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Published on: Nov 21 2018

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.



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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