Water Chemist Technician

Location US-IL-Northbrook
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Contribute to a Safer, More Secure, and More Sustainable World 




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.


UL is seeking a Water Chemist Technician to join our team! If you have experince working in a physical sciene lab, familiar with Gas Chromatography, and looking for a position that offers new and exciting projects, we want to hear from you! In this role, you will be responsible for testing products and analyzing different containments. You will also be responsible for the following:

  • Performing a variety of tests where basic knowledge of the underlying scientific and engineering fundamentals is required.
  • Provides feedback regarding tests and data sheets. May plan tests,evaluate test results and report opinions and interpretations.
  • 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. 
  • 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.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Biology or related discipline
  • 2-4 years in physical science laboratory
  • Familiarity with GS/MS 
  • Able to lift minnimum of 40 lbs (assisted and unassisted)
  • Excellent communication skills; written and verbal
  • Team oriented



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