Semiconductor and Fiber Lasers

Quality Inspector

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, micro-fabrication, aerospace, and defense applications. Headquartered in Vancouver, WA, nLIGHT employs over 1,000 people with operations in the U.S., China, and Finland.

nLIGHT is seeking a Quality Inspector to join our quality team located in Hillsboro, Oregon. This role will perform sample inspection and measurement of incoming parts and paperwork to satisfy production requirements. This role supports first article inspection of new parts and/or parts from new suppliers. This position will record inspection results and initiate disposition of non-conforming parts.


  • Inspect parts/material/paperwork.
  • Complete inspection records.
  • Raise NCMs for non-conforming material.
  • Complete Incoming Inspection data for Supplier Quality reporting


  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • ASQ Certified Quality Inspector preferred
  • Experience with Inspection/measurement of precision mechanical and optical components/assemblies, and printed circuit board assemblies using micrometers, calipers, go/no-go gauges, microscopes, optical comparators, Coordinate Measuring Machines, etc. required.
  • ERP system transactions knowledge required.
  • Inspection of components for laser diode assemblies and fiber optics preferred
  • ISO 9001 experience preferred
  • Ability to read and interpret Engineering Drawings.
  • Understanding of basic quality terms, definitions and concepts
  • Ability to use inspection equipment including CMM and identify/recognize measurement errors and initiate corrective actions
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office programs such as Excel, Access etc.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision

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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