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08 December 2016

IAOB is currently seeking a qualified candidate who is interested in becoming an IATF witness auditor and salaried employee of the IAOB.  The candidate must have at least four (4) years practical experience working in manufacturing, be an active third party ISO/TS 16949 auditor, be a citizen of the United States (or have a valid VISA to work in the United States), and preferably have certification body management experience (including internal witness auditor, internal system auditor and/or Veto Power decision making authority).  The candidate is required to work out of the IAOB office in Southfield, Michigan.

The IAOB offers a competitive salary and benefit package and is willing to pay partial relocation expenses for the candidate to be within a commutable distance to the IAOB office in Southfield, Michigan. 

To apply, please read the job posting information sheet provided in the link below and if you meet all of the criteria, send your resume or CV, including salary requirements directly to Michelle Maxwell (mmaxwell@iaob.org).   

The deadline for apply for the job opportunity is January 20, 2017

IAOB Job Posting


22 November 2016

The IATF 16949 Transition Strategy has been updated to include changes to the audit team requirements. (see page 7 and FAQ 11 on Page 13) in the document below.

IATF Transition Strategy Rev2

3 October 2016

The updated Rules for achieving and maintaining IATF recognition, 5th Edition, dated 1st November 2016, is available for purchase from the IATF National Associations.   Rules 5th edition is effective 1st January 2017.  Rules 5th is to be used 1st January 2017 regardless of whether a client/supplier is certified to ISO/TS 16949:2009 or the new IATF 16949:2016 automotive quality management system standard.


9 August 2016

The attached joint press release represents a win-win for IATF and ISO by communicating the IATF decision to publish the IATF 16949 standard as a separate document and maintaining a strong collaborative relationship between ISO and the IATF going forward

IATF Press Release

Additional information about IATF 16949 can be found in the following bulletin

IATF Supplemental Bulletin