Eaton Corporation EHS Manager in Torrance, California

Job Description

Eaton located in Torrance, CA has an opening for an Environment, Health and Safety Manager.

This EHS Manager will provide environmental, health, safety, and security leadership for all employees and groups sitting in the Torrance and Tualatin manufacturing plants. This position is responsible for: maintaining all aspects of the sites EHS responsibilities; assuring accurate and complete EHS reporting of metrics; assuring closure of MESH and regulatory agency findings on a timely basis; managing interfaces with the public and governmental authorities with adverse findings and enforcement actions; directing actions during crises; site security, facility management, creating a strong EHS zero incident culture that engages employees throughout the site in EHS teams and processes.

  • Key responsibilities:*

  • Manages and directs site in achieving EHS targets & objectives. Directs development, maintenance, and achievement of goals in support of corporate and business group EHS strategic initiatives.

  • Facilitates risk assessment at the location to identify critical EHS hazards and aspects. Works with leadership team to create targets and objectives based on key EHS risks.

  • Determines appropriate leading and lagging indicators to track performance against targets and objectives.

  • Supports creation of EHS goals for the site manager and appropriate activity based goals for the leadership team, functional managers, and front-line supervisors to drive EHS culture, compliance, and results.

  • Drives and promotes zero incident EHS culture throughout site. Creates and facilitates EHS engagement through EHS employee teams and committees needed to accomplish the established targets and objectives for the year.

  • Works to assign MESH element champions and facilitate their engagement in ownership of the MESH elements.

  • Works with leadership team and MESH element champions to complete an annual evaluation of compliance for EHS country, state, and local regulations. Pursues third party recognition for programs that establish the site and Eaton’s EHS program as world class.

  • Uses established EHS data processes such as MESH Suite to manage data such as injuries and illnesses, environmental metrics, risk assessments, EHS action items and other pertinent information.

  • Create training matrices to ensure that all training is defined and tracked to completion.

  • Work with site leadership team and facilities to ensure that all key EHS operational controls are in place, and that EHS action items are resolved on a timely basis.

  • Owns and maintains facility maintenance for the site.

Basic Qualifications (Including Educational Requirements)

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required.

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience working with EHS processes and/or facility management

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

  • Position Criteria:*

  • Computer Skills: Microsoft Applications.

  • Ability to work with diverse groups, manage people, and coordinate/direct work of contractors.

  • Ability to drive process improvements, get results, and drive change through others

  • Experience with day-to-day application of Federal and state laws, OSHA and EPA regulations as well as MESH and worker's compensation.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

  • Proactive ability to be able to create, implement and sustain processes

  • Preferred Qualifications:*

  • Experience in ISO certified Mfg assembly environment.

  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing (total Productive Maintenance).

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite

  • Professional certification recommended (Certified Safety Professional, Certified Industrial Hygienist, Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, or Certified Fire Protection Specialist)

  • Thorough knowledge of electrical safety

  • ISO/ASQ 9000 internal auditor

  • Working knowledge and experience with California state requirements for EHS country, state, and local regulation

  • Proficient knowledge of ISO standards, industry regulations / processes related to EHS (e.g. OSHA, ISO 14001, MESH, VPP, etc.)

  • Demonstrated ability to lead directly or by influence

Eaton is a power management company with 2015 sales of $20.9 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 97,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit At Eaton, we see things differently. We see opportunities to innovate, go above and beyond, and we work hard because what we do reflects who we are. If you see things differently—if you’re determined, motivated and focused on improving the world around you—then it’s time to see where a career at Eaton can take you. For more information, visit 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.






FUNCTION: Environmental Health & Safety