• HVAC Engineer

    Location US-IL-Northbrook
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    Promoting safe living and working environments.

    UL is a global independent safety science company with more than a century of expertise innovating safety solutions from the public adoption of electricity to new breakthroughs in areas such as sustainability, renewable energy, mobile payment security and nanotechnology. Dedicated to promoting safe living and working environments, UL helps safeguard people, products and places in important ways, facilitates trade and provides peace of mind.


    In local or international projects, our HVAC/Refrigeration engineering team runs investigation programs for product certification, starting with analyzing the project scope and determining the project specifications, continuing with establishing and conducting test programs for product investigations, and ending up with preparing reports for clients. We are internationally recognized at working on technical problems of diverse purposes and obtaining solutions. We demonstrate good judgment and adhere to work processes, procedures and global standards because we are not only evaluators but we have a passion for what we do.


    In order to verify the conformity of standards for Mechanical and Electrical components found within HVAC/Refrigeration systems, based on the best international standards and UL and CSA standards, you will be responsible for the following activities:


    • Conclude on your own the project scope and develop a preliminary plan of investigation accordingly
    • Determine the project specifications such as time and sample requirements by analyzing our clients input, supplemental data and product construction
    • Discuss with your clients technical issues, explain procedures and requirements and negotiate completion date and sample requirements
    • Establish appropriate test programs by reviewing files and manufacturer's information, examining samples, and applying Standard requirements
    • Notify your client of any areas in which the product is not in compliance or of any changes in project scope or specifications
    • Coordinate or conduct laboratory activities by preparing data sheets, scheduling and establishing completion dates
    • In some cases, independently conduct trials in internal and external laboratories
    • Communicate project status and results to clients through frequent contact and by preparing reports.


    • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited program
    • 2 years directly related experience of working in the HVAC/Refrigeration or related industries with experience in safety testing of HVAC/Refrigeration or related systems is preferred
    • Knowledge in one or more of the following is desired: Chimney/Venting Systems, Gas/Oil Burners, Familiarity with US and International Standards
    • Ability to identify and manage priorities as demonstrated by the ability to establish, track, and meet schedules for multiple projects while maintaining project quality
    • Willingness to travel (up to 20%) 


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