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Health and Safety Ergonomics Co-op

by Presstran Industries

Reference #: 64466
Location: St. Thomas, Ontario
Date Posted: Feb 15, 2024
Presstran Industries

Job Description

About us


We see a future where everyone can live and move without limitations. That’s why we are developing technologies, systems and concepts that make vehicles safer and cleaner, while serving our communities, the planet and, above all, people.


Forward. For all.


Group Summary


Cosma provides a comprehensive range of body, chassis and engineering solutions to global customers. Through our robust product engineering, outstanding tooling capabilities and diverse process expertise, we continue to bring lightweight and innovative products to market.


About the Role

The Ergonomic Student supports work activities in the facility ergonomic systems.  This may include specific project-based work or activities to ensure equipment and work methods are designed to minimize and/or eliminate ergonomic risk hazards, while maintaining, and improving quality and productivity.  The Ergonomic Student supports and participates with the Ergonomics Committee as necessary.  

Your Responsibilities

  • Promote ergonomics at the design, implementation, and operational stages of all work processes.
  • Complete ergonomic assessments both proactively and reactively.
  • Complete and maintain the Physical Demands/Job Safety Analysis for various equipment within facility.
  • Ensure compliance with Magna Ergonomics Metrics Program.
  • Assists in the return-to-work program for employees by working in cooperation with the employee, department leader, H&S Coordinators and WSIB.
  • Collaborate with various departments or other resources to implement effective corrective actions to eliminate ergonomic hazards.
  • Supporting resource to the Joint Health, Safety, Ergonomics and Environmental Committee.
  • Comes to work each day, as scheduled. 
  • Promotes/recommends continuous improvement suggestions including environment, people, processes and equipment/machinery.
  • Conducts themselves in a professional manner when receiving or giving feedback/information, whether it is positive or constructive.
  • Follows and complies with all operational procedures/policies as stated in the Employee Handbook, Quality, Environmental and Health and Safety programs (e.g., TS16949, ISO14001, ISO 45001, IATF).

Who we are looking for

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  • Has a knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Legislation an asset.
  • Has demonstrated the ability to work independently as well as within a team.
  • Is able to exercise tact, discretion, good judgment, and strict confidentiality.
  • Has excellent analytical, organizational, communication, time-management, and problem-solving skills.
  • Has computer skills including Microsoft Office applications, window, and web-based applications.

Your preferred qualifications

  • Enrolled and /or completed Bachelor Degree through a recognized university/College (i.e., major in Kinesiology, Ergonomics, Human Kinetics, or Occupational Biomechanics).
  • A knowledge of Ergonomic principles, anthropometry, physiology, biomechanics, anatomy and human factors and various ergonomic assessment tools (e.g., Snook Tables, RULA, biomechanical modeling software, NIOSH Equation, etc.), recognized ergonomic guidelines, standards and best practices.
  • Experience with JACK, BakPak/HandPak Software an asset.


Preference will be given to those who are currently enrolled in a co-op or placement related educational program. 


Accommodations for disabilities in relation to the job selection process are available upon request.

Candidates will be required to complete a Criminal Records Check and, if deemed necessary, a Credit Check as part of the candidate selection process.

What we offer

  • Overtime after 44 hours per week.

  • Vacation: 2 weeks of paid vacation + 3 Personal Paid Holidays

  • Weekly pay via direct deposit.

  • Barbecues and Children’s Christmas Party.


At Magna, you can expect an engaging and dynamic environment where you can help to develop industry-leading automotive technologies. We invest in our employees, providing them with the support and resources they need to succeed. As a member of our global team, you can expect exciting, varied responsibilities as well as a wide range of development prospects. Because we believe that your career path should be as unique as you are.

Site Benefits

  • Medical and Dental Coverage.

  • Incentive Bonus if requirements are met.

  • Magna Profit Sharing.

  • Matched GRRSP.

  • Company paid life insurance and AD&D coverage.

  • Educational Assistance program. 

  • Work boot, safety glasses and custom molded earplug allowances.

  • Roger’s cell phone plan available to Presstran Team Members.

  • Monthly Employee discounts (new vehicle, amusement parks etc.).

Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.

Application Contact Information

Company Name:   Presstran Industries
Application URL: Click here to apply online