Ergonomics Specialist

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Technical Services & Ops
Organization:  ES&H
Posting Requirement:  External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 106037
Job Code: Health & Safety Technician (571.1)
Date Posted: September 11 2019
LLNL $500 Referral Program Eligible

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Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where we apply science and technology to make the world a safer place; now one of 2019 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!

We have multiple openings for Ergonomic Specialists. You will provide field support services and apply complex ergonomic concepts in a variety of work environments to support employees in office and non-office settings to mitigate ergonomic risk factors and prevent injuries. This position is in the Environment Safety and Health Directorate.

Essential Duties
- Independently perform ergonomic assessments and job site evaluations of complex office and non-office situations involving individuals and work groups under the general direction of the Ergonomic Program Leader. Identify ergonomic risk factors and recommend improvements for appropriate designs or solutions.
- Utilize applicable exposure assessment tools including analytical equipment (i.e. lifting equation, vibration meter, etc.) when analyzing the interaction between people and tools/machinery/equipment and compare to applicable exposure limits.
- Assess the design of products/systems to ensure that products/systems meet user needs.
- Assess the effects of work environments on employees to determine the adequacy of user performance in conducting required tasks.
- Collect, analyze, interpret data/statistics and present compiled information verbally and in writing.
- Collaborate with ES&H professionals, various programmatic ergonomic stakeholders, the institutional ergonomics subject matter expert, and Physical/Occupational Therapists.
- Assist with causal analysis efforts and offer information, advice, training and recommendations.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
- Associate's degree in an ES&H discipline, health field, or equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Experience providing individual and work group ergonomic consultation and intervention.
- Experience performing ergonomic assessments, job site evaluations and the application of ergonomics in both office and non-office workplace settings.
- Experience using ergonomic measuring instruments (e.g., Force Gauge, Vibration Meter).
- Knowledge of job analysis as it relates to ergonomics and the ability to integrate interventions to quantify and reduce exposures to ergonomic risks.
- Experience speaking to small and large groups effectively.
- Ability to work independently as well as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
- Verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills to effectively collaborate in a team environment, present and communicate technical information to all levels of personnel.

Desired Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree in an ES&H discipline or health related field. 
- Technical excellence in ergonomics safety as demonstrated by the credential of Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE) or Certified Ergonomics Associate (CEA); or equivalent certifying organization.
- Knowledge of and experience with LLNL policies and procedures.

 

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.  This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Security Clearance:  This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.

If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship.  If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

Note:  This listing has multiple openings; these are Career Indefinite positions.  Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for these positions.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE).  LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.  The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $2.1 billion, employing approximately 6,800 employees.

 

LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.