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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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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!

 

Summary of job:

As a member of the Manufacturing Engineering Team, this mid-level position performs mechanical, optical and electrical inspection, testing and troubleshooting on incoming instruments, parts, and components to improve manufacturing operations and quality. The Manufacturing Engineering Technician II builds test fixtures and investigates complex systemic failures to provide vendor feedback and improve performance. This role has a high level of responsibility for solving problems confronting manufacturing performance, directly or indirectly. This position has hands-on electronics experience and/or engineering theory knowledge. Serves as a technical advisor and trainer for Manufacturing Technicians.

 Essential Functions:

  • Inspect and evaluate incoming electro-mechanical components, materials or assemblies by utilizing appropriate test procedures, test equipment, and processes.
  • Perform increasingly complex instrument or assembly testing to investigate systemic failure and design issues; Troubleshoot, resolve, and document process problems using problem-solving skills including 8D, Fishbone, Cause, and Effect or a general Root Cause, Preventative Action and Corrective Action processes. Reports on problems or concerns with systems, processes, equipment, and materials.
  • Rework or repair non-conforming material.
  • Build and maintain test and tooling fixtures to download software; Set up test equipment, download software, carry out reliability and performance tests, and make adjustments required to meet organizational standards. Verify data for intended use and verify data accuracy.
  • Work with manufacturing, engineers, and vendors on new products to improve time to production and vendor quality; Recommend technical design or process changes to improve instrument performance.
  • Support Manufacturing Technicians with testing and calibration processes for new products; Provide effective training as needed to other Associates.
  • Interpret CAD, wiring and schematic drawings, or engineering instructions for assembling electromechanical units, applying knowledge of electronic and mechanical theory.
  • Develop standard operational procedures (SOPs) for assembly, testing, and servicing of product and test fixtures. Prepare and maintain accurate, error-free methods of recording process steps, test data and serial numbers to capture objective evidence of the adherence of SOPs and to record process efficiencies and rework.
  • Support the 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. Work in partnership with Manufacturing Engineering to identify quality solutions and support the implementation of new solutions.
  • Inspect own work or the work of others for quality and meet company quality requirements as defined in the quality manual and work instructions; Promote continuous improvement opportunities within the designated work area; Report and solve quality issues immediately.
  • 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.
  • Ensure work areas are neat, organized and clean.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 Secondary Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Support Manufacturing Engineering in the interdepartmental transition of new products.
  • Review ECN (Engineering Change Notice).
  • Support department improvements based on gap analysis; Watching trends, communicating changes, and collaborating with department leadership as needed.

Required Education and Experience:

Associate’s degree in Electro-Engineering Technology or a related field with 2+ years of electro-mechanical testing and troubleshooting experience,

  • OR 2 years of related electronics experience with a Vocational & Trade School Program training OR equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • IPC Standard Certification and soldering certification a plus.
  • Military experience in a technical discipline will be considered.
  • Circuit troubleshooting and ISO experience highly preferred.

 

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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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 www.hunterlab.com/careers

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 fabricated mechanical, optical and electronic parts, and manufactured assemblies and/or sub-assemblies.
  2. Interprets, measures and verifies mechanical dimensions and tolerances using standard measuring tools and equipment
  3. Report inspection results of purchased and returned materials to the Materials Review Board.
  4. Report and document all non-conforming materials.
  5. Create and helps maintain a process that identifies and documents non-conforming materials and processes.
  6. Maintain inspection criteria and results on inspected items.
  7. Identify and implement improvements in inspection processes.
  8. 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.
  9. Work with other departments to research and resolve quality-related problems.
  10. Conduct compliance and verification testing of instruments as needed.
  11. Perform other duties as assigned.

 

You possess the following:

    • 3+ years of incoming and in-process inspection experience of fabricated mechanical, optical and electronic parts, and manufactured assemblies and/or sub-assemblies.
      • May be substituted for machine shop or machinist experience.
    • Experience with Mechanical Inspection Tools such as: calipers, Micrometers, pin gauges, depth gauges, etc.
    • Ability to understand and interpret Assembly Drawings, Wiring Diagrams, CAD Drawings, etc.
    • High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
    • ASQ Quality Inspector Certification Preferred.

 

To Apply:

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

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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