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Durham, North Carolina
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Bachelor's Degree

Laboratory Technician


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UL is a global independent safety science company with more than a century of expertise innovating safety solutions from the public adoption of electricity to new breakthroughs in areas such as sustainability, renewable energy, mobile payment security and nanotechnology. Dedicated to promoting safe living and working environments, UL helps safeguard people, products and places in important ways, facilitates trade and provides peace of mind.


UL is seeking a Laboratory Technician for our Small Appliance/Consumer Products testing laboratory in Research Triangle Park, NC. If you are well organized and interested in personal growth, this position may be for you.

In this position, the Laboratory Technician is responsible for reviewing test methods, performing tests as predefined by engineering and recording test data. The individual will be responsible for building test setups and working with electrical and mechanical test equipment in a laboratory setting. Collaboration and communication with engineering and other laboratory staff is essential in meeting the needs and requirements of our customers. The individual is expected to have a high level of integrity along with the drive to work in a fast-paced environment focused on delivering accurate and repeatable results.

  • Examines test samples and reads 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.


Our Ideal Candidate will have some University education in a related discipline. Also:

  • Experience in testing to International Standards (IEC 60335 in particular) is desired, but not required

  • Knowledge of basic software (MS office/email) used in a business environment is required

  • Project Handling/Coordination Skills

  • Good Customer Skills (Interface with Engineering/Customers)

  • Retail (Protocol) Testing Experience is a plus