Senior EHS Technician

Job Description

Eaton’s Electrical Sector is currently seeking a Environmental, Health & Safety Technician to join our team. This position is based at our Sumter, SC facility.  Relocation assistance will be provided for candidates outside a 50 mile radius.

Position Overview:

The EHS Technician will be responsible for essential environmental health and safety (EHS) actions and initiatives related to EHS systems, inspections, training, and records management.

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.

In this function you will:
  • Lead and assist with the implementation of MESH (Management System of Environmental, Safety and Health) and will utilize MESH tools to drive improvements by participating and co-leading MESH Teams.
  • Obtain training and hands-on experience in implementing MESH tools to drive improvements in MESH and directly support facility objectives.
  • Provide and/or facilitate EHS training as needed
  • Lead incident investigations and track/trend incident data for OSHA 300 logs.
  • Enter EHS data/corrective actions in the corporate reporting tool (MESH Prism) and produce data for monthly scorecards.
  • Perform Site Level and Workstation Risk Assessments to identify hazards and implement corrective actions & controls.
  • Lead/co-lead the EHS Committee and serve as a member of various site teams
  • Work directly with MESH Element Owners/Champions to provide technical guidance and support to build organizational capability.
  • Manage facility environmental performance systems, including wastewater permits and associated sampling requirements, solid waste, storm water, etc.
  • Drive for continuous improvement and support 5S+ initiatives
  • Oversee the powered industrial truck (PIT) program
  • Deploy EHS (Environment, Health & Safety) initiatives in support of a Zero Incident Culture

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:
  • Associates Degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum 1 year experience supporting OSHA regulations,  Environmental/chemical compliance, facilities compliance, security and/or emergency response
  • Must be authorized to work in the US without company sponsorship
Preferred qualifications:
  • Associates Degree in Environmental Health & Safety from an accredited institution
  • Experience with storm water, spill prevention control, waste management, air permits, Emergency Response, and EPCRA
  • Minimum 1 year experience in lockout/tagout, ergonomics, industrial hygiene, process safety, and/or environmental compliance.
Position Criteria:
  • Basic understanding of the Eaton Safety Process or ISO14001
  • Self-motivated / directed individual with well demonstrated written and verbal skills, along with great organizational and cross-functional collaboration skills.
  • Effective meeting facilitation skills and demonstrated ability to present to large audiences.
  • Attention to detail and thorough analytical skills
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours and overtime in support of business needs
  • Ability to manage conflict while maintaining a professional posture
  • Ability to influence without authority
  • Minimum 1 year experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Strong presentation skills

We are committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.


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: ES CRDS COMM Commercial

Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Does this position offer relocation?: Relocation from within United States and / or Puerto Rico
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time