Semiconductor and Fiber Lasers

Quality Technician

About nLIGHT

nLIGHT is a rapidly growing vertically integrated supplier of high-performance lasers that enable innovation in materials processing, microelectronics and defense applications. nLIGHT develops and manufactures fiber lasers based on industry-leading semiconductor laser and optical fiber technology. nLIGHT is headquartered in Vancouver, Washington with additional sites in North America, Asia and Europe. nLIGHT lasers are not only changing the way things are made, but what can be made.


  • Inspection
    • Perform process audits per documented requirements (verification that employees are following documented instructions and have been certified for the operation)
    • Perform product in-line inspection per documented requirements (verification that product has been built to the required standards)
    • Support incoming inspection requirements per documented requirements (back-up to IQA)
    • Manage inspection documentation, inspection records and audit reports
    • Manage aspects of the non-conforming material (NCM) process – disposition, transactions, reporting
    • Analyze supplier data
    • Complete First Article Inspection Reports (FAIR)
    • Provide feedback to suppliers and ensure suppliers complete corrective action requests promptly
    • Communicate with Production, Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management about non-conformances
  • Quality Management System (QMS)
    • Participate in internal audits
    • Identify non-conformance to the QMS and areas for improvement
  • Continual Improvement
    • Participate in process improvement and problem solving teams
    • Support Supplier development activities
    • Develop Quality Standards


  • Technical Certification/Associate Degree
  • ASQ Certification preferred

Required Skills: 

  • Basic Microsoft Office computer skills
  • Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T) knowledge
  • Competence with standard inspection tools: micrometer, calipers, drop gauge, Go-No Go gage, microscope, Optical comparator, etc.

Preferred EXPERIENCE: 

  • Manufacturing in a high technology Industry
  • IPC 610A certification
  • Familiar with the requirements of the ISO 9001 standard
  • Working knowledge of Minitab

nLIGHT is subject to US Export Control regulations. To qualify for this position, a Foreign Person (that is, not a US Citizen or legal Permanent Resident) must be eligible for a deemed export license under the US Department of Commerce and/or the US Department of State.

Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or age. For more information about our commitment to equal employment opportunity, please see these government posters: “EEO is the Law” and its accompanying temporary supplement.  If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation in the application or hiring process, please contact Human Resources at (360) 566-4460 or

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