Spring 2023 Lab Internship- Mechanical Engineer

Location US-GA-Atlanta
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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:

The Mechanical Engineering Intern will assist Laboratory staff with improving the quality and overall customer satisfaction of a UL Retail customers private branded products; including returns to store reduction, damage or damage markdown reduction, improving online reviews and ratings, and reduce customer care complaints. Ensure optimal execution of process controls for the customer and its related companies so that the factories being used and the products being manufactured meet or exceed product specifications and relevant national, state, and local laws. Ensure compliance to all relevant requirements from Standard Operating Procedures, contracts, supplier buying agreements, and purchase orders. Monitor the implementation of continuous improvement / corrective / preventive action plans throughout each process. 

These responsibilities will include tasks such as: 

  • Resolve quality issues by identifying problems, examining solutions and providing feedback to the UL Retail customer, including issues of capability, tolerancing, and materials/handling related issues. 
  • Effectively communicate and reinforce the UL commitment to quality improvement efforts 
  • Assist in the development of Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Control plans and Measurement system analysis. 
  • Assist in the Development / validation of test and inspection plans designed to assure quality of products based on a review of UL, ANSI, industry trends, and historical performance data. 
  • Support the Retail Customer in the review and resolution of issues with suppliers, factories, service providers, merchandising, store operations, distribution, safety, customers, and other related supply chain components as required. 
  • Analyze and interpret assessment, test, and inspection results, determine root cause of failures and non-conformities, and drive continuous improvement and best practices. 
  • Assists in defining, developing and deploying data, analytics and reporting products and services. 
  • Conducts data validation, statistical analyses, and data mapping. 
  • Performs other duties as directed.  

This is a FULL Time 40/hr a week position with hours being 7am-4pm. 

What makes you a great fit:

  • Must be eighteen years of age or older. 
  • Must be legally permitted to work in the United States. 
  • University Student (Sophomore, Junior, or Senior level) with a major in Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology or related field from an ABET accredited program.  
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills 
  • Strong customer service skills with the ability to interface effectively and professionally with clients 
  • Eager to learn, team player, and ability to work autonomously 
  • Recommended: Fall/Spring Applicants: Completion of ECE 3710, Circuits & Electronics (for mechanical related products with electrical components) 
  • Recommended: Experience with hand tools, drills, and measuring equipment  
  • 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.  


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


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