Eaton Careers

Ergonomics Summer Student (4 month)

Airdrie, Canada
Environmental Health & Safety


Job Description

Eaton Electrical is currently seeking a Summer Intern to join our EHS team!  This position is based at our Airdrie, AB facility.


This role supports the processes and department specific objectives at our facility.


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.

  • Assist in the development and delivery of health promotion initiatives and projects related to ergonomics in the workplace. This includes assessing ergonomic hazards/risk, identifying improvement opportunities, collecting any related metrics/measuring outcomes, engaging workers, and delivering training (as needed).
  • Conduct physical demand analysis
  • Conduct ergonomic assessments (computer workstation assessment, NIOSH lifting calculation, tool selection, repetitive work, human factors, etc.)
  • Competent at analyzing and interpreting data, drawing conclusions and formulating initiatives based on determined risk
  • Skilled at interacting with employees from a diverse background to promote ergonomic ideas and projects
  • Perform other duties as required

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


Eaton has in place accessibility policies for accommodating employees with disabilities. If you are selected for an interview and require accommodations, please let the recruiter or hiring manager know so that we can work to make reasonable adjustments that best suit your needs. Accessibility information may be found at:



Basic Qualifications:
  • Enrolled in a College or University program in Industrial hygiene, ergonomics, kinesiology, human factors, physiology, physiotherapy
  • This position does not offer relocation. Candidate must live within 80km of Airdrie
  • Must be legally authorized to work in Canada without company sponsorship

Preferred Qualifications:                     

  • Prior internship or co-op experience an asset.
  • Strong computer and written skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills and the ability to manage projects
  • Knowledge in ergonomics best practices in the workplace
  • Need to be able to assess ergonomic hazards and make recommendations for controlling the hazards
  • Demonstrated leadership experience within campus and/or the community

Position Success Criteria:

  • Effective time management and project management skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast paced/changing environment.
  • Strong analytical aptitude and complex problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills. Ability to facilitate teams/groups and work with all levels of the organization.
  • Intermediate knowledge of MS Office.
  • Effective time management and project management skills.
  • Ability to deal with/manage conflict and resistance to change preferred

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 – Canada
Organization: ESSG CA Canada

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?: No
Travel: No

Requisition ID: 068093