The Ergonomics Specialist III applies professional knowledge or expertise in one or more specialty areas within the Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S) and serves as lead person on one or more program(s) within a single discipline. Work is reviewed upon completion to ensure predetermined objectives are adequately met and that application of professional/technical judgment is sound. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Provides regulatory interpretation and technical advice. Decision-making is based on established procedures; relevant laws; regulations and organizational policy; professional best practices; relevant science methodology; impact on other EH&S programs, and senior management approvals as required. Decisions may impact individual work, other EH&S programs, other departments and/or segments of the organization.
We are looking for an Ergonomics Specialist III to help advance UCSF's mission of Advancing Health Worldwide. The Ergonomics Specialist serves as a technical expert for UCSF's Ergonomics & Human Factors Program. Under the direction of the Program Manager, the individual is expected to perform a wide spectrum of standard and complex ergonomics services. These activities will occur in environments and settings at various UCSF locations. This includes administrative, laboratory, research, manual materials handling, clinical, remote, and other work environments.
The Ergonomics Specialist works closely with stakeholders to ensure compliance with ergonomics regulations and procedures. They use ergonomics principles, tools, and methodologies to implement the UCSF Ergonomics & Human Factors Program to a variety of organizational infrastructures and departments.
The Ergonomics Specialist is responsible for identifying risks related to ergonomics and human factors and for making recommendations to ensure a safe work environment. They are responsible for implementing ergonomics initiatives of varying scope, complexity, and priority. The Ergonomics Specialist conducts ergonomics risk analyses and assessments. They provide expert consultation in the design, modification, and use of workstations, equipment, tools, and work processes. They apply professional-level knowledge of ergonomics to duties in the Ergo Lab; reporting and documentation; and when providing support for other initiatives and team members and stakeholders.
Successful candidates are well-organized and detailed and have the ability to analyze and prioritize issues independently and within a team. They are able to approach ergonomics through engineering and biomechanical lenses using a systems approach. They have the ability to work as a reliable and flexible member of a team handling multiple responsibilities in a work environment and schedule that may vary from day to day based on business needs. They are able to complete assignments and deadline work with minimal supervision, with an emphasis on excellence, efficiency, partnership, and learning with others. They are dedicated, motivated, and passionate about making a difference in people's quality of work lives.
The Ergonomics Specialist assists with and leads specific ergonomics projects with guidance. This includes developing and implementing specific training and train-the-trainer programs and participatory ergonomics in high-risk departments. Projects require the individual to work with a high level of independence, initiative, and organization in order to execute and implement, while working collaboratively, implementing ongoing initiatives, and completing standard daily operations.
The Ergonomics Specialist interacts with a wide range of audiences, making excellent customer-service and verbal, written, and presentation communication skills essential. They have the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences with diverse backgrounds. They have effective emotional intelligence skills and can handle a variety of situations with professionalism, tact, and empathy. They are able to work easily and effectively with people who may be in pain, discomfort, or with disabilities.
It is imperative that the Ergonomics Specialist strives to support the University's culture of PRIDE values (professionalism, respect, integrity, and excellence). They have a desire to contribute to ongoing continuous improvement efforts at an innovative, top-rated academic, healthcare, and research institution.
Work location: Mission Bay (primary); multiple UCSF locations; may be eligible for hybrid work based on business needs.
Internal Number: 3151579
About University of California, San Francisco
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and high-quality patient care. It is the only UC campus in the 10-campus system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.