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Published on: Jan 02 2019


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.


  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • 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.

Key responsibilities include:

  1. 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.
  2. Read blueprints, wiring diagrams, schematic drawings, or engineering instructions for assembling electronic-mechanical units, applying knowledge of electronic-mechanical theory and components.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Inspect own work or the work of others for quality and meet company quality requirements as defined in the quality manual and work instructions; Support continuous improvement opportunities within designated work area; Report and solve quality issues immediately.
  8. Meet product labor standard and standard run rate efficiency for assigned work. Work with Manufacturing Supervisor to ensure customer demands and the production schedules are met.
  9. Perform preventative maintenance on tools and test equipment; May disassemble, clean, repair, and replace defective parts of standard test equipment as necessary.
  10. Prepare and maintain accurate error-free manufacturing production, maintenance logs or data, test protocol, Quality Forms (QF-9), company’s database, customer-specific data, and create a Debug / Out of Control Action Plan for each operation. Report any inconsistencies or equipment issues following standard procedures.
  11. Provide effective training to other Manufacturing Technicians and Assemblers.
  12. 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.
  13. Tag or mark identifying information on parts; May prepare parts orders for shipment.
  14. Ensure work areas are neat, organized and clean.
  15. Provide production, progress, or changeover reports to Manufacturing Supervisor.
  16. Create Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) with Manufacturing Supervisor.
  17. Support department improvements based on gap analysis; Watching trends, communicating changes, and collaborating with department leadership as needed.
  18. Maintain inventory of product in work station.
  19. Performs other duties as assigned.

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

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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!


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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