Semiconductor and Fiber Lasers

Mechanical Technician

Job Summary

  • Work under the direction of the engineering team to build and test prototype systems, tooling stations, fixtures and equipment
  • Perform repairs on the above as needed
  • Oversee the procurement, receipt, and organization of engineering and prototype parts
  • Execute verification test protocols that include environmental and accelerated life testing
  • Debug electrical and mechanical systems


  • Experience interpreting wiring diagrams and plumbing schematics
  • Experience assembling opto-electro-mechanical assemblies
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics AX is preferred
  • Use of Excel and other MS Office software is required
  • Candidate shall be highly organized and detail-oriented with clear and professional written and oral communication skills
  • The most qualified candidates will have:
    • An eagerness to learn and a strong mechanical aptitude
    • Demonstrated ability using SolidWorks for building complex assemblies to align with 3D design files

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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