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Who We Are at HunterLab

We are Associates We are Associates

At HunterLab, it’s believed that growth & success are in large part dependent upon the growth & success of our employees, who are called “Associates.” The founder of HunterLab, Richard Hunter, started the company with this mindset and we proudly carry it in all that we do today.

We’re 100% Employee Owned We’re 100% Employee Owned

Success is best when it’s shared by all who had a hand in it. As an Associate, you’re part of our Employee Stock Ownership Plan and you’re eligible for Quarterly Profit Sharing. HunterLab is 100% Employee Owned, with each Associate in charge of their own success & the overall success of HunterLab.

We’re Innovators We’re Innovators

We’re always striving to strengthen our leadership position in the color measurement technology field. Our perpetual goal is to provide customers with the most valuable knowledge and best solutions to their color measurement needs. We aim to help our customers succeed.

We’re the World’s True Measure of Color We’re the World’s True Measure of Color

HunterLab is ISO 9001:2008 certified with over 60 years of industry experience. Our color measurement solutions measure color the way that your eye sees it. Our technology supports thousands of customers in nearly every industry imaginable in 55 countries worldwide.

We’re Local We’re Local

Founded and established in 1952 in the Northern Virginia area out of Richard Hunter’s home, our office today is in Reston, within walking distance from the Metro Silver Line. We’re proud to support and strengthen our community both through our standing as a local business and through community outreach.

Benefits? We've got you Covered...

Employee Stock Ownership Plan

In the ESOP, you have ownership interest in the company via your ESOP account which contains shares of HunterLab stock.

401(k) Plan

401(k) Plan with Dollar-to-Dollar Matching and plan sponsor guidance available to you.

Profit Sharing Program

Quarterly Profit Sharing bonus awarded to Associates as finances are assessed & the numbers allow.

Health, Dental & Vision

Group Medical OAP, Dental PPO, Pharmacy Home Delivery & Vision Coverage.

Flexible Spending & Dependent Care Accounts

Set aside pre-tax dollars for qualified medical & daycare expenses for you & your family’s needs.

Basic Life, Short & Long Term Disability

Basic Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance, Short & Long Term Disability—all paid for by HunterLab.

Voluntary Life Insurance

Supplemental Voluntary Life Insurance and Accidental Death & Dismemberment coverage available for you to elect.

Holidays & Leave Benefits

Vacation, Sick, paid holidays & Parental Leave offered to all Associates.

Educational & Tuition Reimbursement

HunterLab offers reimbursement for tuition, educational workshops, seminars & certifications.

Health Club Reimbursement & Special Discount Programs

HunterLab offers reimbursement for part of your gym membership fees. You’ll also gain access to other discount programs.

Current Job Openings

 Summary of job:

As a part of the Human Resources Team, this position performs varied human resources professional work in support of the HunterLab strategic and HR goals. This position involves researching, developing and administering human resources policies, procedures and programs and supporting employee engagement programs. The Human Resources Generalist I carries out multiple day-to-day HR responsibilities including employee relations, recruiting, staffing, and selection; compensation and benefits administration, employee onboarding and organizational exit, and employee engagement & recognition activities. The position works play a critical role in human resources actions, maintaining human resources files and records, preparing related reports, and serving as a point-of-contract for company Associates.

In this position, you will:

  1. Provides human resources advice and consultation to employees and management, to include coaching and counseling on performance management issues, conflict management, interpretation of employment policies and resolution.
  2. Responsible for the full life cycle recruitment process. Develop and implement recruiting strategies to meet current or anticipated staffing needs.
  3. Ensure compliance with USCIS Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification; updates in E-Verify; periodically audits Forms I-9.
  4. Lead and conduct new employee onboarding covering all HR topics, company policies and procedures, employee benefits and culture; Train, assign, and evaluate Onboarding Partners.
  5. Perform benefits administration, including eligibility, claims resolution, change reporting, reconcile invoices for payment, managing open enrollment and communicating benefits information to employees.
  6. Communicates employee changes and updates to payroll.
  7. Assist employees with any questions and needs regarding company policies, benefits, payroll, performance management, and training; Prepare and respond to employment verifications.
  8. Write and create employee communications, announcements and flyers marketing various HR programs and initiatives which are key to the attraction and retention of employees.
  9. Coordinate and plan all company employee engagement and employee recognition activities including anniversary, birthday, picnics, retirement, or holiday events.
  10. Maintain compliance with federal, state and local employment and benefits laws and regulations.
  11. Maintain company organization charts and the employee directory.
  12. Assist in evaluation of reports, decisions and results of the HR department in relation to strategic goals. Recommends new HR approaches, policies and procedures to continually improve efficiency of the department and quality of services performed.
  13. Assists HR Manager with various research or special projects, as needed.
  14. Provides break coverage and back up support for Receptionist as needed.
  15. Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor's degree in HR management, HR development, or related field with 3-5+ years of progressively responsible human resources experience that includes responsibility for administering human resources policies and programs or a master's degree in HR management or related field and 2 years of HR experience or seven years of progressively responsible human resources experience, or any similar combination of education and experience.
  • Designation as a Professional Human Resources Professional (PHR) or SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) SHRM-CP desired. ADP experience preferred.
  • Ability to be detail-oriented, accurate and organized
  • Must be reliable, dependable, and trustworthy, as well as able to maintain confidential information.
  • Must be flexible and adaptable and have the ability to stay focused and positive in a changing environment with minimal supervision.
  • Able to juggle competing demands, prioritize, work with a sense of urgency, meet deadlines, exceed expectations, and deliver on commitments.
  • Able to handle confidential and sensitive information with the utmost discretion, maturity and professionalism.
  • Solid foundation and knowledge of HR principles and HR best practices.
  • Ability to deal effectively with employees / management, requiring high levels of patience, tact and diplomacy to diffuse emotionally charged issues and to collect accurate information to resolve conflicts or issues.
  • Excellent interpersonal, relationship building and team player skills.
  • Sound judgment, and critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.

What makes HunterLab a great place to work?

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. HunterLab is 100% employee owned! 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!

 

HUNTERLAB 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. HunterLab participates in E-Verify.

 

 


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Summary of job:

As a member of the Manufacturing Team working in the Materials Management area, this position works independently in a wide range of stockroom activities, including receiving, storing, selecting, and delivering a variety of company materials, units, or product to work areas. The positions pulls orders from inventory, delivers materials and supplies to departments, and stages finished product. The Material Handler II counts and weighs parts to check quantity accuracy. They monitor stockroom inventory and reports discrepancies in quantities to supervisors.

Key responsibilities include:

  1. Perform basic stockroom material handling activities including unloading inventory, receiving parts, material movements, order fulfillment, and inventory.
  2. Check orders placed by order entry, pick kits based on customer orders and pulls the right products for each order; stages orders and prepare kits for shipment.
  3. Load and unload inventory deliveries in the stockroom and ensure each incoming delivery matches the company purchase order.
  4. Open containers, using cutters, crowbar, claw hammer, or other hand tools; Tag or mark identifying information on inventory. 
  5. Establish identity such as stock number, model, and serial number of various items determined by material review board (MRB).
  6. Count or weigh parts to check quantity accuracy of inventory materials; Adheres to company procedures for stored materials including documentation and Enterprise Resource Management.
  7. Work closely with the Inventory Control Supervisor to monitor supply levels, determine inventory shortages, meet on-time delivery, and submit purchasing recommendations on a regular basis.
  8. Convey materials to or from the stockroom to work sites on mobile carts.
  9. Perform basic stockroom management using First-In-First-Out (FIFO) methods to maintain shelf-life of inventory.
  10. Inspect own work for quality and meet company quality requirements as defined in the quality manual and work instructions; Reports quality issues immediately. Follow the HunterLab Quality Assurance Manual (QAM) assuring adherence to approved quality standards and procedures.
  11. Maintain safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  12. Problem solve with equipment, transactions, and processes; Determine solutions utilizing problem solving skills including root cause preventive actions, and process mapping.
  13. Communicate within, and outside department to create interdepartmental collaboration.
  14. Cross train with various Materials Management positions to provide back up for peak demand, vacations, or absence.
  15. Provide production, progress, or changeover reports to supervisors.
  16. Participate and share knowledge during meetings.
  17. Participate in the company annual physical inventory.
  18. Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Successful Candidate will have:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Minimum of 1 or more year’s related experience in materials handling, inventory management experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Enterprise Resource Management experience preferred.

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While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Please note the selected candidate will be required to submit to company background check.

Interested to know more? Visit us at https://www.hunterlab.com/careers

What makes HunterLab a great place to work?

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. HunterLab is 100% employee owned! 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!

About HunterLab

Driven by a life-long desire to help others, Richard Hunter became known as one of the world’s foremost color scientists. A key accomplishment of his R & D career was the Theory of Opponent Colors, more widely known as Hunter Lab; today a cornerstone color scale throughout the entire color measurement industry. Now, we embrace his mission of helping others and provide world-class customer support and product innovation.

HunterLab color measurement solutions are employed in a wide variety of industries including building materials, chemical, food, paint, paper, pharmaceutical, plastic, textile, and others. Our Associates enjoy an innovative, supportive and friendly work environment, great benefits including an Employee Stock Ownership Program, and a real opportunity to make a difference in science, technology, engineering, and math fields (STEM). Join our talented team of professionals and leaders. More than a job; it’s an adventure in science with a global reach.

 

HUNTERLAB 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. HunterLab participates in E-Verify.


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Summary of job:

As a member of the Engineering Team, this senior level position performs advanced electrical research, design, development, and testing of electrical products or systems. This position envisions how the specific design or project will be completed, identifies critical requirements and performance aspects, defines the system architecture, and identifies required functionality. The Senior Electrical Engineer plays a lead role early in the development cycle, documenting requirements, then proceeding with design synthesis and electrical validation while considering the operations, performance, test, manufacturing, cost, and schedule. The position applies advanced knowledge of Electrical Engineering and digital and analog Electronics Engineering. Serves as a mentor to Electrical Engineer I and liaison to the Manufacturing Department.

In this position, you will:

  1. Research, design, development, and testing of electrical (digital and analog) products or systems; Conduct or oversee prototype development activities to ensure compliance to specifications; Promote effective production processes; Ensure optimal performance and cost efficiency of designs.
  2. Create electrical schematics, design Printed Circuit Board Assemblies (PCBAs) and/or other physical layouts of integrated electrical systems and components, including cabling and wire harnesses; Select appropriate components and PCBA footprints; Create electrical designs consistent with company process and functional constraints.
  3. Define and execute instrument performance verification test plans; Conduct analyses addressing issues such as failure, reliability, capacity, capability or instrument improvement; Develop mathematical models of electrical designs and overall color measurement instrumentation to drive the design process and validate performance.
  4. Troubleshoot, solve and refine prototype and final electrical system designs to optimize for target performance, physical dimensions and tolerances, or manufacturing constraints; Resolve failure issues and identify root causes; Locate alternative sources for obsolete items.
  5. Create and maintain formal electrical engineering documents such as Bills of Material (BOMs), Hardware Design Documents, cable and wire harness drawings, electrical interconnects, Engineering Change Notifications / Engineering Deviation Notices (ECN / EDN), revision control, release documentation and design document packages; Perform project Design Reviews and maintain Engineering Lab notebooks.
  6. Provide engineering support to existing products, respond to outside vendor and procurement team questions, collaborate with Product Ownership team and other staff to identify and recommend product enhancements and improvements; Investigate product issues reported by internal stakeholders, evaluate problems, and recommend solutions in conjunction with other Senior engineers.
  7. Evaluate new materials and electrical components, design tools / processes, and manufacturing techniques for applicability and utility to electrical design projects; Evaluate new product requirements in conjunction with senior staff and Product Ownership team; Assist in coordination of new equipment and test fixtures purchase, testing, installation, and training to ensure acceptable processing, performance, cost, sustainability, or availability.
  8. Manage and perform prototype material procurement processes, including quoting, ordering, and receipt inspection of materials.
  9. Manage the electrical aspects of product design to ensure that Industry Standards and Certifications, including CE and UL, are achieved; Coordinate with outside testing labs to test, verify, and document for compliance; Prepare Certificates and maintain all documents required for compliance.
  10. Drive the HunterLab Quality Management System to conform to customer, internal, ISO 9001, and regulatory/legal requirements.
  11. Communicate operating characteristics or performance experience to other engineers or designers for training or new product development purposes.
  12. Maintain safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  13. Perform other duties as assigned.
  14. Serve as electrical engineering liaison to other HunterLab departments and the engineering team; Provide electronics support for optical development.
  15. Participate and share knowledge during Department meetings.
  16. Provide effective training to Electrical Engineer I, new and/or other department Associates.

You possess:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering (EE) with 8+ years of experience in electrical engineering, computer science, physics, or other related discipline,
    • or a Master’s degree in Physics or Engineering with 4+ years of experience
    • or Ph.D. in Physics or Engineering with 2+ years of experience in electrical engineering;
    • 5+ years of experience as a HunterLab Electrical Engineer I or combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in electro-optical design with analog and digital electronics, including light emission and detection.
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience using a software electronic simulation platform.
  • Experience using the Altium design suite for PCBA design is strongly preferred.
  • Experience designing with FPGAs, CPLDs, and programming in HDL is strongly preferred.
  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) preferred.

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What makes HunterLab a great place to work?

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. HunterLab is 100% employee owned! 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!

 

HUNTERLAB 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. HunterLab participates in E-Verify.


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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. HunterLab participates in E-Verify.

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