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Industrial Engineer- Ergonomist


The Industrial Engineer Ergonomist will work directly with production in implementing safe solutions for the operator.

As an Ergonomist, you will be responsible for leading the implementation, continuous improvement, driving innovation for Ergonomics within the Spring Hill site in an effort to reduce injuries.  

The ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment will be critical to your success. You will be collaborating with other engineering disciplines, operations team members, packaging engineering, as well as outside suppliers and UAW representatives.

Attributes and skills needed to be successful in this position include, strong analytic and problem solving skills, growth mindset, strategic thinker, strong communication skills, high integrity and empathy.


  • Act as the subject matter expert in the field of ergonomics

  • Ensure the Global Ergonomics requirements are implemented

  • Conduct Ergonomic risk analysis of required tasks and establish threshold limit vales and level of risks

  • Work collaboratively with engineering disciplines, operations team members, packaging engineering, outside suppliers, UAW representatives, etc. to ensure threshold limit values are met

  • Manage ergonomic status and provide guidance as needed

  • Main ergonomic point of contact for our new vehicle program

  • Responsible for data analysis and brainstorming/driving innovation and strategy to reduce ergonomic injuries.

  • Participate in the NA UAW-GM Ergonomic subcommittee to execute and continuously improve the Ergonomic program

  • Collaborate with UAW Joint H&S nationally appointed rep around specific initiatives

  • Drive innovation and exploration of new technology, analysis tools, devices which reduce musculoskeletal injuries

  • Participate and lead as appropriate specific ergonomics initiatives/projects as needed

  • Provide timely written reports and updates on specific ergonomics projects

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to organize, plan and execute ergonomic studies and projects

  • Ability to interact with all levels of the organization

  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects and/or site

  • High level of analytical ability and problem-solving skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work well with multiple customers at the same time

  • Ability to travel (monthly) as required during the work week to support buyoffs of equipment and to review future model builds.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Ergonomics, Human Factors, Kinesiology, Human Kinetics, Biomedical Engineering, Industrial, Systems, or Mechanical Engineering

  • Course work in ergonomics

  • Warehousing, logistics, manufacturing experience

  • 5+ years of experience with ergonomic analytical tools

  • Demonstrated ability to work with the UAW

Additional Description

About GM

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Why Join Us 

We aspire to be the most inclusive company in the world. We believe we all must make a choice every day – individually and collectively – to drive meaningful change through our words, our deeds and our culture. Our Work Appropriately philosophy supports our foundation of inclusion and provides employees the flexibility to work where they can have the greatest impact on achieving our goals, dependent on role needs. Every day, we want every employee, no matter their background, ethnicity, preferences, or location, to feel they belong to one General Motors team.

Benefits Overview

The goal of the General Motors total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan incudes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:
• Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;
• Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;
• Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;
• Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values; 
• Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;
• Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.

Diversity Information

General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers.   We understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities. GM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statements

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