Semiconductor and Fiber Lasers

Document Control Specialist

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.

The Document Control function is responsible for managing the nLIGHT ECO Process, including the release and update of QMS documents in nLIGHT’s PDM System, and items and BoMs in nLIGHT’s ERP System.
This position is for an established Document Control Specialist, with experience in managing change control processes and controlled documents in an ISO9001 environment.

This is an excellent opportunity to contribute to the continuing growth of nLIGHT’s business. The successful applicant will work across all parts of the business, supporting locations in the US and China.



  • ECO Management
    • Verifying ECOs for completeness and correctness
      • During approval process and during release process
    • Checking status of ECOs and resolving any issues
      • ECOs started but not submitted
      • Rejected ECOs
    • Releasing approved ECOs
      • Document, item, BoM etc.
    • Maintaining and publishing ECO Process performance indicators
    • Ensuring ECOs are reviewed and released promptly
    • Identifying and proposing improvements to the ECO Process
  • Deviation Management
    • Verifying deviation submissions for completeness and correctness
    • Launching deviation workflows
    • Checking status of deviations and resolving any issues
    • Determining which deviations need renewing
    • Maintaining and publishing Deviation Process indicators
    • Ensuring deviations are reviewed and released promptly
    • Identifying and Proposing improvements to the Deviation Process
  • Document Management
    • Verifying format of QMS documents during release process (footer, logo, section numbers…)
    • Allocating/reserving document # as required
    • Ensuring QMS documents are reviewed at a maximum of two year intervals
    • Managing controlled document templates
  • Environment, Health, & Safety
  • Support EHS tasks and improvement activities

Preferred EXPERIENCE: 

  • At least 5 years document control experience in an ISO9001 environment
  • Working with PDM and ERP Systems
  • Bachelor’s Degree

Required Skills AND ATTRIBUTES: 

  • Clear, concise communication – oral and written
  • Tenacity
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to deal with fluctuating workloads and prioritize accordingly

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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