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General Electric Human Factors Engineer in Markham, Ontario

Job Description Summary

The Human Factors Engineer (HFE) is responsible for understanding the interactions between humans and other elements of a system. Applies theory, principles, data, and methods within the engineering design process to assure proper interaction between products, systems, and processes and the people who use them. HFE is also concerned with the "fit" between the user, equipment, and their environments; considering the user's capabilities and limitations, seeking to ensure that tasks, functions, information, and the environment suit each user. Be part of the future of nuclear energy with a company that highly values the importance of human factors engineering!

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities:

The Engineer / Technologist provides execution of a Human Factors Engineering plan to provide quality and timely completion of the tasks as follows:

  • Conduct system and plant operational functional requirements analysis.

  • Perform functional allocation to operators or plant control systems.

  • Conduct task analyses to determine the requirements for the displays, controls, and other job support aids needed to accomplish functions.

  • Develop displays, software & hardware for monitoring, control, and protection functions for various plant systems and operating modes.

  • Review, test, evaluate, verify and validate the human-system interface using a simulator and plant operating, surveillance and emergency procedures.

  • Interface with a team of internal and external customers, suppliers, partners, licensing, and regulatory authorities on technical issues.

  • Incorporate design requirements into analyses and design documents.

  • Support the development of normal, abnormal, emergency operating procedures, alarm response procedures, surveillance procedures and operator training programs.

  • Provide plant operation input to system reliability, availability, and maintainability.

  • Develop proceed/hold acceptance criteria & pre-requisites for the spectrum of testing events.

  • Provide on-time, quality delivery of engineering documentation in accordance with contract requirements, business procedures, and regulatory agency guidelines.

  • Demonstrated ability to operate within an established technical framework, learn quickly, and sort through information and make timely and sound decisions.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills and solid technical writing skills with focus on detailed requirements, design, and description documents.

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

  • Honest and straightforward with a high level of personal integrity.


  • Bachelor's Degree of Science in Human Factors, Industrial Engineering, or equivalent 4-year degree in a related technical discipline.

  • 2 or more years of human factors experience in a high-hazard, safety-centric industry (e.g., energy, aviation, medical, automotive).

Desired Characteristics:

  • M.S. or PhD Degree in Human Factors, Industrial Engineering or equivalent

  • Registered Professional Engineer in the United States or Canada

  • Experience in the nuclear industry to include nuclear plant emergency procedure, operator training guidelines, and regulatory site implementation and reviews is highly desirable.

  • Experience with nuclear operations as a licensed/certified reactor operator is highly desirable.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in Canada for this opening. This position requires access to and/or use of information subject to U.S. Export Control Laws, which mandate all citizenships be from the U.S. Department of Energy’s List of Generally Authorized Countries (10 CFR Part 810 Appendix A); otherwise a specific authorization from the U.S. Department of Energy will be required. More information can be found here: .

You must have legal authorization to work in Canada and any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation. The drug screen requirement in the background check process is not required if the role is based in Canada.