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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 Team, this position assumes responsibility for performing more complexmechanical, optical and electrical adjustments and alignments to manufacturing specifications on subassemblies and finished instruments. The Assembler II applies knowledge of electrical and mechanical principles to production in determining equipment malfunctions and effectively routes work to required area. Works on assignments that are routine and repetitive in nature, requiring limited judgment. Proves to be proficient in all areas listed for HunterLab Assembler I in addition to items listed below.

Essential Functions:

  • Assemble high-quality electro-mechanical and optical instruments and position, install, align, and fasten units to assemblies, subassemblies, or cable harnesses for optimal performance while interpreting mechanical assembly drawings, Bills of Material (BOM), written and verbal instructions. Must be cross trained to independently produce at least X% of the instruments types manufactured.
  • Review schematics or other instructions to determine operational methods or sequences. Render modification and create tool modifications for parts, as needed.
  • Connect cables, tubes, and wiring, according to specifications. Solder electrical components, as necessary.
  • Drill, tap ream, or countersink holes in parts, equipment or materials. Reshape metal workpieces to established specifications.
  • Inspect, test, and adjust in-coming and in-process assemblies to ensure that units meet specifications, tolerances, and customer order requirements.
  • Determine and report defects in assembly instruments, materials or questionable conditions to supervisor. Reject material per process and documents rework hours.
  • Inspect own work for quality and meets company quality requirements as defined in the quality manual and work instructions; Reports quality issues immediately. Determine solutions using problem-solving skills including 8D, Fishbone, Cause and Effect or a general Root Cause, Preventative Action and Corrective Action processes.
  • Works with Assembler III & Quality Assurance (QA) and management on continuous improvement projects and follows the HunterLab Quality Assurance Manual (QAM) assuring adherence to approved quality standards and procedures.
  • Performs prescribed preventive maintenance on machines as required.
  • Meet product labor standard and standard run rate efficiency for assigned work.
  • Prepare and maintain accurate manufacturing production, maintenance logs or data, and create a Debug / Out of Control Action Plan for each operation.
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Secondary Functions and Responsibilities

  • Provide production, progress, or changeover reports to supervisors.
  • Participate and share knowledge during Daily Stand Up meetings.
  • Maintain inventory of product in workstation.

Required Education and Experience:

High School Diploma or GED equivalent with a minimum of 3 or more year’s related mechanical and production manufacturing/instrumentation or equivalent combination of education and experience; 1+ years as a Hunter Lab Assembler I.

Working Conditions

The Working Conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by this position to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Work is performed mostly in a controlled atmosphere. Some exposure to harsh conditions such as: dust, fumes, noise (harsh sounds) and varying temperatures for short periods of time is possible. Ability to lift up to 40 pounds and to manipulate small hand tools including crimper, cutter, Dremel hand tool and soldering, and to perform repetitive work. Good manual dexterity for working with small parts required. Typical physical demands used daily include: walking, bending, reaching, climbing stairs and ladders, sitting and making numerous equipment connections using hands. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, visually distinguish colors and ability to adjust focus. The use of personal protective equipment (PPE) will be required.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or as scheduled by your supervisor.

Travel:

No travel is expected for this position.


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 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 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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