In this position, you will drive safety improvement throughout HNI in the area of ergonomics and human factors by developing common enterprise ergonomic strategy and collaborating with functional groups to integrate ergonomic considerations into HNI’s design for manufacturability and enterprise business practices. By developing and implementing strategy and programs that address root causes issues and drive human ergonomics best practices from product design forward, you will have the opportunity to proactively improve the comfort, health and safety of members throughout HNI.
What you'll be working on:
- Develop enterprise ergonomic strategy, policy, and practices for HNI’s manufacturing operations, including creation of ergonomic centered goals, objectives, policies, procedures, community of practice, etc.
- Foster continuous improvement and help change the culture to better understand ergonomic impacts and practices throughout manufacturing operations (i.e. process design, testing, and start-up) to ensure HNI provides the best level of comfort, health and safety for its members
- Collaborate directly with other functional groups such as product and manufacturing engineering to optimize human-machine interfaces in HNI’s operations
- Develop HNI programs to educate engineering and environmental/health/safety members on applied ergonomics for processes, design for manufacturing and assembly, and equipment design
- Recommend workplace changes, provide technical support, and implement solutions to reduce physical hazards or discomfort
- Guide operations in implementation of potential solutions related to changes in equipment design, procedures, manpower, personnel, or training
- Develop ergonomics best practices databases and other information systems for training, information sharing and communications
- Stay abreast of industry trends that affect ergonomics programs, processes, and guidelines
- Benchmark with manufacturing and other industries and communicate best practices within the enterprise
- Utilize human factors engineering and ergonomic principles to help HNI improve safety performance
What it takes:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering discipline; however, degree in psychology, physiology, sports medicine, occupational therapy, or similar area, may be considered
- 5+ years’ experience in raw material manufacturing and industrial ergonomics
- Knowledge of raw material manufacturing and/or distribution processes, quality, safety, ergonomics, tooling, tool design, process design, and layout of facilities
- Design-for-manufacturing experience, with an emphasis on human ergonomics considerations
- Large manufacturing company experience preferred
- Industry-specific experience a plus (furniture and hearth products manufacturing)
- Ability to understand and communicate principles, and teach others
- Strong numerical, analytical, problem-solving, interpersonal, and communication skills
We look forward to hearing from you!