Associate Field Engineer - San Francisco Bay Area

Location US-CA-Fremont
Job ID
2021-26288
# of Openings
1
Job Category
Field Operations/Follow-Up Services

 

FieldEngineering.Lab.Manufacturing – Machinery – Safer World

At UL, we know why we come to work.

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!

What you’ll learn & achieve:

We are seeking an Field Engineer in the San Francisco Bay territory to assist in executing the timely completion of assigned work orders and other Inspection Center projects by analyzing scope and determining requirements, evaluating complex product and systems to establish requirements and preparing reports. Maintains the integrity of the UL Mark by conducting various product, device, process, system and material inspections at various site and factory locations to ensure that they are produced and marked in compliance with various applicable technical requirements. May assist in the promotion, marketing and selling of new and existing UL services.

 

  • Assists in analyzing and evaluating examination and test results against applicable requirements.  
  • Uses technical judgment to determine whether noncompliance variations compromise the continued application of the UL Mark and determine if alternative is achieved.      
  • Assists in interpreting and analyzing examination and test results against UL requirements, verifying the accuracy of manufacturers’ measuring equipment and reviewing production and inspection records.  
  • Periodically reviews manufacturers’ programs of production, inspection, and shipping to ensure products are produced and marked in compliance with UL requirements. 
  • Evaluates and facilitates options for corrective action where variations from UL requirements are noted. 
  • Communicates with manufacturers and customers, Authorities Having Jurisdiction and others to conduct non-safety and safety certification inspections. Investigates misuse of UL Mark situations.  
  • Provide general information on policies and procedures for the varied UL services along with promoting and explaining the benefits of new and existing services.  
  • Discuss procedures, test methods, test results, sample selection and variations in products, devices, processes, systems and materials as necessary to resolve problems, implement changes to existing requirements or help develop new requirements. 
  • Use instruments to perform inspections, such as micrometers, voltmeters, ammeters, and other UL supplied equipment. Observes use of manufacturer’s equipment necessary to meet UL requirements. Confirms proper calibration of manufacturers’ measuring equipment and may perform calibration of UL supplied equipment. 
  • Document examination, variations and test results to appropriate UL forms. Maintains logs for scheduling inspections, time and expenses. Performs various calculations in more than one specific engineering field such as electrical, mechanical, chemical, or fire protection. 
  • Integrates continuous improvement concepts and techniques into all aspects of the job. 

What makes you a great fit:

  • Bachelor's Degree and/or a focus in Industrial, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering  preferred. Commensurate experience could be considered.
  • Seeking an individual with Engineering and or manufacturing experience who can fit well with our diverse customer base as well as our IC team.

  • Experience in Field Engineering, Compliance, or Quality Engineering preferred.
  • ASQ certification a plus.
  • Experience with UL Standards, 508A, Industrial Control Panels a plus.
  • General electronics background, and strong mechanical and technical aptitude with the ability to read and interpret schematic diagrams.
  • Ability to cross sell and understand client business needs.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills, and client-interfacing skills.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to travel locally and regionally, and work remotely. Travel requirements are generally for local travel within a set radius of home location. Travel outside area is expected on occasion for training purposes and additional support of workload in other territories. This position does not generally report to a specific UL office.
  • UL has COVID-19 protocols and policies in place to ensure the safety of our employees, customers and clients. Effective November 1, 2021, the company mandates that employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment (except where prohibited by law), subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law. 

  • A commitment to be a lifelong learner.

Candidate must be located or willing to relocate to the San Francisco Bay area.

What you’ll experience working at UL:

  • 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.
  • Diversity & inclusion: UL is committed to celebrating acceptance, equity and inclusion of all people.  We believe our diverse views when combined bring a greater representation of the world and a better representation of our customers.
  • 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! Depending on your role, you can work with your manager on flexible working arrangements. We also provide employees with paid time off including vacation, holiday, sick and volunteer time off and family-friendly work policies.

Learn More:

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.

 

Curious? To learn more about us and the work we do, visit UL.com

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