Sr. Electronic Technician - Energy/Power

Location US-IL-Northbrook
Job ID
2022-27952
# of Openings
1
Job Category
Engineering

 

Test It-Robotics

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:

UL is hiring a Senior Electronic Technician for the Power Lab in Northbrook, IL. This lab tests electric vehical chargers, power supplies, battery chargers, and inverters.

  • Examines test samples and reads measuring instruments, blueprints, schematics, wiring diagrams, and operational instructions. Evaluates test performance, provides feedback regarding issues and/or problems with test and data sheets and reviews test and construction data with supervisor and/or lab work requestor as appropriate. Operates with minimal supervision within defined limits of responsibility.
  • Directs, builds and/or adapts setup and test equipment to new situations, based on data sheets and instructions from engineering department personnel. Trains staff in test setups and test methods. Initiates recommendations for new equipment designs and recommends solutions to observed test problems.
  • 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. Communicates 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 follow-up tests, samples, equipment, methods and/or results.
  • Communicates with the appropriate department personnel to offer suggestions pertinent to equipment needs.
  • Records observed or calculated data on appropriate UL forms and prepare data sheets and test reports.
  • Plans tests, evaluates test results and reports opinions and interpretations. May assist PDEs and/or Engineering to modify existing methods or develop and validate new test methods.
  • Provides training and assist others in the laboratory.
  • Integrates continuous improvement concepts and techniques into all aspects of the job.
  • Performs other duties as directed.

What makes you a great fit:

  • Associates degree in Electronics, Renewable Energy, or related field
  • Previous testing experience of Electrical Vehicle Chargers and/or Inverters strongly preferred 
  • Strong electronic knowledge preferred
  • Ability to lift 50lbs and work in a physically demanding environment
  • Proven ability to be innovative and creative
  • Desire to work in a team environment
  • Strong communication skills and ability to interact with customers
  • Strong computer skills and ability to navigate UL technologies and systems required.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office suite is a must
  • 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. 

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: In the US, we provide lots of great benefits for our employees are their families. From Volunteer Days off to 401k match and retirement contribution benefits to flexible work location & schedule options we look to support our employees no matter what stage in life they are experiencing.

Learn More:

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

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