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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:

Right now we have a need for a highly motivated Shipping and Receiving Clerk, who will be responsible for verifying, recording and preparing incoming and outgoing shipments.

We would like you to apply your communication, computer and organizational skills to provide the best customer service and efficiency with minimal supervision.

In this position, you will:

  • Verify and keep records on incoming and outgoing shipments and prepare items for shipment.
  • Compare identifying information and counts, weighs, or measures items of incoming and outgoing shipments.
  • Create packaging using a Sealed-Air Insta-pack system.
  • Pack and unpack product.
  • Route items to departments.
  • Check for damages on inbound shipments.
  • Examine outgoing shipments to ensure shipments meet specifications.
  • Maintain inventory of shipping materials and supplies.

You have the following attributes:

  • Attention to detail. You have command of both the process and the details. You are known for your accuracy and you get it done right the first time.
  • Process-oriented. You think things through from a systems perspective and also have a command of detail. You are always looking for ways to simplify systems and processes where possible.
  • Excellent customer service attitude. You cooperate easily with staff, vendors, and clients, working as a positive team player.
  • Flexible. You adjust to changing priorities and operate effectively in a fluid environment.
  • Self-driven ownership. You ask questions and “come up to speed” quickly. You are hands-on, work with a sense of urgency, and dive in and take initiative without being asked.
  • Great communicator and listener. You have excellent oral and written communication. You have an exceptional ability to communicate with staff and build confidence at all levels. You get the information you need and convey the right information in a direct and pleasant manner. You are articulate and thoughtful, and you communicate your points easily. You take the time to learn what's valuable and important to others.

You possess:

  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent
  • Work Experience: 1 year of related clerical experience.


  • Word processing or computer data entry experience in a Windows-based environment.
  • Knowledge of general shipping and receiving skills a plus.
  • Ability to read, write and communicate in English to the degree necessary to perform the job.
  • Experience in using MS Office Suites and ERP Systems is highly desired.
  • Experience in domestic and international shipping.
  • Must be able to handle multiple tasks and communicate effectively verbally and through email.
  • Must be able to utilize the network computer resources that are available.
  • Must be able to lift and stack boxes and other equipment up to 50 lbs. on a daily basis.
  • Must be a self-starter and able to handle tasks with minimum supervision.
  • Must have good communication skills (written/oral) and demonstrate the ability to be customer-oriented.

To Apply:

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

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