Laboratory Leader (Fire & Smoke)
Posted on: October 13, 2021
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!
- Schedules, assigns, reviews and
coordinates workflow to assure proper utilization of laboratory
staff. Trains assigned staff, provides career counseling, and
operates as a working supervisor. Collaborates with supervisor on
staffing levels, performance appraisals, merit ratings, promotions,
and transfers of assigned staff. Ensures company policies are
followed in the lab areas, and facilitates employee relations
within the assigned laboratory section.
- Develops annual budgetary goals,
capital expenditure budget for laboratory equipment, and tactical
plans for the assigned laboratory team.
- Prepares instructions for test
methods and procedures, quality control, and maintenance
procedures. Examines test samples and reads measuring instruments,
blueprints, schematics, wiring diagrams, and operational
instructions. Evaluates test performance, provides feedback
regarding issues and/or problems with test and data sheets, and
revises test protocols and data sheets. Reports test run and test
equipment evaluation results. May plan tests, evaluate test results
and report opinions and interpretations.
- Examines requests for laboratory
tests and new and/or modified laboratory test equipment to
determine equipment needs. Develops operating, maintenance, and
test procedures based on laboratory procedures, standards and
safety policies. Monitors test methods and procedures and evaluates
need for technical training of assigned staff and modification of
equipment, methods or procedures. May assist PDEs and/or
Engineering to modify existing methods or develop and validate new
- Operates machines and special
laboratory equipment. Performs routine maintenance of designated
test equipment and laboratory area.
- Communicates with clients during
the setup and performance of a test to demonstrate equipment test
methods and/or to discuss test results. Communicates with UL field
representatives to discuss follow-up tests, samples, equipment,
methods and/or results, and outside contractors regarding equipment
needs. Communicates with plant department personnel to offer
suggestions pertinent to equipment needs and may arrange for
delivery or disposal of test samples.
- Records observed or calculated
data on appropriate UL forms and prepares data sheets and
- Integrates continuous
improvement concepts and techniques into all aspects of the
- Performs other duties as
- High School Diploma or GED
required. Additional education preferred.
- 7+ years of experience in a
manufacturing, laboratory, or other industrial
- Prior leadership experience
- Proficiency in Microsoft
- Experience leading process
improvement initiatives preferred.
- Strong written and oral
- Demonstrated ability to manage
multiple projects while maintaining high quality andexceptional
COVID-19 protocols and policies in place. Business related travel
on behalf of UL requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
- 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.
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
- 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
- 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.
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
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