Semiconductor and Fiber Lasers

Material Handler I

About nLIGHT

nLIGHT is a rapidly growing publicly listed company (NASDAQ: LASR).  nLIGHT is a global leader in high-power semiconductor and fiber lasers for industrial, microfabrication, aerospace, and defense applications. Headquartered in Vancouver, WA, nLIGHT employs over 1,000 people with operations in the U.S., China, and Finland.

We are seeking an exceptional Material Handler to join our Shipping and Receiving team in Vancouver, WA. 

Material Handling and Receiving:
 Receive incoming product, component material, and RMAs from customers according to documented process.  Ensure accuracy by verifying vendor, parts received, and quantity received in accordance with purchase orders.  Repackaging or relabeling of material as necessary. Segregate material requiring incoming inspection both physically and electronically.


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • 1-2 years experience in a material-handling role preferred
  • Active Forklift Certification (Vancouver)
  • Data Entry Skills
  • Experience working with an ERP/MRP System (AX preferred)
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal, for resolving issues with internal customers
  • Experience using online production tools for tracking inventory (i.e. FedEx, UPS)
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office software and web browsers.
  • Experience with ISO 9001:2000 requirements is preferred 
  • Ability to lift up to 40+ lbs. 
  • The ideal candidate is a self-starter who possesses a positive attitude and enjoys working in a team environment.

Expected Proficiency:

Demonstrate Proficiency based on training documents covering the following:

  • Validate pcs with Delivery vehicle BOL
  • Compare Vendor Packing Slip with PO
  • Compare Actual Qty with qty on PO
  • Escalate if problem persists
  • Do data entry in AX based on final qty after any resolutions
  • Print labels for boxes with appropriate information
  • Advise personnel if there are packages for individuals
  • bag and tag process
  • Parts requests
  • Pull, buddy check, transfer, delivery, out of stock escalate issue
  • Safety Training and following safety procedures
  • Pull parts according to FIFO
  • Ask for prioritization of tasks at beginning of shift.   When finished, check in with lead.
  • Execute scheduled activities on time (ie milk run)

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

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