Semiconductor and Fiber Lasers

Manufacturing Specialist- Hillsboro - Day Shift

We are actively searching for motivated Day Shift Manufacturing Specialists to join our team located in Hillsboro, Oregon.

Join our nLIGHT location in Hillsboro, Oregon and be part of a high performance team in a growing industry! nLIGHT manufactures high-power semiconductor lasers that are used in industrial, defense, medical, and consumer electronics applications. With global operations in Vancouver, WA, Hillsboro, OR, Shanghai, China, and Lohja, Finland, nLIGHT has grown rapidly since being founded in 2000.

As a Manufacturing Specialist your main Duties and Responsibilities would be:

  • Support device manufacturing in various “hands on” production tasks including but not limited to: Die bonding, scribing, inspection, wire bonding, fiber lensing, electromechanical assembly and packaging.

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Experience in electronic assembly is preferred but not required
  • Has an appreciation for timeliness, quality, and punctuality. This includes following all rules and regulations, including safety, attendance, breaks etc. established by management.
  • Ability to perform under pressure.
  • Maintains organization and cleanliness of assigned area.
  • Ability to read, write and comprehend internal documents written in
  • English such as work order travelers, inventory records, logs and general company records.
  • Basic addition, subtraction, and multiplication skills in order to process inventory, counting, time allocation, and work hours.
  • Have good attention to details and manual dexterity.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Willing and able to work overtime as necessary.
  • Basic computer skills
  • Soldering and/or wire bonding experience is a plus.

Work Environment:

  • Must be able to function well in an cleanroom environment.
  • Must be able to perform in cleanroom wearing cleanroom garments.
  • Must be able to work in a controlled chemical environment.

Physical Demands:

  • Must pass company required screening tests.
  • Must be able to stand or sit for up to 8 hours a day.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, bend and reach with hands and arms and perform light lifting duties without assistance.
nLIGHT is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package including competitive compensation:
  • Medical Benefits including Prescription and Vision
  • Dental including Orthodontia
  • Paid Time Off (PTO), including holiday, bereavement and jury duty
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Life & Accidental death and Dismemberment
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Development and learning opportunities
  • Employee and family events throughout the year

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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