Ergonomic Specialist


NJ - Jersey City

Number of openings

1 opening

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We are currently seeking a full time Ergonomic Specialist to support the wellness team of a high profile company located in Jersey City, NJ.

Job Overview:

Provide ergonomic services leveraging the current protocols on-site at our client.  Through providing these services the Ergonomic Specialist will need to recognize repetitive motions or extreme physical stress in workplaces that can result in musculoskeletal issues and other health concerns, and determine what aspects within employee environments affect job performance, or safety recommending solutions to provide increased comfort and decreased physical strain, or risk of hazards while on the job.  The Ergonomic Specialist will also perform workplace risk assessments, assess work environments, analyze how employees use either the equipment currently provided or new equipment, and use assessment results to identify areas for improvement.  This position will also liaise with the client’s Corporate Workplace Solutions, Procurement, and Engineering teams in the development of workplace desk, office standards, equipment standards and suppliers, and, when necessary, integration of solutions into the firm’s engineering platforms.

What you will do:

  1. Performs workstation and work task evaluations in order to identify and correct ergonomic issues associated with those workstations and tasks
  2. Uses widely accepted ergonomic metrics to quantify and document issues and control efficacies
  3. Recommends effective ergonomic control strategies to abate concerns and is cognizant of related budget constraints
  4. Documents case notes in compliance with established standard operating procedures or regulation
  5. Develops and presents ergonomics training materials (webinars, presentations, guides, newsletters and other educational collaterals) using widely accepted, evidence-based references

What we are looking for:

  • Bachelor's degree required. Prefer degree in Ergonomics, Human Factors Engineering, Industrial Engineering Physical or Occupational Therapy, Nursing or a related discipline.
  • Minimum one year experience with ergonomic assessments. Three years preferred.
  • Professional certification preferred. Ability to achieve a certification within six months of hire required.
  • Proficiency in the use of various ergonomic equipment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Limited travel may be required.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • High level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Strong organizational skills / attention to detail.

About Us:

Plus One, part of the Optum Workplace Well-being portfolio of services, provides fitness and well-being services to clients across a broad range of industries, driving employee engagement in health and wellness programs. These services include fitness, nutrition, ergonomics, wellness coaching and health promotion. Our team members believe that the most effective way to help people adopt a healthier lifestyle is through personal connections infused with hospitality, empathy and a lot of fun.

Perks of working at Plus One, an Optum company*:

Health and financial:

  • Medical plan choices with Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) and Health Savings Account (HSA) options
  • Dental and Vision coverage plans
  • 401(k) Retirement & Savings Plan
  • Life Insurance (team member, spouse and dependents)
  • Short and Long Term Disability Plans
  • Accident & Critical Illness Insurance
  • Transportation and Parking Plans
  • Paid parental leave


  • Paid time off
  • Wellness rewards program
  • Free memberships to various fitness facilities and wellness subscriptions
  • 24/7 health and wellness support through the Employee Assistance program
  • Entertainment and consumer discounts
  • Dedication to ensuring a cohesive and inclusive culture led by an internal diversity, equity and inclusion council

Growth and development:

  • Free professional development courses through internal learning management systems
  • Discounted certifications through industry leading agencies
  • Free CPR/AED certifications
  • Free continuing education courses and credits
  • Employee Referral Reward program

*Please note, some of the benefits listed above are only available to team members who work full time hours.

Equal opportunity statement

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere. Plus One, an Optum Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For residents of California, Colorado, Connecticut, New York City, and Washington only: The annual salary for this position ranges from $70,000 - $90,000. Pay is based on several factors including, but not limited to, education, work experience, certifications, geographic differentials, and other business and organizational needs. In addition to the hourly rate, Plus One offers a comprehensive benefits package (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements), which includes health insurance, life and disability benefits, 401(k) plan, and paid time off. Plus One, an Optum Company, adheres to all federal, state, and local minimum wage requirements.