Semiconductor and Fiber Lasers

Equipment Engineering Technician- Wafer Fab

nLIGHT is seeking two outstanding Junior Level Equipment Engineer Technicians to support our operation and maintenance of wafer FAB operations located in Vancouver, Washington.

Day shift (compressed work week) 
Thurs – Sat + Every other Wednesday 4:00 am to 4:30 pm


  • Responsible for the overall operation and maintenance of FAB tools and facilities.
  • Collects and evaluate equipment data, including SPC, to ensure equipment baselines and operations remain in control and quality maintenance standards are met.
  • Performs set-up, calibration and detailed preventative maintenance tasks on wafer fabrication equipment.
  • Supports operations as needed.
  • Drives/enables suggestions from the team and other sources to implementation, resulting in continuous improvement.
  • Provides recommendations for new or improved procedures.
  • Creates detailed preventative maintenance procedures
  • Responsible for lab safety, spare part inventory and 5S organization.
  • Develops and coordination of projects.
  • Cross trains other technicians.
  • This position requires working in a clean room environment, working from ladders and lifting (<75lbs) and may involve shift work.


  • Ideal candidate will have 3+ years equipment maintenance experience. (not required) 
  • Associate Degree in Electronics, Manufacturing Technology or equivalent working experience desired
  • Strong back ground in Equipment Maintenance
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills
  • Ability to understand electrical schematics and pneumatic drawings.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skill
  • Intermediate Microsoft office and computer skills.
  • Ability to write technical procedures.
  • General understanding of SPC.
  • Able to execute complex assignments requiring independent action and a high degree of initiative to resolve issues.
  • Able to wear respirators and SCBA equipment while doing maintenance
  • Demonstrates personal modesty with the intent to enhance teamwork dynamics within the group and between cross-functional areas
  • May report out metrics in meetings.

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

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, Asia and Europe. nLIGHT lasers are not only changing the way things are made, but what can be made.

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