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EHS Director, Lighting Division

Peachtree City, Georgia
Environmental Health & Safety


Job Description

Eaton is currently seeking an EHS Director to join our team. This position is based at our Peachtree, GA facility.


The position provides environment, health, safety and security (EHS) leadership to an assigned business (EPG/Lighting Division).  Incumbent is responsible for developing and implementing, in alignment with the ES/EPG EHS Leader and the division leadership, a sustainable approach to improving the EHS performance and culture for the Lighting Division and ensures that all facilities are in compliance with applicable Federal, State and local laws and fulfillment of all Eaton Corporation Environment, Health and Safety objectives.  In addition, the incumbent will be responsible for leading the transition of the Lighting Division to the new Lighting Company later in 2019. 


Duties include ensuring adequate EHS direction and tactical support for the sites in the division through direct and functional leadership of the site EHS leaders, conducting EHS assessments, training, technical consulting, as well as strategic planning for the division/new company.


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 implement environment, safety and health programs (MESH) aligned with Corporate Eaton requirements that foster a Zero incident culture through the establishment of sound policies and goals, a preventative approach, and promotion of environmental and safety stewardship.

  • You will provide a communication channel for information gathering, evaluating and responding to events or conditions that are not consistent with our operations and ensure accurate timely and complete reporting of metrics designed to produce verifiable world class performance.

  • You will track and communicate regulatory requirements and assure EHS plans are developed and executed to assure that our activities can be conducted in compliance with all applicable Federal, State and local laws. 

  • You will establish and maintain relationships with governmental and 3rd party authorities on matters of mutual concern including voluntary certification (e.g., ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 registration, VPP, Industria Limpia), maintenance of environmental permits, submission of required reports, maintenance of data, and support sites in dealing with any enforcement actions and in managing legacy liabilities.

  • You will build organization capability by developing, conducting and managing EHS educational/training programs for the division leadership, operations and site EHS teams and ensuring each site has the appropriate technical and functional competencies.

  • You will develop and facilitate forums for knowledge and best practice sharing across the division along with general integration of Corporate, Group and Regional EHS initiatives.

  • You will analyze, review and track EHS data and action plans, leading and lagging performance indicators and trends, and provide input to improve programs to support EHS risk assessment initiatives and risk mitigation.

  • You will establish strategic direction for the division, contribute to the division sustainability vision, strategy, systems and business processes and provide information and direction to division leadership and senior management on EHS matters that impact our business.

  • You will act as the focal point for EHS due diligence for new or ending leases, acquisitions or divestures by the division.

  • You will ensure deployment of security and crisis management programs across the division and provide guidance during any EHS/Security emergency situations.

  • You will facilitate evaluation and implementation of fiscally and socially responsible methods of reducing operational environmental footprint.

  • You will support initiatives to improve environmental conditions in the community and foster employee wellness and off-the-job safety.

  • You will manage funds for EHS capital expenditures and Division EHS programs.

  • You will manage several direct reports (Safety leader, small site DC leader) as well as non-direct functionally aligned site level EHS leaders.

  • You will coordinate with the company's U.S. Workers’ Compensation provider to ensure compliance to state regulations and minimizes corporate liability through active case management and work with General Counsel as appropriate in the legal settlement of workers’ compensation claims.

  • You will conduct third-party external supplier audit both in the supplier qualification process and to reinforce the supplier commitment to safe working conditions.


Eaton has announced its intent to spinoff its Lighting Business into publicly traded company (“SpinCo”).  This transaction is expected to be completed by the end of 2019 and this position is expected to remain with SpinCo.   The compensation and benefits that will initially be offered for this position are based on Eaton’s plans, programs and practices.  The Lighting Business is in the process of developing its total rewards philosophy, strategy and structure, including the design of its benefits and annual and long-term incentive plans that will take effect when SpinCo becomes a publicly traded company. If you are offered and accept this position and are actively employed by the Lighting Business when SpinCo becomes an independent, publicly traded company, you will be eligible to participate in SpinCo’s compensation, health, welfare, and retirement benefit plans and programs and should have no expectations that SpinCo’s plans and programs will mirror or be substantially similar to Eaton’s.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in engineering, occupational safety, industrial hygiene or environmental studies.

  • Minimum of 10 years’ EHS experience

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working in a Fortune 1000 industrial company

  • Must be legally eligible to work in the United States on an on-going basis without Company sponsorship

Position Criteria
  • Expert knowledge of industry, state, and country environmental, health, and safety requirements.

  • Effective oral, written and interpersonal skills

  • Exceptional team-building skills and demonstrated ability to lead through influence at all levels inside and outside Company

  • Strong organizational skills including ability to manage large number of disparate projects and to track projects through completion

  • Working knowledge of cross-functional EHS disciplines

  • Understanding of manufacturing technologies and processes

  • Ability to demonstrate the following leadership attributes:

    • Ethical
    • Efficient
    • Passionate
    • Accountable
    • Learning
    • Transparent
  • Ability to lead and support cross-functional process improvement teams

  • Multiple language skills

  • Professional certification preferred (Certified Safety Professional, Certified Industrial Hygienist, Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, or country equivalent)

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: Corporate Sector

Job Level: Director
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, 50 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 072509