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UL, LLC Circuit Design Research Engineer in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

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 you’ll learn & achieve:

We are currently seeking a Circuit Design Research Engineer to join our team!

This position will be expected to conduct occasional forensic analysis of failed electronic products, printed wiring boards, battery management systems, etc. The successful candidate will be expected to be able to identify key subsystems on a printed wiring board and assemble a general understanding of its function from sometimes limited documentation. The candidate will then identify one or more likely root causes of failure and share this information in written and oral formats. Occasional printed wiring board design and fabrication will also be needed for novel testing solutions for UL’s customers or to implement new laboratory test capabilities within one of UL’s global laboratories. In addition to exercising these core skills, a variety of challenging projects and tasks will also be a regular part of this job, allowing for one to broaden their technical skills.

The successful candidate must have prior experience in circuit design (using SPICE or similar tools), printed wiring board layout (using Eagle or similar tools), electrical component selection (building custom bill-of-materials/BoM), and fabrication of small lots (<50) or boards using a fabrication supplier. It is expected that the candidate will conduct all steps of design independently with minimal input from manager and peers. Additional Responsibilities for a Circuit Design Research Engineer include:

  • Identifies fundamental knowledge needed to enhance UL’s industry and standards position and support the strategy of the aligned categories.

  • Applies intensive and diverse knowledge of engineering technology and systems engineering concepts to the specific research tasks. Exercises a high degree of judgment in formulating, evaluating, and correlating broad engineering research concepts and guiding the analysis of unique problems and developing new and improved techniques and methods.

  • Analyzes product data and laboratory test results in order to determine causes of problems and develop solutions, and evaluates technical specifications and factors related to process or design objectives.

  • Stays ahead of changing technologies, in the field by reading journals and scientific publications, attending academic conferences, writing and collaborating on original publications, and delivering presentations on research engineering topics.

  • Plan, design and complete initial and follow-up procedures as needed to test and validate results.

  • Collaborates with industry, academics and other research and development staff to apply the results of research used to develop new techniques, products, practices and UL Standards.

  • Maintain and develop extensive knowledge of current and new technologies for new products, as well as current needs and trends.

  • Performs other duties as directed.

What makes you a great fit:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering is required. Master’s degree or PhD in Electrical Engineering is preferred.

  • Five+ years of direct related work experience.

  • Experience in circuit design, printed wiring board layout, electrical component selection, and fabrication of small lots (<50) or boards using a fabrication supplier is required.

  • Experience in the consumer electronic manufacturing industry is preferred.

  • Demonstrated strong written and oral communication skills, including preparation of detailed written research reports and technical presentations for a variety of target audiences.

  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain professional networks both internally and externally.

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: 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.

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.

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UL is committed to hiring and retaining a qualified diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

LocationUS-IL-Northbrook | US-NC-Research Triangle Park | US-NY-Melville | US-CA-Fremont

Job ID2020-18397

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Job CategoryEngineering

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