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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

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.

 

Manufacturing Technician III, Reston, VA                                      

Full-Time (FT)                                                   

 

As a member of the Manufacturing Team, this senior-level bench-type position performs mechanical, optical and electrical assembly, adjustment, alignment, and calibration to manufacturing specifications on subassemblies and finished instruments. The Manufacturing Technician III has a high level of responsibility for technical work and applies advanced knowledge of electrical and mechanical principles to assemble and test product performance using a variety of specialized equipment, schematics & blueprints, and work instructions. The Manufacturing Technician III has gained expertise in multiple competencies including electrical and mechanical principles and serves as mentor to Manufacturing Technicians I & II.

 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Assemble, install, calibrate, align, operate and maintain complex instruments, and adjust production processes for optimal performance while interpreting mechanical assembly drawings, Bills of Material (BOM), written and verbal instructions.
  • Read blueprints, wiring diagrams, schematic drawings, or engineering instructions for assembling electronic-mechanical units, applying knowledge of electronic-mechanical theory and components.
  • Test and evaluate instrument or assemblies to determine condition by utilizing appropriate test procedures, test equipment and processes; Calibrate instrumentation and/or technical equipment. Capable of testing circuits using precision test equipment.
  • 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. Perform multi-discipline calibrations.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve problems or failures with equipment, devices, or products. Determine best solutions using problem-solving skills including 8D, Fishbone, Cause and Effect or a general Root Cause, Preventative Action and Corrective Action processes. Report problems or concerns with processes, equipment, materials and labor to Manufacturing Supervisor.
  • 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 with Manufacturing Engineering to identify quality solutions and supports implementation of new solutions.

 

Successful candidates will have:

High School Diploma or GED equivalent with 5+ years of manufacturing experience or electro-mechanical assembly and calibration experience, OR 3 years of related experience with a Vocational & Trade School Program degree OR 2+ years as a Hunter Lab Manufacturing Technician II or 3+ years of experience as a Hunter Lab Manufacturing Technician I or equivalent combination of education and experience. HunterLab Assembler I-III experience will be considered. Manufacturing Skill Standards Council: Certified Production Technician (CPT), preferred. Minimum of 3 years technical training or military experience in a technical discipline preferred Vocational & Trade School Program degree, preferred.

 

HOW TO APPLY: 

For more information about HunterLab visit https://www.hunterlab.com. Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position.

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted. Please note the selected candidate will be required to submit to company background check.


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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.

 

HR Generalist I, Reston, VA                                  

Full-Time (FT)                                                      

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 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. This position works independently on projects, from conception to completion, and must be able to work under pressure and manage confidential matters with discretion and diplomacy. 

 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Develop and implement recruiting strategies to meet current or anticipated staffing needs; Track recruiting metrics or key performance indicators (KPIs).
  • Write advertisements for job openings, post and advertise vacancies, and respond to inquiries regarding employment opportunities; Develop screening profiles, screen applications and refer applicants for employment; serves on interview panels as needed.
  • Coordinate post offer pre-employment processes, make job offers and coordinate post offer, coordinate pre-employment exams and handle hiring-related paperwork; Coordinate hire dates between applicant and manager and notify/coordinate with internal parties as necessary. 
  • Ensure compliance with USCIS Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification; periodically audits Forms I-9.
  • Lead and conduct new employee onboarding covering all HR topics, company policies and procedures, employee benefits and culture; Train, assign, and evaluate Onboarding Partners.
  • Perform benefits administration, including eligibility, claims resolution, change reporting, approving invoices for payment, managing open enrollment and communicating benefits information to employees.
  • Prepare and administer FMLA, ADA, COBRA correspondence and forms along with other actions in accordance with federal or state law.
  • Assist employees with any questions and needs regarding company policies, benefits, payroll, performance management, and training; Prepare and respond to employment verifications.
  • Write and create employee communications, announcements and flyers marketing various HR programs and initiatives which are key to the attraction and retention of employees.
  • Coordinate and plan all company employee engagement and employee recognition activities including anniversary, birthday, picnics, retirement, or holiday events.
  • Perform job analysis; Draft new and updated job descriptions to define job duties as required; perform job audits as well as internal and external market analyses when assigned; maintain accuracy of job descriptions paying attention to written content, organizational conformity, formatting, and career pathing.

 

Successful candidates will have:

A bachelor's degree in HR management, HR development, or related filed 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.

 

HOW TO APPLY: 

For more information about HunterLab visit https://www.hunterlab.com. Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position.

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted. Please note the selected candidate will be required to submit to company background check.


Apply Now »

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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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