Chemist - Water Lab

Location US-IL-Northbrook
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Lab.Chemicals.MaterialsSupplyChain – Colored Test Liquids – Analyze It

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:

  • Follows complex defined test plans and datasheets utilizing a single technology with necessary support. Evaluates test performance and sample operation to properly evaluate test results. Records and explains test results and completes test report.
  • Serves as Lead for test programs as assigned. Communicates project status and results as needed. Holds responsibility for defining test plan, report completion and accuracy, meeting of agreed deadlines, and managing project related activities.
  • Examines complex customer samples and learns to operate appropriate tests for each case. Communicates with internal customers during setup and operation to ensure proper evaluation.
  • Understands and is able to explain specific test standards for scope of responsibility
  • Directs, builds and/or adapts test setups, sample prepatarions/solutions and instruments for assigned work, based on test plans and instructions from engineering
  • Operates and maintains complex test instruments appropriately to measure and test customer samples. Performs complex maintenanceon designated test instruments and laboratory area. May perform complex calibration of test instruments
  • Integrates basic continuous improvement concepts and techniques for both process and instruments. Communicates with management and technical staff to provide suggestions for new instruments, processes, and forms to improve accuracy and efficiencies.
  • Assists Senior Laboratory Chemists in the implementation / validation of new test methods and follows safe chemical hygiene practices.
  • Read and follow the Underwriters Laboratories Code of Conduct, and follow all physical and digital security practices
  • Other duties as assigned

What makes you a great fit:

  • Bachelor’s degree or diploma from an accredited university in Chemistry or related discipline including Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Organic/Inorganic Chemistry, and Material Science.
  • 3 years experience as GC/MS analyst perferably for EPA 625 and EPA 524.2 methods.
  • Experieince evaluating compounds identified without calibration standard.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects while maintaining high quality and exceptional customer service.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully partner with Engineering and other Laboratory Personnel to complete projects in a timely manner with high quality.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze special testing needs. Demonstrated ability to coach and mentor more junior laboratory staff.
  • Highly effective written and verbal communication skills and ability to interact with customers.
  • Proficiecnt in Microsoft Office.
  • Desire to work in a team-oriented environment.
  • 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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