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DATE ADDED: Thu 04/10/2018

Ergonomist - Automotive Manufacturing

Bowling Green, USA


Job Description

This position requires Automotive Manufacturing facility experience and Permanent United States Citizenship for consideration.

The Automotive Manufacturing Ergonomist provides ergonomics with targeted exposure elimination and /or reduction activities driven by engineering solutions. Additionally, you will work to develop practical solutions including countermeasures targeting specific exposures, training, programs, procedures, and offering recommendations to reduce and manage risk and injuries.

The Automotive Manufacturing Ergonomist plays a key role in establishing and maintaining objectives to ensure a safe and healthful facility.

The Manufacturing Ergonomist reports to the Human Resources Manager and is responsible for all aspects of the facility ergonomic management systems, to ensure equipment and work methods are designed to minimize and/or eliminate ergonomic risk hazards, while maintaining, and improving quality and productivity.

Manufacturing Ergonomist Summary:

  • Develop or implement human performance research, investigation, or analysis protocols.
  • Assess the user-interface or usability characteristics of products in the manufacturing facility.
  • Collect data through direct observation of work activities or witnessing the conduct of tests.
  • Write, review, or comment on documents, such as proposals, test plans, or procedures.
  • Analyze the interaction between people and machinery/equipment
  • Assess the design of products/systems via practical experiments and making them easier to use
  • Train users in task techniques or ergonomic principles.
  • Review health, safety, accident, or worker compensation records to evaluate safety program effectiveness or to identify jobs with high incidents of injury.
  • Identify problems by observing and interviewing individuals in particular environments
  • Undertake risk assessments within the workplace
  • Assess the effect of work environments on employees
  • Ensure that products/systems meet user needs
  • Collect, analyze and interpret data/statistics
  • Identify possible improvements and designing/implementing appropriate solutions
  • Compile and presenting information verbally and in writing
  • Assess health and safety standards
  • Investigate workplace accidents
  • Write user manuals
  • Offering information, advice, training and recommendations to individuals
  • Liaising with other professionals such as health specialists and designers
  • Follow and enforce all plant safety rules and policies
  • Understand and promote company’s philosophy’s
  • Receive, follow up, and direct or respond to team member queries in a timely and professional manner;
  • Analyzes accident statistics/type/frequency/severity and makes recommendations as required.
  • Assists with the development and maintenance of the Division’s safety policies/procedures and ensures communication of same.
  • Supports the Engineering teams through proactive design analysis and ergonomics recommendations of new and current processes;
  • Promote ergonomics at the design, implementation and operational stages of all work processes;
  • Initiates corrective actions based on statistical data and cost-justifies any recommended changes;
  • Collaborate with various departments or other resources to implement effective corrective actions to eliminate ergonomic hazards;
  • Train internal and external groups on ergonomic design standards;
  • Support departments on ergonomic activities and initiatives;
  • Coordinate and maintain the Physical Demands/Job Safety Analysis program;
  • Shares responsibility with the Safety Area Leader to provide Claims Management Administration and to facilitate the Return-To-Work Process for both occupational and non-occupational injuries.
  • Provides and coordinates the appropriate ergonomics training to necessary members of Leadership and the production staff
  • Maintain business files and records in accordance with legislative and company standards;
  • Manage time effectively in order to complete all tasks.
  • Effectively builds and fosters teamwork within the department
  • Develops and maintains peer relationships
  • Comes to work each day, as scheduled.
  • Approaches each day and each challenge with a positive attitude.
  • Conducts themselves in a professional manner when receiving or giving feedback/information, whether it is positive or constructive.
  • Follows and complies with all operational procedures/policies as stated in the Employee Handbook, Quality and Environmental programs (eg. TS16949, ISO14001).
  • Perform other duties as required.

Automotive Manufacturing Ergonomist Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology, Ergonomics, Human Kinetics, or Occupational Biomechanics
  • Working knowledge of Ergonomic principles, anthropometry, physiology, biomechanics, anatomy and human factors and various ergonomic assessment tools (e.g. Snook Tables, RULA, biomechanical modeling software, NIOSH Equation, etc.), recognized ergonomic guidelines,
  • Computer skills; proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Proficiency with ergonomic analytical tools in manufacturing/industry
  • 3-5 years experience in an automotive manufacturing facility.
  • Occupational Safety or Safety Engineering Certificates a plus!

Salary $75,000 - $89,000 a year.


Company Description
Recruiting Specialists for the Manufacturing, Operations, and Engineering Industries.

Arthur Wright & Associates is a employee recruitment firm / headhunter that specializes in placing candidates within the manufacturing, operations, and engineering industries.

We connect manufacturing, engineering, and industrial companies with top talent quickly, confidentially, professionally and with commitment.

Role: Ergonomist - Automotive Manufacturing
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Location: Bowling Green,

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