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Corporate Ergonomist

Job Number:  61570
Group:  Magna Corporate
Division:  Magna Services of America (Troy Office)
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Troy, MICHIGAN, US, 48083

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Job Number: 61570 
Group: Magna Corporate  
Division: Magna Services of America (Troy Office) 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: TROY 


Group Description 

At Magna, we create technology that disrupts the industry and solves big problems for consumers, our customers, and the world around us. We’re the only mobility technology company and supplier with complete expertise across the entire vehicle.


We are committed to quality and continuous improvement because our products impact millions of people every day. But we’re more than what we make.


We are a group of entrepreneurial-minded people whose collective expertise gives us a competitive advantage. World Class Manufacturing is a journey and it’s our talented people who lead us on this journey.


Role Summary


About the role: The Corporate Ergonomist plays an integral role in managing the Ergonomics Program for over 55 U.S. Manufacturing plants and 16 Engineering Centers. As a key member of the Global Ergonomics team, you will collaborate with 5 other Corporate Ergonomists internationally to lead and develop new global ergonomics tools and innovate new strategies to reduce musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) for over 170,000 employees.


Job location can be based in Michigan, Ohio, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, South Carolina or Windsor, Ontario


Top Benefits:

  • Robust Ergonomics Culture:  Established Ergonomics Scorecard reported to executive management every business quarter.
  • Always Evolving:  Entrepreneurial company culture that extends to ergonomics and has a proven track record of innovative ergonomics strategies year after year. 
  • Mature Ergonomics Program:  Every plant operates their ergonomics process through a cross-functional ergonomics committee led by the Ergonomics Coordinator and Engineering Manager. All ergonomics risk assessments, solutions and documentation are managed globally through an industry leading software platform. 
  • Flexibility at Home:  Hybrid policy offers excellent balance to work-life values and priorities.
  • Peer Engagement:  Working with a team of diverse professional ergonomists allows genuine peer-to-peer growth and learning from team members based in Europe, Asia, Canada, and Mexico.

Key Responsibilities


Your Responsibilities: 

  • Oversee all U.S. plants and ensure compliance to Magna Global Ergonomics requirements through digital and on-site auditing.
  • Mentor plant Ergonomics Coordinators and Ergonomics Committees on strategies that help drive effective ergonomics and risk reduction.
  • Develop and deliver ergonomics training to different levels of the plant which include the Ergonomics Committee, Design Engineers, and Senior Management. 
  • Analyzing ergonomics performance trends in the U.S. plants and developing strategies to identify and fulfill regional needs/gaps.
  • Develop new ergonomics tools/guidelines and mechanisms to enhance Magna’s Global Ergonomics Program and auditing process.     
  • Work in partnership with plant management and personnel to facilitate Ergonomics Program requirements, develop a risk management system and integrate ergonomic design guidelines into the engineering process.
  • Lead corporate ergonomists on new field research, conflicting technical approaches, and emerging new technologies in the ergonomics space.  
  • Present at internal Health, Safety and Environmental conferences updating new initiatives and overall performance in the ergonomic program.

Key Qualifications/Requirements


Who we are looking for

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Sciences/Engineering with a focuse on Ergonomics OR a Master's degree in an acceddited Ergonomics program
  • 4 - 7+ years of work-related experience in industrial ergonomics
  • Experience with ergonomics risk assessments & industry tools, providing effective/practical recommendations and developing ergonomics programs in a manufacturing environment.
  • Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE) designation a plus.
  • Ability to meet demanding time frames, which may require extra hours on short notice
  • Ability to handle/ maintain confidential information and data constantly and discretely.
  • Excellent communication & presentation skills
  • Ability to travel overnight up to 30% of the time

Additional Information


Your preferred qualifications:

  • Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE) designation 


What we offer:

At Magna, you can expect an engaging and dynamic environment where you can help develop industry-leading automotive technologies.  We invest in our employees, providing them with the supportand resources they need to succeed.  As a member of our global team, you can expect exciting, varied responsibilities as well as a wide range of development prospects.  We believe your career path should be as unique as you are. 


Site Benefits:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans 
  • 401 (k) plan with employer matching 
  • An extensive training program and exciting internal development opportunities 
  • Cafe 
  • Parking for motorcycles and electric vehicles 



Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

At Magna, we believe a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.

Nearest Major Market: Troy
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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