• Electrical Test Technician

    Location US-NC-Research Triangle Park
    Job ID
    2019-12009
    # of Openings
    1
    Job Category
    Laboratory
  • Overview

    UL is seeking an Electrical Test Technician for our Small Appliance/Consumer Products testing laboratory in Research Triangle Park, NC!

     

    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

    In this position, the Electrical Test Technician is responsible for reviewing test methods, performing tests as predefined by engineering and recording test data.  The individual will be responsible for building test setups and working with electrical and mechanical test equipment in a laboratory setting.  Collaboration and communication with engineering and other laboratory staff is essential in meeting the needs and requirements of our customers.  The individual is expected to have a high level of integrity along with the drive to work in a fast-paced environment focused on delivering accurate and repeatable results.

     

    • 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.

    Qualifications

     

    • Associates degree preferred (Electronics Engineering Technology degree preferred)
    • Experience in testing to International Standards (IEC 60335 in particular) is desired, but not required 
    • Knowledge of basic software (MS Office/email) used in a business environment is required
    • Project Handling/Coordination Skills
    • Ability to interface with Engineering/Customers
    • Retail (Protocol) Testing Experience is a plus

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