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Senior Laboratory Assistant- Fire Protection

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Northbrook, IL 60065
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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!

As our global footprint continues to grow, we are looking for a Senior Laboratory Assistant to perform analytical testing for our Fire Protection Team in Northbrook, IL!

If you are seeking an opportunity to work in a hands-on environment, enhance trade skill knowledge, and have a team oriented mindset, this is the opportunity for you! As a Senior Laboratory Assistant you will help with building sets for tests, examine results, and you will work closely with our Engineers and other lab members to work towards our common goal; ensuring a safer world!

What you’ll learn & achieve:

+ You will assist in building and/or adapting setup and test equipment to new situations, as directed. Assist in performing tests using general laboratory equipment. Perform routine care of designated test equipment and work area. Operate a computer to extract/input readily available information and to use available software.

+ You will examine test samples, reads measuring instruments and reviews test data with supervisor and designated staff. Develop knowledge of applicable test requirements, wiring diagrams, schematics, blueprints and operational instructions.

+ You will operate designated laboratory equipment and tools as directed.

+ You will receive instructions and reports data to supervisor and personnel in engineering and laboratory operations as needed. Assist in recording observed or calculated data on appropriate UL forms.

+ Integrate continuous improvement concepts and techniques into all aspects of the job.

+ Performs other duties as directed.

What makes you a great fit:

+ HS Diploma or GED equivalency required.

+ Mechanical aptitude required.

+ Ability to navigate and use UL systems and technologies. Strong computer skills preferred.

+ Ability to use a respirator (required).

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: All employees at UL are eligible for bonus compensation. UL offers a generous 401k matching structure of up to 5% of eligible pay. Additionally, we invest an additional 4% into your retirement saving fund after your first year of continuous employment. We provide Healthcare Reimbursement Accounts and Health Savings Accounts that UL contributes to twice per year! We also provide employees with paid time off including vacation, holiday, sick and volunteer time off.

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.

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Job ID2020-18344

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Job CategoryLaboratory

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