Eaton Careers

EHS Leader

Southfield, Michigan
Environmental Health & Safety


Job Description

Eaton’s Vehicle division has an opening for an EHS Leader. The position is located at the Southfield, MI.


This position provides environmental, health, safety, and security leadership to the Southfield, Michigan campus.  Individual is accountable for: directing EHS activities at his/her location; establishing EHS objectives and targets; internal reporting of EHS performance; communication of national, area, and local regulatory requirements, and; ensuring documents are available in the local languages. The EHS leader is responsible for: maintaining site ISO/OHSAS certifications; assuring accurate and complete EHS reporting of metrics; assuring closure of MESH and regulatory agency findings on a timely basis; completion of required training for EHS personnel; managing interfaces with the public and governmental authorities with adverse findings and enforcement actions; directing actions during crises; site security, creating a strong EHS culture that engages employees throughout the site in EHS teams and processes.  


Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each and every day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours

  • You will provide leadership and management for all Environmental Health & Safety related systems for our Center of Excellence Labs and leadership teams.
  • You will partner with Lab Leaders on new technology development, working directly with advanced technologies such as additive manufacturing, on approval for new materials, process changes and trial materials.
  • You will drive continuous improvement by implementing EHS risk management methods, procedures and programs to reduce accidents and injuries.
  • You will serve as an expert resource for management for health and safety information regarding those processes and regulations.
  • You will develop and deliver training and training tools for all relevant internal EHS initiatives and regulatory required EHS training.  Actively train employees on site-wide health and safety objectives including the internal Management of the Environment, Safety, Security, and Health guidelines.
  • You will lead and/or assist in the investigation of work-related injuries/illnesses to identify causes and recommend corrections.
  • You will ensure compliance with local laws and regulations and be the liaison with external regulatory, advisory, certification and registration bodies.  Oversee the management of claims, including challenges and appeals; ensure compliance to relevant legislation and processes.
  • You will review 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 POTW permits and NPDES permits.

When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger.


Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in the field of EHS in a manufacturing plant environment.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship
  • 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
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree preferred
  • Professional certification (Certified Safety Professional, Certified Industrial Hygienist, Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, or country equivalent where available)

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: VEH Vehicle Group

Job Level: Individual Contributor
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: 066159