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API Lead Auditing - Presented by Aston Technical Consulting Services


When: December 09, 2019 - December 11, 2019

Where: Kingwood, Texas

Presented by Aston Technical Consulting Services

Course Highlights:

Learn how to conduct effective audits and lead an audit team. This three-day course is an add on to the three-day Fundamentals of Auditing course. By attending the third day, you will be given additional information on leading an audit team as well as the additional auditing processes that are unique to the API program. Upon successful completion of this course, you will know how to:

  • Apply the principles, procedures and techniques of planning and conducting effective audits;
  • Manage the audit process from planning to reporting to closing out nonconformities;
  • Lead  and direct an audit team from assigning audit tasks, communicating with team members, coordinating the audit to taking responsibility of the audit output (report and nonconformities);
  • Demonstrate personal attributes and skills expected from lead auditors, including handling conflicts within the audit team.

Who Should Attend:

  • Personnel involved in managing their organization’s audit program or in leading audits of their organization’s management system
  • Professionals seeking certification or continuing education to maintain their certification
  • Auditors looking to upgrade their auditing skills
  • Personnel responsible for assisting their organization to achieve conformity to API Spec Q1 or API Spec Q2

About the Instructor:

Bill Aston has been the Managing Director of Aston Technical Consulting Services, LLC since 2004. He has more than 40 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, which includes all phases of QA, QC and quality managements related to pipelines, manufacturing and fabrication, major capital projects, plant operations inspection, new construction and facilities expansion projects.   Bill is certified by ASQ as a QMS Certified Quality Auditor and Exemplar Global (RABQSA) as a past Lead Auditor and current Principal Auditor, He has conducted QMS and supplier quality audits throughout the USA, Canada, Argentina, and the Middle East.  He has assisted companies with obtaining certifications for ISO 9001 and API Q1 as well as various API product licenses.  Bill has been published in ASQ’s Quality Progress Magazines on numerous occasions since 2012.  He has served as a subject matter expert for ASQ's Ask the Experts program since 2008.  Bill is a member of API Quality Subcommittee 18 and is a voting member of US TAG to ISO TC 176, ISO TC 176 and an Interpretation Committee member.

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