High Performance Lasers

Manufacturing Specialist I - Fiber Laser- Swing/Grave Shift

Join the nLight Photonics Laser Division and grow with a high performance team in a growth industry! Produce high-powered fiber lasers and components as part of a manufacturing team.  No experience required. Receive Manufacturing Specialist on-the-job training to perform hands-on production tasks, including: electromechanical assembly, handling, splicing, and assembly of optical fibers, operation and testing of lasers, and maintaining accurate production reports. 


  • Learn and perform electromechanical assembly operations required to build fiber lasers
  • Work a minimum of 8 hours in a clean room environment, wearing clean room garments (smock, hair-covering, booties, gloves, and laser glasses)
  • Use manual and electronic tools for mechanical and optical assembly
  • Enter production build report data into computer-based travelers and inventory system
  • Includes handling solvents
  • Includes extended periods of standing and sitting
  • Contributing as a valued team member is central to long-term success in this position
  • Experienced handling small delicate components and assembly, using ESD practices and clean room protocol preferred, but not required.
  • Soldering and microscope experience a plus.
  • Ability to work in a team oriented production environment.
  • Committed to working safely.
  • Willing to make improvement suggestions.
  • Willing and able to be trained.
  • Ability to communicate and follow English written and verbal instructions. 
  • Ability to maintain on-time,excellent attendance and overtime availability.
  • Must be comfortable with the use of computer for data entry.
  • Must have good mechanical skills.
  • Must be comfortable using chemicals.
  • Ability to identify and distinguish colors.

Benefits of our Swing/Grave Shift: ◾Swing/Grave Shift Differential ◾Work Schedule from 2:30 pm- 11:00 pm/ 9:30 pm- 6:00 am to accommodate a Great Work/ life Balance. ◾Avoid peak hours at all of your favorite places.

nLIGHT is proud to offer comprehensive COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:

  • Starting at $13.50/hr. DEO with progression path to $15.00/hr at 12 months
  • Swing Shift Differential
  • Semi-Annual Bonus Potential
  • 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

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. We're committed to working together to deliver breakthrough solutions that help our customers innovate and grow.

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 


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