Industrial Controls - Laboratory Technician

US-IL-Northbrook
Job ID
2017-7247
# of Openings
1
Job Category
Engineering

Overview

Contribute to a Safer, More Secure, and More Sustainable World 

 

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At UL, we know why we come to work. Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with one common purpose – to make the world a safer, more secure, and more sustainable place to live. We clear the way for our customers to introduce the latest products, technological advances, and systems in an increasingly complex world so they can provide peace of mind to the market. Our integrity is woven throughout our company and shapes the way we approach and deliver our solutions. We are proud that the work we do every day has a meaningful contribution to society. We continue to build upon our legacy of trusted expertise and partnership to keep our communities safe and secure as we march forward into the future. This helps us to sleep better at night, and we are confident that the millions of people we touch rest easier too.

Responsibilities

 

UL is currently seeking a motivated Laboratory Technician for our Industrial Controls Laboratory. In this role, you will have the opportunity to be innovative and creative in growing this area of our business from the ground level. A successful laboratory technician sets up and performs a variety of tests within the Industrial Controls Laboratory, runs tests and provides feedback and will prepare data sheets. 

 

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Our Industrial Controls Laboratory tests industrial grade products that are designed to control various types of loads. This lab space has been Recently renovated.  The testing conducted here ranges from temp test, cycling and abnormal. Specialized test equipment is regularly used based on the intended device application. Some of this equipment is the AC/DC pilot duty, tungsten loads and loading approx. 48kVA eg. 120V@ 400A. The types of products testing in this lab are:

  • eStops
  • Relays
  • Contactors
  • PLCs
  • Motor Drives and Controllers
  • Light Curtains
  • Enclosures
  • Smart Meters
  • Capacitors

RESPONSIBILITIES FOR AN INDUSTRIAL CONTROLS LAB TECHNICIAN:

  • Examines test samples and read blueprints, schematics, wiring diagrams, measuring instruments, and operational instructions. Evaluates test performance and reviews test and construction data with supervisor.
  • Builds and/or adapts setup and test equipment to new situations, based on data sheets and instructions from engineering department personnel. May direct staff in test setups.
  • Operates designated machines and special laboratory equipment. Performs routine maintenance of designated test equipment and laboratory area.
  • Receives instructions from and reports data to engineers and other laboratory personnel. May communicate with clients during the setup and performance of a test to demonstrate or otherwise illustrate equipment test methods and/or to discuss test results. May communicate with UL field representatives to discuss additional follow-up tests, samples, equipment, methods and/or results.
  • Records observed or calculated data on appropriate UL forms and prepares data sheets and test reports.  May plan tests, evaluate test results and report opinions and interpretations, as directed.
  • Integrates continuous improvement concepts and techniques into all aspects of the job.
  • Performs other duties as directed.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS FOR AN INDUSTRIAL CONTROLS LAB TECHNICIAN:

  • Associates Degree
  • Strong electrical/electronics  knowledge
  • Experience working with the above products (eStops, Relays, etc.) preferred 
  • Effective communication skills and ability to interact with customers
  • Proven ability to be innovative and creative
  • Desire to work in a team oriented environment 

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