Facilities Maintenance 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:

  • Oversee, maintain, and control the daily operations of electrical distribution and HVAC equipment following all codes, standards, and trade precautions/safety procedures
  • Coordinate and conduct annual preventative maintenance.
  • Lead successful installation and repair of electrical systems and wiring including but not limited to: power distribution systems, LED & fluorescent lighting systems, control panels, BAS controls, components of machinery and equipment, data wiring, etc.
  • Work with external agencies and programs to collect rebates or other available monies when updating inefficient systems;
  • 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.
  • Actively participate in emergency response procedures, technical and safety training programs.
  • Report property issues that are not within direct responsibility to supervisor or call center team.
  • Special projects and other functions as required by manager or client.

What makes you a great fit:

  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • 5 - 7 years hands-on facility electrical and HVAC experience.
  • Ability to read electrical schematics, electrical prints, wiring diagrams, and nameplates.
  • Ability to troubleshoot variable frequency drives (VFD) drives and controls.
  • Knowledge of single phase and three phase AC circuits up to 480 volts.
  • Ability to size, layout, run, bend, and install electrical conduits (rigid and EMT) up to 2”.
  • Ability to properly size, pull, and terminate electrical wiring.
  • Strong understanding of local codes and ordinances.
  • Ability to troubleshoot controls and electrical systems with amp meters, voltmeters, tracers, and recording devices.
  • Knowledge of building automation and fire life safety systems.
  • 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.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk long distances to cover property portfolio.
  • Ability to 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.
  • Able and willing to work outdoors in all weather conditions, sometimes for extended periods of time.
  • 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.
  • Universal EPA Certification.

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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