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    Hello everyone,
    Los Alamos National Laboratory is hiring an Ergonomist! You, or someone you know, may be interested in this position. Feel free to forward this email on to interested parties. The position will be deployed to an one or more organizations within LANL that has significant office and industrial ergonomics tasks in need of evaluation.

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    Ergonomist - Industrial Hygiene & Safety Prof 2 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

    Vacancy Name: IRC73403
    Job Title Industrial Hygiene & Safety Prof 2
    Location Los Alamos, NM, US
    Organization Name OSH-OH/Occupational Health
    What You Will Do
    This position will be housed within the Institutional Employee Wellbeing Team and will provide customers with office and industrial ergonomics services. The Institutional Employee Wellbeing Team is part of Occupational Health, whose mission is focused on creating a safe and healthy workforce through injury prevention and health promotion services and programs.
    Detailed Description:
    Reporting to the Institutional Employee Wellbeing Team Leader, this position will be responsible for: performing ergonomic evaluations in office and non-office settings. Employee will also be responsible for working with customer’s management and the ergonomics program lead to identify current and emerging ergonomic issues that impact segments of the LANL workforce. Employee will also be expected to be familiar with the contents of and staff our Non-Office Ergonomic Demo Room. The position will also require giving presentations on safety and ergonomics to LANL employees.
    This position is required to promote safety, security, and quality in all operations; promote teamwork within and across the Laboratory; collaborate with other members of the Institutional Employee Wellbeing team, and promote a positive work environment while delivering exceptional customer service.
    Job Requirements:
    • Perform non-office evaluations involving employees who perform manual materials handling, machining, electrical, plumbing, construction, etc. work. This includes evaluation, assisting with obtaining loaner equipment, training employees on equipment use as needed and follow up to ensure employee comfort, productivity and satisfaction.
    • Perform office evaluations in a variety of settings including standard offices, control room and receptionist areas.
    • Work with management and the ergonomics program lead to track injury trends, prepare for upcoming regulatory changes, and anticipate ergonomic issues with new jobs.
    • Staff the Non-Office Ergonomics Demonstration room showing equipment to customers, assisting with tracking items on loan to customers and assisting with ensuring equipment is properly stored, charged and maintained.
    • Providing educational presentations and training related to ergonomics practices.

    What You Need
    *Minimum Job Requirements: *+
    Five years prior experience in ergonomics, physical therapy, kinesiology, occupational therapy, sports science or related fields
    • Experience managing small projects were one or more team members must coordinate skills to deliver a product or service to a customer
    • Experience performing evaluations of manual materials handling, machining, electrical, plumbing, construction, etc. work.
    • Scientific/regulatory literature research skills
    • Skill in the preparation and presentation of ergonomics or health related scientific research and its practical application to a diverse audience
    • Knowledge of and experience with patient advocacy and occupational health issues including protection of patient health information
    • Strong organizational skills across multiple projects simultaneously
    • Professional demeanor in dealing with management and employees
    • Effective communication and negotiation skills
    • Ergonomics certification such as those provided by the Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics (AEP, CPE, CEA), Certified Ergonomic Evaluation Specialist, Oxford Research Institute (CIE, CAE) or similar

    Desired Skills:
    • Computer modeling experience (AutoCAD, Solid Works, etc.)
    • Experience with ergonomics in glovebox (biological and/or radiological) and/or laboratory (pipetting, microscope, etc.) environments

    Education: Bachelor’s degree or greater in ergonomics, public health, occupational safety, physical therapy, kinesiology, occupational therapy, industrial engineering, sports science or related fields from an accredited university.
    Notes to Applicants: Applicants must submit a comprehensive cover letter that addresses how their expertise represents the minimum job requirements and desired skills. See the guide at for tips on how to write a LANL cover letter.
    Additional Details:
    Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements
    • for access to classified matter.
    • Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.

    New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
    Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.
    Internal Applicants: Please refer to Laboratory policy P701 for applicant eligibility.
    Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regards to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
    Where You Will Work
    Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.
    Appointment Type Regular
    Minimum Salary 73800
    Maximum Salary 120400
    Contact Details
    Contact Name Gonzales, Christine J
    Work Telephone 505-667-8695
    Req ID: IRC73403

    Riley Splittstoesser PhD CPE
    Ergonomics program lead
    Los Alamos National Laboratory
    Occupational Health
    (505) 695-4812