Cargill Ergonomic Specialist in California, Missouri

Ergonomic Specialist

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 155,000 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.


Position Purpose

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% Manage 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; proactively monitor proposed and actual changes to ensure risks are managed appropriately

25% Manage BBS program that aligns with Global EHS audit requirements; direct and deploy the BBS team; analyze BBS data to assess trends and identify focus areas.

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

15% 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;

10% Actively participate on safety committee(s), incident reviews, and project reviews.

10% Other duties as assigned by manager.

A strong candidate has been identified for this position. However we will consider all candidates who meet the requirements.


Required Qualifications:

  • Associates degree.

  • 2 years of experience working in a manufacturing environment/plant.

  • Able and willing to work a flexible schedule as needed to support a multiple shift operation.

  • Experience use of Microsoft Office applications.

Success Factors:

  • Ability to work with others, develop solutions and solve problems; build collaborative working relationships.

  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment requiring the ability to multitask project assignments.

  • Detail oriented and solid English literacy skills in writing, documentation, communications and interpersonal abilities.

  • Ability to delegate and hold self and others accountable.

  • Solid organization and problem solving skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree or associate degree in industrial engineering, safety engineering, nursing, kinesiology, or related discipline with an emphasis on ergonomics.

  • 3 years’ experience working in a manufacturing environment/plant.

  • Knowledge of human anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics.

  • Experience of and ability to apply ergonomic principals, with specific focus on risk analysis and reduction.

  • Fluent in Spanish and/or other languages.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Safety/Environmental Health

Primary Location US-MO-California

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: CAL02272