Semiconductor and Fiber Lasers

Facilities Technician

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.

Contribute to the smooth and efficient production of lasers and laser systems by troubleshooting equipment and servicing facilities used to manufacture semiconductors and electronics.  You will often be working in a clean room and in areas where high powered lasers are operating.


  • Perform ongoing preventive maintenance and repair work on facility mechanical, electrical, and other installed equipment. Assist with maintenance and repair of production equipment.
  • Ensure the efficient and prompt handling of all department work orders and requests.
  • Write operating procedures and detailed work instructions.
  • Assembling and plumbing piping and duct work.
  • Troubleshooting of electrical and mechanical equipment.
  • Handling chemicals used for semiconductor and electronics manufacturing.
  • Assist as required in cooperation with all personnel in the performance of general day-to-day duties and responsibilities.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Be available on call to respond to emergency situations pertaining to the system failure, water leaks, etc.


  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED). Continuing education or vocational training preferred.
  • Formal technical apprenticeship or equivalent training and experience.
  • Training in CPR and/or First-Aid is desired.
  • Ability to obtain a forklift license and operate a forklift.
  • Ability to read drawings and blueprints.
  • Hands-On experience with one or more of the following systems: HVAC, Ultrapure Water, Gas Distribution, Chemical Distribution, Waste Treatment, Electrical, Life Safety Systems.
  • Ability to safely use hand tools and power tools.
  • Able to move and lift up to 50LB.
  • Basic knowledge of handling chemicals and the ability to understand SDS.
  • Experience with a computer-based software including MS Office and maintenance management software.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and writing.
  • Maintain detailed and accurate reports.
  • Must be self-motivated and customer service oriented.
  • Establish and maintain a good working relationship with contractors.
  • Comply with all safety procedures and requirements.

Physical Requirements

Standing, Walking, Sitting, Reading, Stooping, climbing Ladders, crawling in / through low spaces, Hand and Finger Dexterity, Clear Speech, Hearing/Listening Reading and Writing, Clerical, basic Math and Analytical Skills, Judgment, Problem Solving and Decision Making; and Heavy Lifting and Moving, Computers and Related Equipment, Heavy Equipment.

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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