Human Factors Engineer
Trek Bicycle is a global leader in the design and manufacture of bicycles and related products. Trek believes the bicycle can be a simple solution to many of the world’s most complex problems and is committed to breaking down the barriers that prevent people from using bicycles more often for transportation, recreation, and inspiration.
Our mission is to create products we love and take care of our customers. We value our team, making sure the best is on the field. We value new ideas from anywhere, inspiring others with our positive energy, dealing with reality to make the tough calls, and getting things done fast- turning ideas into reality.
Come, join us, and help us transform the world, the bike and have a blast while doing it!
The Human Factors Researcher will be responsible for assisting the various product teams at Trek Bicycle Corporation in product development by conducting research to answer questions created to address the design needs of relevant stakeholders (e.g., the team members and the bicyclist community). The research questions could vary in terms of how they pertain to the usability of Trek products in a way that fosters user centered design, empirically investigating product performance as it relates to the bicyclists experience. In doing so, the Human Factors Researcher will be responsible for meeting with the various product teams to create and discuss research questions pertaining to their product designs, developing protocols to test the research questions, collecting empirical data using the protocols, and analyzing the data, interpreting the data, and communicating the findings resulting from the studies. The Human Factors Researcher will also maintain an updated database of relevant bicyclist literature and remain up to date on relevant technology and research methods used in experimental and product design settings.
- Maintain an updated review of the relevant bicyclist research
- Meet with various product teams within Trek to assess research needs, support the design process, and foster user centered design
- Develop research questions based on the needs of Trek with regard to product design, product usability, and bicyclist safety
- Develop research protocols to test research questions
- Conduct research using the protocols to answer research questions
- Analyze and interpret the data resulting from the research studies
- Write reports to describe the research questions, methods, and results of studies
- Communicate the results of studies to relevant teams at Trek
- Educate Trek employees and bicyclists on human factors and human perception/cognition as they relate to Trek products and the bicyclist community
- Stay up to date on relevant technology and research methods used in experimental settings
Skills and Qualifications:
- Advanced degree in Human Factors Psychology, Human Factors Engineering, or Industrial Engineering
- Strong leadership experience and skills
- Excellent organizational, oral, and written communication skills
- Demonstrated expertise in reviewing scholarly research articles, research methods, experimental design, and data analysis and interpretation
- Ability to adapt in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
- Flexible and fun company culture
- Competitive health care
- Flexible holiday schedule – 10 company holidays
- Competitive vacation package
- 401k Match
- ESOP program
- Tuition Reimbursement up to $15,000! (Undergraduate & Masters programs)
- Employee discounts on all product
- Deep partner retail discounts
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