• Mechanical Test Technician

    Location US-IL-Northbrook
    Job ID
    2018-10380
    # of Openings
    1
    Job Category
    Laboratory
  • Overview

    UL is seeking a Laboratory Technician to join the Performance Materials team in Northbrook, IL!

     

    Contribute to a Safer, More Secure, and More Sustainable World. At UL, we know why we come to work. Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with one common purpose – to make the world a safer, more secure, and more sustainable place to live. We clear the way for our customers to introduce the latest products, technological advances, and systems in an increasingly complex world so they can provide peace of mind to the market. Our integrity is woven throughout our company and shapes the way we approach and deliver our solutions. We are proud that the work we do every day has a meaningful contribution to society. We continue to build upon our legacy of trusted expertise and partnership to keep our communities safe and secure as we march forward into the future. This helps us to sleep better at night, and we are confident that the millions of people we touch rest easier too.

    Responsibilities

    Under minimal supervision, the Laboratory Technician sets up and performs a variety of tests within areas of responsibility where basic knowledge of the underlying scientific and engineering fundamentals is required for the Performance Materials laboratory team. Provides feedback regarding tests and data sheets. May plan tests, evaluate test results and report opinions and interpretations.

     

    • Performs mechanical and flammability testing.
    • Examines test samples, conducts testing, reviews test results and construction data with supervisor or other staff members.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Communicates 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.
    • Performs other duties as directed.

    Qualifications

    • High School Diploma/GED or Vocational training
    • Mechanical aptitude
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Flexibility in working with other staff members, and open to working with a variety of tests
    • Should be open to working with electrical testing when necessary
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills

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