High Performance Lasers

IQA Inspector

nLIGHT is seeking a Quality Inspector to join our quality team located in Vancouver, Washington. This role will perform sample inspection and measurement of incoming parts and paperwork to satisfy production requirements. This role supports first article inspection of new parts and/or parts from new suppliers. This position will record inspection results and initiate disposition of non-conforming parts.


  • Inspect parts/material/paperwork.
  • Complete inspection records.
  • Raise NCMs for non-conforming material.
  • Complete Incoming Inspection data for Supplier Quality reporting


  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • ASQ Certified Quality Inspector preferred
  • Experience with Inspection/measurement of precision mechanical and optical components/assemblies, and printed circuit board assemblies using micrometers, calipers, go/no-go gauges, microscopes, optical comparators, Coordinate Measuring Machines, etc. required.
  • ERP system transactions knowledge required.
  • Inspection of components for laser diode assemblies and fiber optics preferred
  • ISO 9001 experience preferred
  • Ability to read and interpret Engineering Drawings.
  • Understanding of basic quality terms, definitions and concepts
  • Ability to use inspection equipment including CMM and identify/recognize measurement errors and initiate corrective actions
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office programs such as Excel, Access etc.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision

About nLIGHT

nLIGHT is a rapidly growing vertically integrated supplier of high-performance lasers that enable innovation in materials processing, defense, and medical applications. nLIGHT develops and manufactures direct diode and 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 meet our customers' needs.

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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