Consultant, Kevin Kennedy Associates Inc.
Providing expertise in ergonomics, biomechanics, safety engineering, rehabilitation ergonomics, work methods and standards, ergonomic and biomechanical analysis of occupational hazards, and related expertise to a wide variety of clients.
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, major university
Additional positions: Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Mechanical Engineering Chair, Design, Manufacturing and Controls Division, Department of Mechanical Engineering Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering Adjunct Professor in Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Department of Bioengineering, Division of Physical Therapy, and Division of Occupational Therapy Academic areas of specialization include ergonomics, biomechanics, safety engineering, rehabilitation ergonomics, work methods and standards. Responsible for development and teaching introductory and advanced lecture and laboratory courses in safety, ergonomics, work methods and production engineering. Research interests include low back and musculoskeletal hazards during occupational activities, ergonomic expert systems, rehabilitation engineering, slip/fall safety, climbing biomechanics. Responsible for establishment and operation of the Ergonomics and Safety Laboratory in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Director Ergonomics and Safety Program, Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, major university
Established program content and direction for the Ergonomics and Safety Core. Established trainee selection criteria and qualifications. Recruited, selected, and hired research and adjunct faculty to teach academic and short courses in safety and ergonomics. Developed and presented training and outreach programs.
President, Industrial Ergonomics firm
Provided training, consultation, and expert witness testimony emphasizing the ergonomic and biomechanical analysis of occupational hazards.
Ergonomics Consultant, Ann Arbor, MI and Salt Lake, City, UT
Provided consultation, training, and expert witness testimony emphasizing the ergonomic and biomechanical analysis of occupational hazards.
Ph.D. Student, Teaching and Research Assistant (Ind. & Operations Eng., Center for Ergonomics, The University of Michigan
Served as research and teaching assistant in ergonomics, occupational biomechanics and safety.
Senior Project Engineer, J.M. Miller Engineer, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI
Responsibilities included project management and experimental research in occupational safety including vehicle access/egress, worker dynamic strength capability, and climbing safety.
Director of Engineering (Civilian), U.S. Army Depot Activity, Ober Ramstadt, West Germany
Supervised five plant engineering and administrative personnel, was responsible for all long and short range equipment and facilities design, program development, justification and budgeting. (Budget approximately $1,500,000/yr.) Coordinated plant health, safety, and environmental matters with German federal and state authorities. Coordinated with local city government on matters of mutual interest (pollution control, purchased utilities, social matters).
Plant Engineer and Comptroller (Civilian), U.S. Army Depot Activity, Ober Ramstadt, West Germany
Supervised eight management and budget personnel, plan and justify all equipment, maintenance, and new work projects. Served as Plant Safety Officer for 6 months, Supervisor of Plant Safety Officer for 1-1/2 years.
Industrial Engineer (Civilian), U.S. Army Munitions Command HQ, Dover, NJ
Developed and implemented work measurement system and perform methods studies in headquarters with approximately 700 administrative personnel.