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Ergonomist

Location
Richmond, BC
Details
Full Time
23 hours ago
Overview

Are you an organizational leader in risk assessment and control with a specialization in ergonomics and human factors? We're looking for an ergonomist or human factors specialist to join the Risk Analysis Unit within the Prevention Services Division. In this role, you will be providing expert knowledge, advice, and guidance to internal WorkSafeBC staff and external stakeholders on ergonomics and human factors, developing and preparing educational resources; assisting in development and implementation of regulations and standard practice manuals; assisting in ergonomic training both internal and external to WorkSafeBC; and apply your expertise to focused areas of emerging and unaligned risks.

What you'll do

As an ergonomist, you will:
  • Develop, prioritize, schedule, co-ordinate, and implement short and long-term plans to achieve organizational goals in a timely manner
  • Motivate and convince others to apply ergonomic and human factors principles for the prevention of injuries
  • Influence and direct various teams and individuals toward organizational objectives
  • Prepare and deliver ergonomic information and recommendations both orally and in writing to groups and individuals of varying levels of understanding
  • Train, instruct, and mentor others in ergonomic principles and human factors considerations
  • Interact with a variety of groups and individuals in a potentially confrontational environment to achieve an appropriate response to workplace hazards
  • Apply ergonomic and human factors principles to particular areas of emerging and unaligned risks

Is this a good fit for you?

We're looking for someone who can:
  • Effectively communicate in writing and when presenting information orally to a variety of audiences
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Develop and implement regulations, manuals, and educational materials
  • Coordinate and conduct surveys, studies, and investigations into the ergonomic concepts of occupational safety and health
  • Identify and define complex problems, gather information, use ergonomic tools, and analyze results using consistent systematic methods to achieve acceptable and effective ergonomic solutions
  • Collaborate with other ergonomists in the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of ergonomic program

Your experience and educational background:
  • A bachelor's degree in ergonomics or a related discipline such as kinesiology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, or human factors
  • A minimum of four years of directly related experience that includes broad technical knowledge of ergonomics and injury prevention
  • Registration with the Association of Canadian Ergonomists (ACE) and/or Canadian College for the Certification of Professional Ergonomists (CCCPE) is an asset
  • Possess specialist knowledge of ergonomic assessment tools
  • Possess specialist knowledge of principles and practices in musculo-skeletal injury prevention
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered

Please send any additional application materials via email to Talent Team by 4:30 p.m. on the closing date of the competition.

If you require an accommodation in the assessment process, please email HR Testing Accommodation (SM) at the time you submit your application.

Who are we?

At WorkSafeBC, we're dedicated to promoting safe and healthy workplaces across British Columbia. We partner with workers and employers to save lives and prevent injury, disease, and disability. When work-related injuries and diseases occur, we provide compensation, and support injured workers in their recovery, rehabilitation, and safe return to work. We also work diligently to sustain our workers compensation system for today and future generations. We're honoured to serve the 2.4 million workers and 245,000 registered employers in our province.

We recognize that our ability to make a difference relies on building a team with a rich variety of skills, knowledge, backgrounds, abilities, and experiences, and which reflects the diversity of the people we serve. We are committed to fostering a welcoming, inclusive, and supportive work culture where everyone can contribute as their best, authentic self. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

What's it like to work at WorkSafeBC?

It's challenging, stimulating and hugely rewarding. Our positions offer tremendous diversity and excellent opportunities for professional growth. Every day, the work we do impacts people and changes lives. What we do is important and so are the people we do it for.

Our benefits

Being part of WorkSafeBC means being part of a strong, committed team. Along with a competitive salary: $42.44 - $53.57 , your total compensation package includes vacation, optional leave arrangements, health care and dental benefits, and contributions toward your retirement pension. As a member of our team, you'll have access to services and benefits that can help you get the most out of work - and life. Learn more about what we offer .

If you're the successful applicant, we'll be making a conditional offer contingent upon your clearing a criminal record check under the Criminal Records Review Act. At the time of offer, you'll need to provide consent for a criminal record check. Once we receive clearance, we'll confirm your offer of employment.

This position is restricted to those legally entitled to work in Canada.

Thank you, in advance, for applying.
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Government