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Facilities Technician

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A Facilities Technician - Automation for UL Solutions Northbrook Campus will integrate, install, repair, optimize and expand heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) controls and pollution control (RTO) systems. Provide consultation to other mechanics, technicians and management; troubleshoot and solve system problems; and work on complex building automation systems to control and maximize company resources. Design and program software, integrate new technologies and manage the allocated budgets for building automation systems.
Skills and Abilities to:

  • Maintain and configure American Auto Matrix and Allen Bradley software, and a demonstrated ability to program networked hardware.
  • Design control systems from complex sequences of operations.
  • Design advanced systems and/or programs related to building automation systems and pollution control equipment.
  • Diagnose and resolve advanced or complex programming/system problems related to building automations systems and pollution control equipment.
  • Diagnose and resolve advanced network operation problems at the enterprise level as it relates to building automation systems and pollution control equipment.
  • Write, test, modify, and maintain advanced computer programs/systems related to building automation systems and pollution control equipment.
  • Provide consulting services related to building automation systems and pollution control equipment.
  • Design intuitive front-end interface graphics that display pertinent information for varying types of equipment and processes.
  • Understand advanced construction practices and procedures applicable to building automation and pollution control equipment.
  • Communicate verbally and in writing with multiple parties of varying skill levels on a range of complex construction and building automation subjects and pollution control equipment.
  • Translate technical information into user-friendly program documentation.
  • Maintain effective supervisory relationships.
  • Meet multiple and conflicting project timelines.
  • Provide project leadership, mentoring, and training.
  • Interpret processes, flow charts and schematics.
  • Construct contract documents; bid and manage projects.
  • Provide effective oral and written communications for successful operations.
  • Follow safety rules and applicable Federal, State, Local regulations and codes.

# LI-Onsite

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Minimum of 4 years' experience in automation, electrical, HVAC trade.
  • Knowledge of maintenance and operation of building automation systems and pollution control equipment.
  • Universal CFC certification preferred.
  • Good interpersonal skills and a positive team attitude.
  • Ability to safely work independently.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk long distances to cover property portfolio. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Additionally, the employee may need to climb exterior ladders and/or use boom lifts at extended heights.
  • Ability to travel, on occasion, to other facilities within the UL family of companies when the need arises.
  • Ability to wear proper PPE, specifically half-mask respirators, where/when necessary
  • Demonstrated consistency in values, principles and work ethic.
  • Understanding of and commitment to client service.
  • A desire to work within a diverse, collaborative, and driven professional environment.
  • Excellent attention to detail and consistency.
  • This position requires full time onsite at our Northbrook, IL location

  • 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 130 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.
  • 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. 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. All employees at UL Solutions are eligible for annual bonus compensation. The target for this position is 5% of the base salary offered. Employees are eligible for health benefits such as medical, dental and vision; wellness benefits such as mental & financial health; and retirement savings (401K) commensurate with the standard rewards offered in each individual location or country, for the relevant position level. We also provide employees with paid time off including vacation (15 days), holiday including floating holidays (12 days) and sick time off (72 hours). Internal applicants with questions related to the Total Rewards for this position should submit a ticket via askHR for more insights.

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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What are UL Solutions Perks + Benefits

UL Solutions Benefits Overview

All employees at UL Solutions are offered competitive base salaries and are eligible for bonus compensation. UL Solutions offers a generous 401k matching structure of up to 5% of eligible pay. Additionally, we invest an additional 4% into your retirement saving fund every year after your first year of continuous employment. We provide Healthcare Reimbursement Accounts and Health Savings Accounts that UL Solutions 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.

Volunteer in local community
We offer employees two volunteer days per year to give back to our local communities!
Partners with nonprofits
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Highly diverse management team
Diversity employee resource groups
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
UL provides employees Short term disability and the opportunity to purchase additional Long-Term coverage.
Dental insurance
UL offers two Dental plans for employees to choose from.
Vision insurance
Employees can enroll is two different vision benefit options
Health insurance
UL employees are eligible to enroll in health benefits starting on day one of employement!
Life insurance
Life insurance is equal to one (1) times an employee's annual salary.
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
UL’s goal is to support your life-long retirement security and make a difference in your ability to get to and through retirement. This is why UL matches your pre-tax/Roth 401(k) contributions.
401(K) matching
UL matches up to 5 percent when you defer 7 percent of your pay.
Performance bonus
UL is a Pay for Performance culture - all employees are eligible to participate in our annual bonus program!
Child Care & Parental Leave
Family medical leave
UL offers Family Leave and Parental Bonding Leave to eligible employees.
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Many of our UL locations host an annual Family Picnic for employees and their family members.
Vacation + Time Off
Paid volunteer time
We make it easy for employees to support the causes that are important to them by offering two paid days of volunteer time off each calendar year.
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Onsite office parking
Recreational clubs
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Customized development tracks

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