Human Factors Engineers and Ergonomists

Human Factors Engineers and Ergonomists

Design objects, facilities, and environments to optimize human well-being and overall system performance, applying theory, principles, and data regarding the relationship between humans and respective technology. Investigate and analyze characteristics of human behavior and performance as it relates to the use of technology.

Key Competencies * Analytical Thinking * Attention to Detail * Integrity * Initiative * Persistence * Dependability * Adaptability/Flexibility * Achievement/Effort * Cooperation * Innovation

Representative Tasks * Design or evaluate human work systems, using human factors engineering and ergonomic principles to optimize usability, cost, quality, safety, or performance. * Collect data through direct observation of work activities or witnessing the conduct of tests. * Prepare reports or presentations summarizing results or conclusions of human factors engineering or ergonomics activities, such as testing, investigation, or validation.


Manufacturing, Professional Scientific & Technical Services,

Job Family Architecture and Engineering

Sample Job Titles Chief Engineer, Consultant in Ergonomics and Safety, Engineering Psychologist, Ergonomic Specialist, Ergonomics Consultant, Ergonomics Engineer, Ergonomist, Human Factors Advisor, Lead, Human Factors Engineer, Human Factors Ergonomist, Human Factors Scientist, Human Factors Specialist, Human Machine Interface Engineer (HMI Engineer), Interface Designer, Managing Cognitive Engineer, PI/Senior Research Associate, President Ergonomic Consulting, Principal Engineer, Safety Specialist, Senior Research Associate, Usability Engineer, Usability Specialist, User Experience Team Lead, User Interface Designer.