R&D Specialist - Human Factors Engineer
OLYMPUS CORPORATION
Southend-on-Sea
3d ago

With around 1,300 employees in the UK, METNA & ROI, Olympus KeyMed operates in a diverse range of business areas which allow us to attract people with all kinds of skills and experience.

Your responsibilities

  • Conceive, design and develop medical products
  • Execute the development of a technical product
  • Provide technical subject matter guidance & training to others on Human Factors Engineering processes and techniques.
  • Generate or manage the technical Human Factors Engineering activities on project(s).
  • Support the definition of user needs / requirements, gathering activities including ethnographic research, use case analysis,
  • and / or task analysis.

  • Lead or manage the analytical use risk analysis to predict and / or assess use error risk potential and identify design mitigations.
  • Conduct and assist with a range of formative usability studies during development, Design Validation and summative usability
  • studies for human factors validation.

  • Maintain a strong and current understanding of human factors engineering discipline and regulations.
  • Your qualification

  • Educational Qualification in Human Factors or Engineering related discipline
  • Applied knowledge and detailed understanding of Contextual Inquiry, Human Factors in design, and Usability Engineering.
  • Understanding of current medical device Human Factors standards and FDA Guidance
  • Proven experience of the tools and techniques required to apply Human Factors principles and Usability Engineering to products in development.
  • Knowledge of FDA and MDD requirements for the application of Human Factors to medical device design is highly desirable.
  • Empathy and excellent communication with study participants previous experience moderating usability studies is highly desirable.
  • Proven experience of providing subject matter guidance and training on Human Factors Engineering processes and techniques
  • Proven in-depth understanding of the user, the unmet user need, and use environment, and able to communicate this to others for implementation into the conception, design and development of medical devices.
  • Your benefits

  • Defined-contribution Pension Scheme
  • Free Life Assurance
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Free Annual Health Check
  • On-site Day Nursery
  • Subsidised Staff Restaurant
  • About Olympus Manufacturing (KeyMed)

    As part of the Olympus global manufacturing community, Olympus KeyMed's Manufacturing Business Centre plays a key role in the development and manufacture of new, sophisticated medical and industrial products.

    Working with colleagues in Europe, the USA and Japan, our multi-disciplinary team of R&D engineers is fully equipped with the latest computer-

    aided design and modelling technologies, to enable them to develop medical workstations and fluid management products & accessories, and industrial Remote Visual Inspection devices.

    Producing world class products in terms of Quality, Cost and Delivery isn't just desirable, it's essential. Therefore, in today's fast moving, ever changing world, we continue to invest in both our people and the latest equipment and processes to remain at the forefront in manufacturing technology.

    More reasons to join our team

    Further information :

    All applications must be received by the closing date of Tuesday 4th June 2019 and will not be accepted after this deadline.

    You will be required to provide evidence of your eligibility to work and reside in the UK, in accordance with the requirements of Section 15 of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

    Should you have been referred to Olympus by a current employee, please email talent olympus.co.uk to confirm the employees' name and the role you are applying for at the time of submitting your application.

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