Ergonomist
Cosma International
Bowling Green, KY
Company Introduction

Bowling Green Metalforming is a world leader in chassis and body structural assemblies. From the massive press shop, through our immense assembly area and finishing with a state of the art e-coat system. We focus on Safety, Quality and Productivity daily to ensure the satisfaction of team members, our shareholders, Domestic, Asian and European customers. Bowling Green Metalforming is a division of Cosma Canada/USA, a Magna Company. We are a global automotive supplier to the OEM market with a unique operating structure that fosters an entrepreneurial culture. Our facility is located in Northern Warren County and encompasses the highest level of technology in the automotive industry. We are pleased to be part of South Central Kentucky. We seek enthusiastic people looking for an opportunity to be part of a dynamic team in a fast paced environment. This is an excellent opportunity to be part of our TEAM.

Job Introduction

Responsible for team members’ safety and well-being through the application of the concepts of biomechanics, physiological and postural adjustments, functional anatomy, and circadian rhythms. Provides guidance and support to BGM by helping facilitate successful implementation of company objectives and goals as well as meeting or exceeding legislative and Employee Charter requirements through various EHS programs and initiatives both proactively and reactively to help maintain a safe working environment.

Major Responsibilities

1. Know and understand Bowling Green Metalforming Quality and Environmental policies. 2. Perform other duties as required. 3. Follows and supports and Magna’s operating principles, including: a. Magna Employee Charter – Operating under its principles by treating all team members equally, fairly and with dignity and respect. b. Abide by BGM policies and procedures as described in the most current version of the Team Member Handbook. c. Open Door Policy – Solves issues with two-way, open and friendly communication. d. 5S – Maintains and promotes good housekeeping by following the philosophy “Everything has a place. Everything in its place”. e. Safety First - Obey the plant’s safety rules and procedures by wearing PPE at all times and immediately addressing all safety concerns. Promotes an environment where zero injuries are the expected standard. f. Promote MAFACT benchmarks to achieve World Class Manufacturing. g. Core values – Treat all team members equally, fairly, with dignity and respect without favoritism in accordance with company values. h. Attend and participate in Team, Department, Plant-wide and any other meetings as required. i. Conduct all activities in a professional manner and positive attitude with an emphasis on personal responsibility. 4. Assist in the establishment and administration of Human Resources personnel policies and practices that reflect the spirit of the Magna Employee Charter and support our internal and external customers’ requirements in a courteous and timely manner. 5. Conduct a wide variety of PDA’s (Physical Demands Analysis). 6. Identify safety/ergonomic concerns and make suggestions and recommendations for improvements. 7. Evaluate APQP process as it relates to new programs, requiring new tooling and machinery. 8. Justify ergonomic interventions with proper assessment tools and methods. 9. Responsible for follow-through and follow-up of implementations with Manufacturing Engineers, Advanced Manufacturing Engineers, Production Supervisors, Production Managers, and Tool/Equipment makers. 10. Responsible for ergonomic investigations in response to injuries, engineering changes and production process changes. 11. Assist HSE Leader with coordination of the return-to-work process. 12. Promote and comply with safety standards, safe operating procedures, good housekeeping practices and the observance of protective equipment requirements at all times. 13. Implement job rotation plan.

Knowledge and Education

Education and/or Experience: • Bachelor Degree of Kinesiology, Industrial Engineering, or Occupational H&S with emphasis in Ergonomics or equivalent education • Knowledge of various ergonomic assessment methods e.g. Snook tools, NIOSH equations, and RULA. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in both office and industrial ergonomics, preferably in automotive manufacturing setting • Excellent organizational and project management skills • Strong interpersonal skills: excellent communication skills, strong relationship builder, solid influencing and negotiation skills, and the ability to coach at multiple levels • Proficient with MS Excel, Word, and Windows Operating Systems

Work Experience

Proficiency with ergonomic analytical tools in manufacturing/industry 3-5 years experience preferred

Skills and Competencies

  • Occupational Safety or Safety Engineering -Good presentation skills -Ability to handle issues with diplomacy and tact -Ability to use resources such as the Internet to research EH&S-related topics -Effective leadership skills
Work Environment

  • Office and General factory environment - Able to be flexible in hours of work on short notice in order to meet internal/external customer requirements (scheduled and non-scheduled overtime shifts, etc.) - Possible Shift Work - Ability to sit and stand for prolonged periods of time, and occasional bending and stooping.