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Ergonomist - Orion Assembly and Pontiac Stamping - MAN0022476

Lake Orion, Michigan, US

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At the new General Motors, we are passionate about designing, building and selling the world’s best vehicles.  This vision unites us as a team each and every day and is the hallmark of our customer-driven culture.  Making the world’s best vehicle scan only happen with the world’s greatest employees. GM is in the process of reinventing our industry with innovative products like the Chevy Volt and OnStar.  Our 202,000 employees work in 158 facilities touching six continents, they speak more than 50 languages and touch 23 time zones. From designing and engineering state-of-the-art plants and developing new vehicles and technologies to creating new marketing programs, our team members are valued for their unique contributions.  We are seeking individuals who are looking to make a difference in one of the world’s most iconic companies.


Coordinate various Ergonomics and Industrial engineering activities within an assigned area. Substantial independent judgment is exercised in complex or unusual situations while working under the general direction of a supervisor. Work is difficult and of a technical nature involving considerable perception and initiative in order to make decisions.
 
Job Description
  • Conduct ergonomics job evaluation and review daily medical log and initiate QRP (Quick Response Process) forms when required
  • Evaluate all QRP forms and complete job evaluation section on the form
  • Properly document all QRPs in the Technical Ergonomics Database (TED)
  • Close appropriate jobs and properly document in TED
  • Prioritize and conduct job analysis, also monitor corrective actions
  • Open jobs for correction in TED based on the results of the RFC and the use of secondary analysis tools, when indicated
  • Provide recommendations for corrective actions based on job analysis and properly document in TED
  • Participate in reviews of anticipated equipment and/or process with shop committee and health and safety committee
  • When appropriate, travel to vendors, plants or other locations to conduct job analysis and monitor corrective actions
  • Make recommendations to improve new equipment and/or process
  • Consult with Plant Safety Board Administrator regarding “Red Tag”. The release of machinery, equipment or processes to production (red tag process)
  • Open a job in TED when equipment is “released to production” prior to completion of a required ergonomics correction
  • Review delayed ergonomics corrections on new equipment as completed, close appropriate jobs (job corrected) and properly documented in TED
  • Inform management and union representatives of ergonomics related activities in their areas as appropriate
  • Confirm affected employees have been informed and instructed on ergonomics modifications
  • Work closely with local joint health and safety committee regarding ergonomics and safety issues
  • Investigate ergonomics-related medical visits
  • Report out monthly to plant safety review board (PSRB) and keep minutes specific to ergonomics related items
  • Work with GM health services, as appropriate on items such as: QRPs and medical walkthroughs
  • Participate in all required ergonomics, health and safety related trainings
  • Coordinates input from internal/external customers to better understand customer needs and/or perceptions.

The policy of General Motors is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status. Additionally, General Motors is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us at Careers.Accommodations@GM.com. In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.
Education and Training
  • Required Degree: Industrial Engineering or Business Management degree or equivalent
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in IE/Ergonomics roles, program/platform manufacturing and plant manufacturing
 
Required Skills
  • High level of analytical ability where problems are unusual and difficult
  • High level of oral and written communication skills
  • Thorough knowledge of work measurement techniques, manufacturing and assembly processes
  • Appropriate interpersonal styles and communication methods to work effectively with business partners to meet mutual goals required, motivate employees and elicit work output
  • Knowledge in the use of Microsoft office software
  • Knowledge of Ergonomics skills and techniques
  • Good knowledge of GMS principles and experience in GMS implementation

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