Hiller Measurements Inc. makes Dripping Springs its home. And when something good happens to companies in Dripping Springs, it’s worth celebrating. The company has received a $66.3 million dollar contract from the U.S. Marine Corps. The contract is for designing, manufacturing, and supporting customized tests to verify the Marines’ electronic systems function properly.
The deal is set for five years. During this period, the company will supply automatic test systems and custom-built tests program sets for the Marines’ Automatic Test Systems program. The tests that Hiller Measurement conducts ensures whatever the Marines use will function as expected. This may be radios, tanks, helicopters, or phones.
About Hiller Measurements Inc.
The engineering firm designs, manufactures, and supports mission-critical test systems, assemblies, and instrumentation. Their systems have the agility and economy of an agile organization and the measurement science aptitude of a large test company. Their processes make it possible for them to quickly deliver systems in months instead of years.
Founded in 2010, the company has grown to almost 200 sites across the U.S. Its Dripping Springs headquarters employs almost 150 people. And it has recently expanded its facility to 63,000 square feet. About 25,000 square feet of that space will be for manufacturing.
They say customers will “leverage the quality of a Tier 1 technology integrator with the nimble flexibility and speed of a small design engineering firm. We take a straightforward agile approach, providing trusted design choices for quality final solutions.”
Clients include Lockheed Martin, the U.S. Department of Defense, and Tesla Inc., which is building a gigafactory in Austin. The engineering company tested Tesla’s Model S regenerative brake system and battery monitoring system. They also design and manufacture test systems for supercapacitors, 5G wireless technology, aerospace, RF, and medical devices.
In the past six months, the engineering firm has hired more than 30 people. An Austin Business Journal article reveals Dripping Springs High School has caught the eye of Hiller Measurement’s President Jeff Olsen. He credits the school’s engineering program and engineering teacher Jad Jadeja with developing students.
The school gives engineering students problems and the tools for solving those problems. The process fosters their creativity and problem-solving skills, which is the kind of talent Olsen wants to hire. Visit the Hiller Measurements’ career page for the latest openings. It’s exciting to Dripping Springs’ own grow and tap into local talent.