High Performance Lasers

Mechanical Technician

About nLIGHT

nLight is a privately held company established in 2000 that develops and manufactures high-power semiconductor lasers for industrial, defense, medical and consumer applications. With state-of-the-art manufacturing in over 100,000 sq. ft. of facilities in Vancouver, WA, Hillsboro, OR, China and Finland, nLight is a leader in key growth markets.  nLight has received numerous awards and acclaim for its growth, leadership, and innovation.  

Job Summary

  • Work closely with engineering team to build and test prototype stems and tooling stations
  • Execute verification test protocols that include environmental and accelerated life testing
  • Oversee the procurement of engineering and prototype parts


  • Previous experience with lasers strongly desired
  • Use of Excel and other MS Office software is required
  • Candidate shall be highly organized and detail-oriented with clear and professional written and oral communication skills
  • Successful candidates will demonstrate an eagerness to learn and a strong mechanical aptitude
  • The most qualified candidates will have:
    • Experience with Solidworks and the creation of simple engineering drawings
    • The ability to set up and run data acquisition equipment

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, 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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