Engineering Project Coordinator

Location US-IA-Newton
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General – Green Earth – 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!


As our global footprint continues to grow, we are looking for a Engineering Project Handler to join our team in Newton, IA!

What you’ll learn & achieve:

  • Works with customer to determine project scope, including applicable programs and standards by analyzing client input, available supplemental data, and product construction.
  • Integrates continuous improvement concepts and techniques into all aspects of the job. Automation of testing and data collection with object-based programming (C#, C, Visual Studio, VBA, office macros, SQL database system, PLC, and robotics)
  • Developing reliability test plans, conducting product teardowns, writing reports, read and interpret test procedures, review test reports from other project handlers
  • Works with sales to initiate and follow up on communication with clients to promote and explain the benefits of new and existing services. 
  • Coordinates laboratory activities by preparing data sheets and instructions to technicians, scheduling, and reviewing work of laboratory technicians and engineering assistants, and establishing completion dates.
  • Coordinates administrative aspects of project management. Scheduling samples and test plans, and project status with the customer
  • Responsibilities may change and evolve to accommodate market needs.

What makes you a great fit:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Engineering or Associate's degree in a related discipline plus preferred equivalent experience. 
  • At least one year project management or leadership experience
  • Experience in using Excel and formulas, Computers, Windows Applications, Networking, General IT support, Troubleshoot techniques and Internet of Things (IOT) communications.
  • Additional experience in Control board analysis, Serial communication, RS232, I2C, Network communications, MODBUS, TCP/IP, Ethernet, Familiarity with LabView a plus, but not required.
  • Familiarity in test equipment is a plus
  • Being flexible in daily activities
  • Great communication skills
  • 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:

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.


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