High Performance Lasers

Manufacturing Specialist I- Component Lasers- Day/Swing Shift

Join the nLIGHT Component Laser team and be part of a rapidly growing high performance company! Produce laser components in a team environment at our facility located in Vancouver, Washington. DAY/SWING SHIFT. On-the job training provided.

  • Support device manufacturing in various “hands on” production tasks including but not limited to:  Die bonding, inspection, wire bonding, electromechanical assembly, testing, laser alignment and packaging.
  • Requires working a minimum of 8 hours in a clean room environment, wearing clean room garments.
  • May include using a microscope for long periods of time.
  • May include handling solvents.
  • May include extended periods of standing and sitting.
  • Operation of test equipment with active lasers.


  • 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.
  • Self-Driven.
  • 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.

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

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

About nLIGHT

nLIGHT is a pre-IPO manufacturer of high-power solid-state lasers for industrial, defense, medical and consumer applications. With state-of-the-art design and production 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.

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