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EHS Manager

Van Wert, Ohio
Environmental Health & Safety


Job Description

  • Establishes, manages and coordinates all Environmental, Health, Safety, and Security functions of the Van Wert, OH plant; including but not limited to:  Safety, ISO 14001, VPP, Corporate EHS Audit program (MESH) and other regulatory areas
  • Provide technical knowledge and support to the manufacturing departments insuring that the plant is operated in a safe and environmentally sustainable manner with regard to all Federal, State, Local and Corporate Environmental and Safety Regulations
  • Provide leadership to the site for MESH compliance. Maintains secure facilities by providing support and guidance to internal support personnel and contracted security company
  • Reports to the Plant Manager and functionally to the Hydraulic Americas Environmental Health and Safety Manager.  Actively support and strive to meet the strategic goals set by you, the facility, and Eaton Corporation
  • Prepares and submits all required environmental permit applications/renewals and routine agency reports, e.g., air emissions, water and waste water, hazardous/toxic waste, spills and releases, hazardous material/substance inventories
  • Manages all plant waste disposal activity to ensure compliance with applicable regulations
  • Develops/maintains plant emergency response plans and ensures drills are performed to document plan effectiveness
  • May serve as the plant emergency coordinator
  • Reviews plant environmental permits and ensures terms and conditions are understood and complied with, ensures required documentation is maintained and required regulatory reports are submitted to the respective agency, e.g., air discharge permits, storm water discharge permits, local waste water permits
  • Evaluates proposed projects and proposed new chemicals and ensures plans are in-place and implemented to address EHS compliance issues
  • Coordinates the plant’s MESH compliance
  • Administers and monitors plant safety and environmental compliance with federal and state legislation and ISO 14001
  • Serves as emergency coordinator of Hazardous Waste and bulk oil chemical spill containment program; as well as coordinator for the emergency response involving workplace violence
  • Ensures required employee environmental training is completed on time and documented 
  • May perform training
  • Participates in the Corporate EHS assessment process. Develops and implements plant programs, policies and procedures to conform with Eaton EHS mandates, e.g., MESH
  • Investigates environmental incidents/accidents to determine root causes and prepares and implements corrective action plans
  • Coordinates and assists with corporate initiatives, participating on teams in order to drive best practices across Eaton Corporation
  • Oversee all aspects of hazardous waste management including meeting annual RCRA, DOT, and hazardous waste training requirements
  • Model the Eaton ethical conduct policy, the Eaton Values and Philosophy, and comply with all other corporate, plant, and regulatory policies and regulations as applicable
Health & Safety:
  • Develops/maintains all required written safety plans, e.g., Hearing Conservation, PPE
  • Ensures all required plant safety inspections are performed and documented, e.g., fire extinguishers, fire risers, emergency response equipment, safety showers, eye wash stations, emergency lights, ladders, housekeeping and that corrective actions are completed for identified deficiencies
  • Assists in the performance of accident and near-miss investigations and ensures root causes are identified and corrective actions implemented
  • Ensures the MSDS database is up-to-date for all materials
  • Serve as chairperson for plant MESH leadership Team and provides guidance and resources to MESH Team (formerly safety team)
  • Ensures JSA’s/risk/hazard analyses are performed and are current and perform analysis as required
  • Ensures required employee health and safety training is completed on time and documented 
  • Compiles required safety performance metric data for the Country specific injury/illness log and for reporting to government agencies and MESH Suite
  • Coordinates the IH hazard assessment and monitoring program for measuring and documenting employee exposures
  • Supports and/or directs the plant’s health and safety management system, e.g., VPP
  • Ensure compliance with MESH requirements including Management of Change
  • Support Continuous Improvement in all areas of the facility
  • Comply with OSHA requirements for all workplace practices


  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in environmental science, industrial, manufacturing, chemical engineering, chemistry, industrial hygiene, safety
  • or related discipline
  • 3 years’ experience in environmental management is required
  • Authorized to work in the US on an ongoing basis without sponsorship
  • Must be available for up to 10% travel 
  • This position requires use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. ‘Green Card Holder’), Political Asylee, or Refugee.
  • Experience with security operations is a plus
  • Knowledge and training for hazardous/toxic waste requirements
  • Detailed comprehension of industry/state/country specific environmental, health, and safety requirements
  • Knowledge and training for Hazard Materials Handling and Emergency Response requirements
  • Thorough knowledge and training for EHS systems development and deployment
  • Understanding of manufacturing technologies and processes
  • Knowledge of financial concepts and techniques utilized to establish value propositions of operational changes
  • Ability to direct and lead cross-functional process improvement teams
  • Provide assistance to other Eaton locations as needed
  • Skills to communicate and work with all levels of the organization and regulatory agencies
  • Ability to identify multiple cost effective options to address EHS matters

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: HYD FCV Fluid Conveyance Division

Job Level: Manager
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 United States and / or Puerto Rico
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 050989