Ergonomist Specialist

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Ergonomist to form part of the UK Team based in Broughton. Working within the Manufacturing Engineering department of the Broughton Plant, this is an opportunity to infuence and drive change in an established wing manufacturing facility.

The Ergonomics team is a small team but is extremely infuential within the manufacturing engineering department. It also has close working relationships with operations, design engineering and health & safety across the Plant for all variants of the commercial aircraft. The team focuses on optimising human working conditions and the overall system performance for both existing and new manufacturing tooling and processes.

We embrace diversity and believe in building empowered teams of complementary personalities and skills. Some of the work you will be part are as follows;

Increase effciency and minimise the negative impact of the work packages on both the human and the manufacturing systems.

Infuence product development in line with ‘design for manufacture’ principles Develop and drive strategic plans for ergonomic risk reduction interventions

Identifying work related ergonomic risk factors at the workplace and propose solutions to mitigate risks

Anticipation of risk, application of theory, principles, data and methods to enable design that will optimise human health and overall production system effciency

Application of national laws, Regulations and standards related to Human Factors and Ergonomics

Support Human factor improvement projects with different stakeholders (Quality, H&S, design, prod, manuf engineering..)

Defning how to integrate a User-Centered Design process, with an HOF systemic and systematic analysis,

Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the following;

Attention to detail a must

Effective communication skills.

Innovative mindset with creativity & strong analytical skills Self-motivated in managing personal time, goals and objectives

Able to work autonomously, recognising when support is required and seeking advice when necessary.

Project management

Arguing/infuencing capacity in an” engineers” environment to defend end user’s requirement modifcations when needed

Within this role your main tasks will include:

Perform ergonomics work analysis of Assembly/ Installation activities

Provide ergonomics recommendations to address any ergonomic associated risk factors

Support building ergonomics action plans, suited to the industrial strategy and future evolutions, and validated it with the senior leaders

Contribute to defnition of specifcations, call for tenders, and subcontractor piloting in the frame of Ergonomics related outsourced work packages on the specifc site.

Ensure with jigs and machine suppliers that ergonomics is taken into account.

Develop solutions for risk and hazard reduction using a technical, organisational and a training approach

Monitor international regulatory and scientifc development for deployment and guidance.

Ensure Ergonomics Tactical Implementation plan for the location is in place and maintained up to date.

Ensure effective communication with the local Health and Safety representatives on Ergonomic associated matters.

Be ready to support specifc ergonomic actions/task forces on other transnational locations.

Required skills

You will have the following skills and experience:

Educated to degree (or higher) level in Ergonomics/Human Factors (delivered by an accredited CIEHF higher education body)

Accredited to (or demonstrated working towards) Registered Membership of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF) or equivalent

Knowledge education:

Physiology (including work analysis, knowledge on human cognitive behaviors )

Cognitive sciences and applied psychology as cognitive processes (cognitive workload, reasoning, learning, human error, work analysis)

Good background on human factor sciences, work physiology, biomechanics, cognition.

Experience in identifying ergonomics risk factors in the workplace (e.g. process, workfow, work organisation); proposing risk mitigation solutions to management

Experience of all aspects of ergonomics including assessment of working methods, applicable standards, risk ratings, assessment tools, technical report writing and development of technical solutions.

Experience in anticipating risk (e.g. new designs & processes)

Knowledge and/or experience of the relevant Regulations and Standards relating to the workplace

Knowledge on all aspects of ergonomics, both existing and future developments Effective communication skills, both written and verbal

Desirable skills

Previous experience of working in an Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering environment.

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As part of our evolution we are undergoing a visual transformation and adopting a new name (Insignis) but rest assured, we will still be offering the same exceptional recruitment expertise.
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