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Laboratory Calibration Technician

Company: UL
Location: North Chicago
Posted on: October 15, 2021

Job Description:

AHL – Light Bulbs – Test It


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!


Under minimal supervision, follows procedures in the Quality Manual to test, calibrate andrepair measuring and indicating instruments used in the laboratories for conformance toestablished government, commercial and organization standards. Adjusts instruments tocalibration standards and assembles and builds equipment as needed. Checks, verifies andaccepts the calibration certificates from the external Certification Center.

 

  • Calibrates and maintains laboratory instrumentation and apparatus. Determines accuracy of instruments and the measurement uncertainty for equipment and for equipment calibration. As necessary, adapts procedures, processes, tools, equipment and techniques to meet more complex requirements.
  • Develops internal procedures for laboratory equipment calibration and maintenance.
  • Manages the scheduling of the calibrations and maintenance and updates applicable systems based on company procedures.
  • Issues calibration certificates based on internal procedures.
  • Defines the engineering units, ranges, and/or acceptance criteria of instruments to be externally calibrated based on manufacturer’s equipment specifications, standard requirements and/or accreditations.
  • Assures the calibration quality of test results and verifies competencies of employees using the various instruments and apparatus.
  • Sets up equipment for tests.
  • Integrates continuous improvement concepts and techniques into all aspects of the job.
  • Performs other duties as directed.

Some University Education (Equivalent to an Associates Degree) in a related disciplineplus generally four years related experience.Ability to compose routine reports and business correspondence. Ability to presentstandard information and respond to questions from individuals or small groups of internalor external clients.Ability to read and interpret documents such as operations, maintenance and proceduremanuals.Ability to understand and follow instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.Ability to resolve problems involving several variables in standardized situations wherespecific decision-making guidelines exist.Working knowledge of all field or laboratory equipment and standards or procedures inassigned technical areas.Demonstrated knowledge of the most common laboratory test equipment and theprinciples of measurement uncertainty.Has a basic understanding of the principles of Lean Sigma. Lean Sigma DMAIC trainingor Gage R&R experience or equivalent preferred.


  • 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: 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! Depending on your role, you can work with your manager on flexible working arrangements. We also provide employees with paid time off including vacation, holiday, sick and volunteer time off.

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.  

 

Curious? To learn more about us and the work we do, visit UL.com. 

Keywords: UL, Waukegan , Laboratory Calibration Technician, Other , North Chicago, Illinois

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