First listed on: 23 May 2022

Senior Ergonomist

  • $130,692 per annum + Superannuation
  • Full Time, Ongoing Position
  • Metropolitan Melbourne, Geelong, and Regional Victoria (Hybrid Working Model)

About the role

The Senior Ergonomist, as an appointed Inspector, acts as an expert in the application of the Occupational Health & Safety Act 2004 (OHS Act) and OHS Regulations 2017 (OHS Regulations) as relevant to the management and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders and poor psychological health outcomes and provides expert advice on a broad spectrum of technical issues pertaining to human factors and ergonomics (HFE).

  • You will provide expert advice, conduct analysis and apply contemporary technical information and systems thinking principles to influence a reduction in the incidence and severity of work-related injury and disease.
  • You will effectively partner with nominated Regions to facilitate the provision of ergonomics support to complex workplace interventions, building capability across regional teams and the development of tactical activities for local delivery.
  • You will also provide subject matter expertise, as a member of a multi-disciplinary project team, to the Health & Safety Programs Branch as required.
  • You will contribute expertise to the development of legislation, standards, guidance materials, operational policies and procedures.
  • Finally, you will identify emerging issues that can inform the risk prioritisation process for future programs; and training and development of field staff.

Please ensure you take a look at the Position Description provided for additional information on accountabilities for this role.

About you

You are a HFE professional, experienced in the areas of cognitive, systems or physical ergonomics who wants to make a positive difference. Your communication and organisational skills are exemplary. You have a passion for Victorians returning home from work safely.  You are a team oriented person who enjoys leading an impact on your team and stakeholders.

  • You have a tertiary qualification in HFE and extensive demonstrated experience in applying HFE methods to improving safety through system design and/or managing the risk of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).
  • You have a strong knowledge of and demonstrated experience with identification and management of organisational factors that impact health and safety in the workplace as well as an understanding of the link between organisational, physical and psychological health and safety.
  • You also have a high level of knowledge and expertise in research and analysis techniques relating to HFE and the ability to apply this knowledge practically across a range of industries.
  • You have a strong knowledge of HFE and experience in its application to systems, processes and procedures to reduce the incidence and severity of work-related injury and disease.
  • Finally, you have a demonstrated ability to liaise in a professional manner with a range of internal and external clients/stakeholders

Working with Us

We pride ourselves on being a great place to work and offer flexibility to facilitate work/life balance. People who are seeking part-time or job share arrangements are encouraged to apply.

We aspire to reflect the community that we serve. We encourage job applicants from all backgrounds to apply.  

What's next?

Applications close 11:00pm Sunday June 5 

Click the link to apply, and join us in making a difference to Victorian lives.

Only people with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position. You may be required to undergo a National Police Check (and Medical Assessment) as part of the recruitment process.

Candidate screening may take place prior to the advertisement closing, so get your application in.

For further enquiries please contact Oli Hayes on 03 4243 8819.

About Us

WorkSafe Victoria plays a critical role in the lives of Victorian employers and workers - as the state's health and safety regulator and as the manager of Victoria's workers compensation scheme. In both capacities, employers and workers are at the heart of our service.

Our aim is to keep all workplaces healthy and safe, and to deliver high quality care and treatment when workers are injured.

Our future

To meet the challenge, WorkSafe has begun modernising its services. We're aiming to provide an inclusive, empathetic and tailored service for every Victorian who comes into contact with WorkSafe, and to embed a proactive, prevention-led approach to health and safety in every workplace across Victoria.

Important Information

WorkSafe is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risks to health consistent with WorkSafe's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OH&S Act).

Therefore, there is a requirement that all WorkSafe employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes (unless a medical exemption applies).

To meet its obligations under the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions and the OH&S Act, WorkSafe will request vaccination information or evidence of an exemption in the pre-employment stage.

Inability to provide this may impact your subsequent employment with WorkSafe.

WorkSafe are striving to build a diverse workforce that reflects the Victorian community we serve

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