High Performance Lasers

Manufacturing Technician- CWFL Grave and Swing Shift

Enable next generation of diode lasers and fiber lasers through process development and supporting transition from concept to high volume manufacturing. Drive continuous improvement activities in a manufacturing environment of released products, support production and coordinate effectively with a wide range of cross functional groups. Be the first line of defense to address in-line product, process, and equipment issues. Includes basic trouble-shooting of product and equipment in addition to preventative maintenance on process equipment. May assist with operator training, performing engineering experiments, gathering, analyzing and summarizing data, then reporting out.


  • Demonstrated ability to think logically and critically
  • Good mechanical skills
  • Good computer skills (MS Office family, especially Excel)
  • Demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally, across organizations (Operations, Engineering, QA, etc.)
  • Experience with computerized data-tracking desirable (ERP and MRP)
  • Two or more years in a high-tech factory (i.e. electronics or semiconductor fab) highly desirable
  • AA degree in a technical field or equivalent manufacturing experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in a science desirable (Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, etc.)
  • Formal Apprenticeship or equivalent training and experience
  • CPR, First-Aid, ERT training a plus

Job duties include but not limited to the following:

  • Initial Failure Analysis/Disposition
  • Communication to Engineering
  • First responder for Equipment/Technical issues
  • Rework tunnel generation
  • Assist with quality Issues
  • Calibration Coordination
  • Intermediate Equipment troubleshooting/escalation
  • MPI updating and notification of inaccuracies
  • Litmos course creation
  • Deviation rollout/monitoring
  • Basic Technical issues (station/computer)
  • Engineer experiments/qualifications
  • Coordination of equipment moves
  • Specified Preventive Maintenance
  • Job Safety Analysis including ergonomics
  • Torque/UV Calibration monitoring
  • Gold Standard monitoring
  • Equipment/Process improvements
  • Operator tools/equipment/5S
  • Weekly IPQC (In Process Quality Control) Audits
  • Quarterly ESD Audits
  • Quarterly Contamination Audits
  • Process Training
  • MOM/AX error resolution
  • 5S/Kaizen/Lean events and compliance
  • Process Improvements
  • OCAP (Out of Control Action Plans)
  • Line walk of production process
  • Data collection and report generation 

Essential Physical Abilities:

  • Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to discern verbal instructions and communicate effectively with the public and other employees on the telephone and in person;
  • Sufficient visual acuity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to comprehend written instructions and review, evaluate, and prepare a variety of written/typed documents and materials;
  • Sufficient manual dexterity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to operate computer equipment and other job related power equipment and heavy machinery;
  • Sufficient personal mobility, flexibility, and agility, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to lift a minimum of 50 pounds to shoulder level and exhibit the dexterity to work in awkward positions, sit, stand, bend, climb, push, pull, rotate wrists, and work in an variety of indoor and outdoor environments with potential hazards and uneven surfaces. Ability to do repetitive work for a minimum of 10 hours per day.

About nLIGHT

nLIGHT is a rapidly growing vertically integrated supplier of high-performance lasers that enable innovation in materials processing, microelectronics and defense applications. nLIGHT develops and manufactures 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 help our customers innovate and grow.

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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