Compliance Consultant

Location: Topeka, Kansas
Date Posted: 08-02-2018
Company: National Association of Trailer Manufacturers
Job Title: Compliance Consultant
Job Classification: Exempt, Full Time
Reports To:  Executive Director
Job Overview:
The Compliance Consultant conducts compliance verification consultations for trailer manufacturers to verify members have the manufacturing processes in place to manufacture trailers in compliance with the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (hereinafter “NATM”) Guidelines.  This position also has the responsibility of assisting members in correcting any compliance deficiencies.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Schedules and performs on-site visits to member companies (trailer manufacturers) throughout the United States and Canada to inspect products and processes for compliance with all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and industry practices as detailed in the NATM Guidelines.  Remuneration is not related to the number of consultations or the outcome of the consultations.
  • Completes all consultation reports and documentation in accordance with NATM policies and procedures. Provides NATM Headquarters with copies of all reports for the member’s compliance file.
  • Follows-up on any non-compliance issues, coordinating technical questions with the Technical Director as necessary.  Reviews all documentation of the corrective actions to verify compliance.  Prepares and provides members a letter of compliance.  Promotes use of “Compliance” decals.
  • Follows-up on all consultations when corrective action has not been submitted within the time frames prescribed by NATM’s Compliance Procedure.  Assists members with questions on compliance issues and encourages corrective actions necessary for compliance.
  • Schedules consultations as assigned.
  • Reviews and keeps current on new laws and regulations affecting the industry.
  • Attends educational seminars, workshops and conventions related to the trailer industry.
  • Provides accurate weekly, monthly, and quarterly compliance updates to the Executive Director, and Technical Director so they may prepare reports for the Board of Directors.
  • Acts as Technical Manager as outlined in ISO 17020:2012 and as such, has the authority to sign off on compliance consultations.
  • Perform all additional duties and responsibilities as assigned by Management.
Education and Experience
  • Associate’s Degree in Engineering, Business or a related field from an accredited college or university; and/or
  • Four years of related experience; OR
  • Any equivalent combination of education and progressively responsible experience, with additional work experience substituting for the required education on a year for year basis.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to solve practical problems and interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
  • Computer skills including knowledge of database, Internet and Microsoft Office Software including PowerPoint, Excel, Word Processing, Outlook, and Access.
  • Ability to accurately record and maintain records; effectively present information and respond to questions from members.
  • Ability to identify and resolve conflict in a timely manner.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Exceptional written communication skills.
  • Exhibit confidence in leadership and motivate others to perform well.
  • Ability to develop and implement cost saving measures while working within the approved budget.
  • Ability to make decisions while exhibiting sound and accurate judgment.
  • Ability to set goals and objectives with the motivation to overcome challenging obstacles.
  • Ability to demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness in all aspects of the job.
  • Ability to adapt to changes in the work environment.
  • Dependable and punctual.
  • Professional approach and appearance.
 Physical Demands:
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to:
    1. Occasionally sit
    2. Frequently stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
    3. Read computer screens and mail, email, talk on the phone
    4. Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.
    5. Regularly travel

Work Environment:
  • Professional environment in an office setting;
  • Manufacturing facilities, including outdoor shop yards; and
  • Interaction with staff and customers.
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