Laboratory Technician - Building & Life Safety

  • Job Reference: 00001692-1
  • Date Posted: 22 April 2021
  • Recruiter: UL
  • Location: Telford, Shropshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Bonus scheme, paid holidays, 2 volunteer days a year, pension plan.
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

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!

We are currently seeking for a Laboratory Technician to join our BLST team which focuses on safety certifications and standards. 

What you’ll learn & achieve:

Under minimal supervision, sets up and performs a variety of tests within areas of responsibility where basic knowledge of the underlying scientific and engineering fundamentals is required. Provides feedback regarding tests and data sheets. May plan tests and evaluate test results.

Successfully partner with Laboratory and Engineering team to complete projects in a timely manner with high quality.

  • Working in accordance to internal processes, testing standards, ISO 17025 and UL procedures.
  • Examines test samples and reads drawings, measuring instruments, and operational instructions. Evaluates test performance and reviews test and data with supervisor.
  • Tests set up as well as 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 as well as calibration as directed.
  • Receives instructions from and reports data to engineers and other laboratory personnel. 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.
  • Records observed or calculated data on appropriate UL forms and prepares data sheets and/or test reports. May plan tests and evaluate test results as directed.
  • Integrates continuous improvement concepts and techniques into all aspects of the job.
  • Read and follow the Underwriters Laboratories Code of Conduct and follow all physical and digital security practices.
  • May prepare instructions for test methods and procedures, quality control, and maintenance procedures as directed.
  • May take part in examination of requests for laboratory tests and new and/or modified laboratory test equipment to determine equipment needs.
  • Participating in testing audits and any internal and external audits (i.e. UKAS assessments) where necessary.
  • Performs other duties as directed
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with colleagues.
  • Liaise with suppliers & customers if required.

What makes you a great fit:

  • Engineering Qualification preferable or previous experience with PMU testing (CWCT and ASTM test standards)
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to effectively communicate with internal team and clients
  • Ability to interpret technical information
  • Understanding technical plans and drawings. Able to read AutoCad drawings is a must
  • Very good attention to details
  • Ability to work on own initiative as well as part of the team
  • Knowledge/understanding of quality control and continuous improvement
  • The desire and motivation to learn and develop new and existing skills
  • Previous experience working outside
  • Understanding of Curtain Wall and Rainscreen Systems would be advantages but not required.

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:
    • Competitive remuneration package with: yearly up to 10% bonus & competitive salary
    • 25 days annual leave, which increases based upon length of service
    • Friendly environment and collaborative colleagues
    • 2 paid days of volunteering days a year
    • Free coffee & tea

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.

Curious? To learn more about us and the work we do, visit our company page