On behalf of the Workers Compensation Board (WCB) of Nova Scotia, we are looking for an Ergonomist to join their team in Halifax on a permanent basis.
By working to keep Nova Scotians safe, healthy, working and on the job, and supporting them when their lives are impacted by workplace injury, WCB Nova Scotia is contributing to a safer, stronger province. Our vision is a Nova Scotia safe and secure from workplace injury, and we provide workplace injury insurance to 18,700 employers and approximately 300,000 workers. The WCB is consistently recognized as a top employer in Atlantic Canada and Nova Scotia, and has been honoured nationally as a Top 100 Employer and one of Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures. WCB believes strongly in fostering a healthy workplace through work/life balance and continually improves workplace safety, health and wellness for the benefit of all their employees.
Reporting directly to the Manager, Practice Leadership, the Ergonomist is responsible for providing ergonomics coaching, direction, and consultation to Nova Scotia employers. The Ergonomist will work collaboratively with a cross-functional team to improve overall health, productivity and quality in the workplace; enhance the safe and timely return to work of employees; and reduce musculoskeletal injuries, using injury reduction measures, participatory ergonomics, and other creative strategies based on sound ergonomics principals.
As the ideal candidate, you are a natural influencer with excellent facilitation, training and consultation skills. With a broad-based knowledge of human characteristics, limitations and capabilities, you have experience working in the field of ergonomics, and a proven ability to create readiness, build relationships, complete rapid cycle projects and produce results. Personable and energetic, you have the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, people-centered environment serving a diverse group of stakeholders. You possess excellent communication and problem solving skills, and are comfortable delivering presentations, workshops and training with a creative and engaging approach. You will drive continuous improvement and awareness programs by acting as a positive change agent for WCB Nova Scotia. A degree with a major in Ergonomics, Human Factors Engineering or Kinesiology, and a recognized certification such as BCPE or CREE is required. The successful candidate will be required to travel within the province on a periodic basis.
For more information contact Erin Miller, Senior Recruitment Specialist at 902.424.1105
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