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Engineer - Electrical, Mechanical, or Chemical at UL in Northbrook, Illinois

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Job Description:


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.


We are currently seeking an Engineer to join our Hazardous Locations team. In this team, we focus on equipment such as process controls, sensors, and monitors to ensure they don't ignite in explosive atmospheres. Our ideal candidate is someone with a degree in Electrical, Mechanical, or Chemical Engineering, has excellent communication skills (written and verbal), is focused on customer satisfaction, and interested in finding solutions to our customers' design issues. A successful team member is someone who can manage multiple projects, enjoys a fast-paced environment, and has excellent organizational skills.

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  • Determines project scope, develops a preliminary plan of investigation, and determines project specifications such as cost, time, and sample requirements by analyzing client input, available supplemental data, and product construction.
  • Initiates communication with clients to promote and explain the benefits of new and existing services. Follows up on contacts from clients. Communicates with clients to discuss technical issues, explain UL procedures and requirements, convey project cost, and negotiate completion date and sample requirements. Acts to address client concerns and to resolve client issues. Provides technical assistance to clients in reference to product inspection and follow-up services.
  • Establishes appropriate test programs by reviewing files and manufacturer's information, examining samples, and applying regulatory requirements. Is familiar with applicable standards, company manuals and appropriate technical literature. Examines samples for compliance with regulatory requirements and notifies client of any areas in which the product is not in compliance or of any changes in project scope or specifications.
  • Coordinates laboratory activities by preparing data sheets and instructions to technicians, scheduling and reviewing work of laboratory technicians and engineering assistants, and establishing completion dates. Coordinates administrative aspects of project management. May serve as Project Handler of record and/or Reviewer of record as assigned.
  • Communicates project status and results to clients through frequent contact and by preparing reports. Prepares Follow-Up Service Procedures and information pages.
  • Integrates continuous improvement concepts and techniques into all aspects of the job.
  • May assist in developing special test methods and test equipment. Analyzes test program for adequacy and sequence. May represent UL at industry related functions such as seminars and trade shows
  • Performs other duties as directed.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or Physics from an ABET accredited program.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to multi-task and be flexible in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience in Hazardous Locations is a plus but not required.