Senior Ergonomist and Human Factors Engineer (m/w/d) - Gigafactory Berlin-Brandenburg
||Grünheide (Gigafactory Berlin), Brandenburg
Tesla is accelerating the world's transition to sustainable energy. Revolutionary strategies and products were developed within a few years and successfully launched on a large scale. This is only possible through extraordinary speed, innovation and efficiency.
Gigafactory Berlin forms the perfect basis for rolling out Tesla's incredible success story in Europe. The most important pillar for this are our employees. Their passion, motivation and engagement ensure that we achieve our goals. We are looking for you to continue and expand this success story together.
You will be a member of the medical department of the factories EHS team and work in close cooperation with the specialists for occupational health & safety. Either you will report to the global Ergonomics Manager and to the on site EHS Manager. You focus on setting the right conditions of work – from hiring and training, to manufacturing and production – such that all Tesla employees are able to achieve and sustain healthy, high performance work. This individual also pays particular attention to the interaction of humans and automated equipment including robots. The Ergonomist is expected to properly apply semi-quantitative and advanced risk assessment tools with a high degree of proficiency, demonstrate a clear understanding of function allocation (in the context of job design), and have a polished comfort in both facilitating gemba problem-solving and building ergonomics competency in others. In addition this individual will be expected to communicate recommendations in a bright and brief way to employees at all levels in the company.
- Through gemba and rigorous problem-solving, collaboratively design workplace solutions to support lean manufacturing engineering improvement with high focus on human work task interaction.
- Connect with Production, Engineering, Operations, Facilities, Workplace, Human Resources and other Tesla support teams to evaluate, and change if necessary, new product/ process/ facility designs to ensure both routine and non-routine human work results in healthy, high performance (e.g., perform digital human modelling of facility, workstation, product and process to solve for human performance and reduce physical injury risk) and advocate for the end users in collaboration with other professionals including engineers, designers, managers, or customers.
- Design cognitive aids and review H&S and incident records to identify jobs with high incidents of injury.
- Provide human factors and human-machine interface and ergonomics technical expertise on topics such as advanced user-interface technology development or the role of human users in automated or autonomous sub-systems in advanced vehicle systems.
- Analyze complex systems to determine potential for further development, production, interoperability, compatibility, or usefulness in a particular area, such as electromobility and manufacturing.
- Perform ergonomics and equipment safety risk assessments and facilitate the design of solutions such that human performance risk is reduced as much as feasible (management of change) for existing product design, process design, equipment and facility.
- Evaluate, amend, and set into place manufacturing work standards and instructions to ensure best ergonomics work-practices are contained within and demonstrated.
- Participate, leading on occasion, incident analysis to determine and make visible injury and near hit root causes, including corrective and preventative fixes, following the hierarchy of controls, to prevent incident reoccurrence.
- Recommend changes in policies, procedures, work environment and equipment to prevent incidents and illnesses and to overall enable healthy human high performance.
- Coach/ mentor/ train others in ergonomics engineering and work system safety design and train employees and leaders in task techniques or ergonomic principles.
- Be a positive change agent by getting the right stuff done!
- Bachelor’s degree in Medical Engineering, Medicine, Human Factors Engineering, Ergonomics, Occupational Health and Safety, or equivalent (Master’s degree preferred).
- Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE) certification through the Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics (BCPE), certified expert for ergonomics or equivalent work experienced preferred.
- Certified occupational Health & Safety Officer (Fachkraft für Arbeitssicherheit) or willing to complete the course within the first year.
- (Athletics) Trainer License would be a benefit.
- >5 years of experience or equivalent in a similar manufacturing/industrial environment.
- Automotive manufacturing/ assembly experience preferred.
- A building comfort troubleshooting equipment design to prevent acute safety injuries (i.e., understands stopping distances, physical guarding impacts, energy control, etc.).
- An understanding of lean manufacturing concepts.
- An awareness of ergonomics and Digital Human Modelling.
- Experience with the development and implementation, including delivery, of training and education.
- A capability in delivering quality 5Why and Fishbone (6M) problem-solving and other tools.
- Familiarity of Local and governmental policies and regulations.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Willing to work effectively in a team.
- Ability to work effectively and efficiently under pressure while managing competing demands and tight deadlines.
- Well organized with meticulous attention to detail.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and German.
- Mastery of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Confluence, JIRA, and SharePoint and a statistics program