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UL, LLC Electric & Power Technician in Northbrook, Illinois

At UL, we know why we come to work.

T housands of us around the world wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion and excellence. UL stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely!

Get involved with our fast-growing, renewable energy business, and work with cutting-edge technology in the renewable energy space! UL is currently seeking a motivated Laboratory Technician for our Energy & Power Technologies Renewable Energy Laboratory. In this role, you will have the opportunity to be innovative and creative in growing this area of our business.

What you’ll learn & achieve:

  • Examines test samples and reads blueprints, schematics, wiring diagrams, measuring instruments, and operational instructions. Evaluates test performance and reviews test and construction data with supervisor.

  • Builds and/or adapts setup and test equipment to new situations, based on data sheets and instructions from engineering department personnel. May direct staff in test setups.

  • Operates designated machines and special laboratory equipment. Performs routine maintenance of designated test equipment and laboratory area.

  • Receives instructions from and reports data to engineers and other laboratory personnel. May communicate with clients during the setup and performance of a test to demonstrate or otherwise illustrate equipment test methods and/or to discuss test results. May communicate with UL field representatives to discuss additional follow-up tests, samples, equipment, methods and/or results.

  • Records observed or calculated data on appropriate UL forms and prepares data sheets and test reports. May plan tests, evaluate test results and report opinions and interpretations, as directed.

  • Integrates continuous improvement concepts and techniques into all aspects of the job.

  • Performs other duties as directed.

What makes you a great fit:

  • Associates degree in Electronics or related field; additional knowledge of renewable energy a plus

  • Previous testing experience of Electrical Vehicle Chargers, Inverters, or stored energy systems strongly preferred

  • Strong electronic knowledge preferred

  • Ability to lift 50lbs and work in a physically demanding environment

  • Strong communication skills and ability to interact with customers

  • Proven ability to be innovative and creative

  • Strong computer skills and ability to navigate UL technologies and systems required.

  • Ability to use Microsoft Office suite required

  • Ability to incorporate automation into day-to-day testing

  • Desire to work in a team environment

What you’ll experience working at UL:

  • Mission: For UL, corporate and social responsibility isn’t new. Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 125 years and is deeply engrained in everything we do.

  • People: Ask any UL employee what they love most about working here, and you’ll almost always hear, “the people.” Going beyond what is possible is the standard at UL. We’re able to deliver the best because we employ the best.

  • Interesting work: Every day is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next innovation that our customer s create. We’re inspired to take on the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play. And as a global company, in many roles, you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world.

  • Grow & Achieve: We learn, work and grow together with targeted development, reward and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages, including a technical training track for applicable roles.

  • Total Rewards: Total Rewards: All employees at UL are eligible for bonus compensation. UL offers a generous 401k matching structure of up to 5% of eligible pay. Additionally, we invest an additional 4% into your retirement saving fund after your first year of continuous employment. We provide Healthcare Reimbursement Accounts and Health Savings Accounts that UL contributes to twice per year! Depending on your role, you can work with your manager on flexible working arrangements. We also provide employees with paid time off including vacation, holiday, sick and volunteer time off.

Learn More:

Working at UL is an exciting journey that twists and turns daily. We thrive in the twists and revel in the turns. This is our every day. This is our normal.

Curious? To learn more about us and the work we do, visit UL.com .

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UL is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Female/Minority/disability/Protected Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. If you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please review theEEO is the Law (https://ul.icims.com/icims2/servlet/icims2?module=AppInert&action=download&id=353634&hashed=-442359237) andEEO is the Law Supplement (https://ul.icims.com/icims2/servlet/icims2?module=AppInert&action=download&id=353633&hashed=2016765212) .

Please review the following additional documents:

UL EEO Policy (https://ul.icims.com/icims2/servlet/icims2?module=AppInert&action=download&id=353638&hashed=-1688922441)

Pay Transparency Statement

E-Verify Poster (English) (https://ul.icims.com/icims2/servlet/icims2?module=AppInert&action=download&id=353635&hashed=1393483610)

Right to Work Poster (English)

UL is committed to hiring and retaining a qualified diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

LocationIL-Northbrook

Job ID 2021-22471

of Openings 1

Job Category Laboratory

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