Human Factors Engineer

Recruiter
Stream
Location
Wimborne Minster
Salary
30000.0000
Posted
08 May 2017
Closes
07 Jun 2017
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEER - WIMBORNE, DORSET - PERMANENT, £30,000 - £35,000 (NEGOTIABLE)

My client is a leading Medical Device Manufacturer who is seeking to hire a Human Factors Engineer (aka Usability Engineer) on a permanent basis to join the team in Wimborne, Dorset.
Working as the usability representative within local and global New Product Development (NPD) project teams focusing on the practical and pragmatic implementation of user-centred techniques to generate commercially successful and usable medical products.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Act as the usability representative within global cross-functional NPD project teams.
-Support innovation by coordinating contextual inquiry activities:
Identify and implement appropriate user research techniques
Identify unmet user needs
Develop personas for users and key stakeholders
Communicate guidance to technical teams to ensure the design of products meet or exceed usability expectations

-Apply the Usability Engineering Process to NPD projects including:
Describing the context of use
Performing risk analysis in accordance with ISO 14971
Generating user needs and engineering requirements
Planning, preparing, and executing verification and validation activities
Coordinating internal and external resources to support verification and validation activities
Ensuring the usability engineering file complies to design control requirements and compliance standards

SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:

-Experience in an industry setting preferably in a product development environment.
-An understanding of Contextual Inquiry, Human Factors in design, and Usability Engineering.
-Knowledge and experience of the tools and techniques required to apply Human Factors principles and Usability Engineering to products in development is highly desirable.
-Previous experience working in small multi-disciplinary design teams is desirable
-Knowledge of FDA and MDD requirements for the application of Human Factors to medical device design is desirable
-Minimum degree level in a Human Factors or Engineering related discipline.

Key words: Engineering R&D Design Human Factors Usability Medical Device

Commutable from: Wimborne Dorset Bournemouth Poole Ringwood Blandford Forum Christchurch Salisbury.

For more information or to apply please contact Gabrielle Walsh on ; alternatively you can send your CV to