Test and Repair Technician

Published August 5, 2022
Location Camas, WA
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


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 Europe.


Primary responsibilities include the repair, testing and calibration of laser systems and components as well as organization and tracking of tools and materials.

The successful candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills and work effectively with Technical Support, Customer Service, Manufacturing, and Design Engineers to solve problems quickly and completely.

The position will require moving equipment, lifting items weighing up to 50 lbs., and working on equipment incorporating high-power lasers (high-power electronics and high-power optical devices).

Some domestic travel up to 10%.


  • Diagnose and repair, laser systems, and associated components.
  • Document in detail all repair activities
  • Write failure analysis reports
  • Track and analyze repair data to identify improvement opportunities and new or unusual failure modes
  • Provide feedback and follow-up to Technical Support, Customer service, and Engineering on product and process improvements
  • Manage returns in and out of the repair center; track wait time, repair time, and total turnaround time
  • Demonstrate an unwavering dedication to the safety of yourself and all of those around you


  • Previous experience servicing electronics, semiconductor equipment or optomechanical assemblies
  • Formal training in digital electronics or electromechanical repair.
  • Able to read basic electrical schematics
  • Experienced and able to use typical circuit analysis tools including oscilloscope, curve tracer, DVM
  • Knowledge of electrical power and safety
  • Proficient with Excel and Word
  • Good eyesight able to see and safely handle optical fibers
  • Good communication skills
  • Organized and neat

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous repair lab experience especially as a lead
  • Training in 5S techniques
  • Knowledge and understanding of optics, fibers, laser diodes, and laser test equipment is preferred.
  • Previous training in problem-solving and quality improvement tools (8D, Pareto, etc.)
  • Experience delivering technical training in a lab setting.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive compensation.
  • Semi-annual Corporate Bonus Program with potential payout of up to 2% of your wages.
  • Comprehensive on-the-job training.
  • 80 hours of paid Vacation per year, plus Paid Sick Leave and paid Holidays. Vacation allowance increases 8 hours each year, up to a maximum of 120 hours per year after 5 years
  • You will be eligible for health benefits on the 1st day of the month after your start date.
  • Medical & Dental Benefits including Prescription, Orthodontia and Vision with premiums as low as $35.00 per pay period.
  • Flexible Spending and Health Spending Accounts.
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan.
  • 401(k) with company match.
  • Company paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, and Life & Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance.

nLIGHT is subject to US Export Control regulations. To qualify for this position, you must be a US Person, that is, a US Citizen or legal Permanent Resident.

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, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws. For more information about our commitment to equal employment opportunity, please see these government posters: EEO is the Law and its accompanyingtemporary 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[Click Here to Email Your Resumé].

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