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Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Engineer/Specialist

Greenwood, South Carolina
Environmental Health & Safety


Job Description

Eaton in Greenwood, SC is hiring for an EHS Engineer/Specialist.
This role is responsible for assisting with the implementation and deployment of Safety initiatives, goals, metrics and compliance programs and activities for the facility. Provide EHS leadership and oversight activity for facility projects, changes and upgrades requiring resourcefulness, teamwork and building relationships and partnerships with other functional team leaders and project managers to achieve effective results. Provide annual analysis of safety and environmental risks and remedies.
  • Champion and lead projects designed to effectively drive improvements in our “Zero Incident Safety Culture” program(s). Monitor the following critical components for our facilities, such as:
      • Critical machine guarding compliance to European standards
      • Electrical safe work practices
      • Confined space entry process
      • Lock out tag out process
  • Lead the design, implementation and achievement of annual safety and environmental targets and metrics to drive EHS culture, compliance, and results.
  • Partner with other functional support engineering teams to ensure all plant projects, changes, upgrades and modifications adhere to and meet the ProLaunch and MESH “Change Management” processes
  • Assist Operational Excellence engineering team with building and grounds capital projects as required
  • Provide leadership for security of the buildings and grounds
  • Provide leadership and guidance to functional managers and their employees for WC claim resolution and workplace process improvements and accident prevention
  • Maintain site certifications; ensure accurate and complete EHS reporting of metrics and closure of MESH and regulatory agency findings, and assist with intermediate communication with public/government authorities.
  • Assist in providing guidance and lead resolutions actions during crises. Is available 24/7 for consultation, guidance and remediation.
  • Lead annual risk assessment analysis to determine risk levels and compliance opportunities.
  • Lead annual assessment to determine leading/lagging indicators and track performance.
  • Works with leadership team and MESH element champions to complete annual evaluation of compliance for EHS country, state and local regulations.
  • Implements and provides guidance and oversight to employee led safety teams
  • Interacts and partners with local functional managers to execute programs and projects
  • Become certified as a MESH assessor and participate on assessment teams to further develop critical safety and environmental knowledge and benchmark for best practices.


Basic Qualifications:
  • A Bachelor’s  Degree from an accredited institution is required
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in EHS (Environmental Health & Safety) OR a manufacturing environment is required
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Safety, Environmental Management, Occupational Health and Safety, Engineering (Electrical or Mechanical), or Environmental Health and Safety from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in EHS (Environmental Health & Safety) in a manufacturing environment
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
  • Understands OSHA regulations
  • Lean Fundamentals understanding
  • Understanding of ISO standards
  • Experience with workers compensation
  • Demonstrated experience with safety programs
  • Ergonomics experience
  • Proven track record of safety metric performance and improvement

We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Environmental Health & Safety

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: ESSG PDCAD Power Distrib Control Assy Div

Job Level: Entry Level
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: Relocation from within hiring country only
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 050456