Semiconductor and Fiber Lasers

Sr Mechanical Engineer

nLIGHT is searching for a Senior Mechanical Engineer to work within a multidisciplinary team to design, build and document tooling components, fixtures, workstations, equipment and systems to enable nLIGHT prototyping and manufacturing processes.

Job Summary

  • Design and build robust tooling and process equipment suitable for reliable high volume manufacturing
  • Work with an interdisciplinary team to establish and define manufacturing equipment subsystem interactions and requirements
  • Work within existing tooling development guidelines, and work to improve the guidelines when appropriate
  • Oversee the procurement of engineering and prototype parts


  • Minimum of BS degree in mechanical engineering with 6 years of industry experience.
  • Candidate will have demonstrated machinery design experience in various industries
  • Proficiency with SolidWorks and engineering drawing practices including tolerance analysis and a working understanding of GD&T
  • Candidate shall be self-motivated and able to work with minimal guidance in the areas of requirements gathering, assuring customer needs are addressed, sourcing parts through supply chain contacts, and delivering fully documented solutions to the manufacturing floor

Exceptional candidates will have

  • Strong understanding of the principles of heat transfer, thermal modeling, stress/strain behavior, materials selection and standard machining and sheet metal processes
  • Detailed understanding of precision mechanical design associated with optical assemblies and the principles of fine mechanics to maintain micron-scale tolerances
  • Candidate shall be highly organized and detail-oriented with clear and professional written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated project management skills

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

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.

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