Ergonomics, Industrial Engineering Expert Consultant Resume
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  • Ergonomics
  • Engineering

  • Ph.D. in Industrial & Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan (U of M), Ann Arbor, MI
  • M.S.E. in Industrial & Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • B.S. in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

This associate has over 20 years experience in the field of ergonomics through practical application, research, and program development. Additionally, this expert has spoken widely on topics of ergonomics, covering issues such as risk factors and implementing solutions, evaluating processes, and aging in the workplace. Furthermore, this consultant has assisted in the creation of corporate ergonomic manuals at several major companies.

Consultant, Kevin Kennedy Associates, Indianapolis, IN
Creates and delivers ergonomic training programs based on clients’ needs, identifies risk factors and completes risk assessments, and provides on-going support for clients, among many other tasks.
 
Owner/ Consultant, a consulting company, Boulder, CO
Provides ergonomic support for a variety of industries. Tasks vary depending on client needs, but include ergonomic program development, lean manufacturing, job analysis/identification of ergonomic risk factors, review of medical management process, incident investigation, redesign recommendations, assistance with implementation of design modifications, assistance with development/maintenance of ergonomic resource materials (including websites and training manuals), hand tool design recommendations, and conducting ergonomic training.
 
Manager, Consulting and Training Services
Managed company consulting contracts and training seminars. Provided onsite client support as well as management of employee and subcontractor services.
 
Senior Corporate Ergonomist, Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing (3M), St. Paul, MN
Assisted with corporate and site ergonomic program development. Provided ergonomic support for the domestic sites of the following divisions: Electrical and Electronic, Industrial Mineral Products, Logistics, Health Care Markets, and Scientific Anglers.
 
Performed onsite risk assessments which identified ergonomic risk factors and provided job redesign recommendations to minimize or eliminate identified hazards. Coordinated corporate effort to redesign ergonomic team and engineering training materials.
 
Delivered ergonomic training programs for ergonomic teams, engineers, management, supervisors, and production workers.
 
Research Assistant, U of M Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering, Ann Arbor, MI
Assisted in the development and delivery of an ergonomics training program.
 
Provided ongoing ergonomic support for the identification of ergonomic risk factors and the implementation and validation of worksite modifications for warehouse and truck driver positions.
 
Facilitated site ergonomic team meetings.
 
Instructional Aide for graduate Safety course
Teaching Assistant for course in Technical Communication and the Management of Technical Change
 
Project Manager (Ergonomics Consultant), Advanced Ergonomics, Incorporated (AEI), Dallas, TX
Performed onsite risk assessments for various industries; provided a detailed audit of equipment, identified ergonomic risk factors, and offered ergonomic job redesign solutions.
 
Provided six month’s continuous onsite ergonomic support during the start up of a new semi-conductor manufacturing facility (Intel).
 
Developed immediate and future action plans for resolving identified ergonomic issues.
 
Assisted in the development and delivery of ergonomic training programs for engineers, equipment designers, and office workers (ARCO, Intel).
 
Performed content validation studies and established strength and endurance screening criteria for physically demanding tasks (clients included Coca-Cola and Sysco).

Dissertation
Evaluated comfort and time tolerance for maintaining various non-seated working postures in conjunction with the collection of strength, balance, and flexibility data for 60 male and female subjects aged 20-79 years.
 
Data used to identify postures which become particularly difficult with age in order to establish job design guidelines for accommodating older workers.
 
PepsiCo Food Systems (PFS)
Evaluated manual material handling equipment used for product delivery.
 
Collected data on four different hand trucks and four different ramps to evaluate the posture, hand forces, and biomechanical stresses imposed on the delivery driver. Assisted site ergonomic teams, corporate safety management, and equipment vendors in the development of devices that minimize stress on the worker while still meeting functional delivery requirements.
 
 
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Participated as an expert evaluator in the job analysis of a variety of jobs using the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) checklist in draft form; provided comments on the ease of use and effectiveness of the checklist.

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