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Laboratory Equipment Technician

Company: UL
Location: Glenview
Posted on: September 12, 2021

Job Description:

Lab.MaterialsSupplyChain – Female Lab – Safer World


Thousands 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!


Working in the Global Lab Support organization, under minimal supervision, repair and verify complex test equipment used in the laboratories for conformance to established government, commercial and organization standards. When necessary, manage the repairs using outside vendors by obtaining quotes, scheduling and managing the activity. Plan and carry out preventative maintenance activities to maximize equipment up time.

  • Schedule and perform IEC and ASTM Oven and chamber verifications, including multipoint temperature and humidity uniformity mapping, measuring thermal lag and air changes as needed, using the appropriate test equipment, recording the results and maintaining the verification records to meet our accreditation requirements.
  • Formulates and completes preventative maintenance plans for laboratory ovens, chambers and other test equipment as necessary.
  • Troubleshooting of computerized test systems.
  • Maintaining records of repair and maintenance in the appropriate systems.
  • Using good communication skills to keep inside stakeholders apprised of status.
  • Provide support to our test labs, helping them meet our customer commitments.
  • Provide support to other lab support responsibilities related to calibration, fixture construction and automation.
  • Collaboratively work with global peers on standardization of processes.
  • Integrates continuous improvement concepts and techniques into all aspects of the job.
  • Performs other duties as directed.

  • Two-year technician degree or prior mechanical experience
  • Self-starter
  • Good organizational skills
  • Basic electronics skills
  • Good mechanical skills
  • Good computer troubleshooting skills
  • Familiar with power analyzers and DAQ instruments a plus
  • Familiar with the operation of laboratory environmental chambers and ovens a plus.
  • Familiarity with ASTM D 5374 and IEC 60216-4-1 Oven and Chamber verifications a bigger plus.
  • Ability to walk, stand, climb and lift up to 25 pounds 

  • 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 customers’ 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: 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! We also provide employees with paid time off including vacation, holiday, sick and volunteer time off.

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.

Keywords: UL, Glenview , Laboratory Equipment Technician, Other , Glenview, Illinois

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