Semiconductor and Fiber Lasers

Electrical Engineering Technician

nLIGHT is a 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 a publicly held company 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. 


  • Execute engineering experimentation to qualifying new designs and/or processes
  • Capture data and organize with detailed notes/observation
  • Preform 1stpass data analysis to ensure measurements are progressing as expected and producing consistent results
  • Establish basic understanding of product design, build processes, common usage conditions, and failure modes
  • Troubleshoot and repair electrically related issues on engineering as well as production material
  • Support implementation of process and BOM changes on the manufacturing line
  • Create, review and update manufacturing instructions
  • Maintain lab equipment, organize lab materials, and enforce lab safety policies
  • Conduct lab and manufacturing floor inspections to identify opportunities for improvements related to measurement efficiencies, required equipment capabilities, and operational safety
  • Collect and collate certification data on purchased components to enable system certifications


  • 5+ years professional work experience in volume production environment working with electronics, semiconductor equipment or electro-mechanical assemblies
  • Associates Degree in Electronics or industrial experience in closely related technologies required
  • Proficient with test and measurement equipment such as oscilloscopes, digital multimeters, power supplies, LC meters
  • Ability to solder, assemble, repair PCBAs and cable assemblies
  • Experience with electrical schematics and mechanical drawings
  • Computer skills – MS Office required, Solidworks and Altium preferred
  • Meticulous attention to detail, highly organized and self-motivated
  • Demonstrated ability to succeed in a fast-paced team environment
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Strong record of problem solving
  • Solid communications skills, both spoken and written
  • Data collection and analysis using off-the-shelf packages such as Excel

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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