Ergonomics Assistant - Summer 2021 - Woodlands Division

We are looking for a motivated individual to join our J.D. Irving, Limited team as an Ergonomic Assistant for summer 2021. This will be an opportunity providing two different work experiences in one summer term from May until August 2021.
Who You Are:
  • Education Required: Pursuing or have completed post-secondary education in Kinesiology
    • Preference given to individuals specializing in Ergonomics
  • Desire to work in the field of Industrial Ergonomics
  • Strong organizational, problem solving, and time management skills
  • Physically able to walk across uneven terrain in the outdoor Woodlands environments
  • Valid Class 5 NB Driver's License (or equivalent)
  • Bilingualism is considered an asset
  • Interest or experience in Tree Planting is considered an asset

The Two Roles with Responsibilities:
1. Woodlands Division Tree Planting Ergonomics Role (May-June):
  • Train Tree Planters and Crew Chiefs on safe lifting techniques and body mechanics
  • Conducting ergonomic assessments on Tree Planters
  • Identify opportunities for ergonomic improvements
  • Design stretching and exercise programs for Tree Planters who perform heavy, repetitive work
  • Create training tools to help disseminate information around ergonomics and MSI prevention
  • Travel throughout New Brunswick's rural forestry operations

2. JDI Corporate Safety Role (July-August):
  • Completing and updating Functional Job Descriptions across the company
  • Writing Safety Talks with regards to ergonomics, body mechanics and other related safety issues
  • Completing industrial ergonomic assessments
  • Training ergonomic teams
  • Conducting office ergonomic assessments and making appropriate recommendations.

What We Offer :
  • Along with competitive wages, company uniforms are provided
  • We are committed to financially supporting your education with established incentive programs that increase with ongoing work terms.
  • A fun, outdoor working environment
  • Access to leading edge systems and tools
  • A team-based work effort that supports you to succeed

The Team:
At J.D. Irving, Limited, you are part of an energetic team of professionals who lead with integrity and are passionate about achieving results. With a culture that nurtures talent and creates an inclusive workplace, you can grow your career across our diverse operating divisions.
Founded in 1882, J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) has operations in Eastern Canada (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador), and the United States. We are a team of 16,000 dedicated employees.
To Apply for this Career Opportunity:
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J.D. Irving, Limited, Woodlands Division is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in its employment practices and to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment for all employees.
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