Bobbie Watts, MS


  • 8 years of relevant work experience in both the manufacturing and service industry
  • Extensive education and training in the field of industrial engineering, ergonomics, and occupational safety
  • Exceptional analytical and problem solving skills
  • Superior time management skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills (7 week Dale Carnegie Training; Toastmaster CTM)


    May 1997
    Clemson University (Clemson, SC)
    Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering

    May 2005
    Auburn University (Auburn, AL)
    Masters in Industrial and System Engineering
    Concentration: Occupational Safety / Ergonomics / Injury Prevention


    June 2001 - Present
    United Parcel Service, Atlanta, GA
    Corporate Human Factors Engineer / Corporate Industrial Engineer

    Responsible for:
  • Performing ergonomic evaluations on and developing guidelines for equipment, facilities, and workstations
  • Assisting project teams in the development and design of new equipment
  • Analyzing injury data and providing recommendations for improvement
  • Conducting and developing training on ergonomic principles
  • Conducting research in the area of industrial ergonomics, human factors, and OSHA regulations
  • Developing work methods and standards using both pre-determined and actual time studies

    December 1999 - June 2001
    Eurokera North America, Inc Fountain Inn, SC
    Process Engineer

  • Initiated employee based ergonomics committee
  • Conducted industrial ergonomics training for management and operators
  • Lead employee driven job assessments and evaluated and implemented solutions
  • Maintained process control of four cutting/edging processing lines
  • Evaluated and implemented process improvement opportunities

    May 1997 - December 1999
    Milliken and Co. Blacksburg, SC
    Industrial Engineer

  • Lead ergonomics safety team for a OSHA VPP site
  • Conducted ergonomic assessments of operations
  • Performed root cause analyzes for safety accidents and near misses
  • Created and maintained processing routings for fabric styles
  • Conducted time studies and developed standards for new operations

    2005 Ergonomic Technologies Corporation