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At HunterLab, we believe that our growth and success are in large part dependent upon the growth and success of our people, who we call 'Associates'.  Why Associates?  Because it was important to our founder, Richard Hunter, that we all feel a part of the greater whole.  Therefore, each of us has a personal and tangible stake in the growth and prosperity of the Company.  

We continually strive to create a work environment which encourages teamwork and mutual accountability to ensure our products and services meet our customer's expectations and requirements and that HunterLab is a place where you enjoy working. Your success can lead to opportunities for continued professional growth and provide you with rewards through our Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) and Bonus Award Program.  We invite you to learn more about who we are, what we do and why it's great to be a HunterLab Associate!

Benefits:

HunterLab values its Associates and provides a comprehensive range of benefits to best meet their needs:

Insurance Coverage:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Health and Dependent Care)
  • Short Term & Long Term Disability.
  • Basic Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance:
  • Supplemental Life

Work/Life Balance:

  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Flexible Work Schedule

Retirement and Incentive Plans:

  • 401(k) matching
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • Bonus Award Program (Profit Sharing Plan)

Additional benefits:

  • Educational Reimbursement
  • EAP
  • Credit Union offers savings, checking credit card, loan services and more
  • Special Discounts programs

Position

From ketchup to Oreo cookies to McCormick Spices, our work ensures the quality of products you rely on every day.

When human beings look at an object, the first three things we perceive are size, shape, and color. Color is the domain of HunterLab. From food to pharmaceuticals, paint, plastic, building materials, chemicals, paper, and textiles, HunterLab provides the most effective instruments and services available for the identification, measurement, and control of the way things look. We are an employee owned company working in 55 countries. (We maintain websites in seven languages and 60 percent of our sales are international.)

You will provide the Engineering team with electronics and system design support for product development projects. You will be a key Engineering team member and also provide general electronics engineering expertise to Manufacturing and other departments as needed. Electronics design related responsibilities include analog circuit design, digital circuit design, embedded processor design, firmware and software development. System design related responsibilities include power budgeting and distribution, intra-instrument communication planning, control system design and instrument configuration data management.

Responsibilities

  1. Define, design and test digital and analog electronic circuits for use in color measurement instruments.
  2. Develop and test Hardware Description Language (HDL) code for integrated circuits used in designs.
  3. Develop code in C/C++ and other programming languages to run on embedded processors in support of product development efforts.
  4. Work with Manufacturing Engineering to ensure that new products will be highly serviceable both at the factory, service centers, and in the field. Ensure that products are maintainable over their expected lifetime.
  5. Develop and implement printed circuit board (PCB) assembly and instrument test procedures.
  6. Work directly with external PCB design services, vendors, component manufacturers and PCB fabrication and assembly groups.
  7. Re-design existing PCB assemblies to resolve component obsolescence and ROHS issues. Develop and maintain standard documentation procedures for electronics design. This requires developing and maintaining Altium PCB Designer electronic components libraries, validating and linking PCB component footprints to schematic symbols for current and new parts, and standardizing the use of mechanical layers in PCB footprints in designs.
  8. Ensure that all engineering documentation required for the manufacture and service of products is correct, complete, current, and available to Manufacturing and other departments. Comply with all existing design and document control procedures.
  9. Generate and distribute Engineering Change and Deviation Notices (ECN / EDN) as required to support Procurement and Manufacturing.
  10. Assist in addressing recurring electronics-related quality issues.
  11. Performs other duties as assigned.

Attributes

  • You have excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build good working relationships with individuals and teams.
  • You have a strong ability to work independently and in a group atmosphere.
  • You have excellent and demonstrable oral and written communication skills.
  • You have high level of analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • You demonstrate a high level of professionalism, organizational skill and the ability to handle multiple tasks.
  • You are self-motivated, detail oriented, and able to work well under pressure.
  • You are able to shift from one task to another to address shifting priorities.

Qualifications

  • B.S. degree in Electrical / Electronic Engineering or a similar design-oriented, relevant technical discipline.
  • Minimum 5 years of related hands on experience in an electronics design role.
  • Thorough understanding of electrical and electronics design and manufacturing best processes and practices.
  • Thorough knowledge and demonstrable extensive experience using electronic PCB design tools, Altium is required.
  • Experience using electronic simulation software platforms, Altium is preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge of modern manufacturing methods, especially as it pertains to electronics fabrication and PCB assembly.
  • Experience using electronic test equipment in a lab and manufacturing environment, specifically analog and digital oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, and multi-meters.
  • Basic knowledge and experience using data acquisition and analysis systems and platforms, specifically LabVIEW.
  • Exposure to and basic knowledge of modeling, simulation, and analysis tools such as Matlab, MathCAD, or Mathematica.
  • Working knowledge of basic classical optics is desirable but not required.
  • Strong analytical skills including the ability to collect and manipulate data in current database systems and spreadsheets.
  • A high level of experience and demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access is preferred.
  • Excellent and demonstrable oral and written communication skills. A high level of proficiency using the Microsoft Office suite and experience in researching technical information on the Internet.
  • Solid understanding of modern ERP/MRP and MES systems.
  • Experience and solid working knowledge of Configuration Management (CM) and Change Control practices under a current Quality Management System (QMS).

What’s Attractive to the Right Candidate?

You will have the opportunity to oversee and lead small ad hoc groups of fellow team members in support of defined development projects and tasks.

To Apply

Please submit your resume including your salary requirements online.


Apply Now »

From ketchup to Oreo cookies to McCormick Spices, our work ensures the quality of products you rely on every day.

Whenever humans look at an object the first three things our brain processes are its shape, size, and color. At HunterLab, we make instruments that duplicate how our eyes see color. Our spectrophotometer systems are used by top manufacturers across the globe in virtually all industries and set the standard for accuracy, reliability and ease of use. We’re looking for a talented and enthusiastic Senior Mechanical Engineer to join our development team.

Summary of job:

At HunterLab, the Senior Mechanical Engineer is a key member of the New Product Development (NPD) Engineering team which develops new products from concept design to production release. Work closely with all product stakeholders on new product definition, requirements, and specifications. Generate preliminary product design concepts, sketches, and renderings for critical review. Combine your skills, experience, and innovative ideas with the latest design, modeling, and analysis tools to overcome design challenges and bring new products to market. Lead, mentor, and coach other team members to ensure the routine use of best design practices, robust modeling methods, and product documentation standards. Be a part of this hands-on collaborative design engineering team where generating innovative ideas, taking action, and getting results is the daily norm.

Responsibilities:

  1. Utilize your knowledge base and experience with best engineering practices, industry standards, fabrication processes, materials, and mathematics to create market leading new products.
  2. Work with the team to generate and maintain detailed 3-D part and assembly solid models of new products using SolidWorks.
  3. Ensure that new product development processes yield products that can be easily manufactured in-house or out-of-house at minimum cost.
  4. Provide design engineering support for major product enhancements, updates, and overhauls including product line extensions, design-oriented cost reductions, and quality improvements.
  5. Apply expertise and experience in technical documentation to create part and assembly fabrication and build drawings in SolidWorks. Document parts and assemblies using industry standards for dimensioning, tolerancing, material specifications, and related fabrication standards.
  6. Generate detailed parts lists, bills of material, and maintain revision control of all engineering product documentation.
  7. Collaborate closely with industrial designers, manufacturing engineering, production and others that are part of the development process.
  8. Assist with the procurement, physical assembly, and testing of prototype parts and assemblies for evaluation and testing purposes.
  9. Provide creative talent and energy to motivate other Engineering team members, to develop innovative solutions, promote good design, and be an enabler of new technologies.

Attributes:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build solid working relationships with individuals and teams across the company.
  • Strong ability to work both independently and in a group atmosphere.
  • Excellent and demonstrable oral and written communication skills.
  • A high level of professionalism, organizational skills and multitasking abilities.
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented and the ability to work well under pressur
  • Easily able to address shifting priorities.

Qualifications:

Education:

  • B.S. or higher degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar design-oriented technical field, e.g. Manufacturing / Industrial Engineering. Other scientific or engineering-related disciplines will be considered with demonstrated capability and requisite experience.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum 8 years of related hands-on experience in a mechanical design engineering role.

Required Skills:

  • Demonstrable background and experience in design and documentation for sophisticated electromechanical products.
  • Proficiency with detailed part and assembly solid modeling using SolidWorks parametric 3-D CAD system.
  • Expertise in the creation and maintenance of industry standard detailed engineering drawings and all related documentation required to release products to manufacturing.
  • Thorough understanding of modern mechanical design and manufacturing methods including material selection, surface finishes, molding technology, machine shop part fabrication.
  • Experience and solid working knowledge of Configuration Management (CM) and Change Control practices under a current Quality Management System (QMS).
  • A high level of experience and demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access and SQL Server.

Other Specialized Knowledge:

  • A solid understanding of modern ERP/MRP systems.
  • Familiarity with Optics and Optical Systems Engineering and related design.
  • Familiarity with Machine shop CNC Milling and Turning experience is a plus.
  • Familiarity with dimensional tolerances and inspection techniques.
  • Familiarity with Product Release Documentation Processes.
  • Basic knowledge and experience using data acquisition and analysis systems and platforms, specifically LabVIEW.
  • Exposure and basic knowledge of modeling, simulation, and analysis tools such as Matlab, MathCAD, or Mathematica.

To Apply

Please submit your resume including your salary requirements online.


Apply Now »

Summary of job:

Right now we have a need for a Manufacturing Technician who will be responsible for assisting with the assembly and calibration of instruments and subassemblies for state of the art color measurement products.

Responsibilities

  • Perform mechanical, optical and electrical alignments and adjustments of instruments in accordance with the production schedule timeline and procedures.
  • Conduct testing on assemblies and finished instruments in accordance with specified test programs.
  • Troubleshoot assemblies and finished instruments and correct as required.
  • Modify and/or create task specific documentation according to procedures.
  • Verify the quality of parts; assemblies and work performed meet the standards set forth in the company Quality Manual and Procedures.

Qualifications

  • High school graduate; some college a plus
  • Minimum of 1 year of related work experience.
  • Basic knowledge of MS Office and computers.
  • Basic electronic knowledge, experience with small hand tools a plus, troubleshooting skills for electronic and mechanical assemblies.
  • Solid communications skills and ability to work well with individuals and teams.

To Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter including your salary requirements or simply email your resume to HR@Hunterlab.com with “Manufacturing Technician” in the subject line of the email.


Apply Now »

Summary of job:

HunterLab is currently seeking a Customer Service Administrator who will be responsible for  order processing and customer service support by ensuring that the terms and conditions of each contract are met as anticipated by the buyer while also adhering to HunterLab requirements.  This is mainly achieved by acting as a communications interface between various internal departments.  Prepares quotations and proforma invoices.  Handles administrative support for sales department.

Responsibilities:

  • Contract review of purchase orders.  Process orders and data entry with high level accuracy. 
  • Organization of orders from entry date to shipping/invoicing date.
  • Field communications from customers, internal departments and distributors.
  • Provide shipping documentation for domestic and international orders where required.
  • Communicate with accounting regarding new customer accounts.
  • Provide RMA and documents for parts returned and issue warranty replacements.
  • Provide break coverage and back up support for Receptionist as needed.
  • Create, maintain and analyze reports.

Attributes:

  • Problem solving – You identify and resolve problems in a timely manner and gather and analyze information skillfully.
  • Interpersonal Skills – You are open to others’ ideas and exhibit willingness to try new things.
  • Communication - You have excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Planning/organizing – You prioritize and plan work activities using time efficiently.
  • Quality control - You demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness and monitor own work to ensure quality.
  • Adaptability - You adapt to changes in the work environment, manage competing demands and are able to deal with unexpected events.
  • Dependability – You are consistently at work and on time, follow instructions, respond to management direction and solicit feedback to improve performance.

Qualifications:

  • Associate’s Degree or equivalent combination of college and work experience
  • At least 2 years Customer Service Experience
  • Computer literacy to include knowledge of Microsoft products such as MS Outlook, Excel and Word. An understanding of pivot tables. Ability to do multi-step calculations, attention to detail is required when performing contract review and order entry.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, the ability to communicate effectively with people from diverse backgrounds. Must be responsive to customers and distributors. Great work ethic, compassion for customers and fellow employees that goes beyond simply having a professional attitude.  Must have the desire to learn, share information and grow as a team.  Must be dependable and punctual.

To Apply:

Please submit your resume including your salary requirements online.


Apply Now »

What’s Attractive to the Right Candidate? 

At HunterLab, you will become an integral and respected part of the team. Our employees are known as “Associates” because we are all stakeholders in HunterLab’s continued success. This is clearly conveyed through our excellent benefits package which includes health, dental, vision, flexible spending account, EAP, vacation leave, sick leave, paid holidays, 401(k) including company match, education/tuition assistance, life insurance, disability insurance, Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) and company profit sharing. Our Associates are offered long-term growth and opportunity and are proud to be on our team. With over 60 years of experience in our industry, you will become part of an outstanding group of experts in our industry. We’re also in walking distance to the Metro Silver Line!

HUNTER LAB IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.