• Mechanical Test Technician

    Location US-NY-Melville
    Job ID
    2019-11991
    # of Openings
    1
    Job Category
    Laboratory
  • Overview

    Contribute to a Safer, More Secure, and More Sustainable World!

     

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    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

    UL is currently seeking a Mechanical Test Technician for our Melville, NY office. In this role, you will have the opportunity to be hands on and creative in our North America Center of Excellence for plastics, electrical insulation systems, and positioning devices. A successful technician has a basic understanding of hand and power tools, sets up and performs a variety of tests and provides feedback, and enjoys being a part of a team that strives to be the best.

     

    This position will give you the opportunity to see something new every day! You will run various tests on plastics, electrical insulation systems, cable ties, electrical tape, and non-metallic tubing such as:

    • Freezer/Oven/Humidity/Ultraviolet Light Conditioning
    • Flammability/Ignition Testing
    • Impact Testing
    • Tensile Strength and Elongation Testing
    • Electrical Tracking Testing
    • Dielectric Strength Testing

    As a team member, you may be exposed to smoke and fire. You will be trained on how to handle these safely in a controlled environment.

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

     

    • Examines test samples and reads blueprints, schematics, wiring diagrams, measuring instruments, and operational instructions. 
    • Builds and/or adapts setup and test equipment to new situations, based on data sheets and instructions from engineering department personnel. 
    • 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.
    • 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.

    Qualifications

    • Some University education in a related discipline (AS in Technology/Engineering/Technical/Trade program, etc.) is preferred
    • Basic knowledge of hand/power tools 
    • General construction experience is a plus
    • Team oriented
    • Strong attention to detail

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