Semiconductor and Fiber Lasers

Fiber Laser Engineering Technician

Fiber Laser Engineering Tech

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.

The Directed Energy Laser Development group has an opening for a process/product development technician to support new product introduction of high-power fiber amplifiers.

The successful candidate will:

  • Work with high power (>1 kW) fiber amplifiers,
  • Operate all optical, mechanical and electrical assembly and work stations,
  • conduct initial proof-of-concept experiments,
  • build and characterize prototypes,
  • develop and document processes and tooling,
  • assist in transferring products to manufacturing, including training of operators,
  • maintain equipment, organize materials and supplies,
  • help to ensure safe operation of development labs,
  • Operate fiber fusion splices, re-coaters, and cleavers,
  • demonstrate an ability to adapt and learn,
  • troubleshoot problems in the development lab and the factory, and
  • must be a U.S. citizen with the ability to obtain US DoD Secret Security Clearance.


  • Associates Degree or higher in lasers, optics, electronics, or another engineering discipline, or equivalent experience in related technologies.
  • Meticulous attention to detail, highly organized, self-motivated.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience with electronics and test equipment, including oscilloscopes, digital multimeters, power meters, CCD cameras or beam profilers, spectrum analyzers, etc.
  • Familiarity with mechanical drawings and basic tooling.

 Preferred Qualifications and Experience:

  • Knowledge and understanding of lasers, optics, and fibers.
  • Experience with tools and equipment for fiber processing and inspection.
  • Experience supporting engineers working with lasers, fiber optics, elecro-optic or opto-mechanical devices, electronics, or semiconductor equipment.
  • Proficiency with Excel and data-analysis software.

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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