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FM Approvals Quality Manufacturing Auditor II

Research/Approvals, Accounting/Finance - Accounting, Research, Other Careers Job ID 2023-13221 Primary Location: Alpharetta, Georgia Additional Location(s): , 09/15/2023
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FM Approvals is an international leader in third-party testing and certification services. We provide test services for property loss prevention products and services for use in commercial and industrial facilities to ensure they meet rigorous loss prevention standards of quality, technical integrity, and performance. FM Approvals does this by employing a worldwide certification process that is backed by scientific research and testing, with over a century of experience.

 The FM Approvals mark is recognized and respected worldwide. Our certification instills confidence and commands respect in the marketplace.


FM Approval’s certified products are audited on a periodic basis to ensure compliance to the original FM Approved certification.  The role of a Quality Auditor is to schedule and conduct audit assessments at customer locations assessment at manufacturers responsible for making products that bear the FM Approval’s certification mark.  FM Approved products cover a wide range of property loss prevention products involving electrical systems, fire protection and building materials.

This role is based out of our Alpharetta, GA  or Dallas, TX office and audit territory includes surrounding regions.

  • The ideal candidate is expected to have and be able to demonstrate practical experience in quality management systems, manufacturing processes, quality control processes and auditing practices.
  • Ensure the integrity of FM Approved products through scheduling and performing onsite customer audits throughout the FM Approvals customer base.
  • Effectively and efficiently perform well defined duties with limited supervision.
  • Manage, cultivate, and maintain partnerships with a variety of FM Approved product manufacturers while ensuring compliance to FM Approvals standards.
  • Independently audit procedures, processes, systems, and records for conformity to requirements to ensure compliance to the FM Approved standards.
  • Review Approval markings, critical design drawings, documentation control, quality procedures, inspection equipment, calibration activity and perform product validation to controlled drawings.
  • Effectively schedule assessment audits.
  • Perform audits, at customer locations, to verify compliance to the FM Approvals standards and document any areas of non-compliance.
  • Accurately report audit results on a wide variety of audited products through effective communication, both verbally and in formal written audit reports.
  • Effectively interact with customers both verbally and in written form to discuss technical issues, and cited noted non-conformances.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering required within one of the following fields of expertise Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical and/or Industrial Engineering.
  • A minimum of 3 years of manufacturing processes experience is required and 5 years of related quality auditing, process control and/or QA experience is preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Possess critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Microsoft Office Suite computer literacy.
  • Ability to use and understand various measurement tools (pressure gauges, calipers, voltmeters, etc.) 
  • Ability to read, interpret and understand critical dimensions within engineering technical drawings.
  • Ability to take direction and work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be self-motivated with excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to obtain and assess objective evidence throughout the audit while acting impartially.
  • Observe, document, and evaluate audit observations while effectively managing customer interactions during the audit process.

Additional preferred qualifications and skills:

  • ISO 9001, 17020, 17025 and/or 17065 experience.
  • ASQ, RABQSA / Exemplar Global or equivalent ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Certification
  • ASQ certifications including CQA, CQE, CQI, CCT are beneficial.


  • Significant day travel required, approximately 70%.
  • Overnight travel estimated at 30%, depending on region.
  • Company leased car provided including vehicle maintenance and fuel expense.

The hiring range for this position is $68,300 to $98,100 USD. The final salary offer will vary based on geographic location, individual education, skills, and experience. The position is eligible to participate in FM Global’s comprehensive Total Rewards program that includes an incentive plan, generous health and well-being programs, a 401(k) and pension plan, career development opportunities, tuition reimbursement, flexible work, time off allowances and much more.

FM Approvals is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse workforce.


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