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UL, LLC Electrical Engineer - Consumer Technology in Northbrook, Illinois

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!

Our CTECH division contributes to society’s progress by enabling the adoption of new technologies. We want to be the best service provider for services that enable customers to successfully launch electronic and wireless products that are safe, compliant and delight their end users. Being the best means being able to serve the most demanding customers, the latest technologies and product innovations while consistently providing outstanding quality, service and value, so that we make every customer an advocate of UL and sustain market leadership in the areas we compete in.

What you’ll learn & achieve:

We are currently seeking a motivated Electrical Engineer for our Consumer Technology team. In this role, you will have the opportunity to see exciting new technologies and services relating to Consumer Technology products such as Networking Equipment, Servers, Gaming Machines, Batteries, etc. You will be innovative and creative in growing this area of our business from the ground level. A successful Engineer partners with our customers to understand their needs, challenges, and products, and works with internal stakeholders to achieve results.

Our ideal candidate is someone with a technical background along with strong communication and project management skills who is focused on customer satisfaction. This person will be able to execute on commitments, present technical information in simple terms, and collaborate with lab and engineering.

Additional Responsibilities for an Electrical Engineer include:

  • Determining 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 communication from clients.

  • Establishes appropriate test programs by reviewing files and manufacturer's information, examining samples, and applying UL requirements.

  • Coordinates laboratory activities by preparing data sheets and instructions to technicians, assisting and reviewing work of laboratory technicians, and establishing completion dates.

  • Communicates project status and results to clients through frequent contact and by preparing reports. Prepares UL Follow-Up Service Procedures and CB Reports.

  • Integrates continuous improvement concepts and techniques into all aspects of the job.

  • Resolves engineering issues associated with Variation Notices by analyzing and reporting on the acceptability of the variations.

  • May be asked to travel locally occasionally to witness testing or conduct construction reviews at customer’s facilities.

  • Performs other duties as directed.

What makes you a great fit:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering

  • Effective communication skills and ability to interact with customers

  • Organized and have excellent time management skills

  • Proven ability to be innovative and creative

  • Desire to work in a team oriented environment

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: In the US, we provide lots of great benefits for our employees are their families. From Volunteer Days off to 401k match and retirement contribution benefits to flexible work location & schedule options we look to support our employees no matter what stage in life they are experiencing.

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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LocationUS-IL-Northbrook | US-MN-Mounds View | CA-Toronto

Job ID2020-20963

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Job CategoryEngineering