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!
What youll learn & achieve: An Associate Field Engineer performs
safety and non-safety certification inspections, audits of quality
systems and field evaluations in accordance with the required
performance standards and requirements.
Assists in analyzing and evaluating examination and test results
against applicable requirements.
Uses technical judgement to determine whether noncompliance
variations compromise the continued application of the UL Mark and
determine if alternative is achieved.
Assists in interpreting and analyzing examination and test
results against UL requirements, verifying the accuracy of
manufacturers measuring equipment and reviewing production and
Periodically reviews manufacturers programs of production,
inspection, and shipping to ensure products are produced and marked
in compliance with UL requirements.
Evaluates and facilitates options for corrective action where
variations from UL requirements are noted.
Communicates with manufacturers and customers, Authorities
Having Jurisdiction and others to conduct non-safety and safety
certification inspections. Investigates misuse of UL Mark
Provide general information on policies and procedures for the
varied UL services along with promoting and explaining the benefits
of new and existing services.
Discuss procedures, test methods, test results, sample selection
and variations in products, devices, processes, systems and
materials as necessary to resolve problems, implement changes to
existing requirements or help develop new requirements.
Use instruments to perform inspections, such as micrometers,
voltmeters, ammeters, and other UL supplied equipment. Observes use
of manufacturers equipment necessary to meet UL requirements.
Confirms proper calibration of manufacturers measuring equipment
and may perform calibration of UL supplied equipment.
Document examination, variations and test results to appropriate UL
forms. Maintains logs for scheduling inspections, time and
expenses. Performs various calculations in more than one specific
engineering field such as electrical, mechanical, chemical, or fire
Integrates continuous improvement concepts and techniques into
all aspects of the job. What makes you a great fit: Minimum 2-year
Technical Degree with two years of related experience. Bachelor's
Degree and/or a focus in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering or
related field strongly preferred. Commensurate experience could be
Experience in Field Engineering, Compliance, or Quality Engineering
Experience in Quality Auditing preferred.
Comfortable climbing heights.
ASQ certification a plus.
General electronics background, and strong mechanical and technical
aptitude with the ability to read and interpret schematic
Ability to cross sell and understand client business needs.
Strong written and verbal communications skills, and
Strong computer skills.
Conflict resolution skills.
Ability to travel locally and regionally, and work remotely. Travel
requirements are generally for local travel within a set radius of
home location. Travel outside area is expected on occasion for
training purposes and additional support of workload in other
A commitment to be a lifelong learner.
Candidate must be located in or willing to relocate to the
Columbia, SC area.
What youll experience working at UL: Mission: For UL, corporate
and social responsibility isnt new. Making the world a safer, more
secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the
last 127 years and is deeply engrained in everything we do.
People: Ask any UL employee what they love most about working here,
and youll almost always hear, the people. Going beyond what is
possible is the standard at UL. Were able to deliver the best
because we employ the best.
Diversity & inclusion: UL is committed to celebrating acceptance,
equity and inclusion of all people. We believe our diverse views
when combined bring a greater representation of the world and a
better representation of our customers.
Interesting work: Every day is different for us here as we eagerly
anticipate the next innovation that our customers create. Were
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
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
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 and
family-friendly work policies. 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
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