Ergonomics – the study of how the human body interacts with the workplace – mixes people and technology and goes hand-in-hand with medicine. Today, I’m helping Magna employees succeed. I feel alive and complete in my new role in industrial safety. This is what happens when you find your passion.
On a typical day at this division, I can be found on the shop floor, helping evaluate risks in new assembly lines, making improvements in workers’ stations, and monitoring postures and repetitive movements of the plant’s employees who make interior parts for major automakers. When I detect a concern, I’ll ask the employees for suggestions, and together we find a solution. I do the same for the division’s office staff, setting them up for a healthy work environment.
After working in hospitals and as a pharmaceutical consultant, I joined Autotek Puebla as a medical doctor working under contract in 2018. Occupational safety always fascinated me and prompted me to add certifications in health, safety and ergonomics, along with occupational health to my résumé. During that time, I discovered Magna’s philosophy is unique. It turned out to be a match with my ideals about caring for people, the community and your country. That’s why I love being here. When the opening for an ergonomics specialist at the plant was posted, I jumped at the opportunity.