state or local mandate.

APA complies with provisions established by the Equal Opportunity Commission. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and being representative of the regions we serve.  We invite all qualified candidates to apply.

The complete job description is available upon request.

Organizational Relationship/Scope:

The Quality Auditor will report directly to the Western Region Division Manager and interact with the Quality Services Division team on a regular basis.  He/she will interact with both internal and external contacts at all levels of the organization.


The Company:

For nearly 90 years, APA – The Engineered Wood Association has focused on helping the industry create structural wood products of exceptional strength, versatility, and reliability. Combining the research efforts of scientists at APA’s 42,000 square-foot research center with the knowledge gained from decades of field work, and cooperation with our member manufacturers, APA promotes new solutions and improved processes that benefit the entire industry.

APA offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits program including health, life, and LTD insurance, paid leave and holidays, RRSP retirement program contributions, wellness reimbursement programs, among others.

Based in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, our Headquarters and Research Center are located in Tacoma, Washington.  We are nestled between the Cascades and the Pacific Ocean with vast recreational opportunities and excellent quality of life.

APA also has field staff throughout the United States and Canada.

To Apply:

For confidential consideration, qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected].   We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.