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Laboratory Manager

Company: UL
Location: Evanston
Posted on: October 6, 2021

Job Description:

Lab.BLST – Fire Test – 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!


  • Oversees the establishment of Secuirity and Signalling testing programs and the coordination of activities within the labs.
  • Identifies and pursues the development of requirements for test procedures beyond the scope of existing standards and requirements involving unique features and requiring the use of independent judgment.
  • Manages the development and maintenance of state-of-the-art laboratory equipment.
  • Establishes and maintains the test proficiency training program and competencies for laboratory personnel.
  • Manages the performance of direct reports by defining accountabilities, establishing performance objectives, providing feedback and guidance, and ensuring that all policies are understood and adhered to.
  • Implements policies, procedures, and practices mandated for the laboratories to ensure compliance to ISO 17025 as well as other defined accreditation requirements for the designated laboratories.
  • Integrates continuous improvement concepts and techniques into all aspects of the job utilizing the Lean Sigma approach.
  • Performs other duties as directed.

  • High School Diploma or GED required. Additional education in Engineering, Industrial Technology, Management, or similar preferred.
  • 12-15 years of experience in a manufacturing, laboratory, or other industrial environment.
  • Prior leadership experience preferred. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Experience leading process improvement initiatives preferred.
  • Strong written and oral communication.

UL has 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.
  • 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: 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.

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.

Keywords: UL, Evanston , Laboratory Manager, Other , Evanston, Illinois

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