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ERGONOMIC CONSULTANT
Organization:    Ministry of Labour
Division:    Operations Division
City:    Kingston, North York, Thunder Bay
Job Term:    3 Permanent
Job Code:    15548 - Scientist 4
Salary:    $1,338.21 - $1,698.50 Per Week*
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    58887
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The Ministry of Labour contributes to the prosperity of Ontario by advancing health, safety, fairness and productive relationships in the workplace and the broader community.

In this role, you will be part of a regional and corporate team of professionals consisting of: occupational hygiene consultants, ergonomists, engineers, radiation specialists and medical consultants.

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will:
• get an opportunity to gain a breadth of experience in ergonomic workplace design and evaluation and provide professional advice and consultation on related issues and hazards
• visit various types of industrial, construction, healthcare and mining work sites to conduct inspections and investigations
• collect scientific data of an ergonomic nature and analyze how the job is performed based on the measurements taken and the types of injuries incurred
• enforce occupational health and safety legislation
• provide consultation, advice, recommendations to Ministry inspectors and workplace representatives

How do I qualify?

Mandatory
• you are legally entitled to work in Canada
• you have the ability to travel extensively, respond to after-hour calls, and the ability to work evenings and weekends as part of regular scheduled work

Technical Knowledge:
• you have advanced knowledge, understanding and training in the subspecialties of ergonomics such as kinesiology, human kinetics, psychology, physiology, biomechanics and/or equivalent experience in Occupational Ergonomics
• you have knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Regulations, and Relevant policies, standards and practices to identify and evaluate occupational health and safety hazards

Communication Skills:
• you have advanced oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
• you are able to prepare technical ergonomic reports
• you are able to work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders

Analytical, Research and Investigative Skills:
• you have the ability to conduct field audits in a wide variety of work place sites, some of which may be hostile or hazardous

Other Important Skills:
• you have the ability to work under minimal supervision
• you use tact and good judgement to make recommendations in situations where a great deal of ambiguity exists
• you utilize current electronic systems and technology (Microsoft based)

Additional information:

Address:  
  • 1 Permanent, 5001 Yonge St, North York, Toronto Region, Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) Screening Requirement
  • 1 Permanent, 435 South James Street, Thunder Bay, North Region, Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) Screening Requirement
  • 1 Permanent, 51 Heakes Ln, Kingston, East Region, Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) Screening Requirement
Compensation Group:   Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:   6
Category:   Science and Engineering
Posted on:   Monday, March 24, 2014
 
Note:
  • The successful candidate will be required to undergo a satisfactory criminal reference check prior to the commencement of employment.
  • W-LB-58887/13
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from applying and/or accepting a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from applying and/or accepting a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
 
Remember: The deadline to apply is Friday, April 11, 2014 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.



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*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
 
 
 
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