Semiconductor and Fiber Lasers

Manufacturing Specialist- Hillsboro - Day/Swing Shift

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.

Join nLIGHT Inc. Laser Division and grow with a high performance team in a growth industry! No experience required. Receive Manufacturing Specialist on-the-job training to perform hands-on production tasks, including but limited to: electromechanical assembly, Die bonding, scribing, inspection, wire bonding, fiber lensing and packaging.

We are actively searching for motivated Day/Swing Shift Manufacturing Specialists to join our team located in Hillsboro, Oregon.

Starting at $15.00/hr. DOE with progression path to $16.50/hr at 12 months

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent required.
  • Experience in electronic assembly is preferred but not required
  • Soldering and/or wire bonding experience is a plus.
  • Ability to work in a team oriented production environment.
  • Has an appreciation for timeliness, quality, and punctuality. This includes following all rules and regulations, including safety, attendance, breaks etc. established by management.
  • Ability to perform under pressure.
  • Ability to communicate and follow English written and verbal instructions.
  • Basic addition, subtraction, and multiplication skills in order to process inventory, counting, time allocation, and work hours.
  • Have good attention to details and manual dexterity.
  • Must be comfortable with the use of computer for data entry.
  • Willing and able to work overtime as necessary.
  • Willing to make improvement suggestions.
  • Overtime up-to 10% a week, as needed to meet team and company goals. 

Work Environment:

  • Must be able to function well in an cleanroom environment.
  • Must be able to perform in cleanroom wearing cleanroom garments.
  • Must be able to work in a controlled chemical environment.

Physical Demands:

  • Must pass company required screening tests.
  • Must be able to stand or sit for up to 8 hours a day.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, bend and reach with hands and arms and perform light lifting duties without assistance.

nLIGHT is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package including competitive compensation:

  • Starting at $15.00/hr. DOE with progression path to $16.50/hr at 12 months
  • 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. 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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