- Communication skills
Job Title: Rehabilitation Engineer
Department: Rehab and Product Engineering
Reports to: Program Manager, Rehabilitation Engineering
Location: Remote Location
FLSA Status: Exempt
Statement of Purpose
The position will act as a catalyst to improve NIB associated Non Profit Agencies’ (NPA’s) general understanding of the impact of disability on work tasks, and methods for mitigating such impact; suggest techniques to increase the productivity of direct labor workers who are blind through work station modification, jig/fixture design, job restructuring, provision of support services and/or adaptations to allow agencies to retain and hire additional people who are blind with limited productivity, and share best practices among NPAs.
Employees in Other Divisions Continually
Supervisory Personnel Continually
Associated Agency Personnel Continually
Production Managers/Supervisors Continually
Very little supervision required in day to day activities. This position does not have supervisory responsibility.
Candidate must have a Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Engineering or Industrial Engineering from an accredited university or college; a degree in a similar or related field; or an equivalent work experience. Certification in Time Study, MTM or MODAPTS is desired. An equivalent combination of education and experience is also acceptable.
Training and Special Knowledge
Candidate must have experience performing job modifications that allow disabled persons to perform tasks to increase productivity in either a manufacturing or a service setting. Experience working with people who are blind or multi-disabled blind is desired.
Ability to design and build jigs and fixtures that will enable an employee who is blind to perform the job and/or be more efficient.
Candidate should have at least three years in the area of rehabilitation or industrial engineering with at least two years of practical experience in performing modifications that increase productivity in either a manufacturing or a service setting.
Job Knowledge/ Technical Skills
40 – 60%
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Develop methods and modifications to increase productivity of employees who are blind.
Design and build jigs and fixtures
Analyze the workstation and the job to be performed using MTM or other industrial engineering techniques to develop the most proficient method of performing the job and reducing excessive wasted motions.
Document the results by measuring a worker’s productivity before and after implementing the suggested modifications.
Provide the NPA with a written report of the modification for their use and track the progress of the changes and document along with the agency the progress made of the recommendation.
Share selected job modifications and other best practices with other NPAs working on similar projects.
Track trends in rehabilitation engineering
Review sighted operations to potentially convert to operations which people who are blind can perform by modifying workstation and creating procedures for the NPA’s to follow.
Participate in training programs to associated agencies on Rehabilitation Engineering principles.
Track job conversions and production efficiencies before and after rehabilitation engineering visits.
This job description does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed. The incumbent in this position will perform such other tasks as may be required for the effective operation of the Division/Department upon receipt by his/her supervisor.
NIB IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
NIB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.