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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

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.)

Summary of job:

As a member of the Compliance and Validation team, this position performs activities such as receiving, inspecting and testing of incoming material and in-process assemblies to ensure compliance with specifications and standards. The Quality Assurance Inspector II performs testing to ensure assemblies and materials conforms to established standards, assembly drawings and other documentation and write inspection reports listing discrepancies of non-conformance.

In this position, you will:

  1. Perform incoming and in-process inspections of assemblies.
  2. Report inspection results of purchased and returned materials.
  3. Report materials and findings to the Materials Review Board.
  4. Report and document all non-conforming materials and help maintain a process that identifies and documents non-conforming materials and processes.
  5. Maintain inspection criteria and inspection results on inspected items.
  6. Identify and implement improvements in inspection processes.
  7. Assist in coordinating the calibration of tools and test equipment in the Instrument Test and Inspection Program. This includes but is not limited to linear equipment, crimp tools, and test fixtures.
  8. Work with other departments to research and resolve quality-related problems.
  9. Conduct compliance and verification testing of instruments as needed.
  10. Perform other duties as assigned.


You possess the following

  • 3+ years of inspection experience in a manufacturing environment or 2+ years as a HunterLab Associate in a quality, manufacturing or technical position.
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Technical certification preferred.


To Apply:

Please submit your resume, salary requirement and cover letter stating what sets you apart from other applicants.


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! To learn more about HunterLab visit us online at



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