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General Electric Global Ergonomics Program Leader in Evendale, Ohio

Job Description Summary

The Global Ergonomics Program Leader will implement & manage a business-wide programmatic & risk-based approach to reducing ergonomic risk within GE Aviation. This position is expected to apply an interdisciplinary, collaborative approach to plan, design, develop and verify mitigations to existing and future ergonomics risks in the production, field service, and office environments. This individual will partner with and provide support for site-based ergonomics teams & will lead business-wide ergonomic risk reduction projects & initiatives.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement GE Aviation global ergonomic policy & program including developing ergonomic program expectations, ergonomic risk assessment & risk-retirement, training to site leadership & ergonomic teams, standardizing risk assessment tools & methodology, & measuring program implementation and improvements

  • Partner with Engineering & Product Development teams to eliminate or reduce ergonomic risk for manufacturing, engine development and field service employees.

  • Partner with Health Services to develop & implement strategies for standard work & engagement with site-based athletic trainers & identify opportunities to expand the site-based athletic trainer program.

  • Analyze existing data (including injury & illness, workers compensation & disability data, employee concerns, etc.) and develop a GE Aviation global ergonomic priority list that addresses legacy risk & include in the Master Plan.

  • Utilize mission-based teams including site & business personnel to implement risk-retirement solutions for ergonomic priorities included in the Master Plan.

  • Lead multiple global ergonomic-related capital projects and initiatives (stemming from the master plan) and ensure those projects meet established KPIs (on-time, and fully spent).

  • Accurately forecast and obtain the funds necessary to complete multi-site multi-year ergonomics projects

  • Regularly track & report the progress and financials of multiple ergonomics projects

  • Identify, plan, & execute site-based ergonomic action workouts / Kaizen Events that improve participants risk assessment & risk mitigation skills while addressing host site ergonomic challenges

  • Promote, recruit, & develop effective site-based ergonomics teams.

  • Analyze existing & emerging ergonomic technology for the identification & mitigation of potential hazards

  • Facilitate annual GE Aviation Ergonomics Cup entries to the Applied Ergonomic Conference

  • Provided tailored site-support to ergonomic priority sites including training, risk assessments, & implementing risk mitigation solutions.

  • Perform other EHS and facilities related tasks as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college in Kinesiology, Occupational Biomechanics, Ergonomics, Human Factors, Industrial Engineering, or other relevant disciplines.

  • Board certified as a Certified Industrial Ergonomist (CIE), Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE), Certified Associate Ergonomist (CAE), or Certified Ergonomics Associate (CEA)

  • 7 years’ experience in Ergonomics, Industrial Engineering, Human Factors, or relevant disciplines.

  • United States citizen with the ability to legally work in the United States at sites governed by the DoD.


  • Ability to travel domestically and globally up to 50%

Required Characteristics

  • Demonstrated experience in manufacturing / industrial settings

  • Demonstrated experience leading business, region, or P&L level ergonomics programs.

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems

  • Demonstrated ability to lead & manage programs / projects

  • Demonstrated ability to document, plan, market, and execute programs

  • Strong oral/written communication skills & interpersonal/leadership skills

Desired Characteristics

  • Demonstrated ability to apply lean principles & problem-solving

  • Certified Safety Professional

  • Six Sigma Green Belt

  • Humble: respectful, receptive, agile, eager to learn​

  • Transparent: shares critical information, speaks with candor, contributes constructively​

  • Focused: quick learner, strategically prioritizes work, committed ​

  • Leadership ability: strong communicator, decision-maker, collaborative​

  • Problem solver: analytical-minded, challenges existing processes, critical thinker

This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer ( . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

As a federal government contractor, GE requires U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless an employee is in a state where this requirement is temporarily paused for federal contractors. Proof of vaccination will be required.

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes