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Electronics Technician at UL

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Location: Northbrook, Illinois





Job Description:
Overview

Contribute to a safer, 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.

Responsibilities

The High Tech Lab provides a variety of performance testing and certification of information technology products, audio and video equipment. The Battery Lab provides a variety of performance testing and certification of single cell batteries and battery packs. We perform testing for many industries including: IT, Safety and Security, Consumer Electronics, Cellular, Energy, Medical, Tool, Lighting, Military and HazLoc.

High Tech Tests performed include :
  • Mechanical
  • Heating and Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Shock Hazard
  • Ground Bond
  • Abnormal Operation
  • Access to energized parts

Battery Tests performed include :
  • Abnormal and Abusive Charge Testing
  • Short Circuit and Discharge Testing
  • Heating and Temperature Testing
  • Charge/Discharge Cycling and Capacity Testing
  • Environmental & Altitude Simulation
  • Crush, Impact and Fire testing
  • Shock and Vibration

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • 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

  • Associates Degree or Military Equivalent (Electronics Technician)
  • Strong electrical/electronics knowledge
  • Experience working with the above products
  • Effective communication skills and ability to interact with customers
  • Proven ability to be innovative and creative
  • Desire to work in a team oriented environment