High Performance Lasers

Sustaining Mechanical Engineer

Job Summary

  • Work within a multidisciplinary team to support existing products with design and process improvements.
  • Devise, design and build robust fixturing and process equipment suitable for reliable, high volume manufacturing.
  • Analyze and respond to vendor requests for manufacturability improvements and drawing updates.
  • Execute verification test protocols that include environmental and accelerated life testing.
  • Oversee the procurement of engineering and prototype parts.
  • Generate and disseminate lessons learned for new product development


  • Minimum of BS degree in mechanical engineering
  • Experience with Solidworks, creation of engineering drawings, understanding of mechanical tolerances & GD&T
  • Candidate shall be highly organized and detail-oriented with clear and professional written and oral communication skills
  • Good understanding of the principles of heat transfer, thermal modeling, stress/strain behavior, materials selection and standard machining and sheet metal process
  • Successful candidates will demonstrate an eagerness to learn and a strong mechanical aptitude

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.

 nLIGHT is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including protected veterans and people with disabilities. For more information, please see the EEO is the Law poster from the federal government:  dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf 

 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, Europe, and Asia. nLIGHT lasers are not only changing the way things are made, but kdkdk

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