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Ergonomics Specialist Job, Belvidere, IL

Job Number: 1028702

Location: Belvidere, IL

Date Posted: 7-11-2017


Functioning as an Ergonomic Specialist, the successful candidate will be working as part of a cross functional team responsible for providing regional technical support for new and current vehicle programs. The position will support the assembly plants and product launch teams for new vehicle launch and current operations. The Specialist performs virtual and physical ergonomic assessments using standard ergonomic analysis tools and/or Digital Human Modeling to identify/prioritize ergonomic risk factors, comply with corporate guidelines and standards and to improve operator efficiency, quality, reduce cost and improve operator safety. The person in this position will comprehend lessons learned and technical specifications to provide input into product design and manufacturing. The ideal candidate understands vehicle assembly and associated processes.
Job responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Perform preliminary and secondary ergonomic evaluations using digital simulation and ergonomic analysis tools to identify risk and recommendations for resolution
  • Meet tight deadlines; work independently and in teams
  • Lead technical teams and communicate practical recommendations effectively to all levels of the organization
  • Engage with plant ergonomic specialist to assist with implementing ergonomic solutions for current plant ergonomic issues
  • Drive remediation of issues to product design and manufacturing engineers
  • Participate and lead ergonomic innovation projects as needed
  • Establish productivity initiatives to reduce/eliminate non-standard operators 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Ergonomics, Human Kinetics, Kinesiology, Human Factors, Industrial Engineering or a related field
  • 2+ years of experience in applying ergonomic principles and providing ergonomic analyses in a manufacturing or academic setting (may include internship/co-op experience)
  • Plant and/or launch experience
  • Knowledge and proficiency in primary and secondary ergonomic analysis tools
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (e.g. PowerPoint, SharePoint, Word, Excel)
  • Proficient in Siemens virtual assembly products (Classic Jack, Team center and/or Vis Mockup)
  • Strong leadership, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Available to travel up to 20%

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Ergonomics, Human Kinetics, Kinesiology, Human Factors, Industrial Engineering or a related field
  • Experience in manufacturing automotive environment
  • Perform virtual simulations with use of interactive technologies such as motion capture suits
  • Proficiency in Process Simulate
  • Comfortable working with all levels of organization including senior management and labor unions 

FCA US is proud to extend to its employees a compensation and benefits package that is designed to retain their talent and to motivate and reward job performance. Our present compensation program provides for competitive, market based salaries, and annual vacation and holiday time off. We make available a comprehensive health care benefits plan which, depending upon the employee’s role, includes medical, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage. We also offer a disability absence plan, group and optional life insurance program, savings plan, tuition assistance, and vehicle purchase and lease discounts for certain employees, and for their family and friends.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled.

Note: Some of the benefits listed above may not apply to summer vacation replacement and temporary employees.

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