Senior Human Factors Engineer

Website TRIAD Engineering Corp

Our client is seeking a Senior Human Factor Engineer with roughly 5-10 years of experience in product development of medical products to join their successful and creative team. This role will play a key part in the design, development, use testing, documentation, and launch of client products. You will take part in human factors & usability engineering activities for new product development programs and contribute to usability improvements for current products, collaborating with a diverse team of product development specialists and working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. Our client’s products integrate mechanical, electrical, software, and fluidic elements, and industrial design to deliver thoughtful, elegant product solutions.

Responsibilities will include:

• Serve as a patient / customer advocate in helping our client realize its vision for delivering game-changing products that are safe & effective, easy to use, not prone to use error, and provide user satisfaction; ultimately supporting our client’s goal of extremely low burden of care.
• Support product management and product engineering personnel in establishing ergonomic, human factors (HF), and usability-related requirements for new products and product line extensions.
• Implement a variety of HFE research methods, such as task analysis, PCA, time/motion study, user preference studies, ethnographic research, heuristic analysis, root cause analysis and usability testing.
• Analyze quantitative and qualitative data to in- form design decisions and risk analyses.
• Contribute to user interface designs by providing heuristic design guidance, ideas, and feed- back to project teams.
• Support documentation review and development, including but not limited to risk analyses, user/environment profiles, task analyses, use specifications and human factors engineering reports to support regulatory filings.
• Draft uFMEAs; collaborating with systems engineering in identifying intended users and use environments, as well as potential use-related hazards; determine product use cases and identify critical user tasks.
• Analyze complaints from on-market products for usability-related issues.
• Be flexible with a range of product interfaces from software GUIs, hardware/fluid connectors to workstations.
• Represent the human factors/usability engineering function on core teams for small to large sized projects.
• Collaborate with internal & external parties in planning, structuring, recruiting for, and executing formative and summative usability evaluations.
• Have a working knowledge of the implementation of all relevant HF & usability-related standards and guidance documents (ANSI/AAMI/ISO 14971, AAMI/ANSI HE75, ANSI/AAMI/IEC 62366, IEC 60601, FDA, etc.).
• Strive to balance strategic planning and tactical execution.
• Work with team members to resolve conflicts among resources and between clients and engineering teams.
• Remain apprised of the progress of certain projects, paying particular attention to any developing problems, and participate in major problem resolutions. Keep all privileged information private and confidential.
• Be proficient in the latest version of SolidWorks CAD package, Microsoft, and Google products.
• Travel as-needed (valid driver’s license and vehicle required).

Tagged as: ergonomic, HFE, medical, product development, SolidWorks, usability

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ByTRIAD Recruiting TeamJan 13, 2023

About the Author:

The TRIAD Recruiting Team is comprised of technical recruiters specializing in the engineering disciplines. TRIAD Engineering Corp. (www.triad-eng.com) is an engineering staffing firm based in Lynnfield, Massachusetts that connects successful firms with technical talent throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. For almost 50 years, TRIAD has provided clients with flexible staffing arrangements including contract, contract-to-direct, and direct placement services.