HVAC/R Technician

Location US-IL-Northbrook
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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:

The Facilities HVAC Technician is a critical member of UL’s Facilities & Real Estate team. Under the general supervision of the Facilities Manager, the Facilities HVAC Technician will take a lead role in safely maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing UL’s lighting and HVAC/R systems and equipment.  


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Oversee, maintain, and control the daily operations of HVAC/R systems following all codes, standards, and trade precautions/safety procedures.
  • Provide preventive and predictive maintenance, conducting daily rounds and readings;
  • Work with external agencies and programs to collect rebates or other available monies when updating inefficient systems.
  • Work with established electrical contractors to perform work that is outside the capabilities of the team.
  • Develop and maintain necessary inventories of electrical materials.
  • Coordinate projects with multiple trades while maintaining project schedules and budgets.
  • Perform and/or completes all service requests accurately and expediently.
  • Evaluate building systems and controls to monitor and improve performance and operating efficiencies.
  • Respond to after-hours calls within two hours, and keeps company-issued phone on at all times.
  • Actively participate in emergency response procedures, technical and safety training programs.
  • Perform all work using the proper safety equipment and in a safe manner. Report safety issues to supervisor.
  • Comply with all purchasing and receiving policies and procedures.
  • Special projects and other functions as required by manager or client.
  • Occasional snow removal operations.

What makes you a great fit:

  • 2-year technical degree or equivelent certifications in HVAC/R or similar trade required.
  • 5+ years of hands-on residential, commercial, and/or industrial HVAC experience.
  • Ability to read electrical schematics, electrical prints, wiring diagrams, and nameplates.
  • EPA Certification required.
  • Experience with central cooling plants stongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of single phase and three phase AC circuits up to 480 volts.
  • Strong understanding of local codes and ordinances.
  • Ability to troubleshoot controls and electrical systems with amp meters, voltmeters, tracers, and recording devices.
  • Ability to occasionally work long hours and some weekends.
  • Familiarity with computers and operations and office automation applications, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.)
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to walk, bend, and lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
  • Ability to climb exterior ladders and/or use boom lifts at extended heights.
  • Ability to travel, on occasion, to other facilities within the UL family of companies when the need arises.
  • Ability to wear proper PPE, specifically half-mask respirators, where/when necessary.
  • Demonstrated consistency in values, principles and work ethic
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • 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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