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Ergonomics Coordinator

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Job ID 174082 Date posted 01/12/2022 Location : High River, Canada

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Job Purpose and Impact

The Ergonomics Coordinator is a subject matter authority that complies with environmental, health and safety regulations. In this role, you will lead Ergonomics at a high complex facility, the implementation, execution, and maintenance of the environmental, health and safety and process safety management systems. You will be responsible for in-depth understanding and application of safe, compliant operational practices and demonstrate compliance with company policy, work processes, programs, and standards. This position leads the ergonomic program which includes performing task analysis (including physical demands descriptions), job coaching, conditioning programs, investigations, workplace modifications and other preventative initiatives. 

Key Accountabilities

  • Analyze injury statistics to establish a baseline of musculoskeletal disorders; and, conduct ergonomics risk assessments for development of action plans on target jobs to reduce/ eliminate ergonomic risk factors.
  • Support contractor health and safety requirements during construction phase and help test and evaluate health and safety performance according to design during project startup phase.
  • Partner with regional domain and country health and safety to support management of site impact assessments, operating permits and construction permits.
  • Support suitable training content and delivery mode, in line with global and regional requirements, conduct gap assessment to identify training needs, adjusting curriculum to reflect site specific needs and deliver training.
  • Partner with key site or project leaders to integrate and operationalize health and safety programs and drive culture of safety, compliance and continuous improvement.
  • Understand, localize and integrate company and legally required work processes, programs and controls into site level operating procedures, tools, and work instructions to standardize front line processes and monitor, analyze and adjust for improved performance.
  • Ensure strong alignment of goals, metrics and targets with plant vision and targets and govern site performance targets together with plant and site leadership team and consult on planning, issue and incident response and operational health and safety and process safety compliance.
  • Independently solve moderately complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating more complex issues to appropriate staff.
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology or related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of two years of related work experience
  • Must be legally entitled to work for Cargill in Canada

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced knowledge of ergonomic principles and ability to apply principles in a wide variety of work environments, along with advanced knowledge of human anatomy, physiology, biomechanics and MSDs. 
  • Preference to undergraduate degree or associate degree in industrial engineering, kinesiology/ human kinetics, physiotherapy or a related discipline with an emphasis on ergonomics.
  • Confirmed ability to deliver processes effectively to optimize business resources
  • Strong scientific and mathematical knowledge
  • Solid working knowledge of food safety industry practices and standards
  • Basic business acumen and the ability to partner and communicate effectively with business counterparts

Cargill is an equal opportunity employer and committed to providing accommodation to our job applicants with disabilities.

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