Global Lab Safety Operations Lead

Location US-NC-Research Triangle Park | US-IL-Northbrook | US-CA-Fremont | US-NY-Melville | TW-Taipei City | HK-Kwai Hing, N.T. | CN-Suzhou | DE-Frankfurt | IT-Carugate
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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!

What you’ll learn & achieve:

Responsible for the global management and governance of laboratory safety, security, and business continuity planning and implementation of multiple laboratories in multiple locations serving multiple laboratory functions under more than one segment and customer operating unit.

  • Directs employees who are responsible for the daily activities of the lab safety, security, and business continuity and may manage employees in the same or similar role.
  • Implements and manages the vision, strategy, governance, programs, and training of the three critically important aspects of the protection of UL Solutions global laboratories and personnel:
    • Safety of Personnel: Develops, drives and executes the vision and strategy for a consistent approach to lab safety governance by partnering with EHS and others functions to define, communicate and socialize safety measures across enterprise labs and partners with Lab Operations to implement, adjust and improve lab safetet.
    • Security of Property and Proprietary Information: Develops, drives and executes the vision and strategy for a consistent approach to lab security governance by partnering with enterprise Security, Legal, Lab Operations and others to implement, adjust and improve lab security through implementation and compliance of applicable practices from ISO 27001 and other applicable documents.
    • Sustainability of Laboratory Locations and Activities in the Event of a Disaster: Develops, administers, and actively adjusts plans to minimize lab services interruptions and to enable service recovery (business continuity) for critical lab activities.
  • Works with leadership of engineering, laboratory operations, other departments, such as quality, accreditation, legal, EHS, security, etc., and business units to establish and meet and/or exceed customer satisfaction measurements. Develops common strategies to meet and/or exceed business objectives, and ensures the execution of strategies and goals.
  • Executes the vision and strategy for a consistent approach to lab safety governance.
    Has ownership of global laboratory operation’s “Safety Starts Here”
  • Develops programs, such as PPE, safety certification, etc. which enhance the wellbeing of our employees.
  • Monitors and adapts safety metrics in response to needs within the laboratories and areas which impact the laboratories.
  • Partners with EHS to define, communicate and socialize safety measures across enterprise labs.
  • Works with Lab Operations to implement, adjust, measure, and improve lab safety.
  • Develops and administers plans for service interruption and recovery (business continuity) for all lab support deliverables.
  • Develops consistent enterprise-wide Laboratory Business Continuity and Risk Reduction practices
  • Leads a cross functional and multi-regional team of lab leadership.
  • Establishes the measurement criteria and manages reports and dashboards to show current performance and future improvements.

What makes you a great fit:

  • Bachelor's Degree preferred.
  • Strong understanding of laboratory operations. 5-10 years of experience in a electrical, mechanical, or related lab.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Prior leadership experience highly preferred.
  • Previous knowledge or experience as a First Responder is a plus for this position.
  • Green Belt Certification and strong project management skills preferred.
  • Ability to travel 10-25%, occassionally internationally.
  • 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:

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