Auditor/Inspector Automotive Production Processes at RDW

As an Inspector/Auditor Automotive Production you work for the Vehicle Regulation & Admission division. Within this division, the Designation and Supervision department is responsible for supervising manufacturers and technical services in the automotive industry. It is an internationally operating department with more than 25 employees, more than half of whom are inspectors. The others support you in carrying out your work as efficiently as possible. Together as a department, you ensure that supervision is carried out in the right way. This supervision includes carrying out on-site audits at various manufacturers and technical services worldwide. These manufacturers range from vehicle manufacturers such as Tesla, Scania and Harley Davidson to component manufacturers such as Autoliv, Hella and Pirelli.

As Auditor/Inspector Automotive Production Processes you will...

  • Assess whether manufacturers have the production process under control. This is to ensure that the products meet the set requirements;
  • You ensure that corrective measures are taken if necessary. This ensures that only products deemed safe are allowed on the international market. Innovation currently plays a major role for manufacturers;
  • As a result, you come into contact with the latest technological developments and the associated laws and regulations during work;
  • With your critical eye you ensure that safety is guaranteed and you share the knowledge gained within the organization;
  • Your focus area consists primarily of manufacturers with international vehicle and component approvals;
  • After an induction period and qualification, you will be responsible for a product group. For them, you organize the audits from the preliminary discussion to the evaluation and you are the expert point of contact;
  • The manufacturers with which the RDW cooperates produce spread over all continents. As a result, you are regularly on the road. You have about six trips of two to three weeks a year and you travel within Europe for shorter periods;
  • Of course you also work at the head office in Zoetermeer. There you will be involved in, among other things, testing legal requirements, assessing test reports, and advising;
  • You can also be deployed to supervise the technical services. These technical services must comply with quality standards (ISO 17020-17012-17025) that are laid down in regulations;
  • You are aware of and you have experience with the accreditations that certification bodies have to deal with;
  • You have extensive experience in auditing quality systems and are able to use this experience to set up and maintain an audit process;
  • You inform technical services about what is expected of them and check whether they are implementing this correctly;
  • You attach great importance to safety, you are decisive and you know how to connect through communication.

As Auditor/Inspector Automotive Production Processes you must have...

  • Completed a hbo/bachelor Automotive education or a similar technical education;
  • You are well aware of existing quality systems (ISO 9001:2015) and have experience with auditing;
  • The ability to understand production processes;
  • Your passion for technology enables you to translate complexity into simplicity;
  • Master the English language verbally and in writing (level C1);
  • Accurate administrative skills;
  • Connecting communication skills;
  • Convincing presentation techniques;
  • You are willing to regularly go abroad for a number of weeks;
  • A flexible attitude towards the interpretation of working days and working hours;
  • You have knowledge of vehicle-related (international) laws and regulations (pre);
  • You have knowledge of or experience with auditing (pre).

RDW offers you...

  • The opportunity to work flexibly;
  • The possibility to work from home;
  • Working hours of 4 x 9 hours;
  • Six weeks of leave per year;
  • An introduction program, where you get to know the entire organization;
  • A commuting allowance, full compensation with public transport;
  • A good expense allowance, including compensation for working abroad and on weekends;
  • The opportunity to participate in a vitality program with fun activities and an enthusiastic group “Jong RDW”;
  • Participation in both internal and external internships;
  • Many development and training opportunities;
  • Depending on education and experience, a salary of € 3.024,- applies to this position and can amount to €4.890,- for a 36-hour working week excluding 8% holiday allowance and 8.33% end-of-year allowance.

Company Profile

In the Netherlands, the RDW is responsible for the admission and registration of motorized vehicles and driving licenses and, as an implementing organization, has the statutory task of assessing and issuing type approvals. The RDW is also responsible for the supervision and control of the technical condition of vehicles in connection with safety and environmental requirements (MOT).

The RDW stands for safety, sustainability and legal certainty in mobility. In addition to the mission, the RDW’s vision consists of the following elements:

  • a bold goal: everyone on the road safely and securely;
  • core values: agile, subservient and reliable;
  • Core qualities: excellent service, professional, chain cooperation and decisiveness.

The RDW has offices in Zoetermeer, Veendam, Groningen and Zwolle. In addition, the RDW has its own test center in Lelystad and 16 inspection stations throughout the Netherlands.  The RDW employs more than 1600 people. The corporate culture is informal and open. The employees actively contribute to enabling new developments, road safety and the efficient use of vehicles and alternative fuels.