Cargill Ergonomic Specialist - Dayton, OH in Dayton, Virginia

Ergonomic Specialist - Dayton, OH

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


The Ergonomics Specialist will serve as a subject matter expert in ergonomic related factors impacting an employee’s ability to not only work safely but to improve plant efficiency as well. Responsible for overall ergonomics program design and implementation across the facility. Focus will be on reducing ergonomic risk factors and muscular skeletal disorders (MSD’s); fully implementing the ergonomic process; and ensuring compliance with regulatory and company requirements.

Principal Accountabilities

25% Create/maintain ergonomic program that aligns with the facility safety strategy and goals; accountable to implement, direct and deploy ergonomics knowledge and processes for the various ergonomics teams, and plant positions.

25% Conduct ergonomic risk assessments; identify solutions to improve high risk jobs and drive action plans to deliver on results; proactively monitor proposed and actual changes to ensure risks are managed appropriately; partner with various functions in the facility to resolve work orders and management of changes (MOC’s) identified as solutions.

20% Manage physical demands descriptions (PDD) for all jobs and update as necessary; maintain the ergonomic database current; develop, deploy, and monitor ramp-in and rotation programs.

15% Analyze injury/illness data to assess trends and identify improvement plans to mitigate causal factors; liaise with Health Services and actively participate in medical management process.

15% Actively participate on safety committee(s), incident reviews, and project reviews. Other duties as assigned by manager.



-Bachelor degree in industrial engineering, safety engineering, nursing, kinesiology, or related discipline with an emphasis on ergonomics.

-3 or more years of experience working in a manufacturing environment/plant experience.

-Knowledge of ergonomic principles, work related MSDs, human anatomy, physiology and biomechanics.

-Must be detail oriented and have solid English literacy skills in writing, documentation, communications and interpersonal abilities.

-Must be able to work a flexible work schedule as needed to support a multiple shift operation.

-Proficient use of Microsoft Office applications.


-5 or more years of related work experience.

-Additional education in related field desired.

-Ability to delegate and hold self and others accountable.

-Solid organization and problem solving skills.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Safety/Environmental Health

Primary Location US-VA-Dayton

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: DAY02863