Entry Level Test Technician

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0 LHS – Medical Devices – Analyze it

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:

Under minimal supervision, sets up and performs a variety of laboratory tests within areas of responsibility where basic knowledge of the underlying scientific and engineering fundamentals is required. Provides feedback regarding test results and datasheets. Use, or direct the use of, complicated test equipment where there may be no published requirements. This includes setting up and performing tests that involve unique features and performance criteria, and the use of independent judgment. Plan tests, evaluate test results, and report opinions and interpretations. May assist Primary Designated Engineers and/or Engineering staff to modify existing test methods or develop and validate new test methods. Train and assist others in the laboratory, and perform other duties as directed.  Laboratory Technicians should be prepared for work mostly in a laboratory environment, with hands-on testing to determine the safety of products.

  • Examines test samples and reads measuring instruments, blueprints, schematics, wiring diagrams, and operational instructions. Evaluates test performance and reviews test and construction data with engineering staff
  • Designs, adapts, or directs the building of test setups and equipment to new situations, based on datasheets and requests from engineering staff.
  • Operates designated machines and special laboratory equipment. Performs routine maintenance of designated test equipment and laboratory area. Operates with minimal supervision within defined limits of responsibility.
  • 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 datasheets 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, including 5S organization of the laboratory.
  • Assists with laboratory support functions such as calibration, maintenance, validation of test fixtures, shipping/receiving.
  • Promotes safety of staff into all aspects of the job and assists with safety initiatives as directed.
  • Plans tests, evaluates test results, and reports opinions and interpretations. May assist PDEs and/or Engineering staff to modify existing methods or develop and validate new test methods.
  • Performs other duties as directed.

What makes you a great fit:

  • Associates Degree or equivalent in a related field
  • Strong electrical/electronics knowledge
  • Experience working with medical products a plus
  • Ability to understand and follow instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form
  • Has experience working in a Laboratory Environment
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Strong computer skills required
  • Shows initiative and resourcefulness
  • Strong communication skills and ability to interact and connect with engineers and customers
  • Proven ability to be innovative and creative

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.

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.

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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