Kongsberg Automotive provides world class products to the global vehicle industry. Our products enhance the driving experience, making it safer, more comfortable and sustainable. With revenues of about EUR 1.0 billion and 10.000 employees in 18 countries, Kongsberg Automotive is truly a global supplier. The company is headquartered in Switzerland and has 30 production facilities worldwide. The product portfolio includes seat comfort systems, driver and motion control systems, couplings and fluid assemblies, as well as driver interface products developed for global vehicle manufacturers.

Ergonomic engineer

Main Objectives:


Review, evaluate, and analyze work environments and design programs and procedures to control, eliminate, and prevent disease or injury caused by chemical, physical, and biological agents or ergonomic factors. Conduct inspections and enforce adherence to best Ergonomic methods to protect the health and safety of individuals. The role of the Ergonomist is to ensure that the designs of systems, equipment and facilities provide the best levels of efficiency, comfort and health and safety for anyone using them. Taking into account the Human factors. Work closely with Site health and Safety Team, HSE Director and Engineering team.


Area of Responsibility:Ergonomics, Engineering and health/safety

Personal Tasks:

 English and French Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English and French language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process. Education and Training — Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects. Public Safety and SecurityPromote both health and productivity in the work environment.  Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions. Customer — Knowledge of principles and processes for internal and external customer. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

 Main Challenges :

  • Analysing the interaction between people and machinery/equipment
  • Assessing the design of processes/systems via practical experiments and latest evaluation tools.
  • Identifying problems by observing and interviewing individuals in particular environmen
  • Undertaking risk assessments within the workplace
  • Assessing the effect of work environments on employees
  • Collecting, analysing and interpreting data/statistics
  • Identifying possible improvements and designing/implementing appropriate solutions
  • Compiling and presenting Ergonomic information verbally and in writing
  • Assessing health and safety standards
  • Investigating workplace accidents
  • Writing user work procedures, instructions & processes
  • Providing Ergonomic information, advice, training and recommendations.

Important External Contacts:OSHA, Association of Canadian Ergonomists (ACE),  Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and other Government official sites

Competence profile (ideal)  

Active Listening — Providing full attention to what team members are saying, taking time to understand the talking points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. Effective Communication — Speaking with others to convey information effectively. Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions and elect the most appropriate one. Travel- approximately 20%.Education and Relevant work experience: 3-5 years of work experience in ergonomics; Bachelors Degree required: Ergonomics or Human Factors, Masters Degree a plus


Kongsberg Automotive Delegation of Authority

Region: Québec
Application deadline: 31/07/2018
Expected Start Date: ASAP
Contacts: Caroline Brouillette
Telephone: +1 819-533-3201