The Ergonomics Coordinator will assess the work environment, identifying modifications needed to support a safer and more efficient workplace. The Ergonomic Coordinator’s responsibility is to identify ergonomic opportunities in the design phase of new equipment and manufacturing processes.
- Oversees technicians and associates performing support tasks.
- May lead a team of professional and technical staff depending on the size and scope of the assignment and client organization.
- Ensures work meets client and company standards.
- Conducts performance evaluations that are timely and constructive.
- Collaborates with client organization to identify and implement ways to minimize workplace hazards.
- Observes, assesses, analyzes, and documents the movements and activities of client organizations employees.
- Creates and implements programs that will assist employees to avoid repetitive stress, cumulative trauma, and other injuries and impairments.
- Collaborates with client organizations supervisors and managers to offer practical suggestions to enhance the safety and productivity of work environments.
- Provides training as needed to client employees regarding proper body positioning, movement standards, and other injury prevention techniques.
- Develops and maintains related records and reports of observations, recommendations, and implementation procedures.
- As requested, delivers research and documentation to insurance underwriters, government agencies, and other stakeholders.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Resourceful and creative problem-solving skills
- Thorough understanding of human behavior and musculoskeletal functions.
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Ability to conduct and correctly analyze risk assessments and evaluations.
- Working knowledge of Ergonomics, Occupational Biomechanics, Human Kinetics, Kinesiology, or Engineering preferred.
Education and Experience:
- Bachelors degree in Engineering or Kiniesiology comparable program required; Masters degree in Ergonomics or Human Factors Engineering highly preferred.
- At least (5) years of related experience required.
- Experience with Ergonomics engineering in a manufacturing environment; preferably heavy manufacturing
- Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
- Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.