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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 member of the Manufacturing Engineering Team, this position plans and designs manufacturing processes to maximize manufacturability and serviceability. The Manufacturing Engineer II is skilled and adept at design and technical concepts and manages equipment layout, workflow, assembly methods, materials requirements, and documentation to achieve manufacturing goals. This position has a high level of responsibility for new product manufacturability, serviceability, and quality operational processes. This role applies knowledge of electrical, optical, mechanical, and software development principles to sustain manufacturing and servicing of existing products. The Manufacturing Engineer II has increased expertise in multiple competencies, including capacity and capability analyses. Serve as a technical mentor and trainer to Manufacturing Engineers and various Technicians within the organization.

Key responsibilities include:

  1. Plan, design, and recommend manufacturing processes for new and existing products with high efficiency and quality while meeting on-time deliveries.
  2. Analyze layouts, establish workflow, determine assembly methods, and implement all design and process improvements.
  3. Determine parts, equipment, and tools needed to achieve goals according to product specifications.
  4. Estimate technical and resource requirements for new products planned for manufacturing.
  5. Troubleshoot and resolve operational performance problems with all production systems and sub-assemblies addressing the root causes of operational failures, including calibration data, non-conformant materials, process errors, and testing.
  6. Perform assembly, calibration, and testing of new product prototypes; offer suggestions for the fabrication of mechanical, electrical, optical components, and production/customer software; ensure all products are maintainable over the expected lifetime.
  7. Investigate and recommend new methods, techniques, and training needed to improve manufacturing efficiency, quality, and on-time delivery.
  8. Create Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); draft department documents, flow charts, calibration processes or other technical documents for effective manufacturing; maintain Bill of Materials (BOMs).
  9. Increase productivity and efficiency by analyzing technology or capability gaps. Research, develop, and deploy software solutions using process automation.
  10. Provide technical support to all areas of the organization.
  11. Assist Manufacturing Engineering Manager with daily management and training of Manufacturing Engineers and Technicians.
  12. Support the Quality Assurance (QA) and management on continuous improvement projects and follow the HunterLab Quality Assurance Manual (QAM) assuring adherence to approved quality standards and procedures.
  13. Work with Manufacturing Engineering Manager to identify quality solutions and support the implementation of new solutions.
  14. Support safety regulations and company policies to include performing Job Safety Analysis; Follow company safety regulations and company policies as designated by the Quality System.
  15. Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Successful Candidate will have:

  • Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering or related discipline with 1-2+ years’ experience in manufacturing/industrial engineering, or other related work experience, OR a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering with 4+ years’ experience, OR an Associate’s degree in Industrial Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering with 8+ years’ experience
  • Required: 3-D CAD modeling, PCB layout, or automation programming experience. Configuration Management (CM) and Change Control under the Quality Management System (QMS).
  • Preferred: Applied experience with Python, C, C++. Enterprise Resource Management (ERP) and MES experience. Certified Manufacturing Engineer (CMfgE) Certification. Six Sigma Green Belt Certification (SSGB).

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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

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.

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 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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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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