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Eaton Corporation EHS Manager in Sumter, South Carolina

Eaton Corporation located in Sumter, SC has an opening for an EHS Manager. This position is a leader of people and has responsibility for two manufacturing sites.

Reporting to the plant manager, this position is responsible for developing and leading EHS directives that foster a Zero Incident Safety Culture. The EHS manager ensures compliance with EHS programs via consults with appropriate plant personnel while utilizing tools such as Lean Manufacturing, six sigma and ProLaunch. The EHS Manager develops and facilitates required training on EHS regulatory issues, and also writes and updates EHS regulatory plans and programs. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintains site certifications, ensures accurate and complete EHS reporting of metrics and closure of MESH and regulatory agency findings

  • Manages intermediate communication with public/government authorities

  • Directs actions during crises.

  • Facilitates risk assessment at site based on advance knowledge of regulatory requirements.

  • Determines leading/lagging indicators to track performance.

  • Supports creationof goals for the site manager and appropriate goals for leadership team, functional managers, and supervisors to drive EHS culture, compliance, and results.

  • Works with leadership team and MESH element champions to complete annual evaluation of compliance for EHS country, state, local regulations.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required.

  • Minimum seven (7) years of experience in the environmental, occupational health and safety field

  • Minimum one (1) year of experience managing people and/or cross-functional project teams

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in occupational health and safety from an accredited institution

  • Certified Safety Professional

  • Prior experience managing ergonomics programs

  • ISO14001 experience

  • Minimum of three (3) years of Project Management experience

  • Prior EHS leadership in a high volume manufacturing environment

Position Criteria:

  • Knowledge of state and federal occupational environmental, health and safety and health laws and regulations.

  • Knowledge of workers compensation administration

  • History of success with driving a Safety Culture and Zero incident environment

  • Effective oral and written communication skills, tact, diplomacy, and performance assessment skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills. Must have strong presentation and facilitation skills.

  • Effective use of communication and tact with stakeholders.

  • Strong analytical thinking skills; intellectual rigor and curiosity; problem-solving capability.

  • Data-driven, disciplined, objective, and detail-oriented.

  • Acts as a business partner; sees the big picture and works through ambiguity and change.

  • Ability to be energetic, a critical thinker, skilled in driving process improvement.

  • Ability to influence and motivate people.

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: 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

Eaton is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Eaton is 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.