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Mechanical Engineer II

Vancouver, WA
  • February 24, 2023
  • $80,000 to $93,000 Yearly
  • Full-Time

Who We Are  

At nLIGHT, we are constantly on the cutting-edge of laser technology in a massively growing market. We are a leading provider of high-power semiconductors and fiber lasers for industrial, microfabrication, and aerospace & defense applications, to name a few. Our lasers are changing not only the way things are made, but also changing the things that can be made. 

Headquartered in Camas, Washington, nLIGHT is a publicly listed company (NASDAQ: LASR).

About the Role

As a Mechanical Engineer II you will work within a multidisciplinary team to design, document and test stable, high tolerance laser and optical assemblies. You will devise, design and build robust tooling and process equipment suitable for reliable high volume manufacturing as well as define user interfaces and overall system layouts. In this role you will execute verification test protocols that include environmental and accelerated life testing and oversee the procurement of engineering and prototype parts.
Your Qualifications
  • Minimum of BS degree in mechanical engineering
  • Candidate will have at least 3 years of mechanical design experience
  • Development experience with high-power laser and optical assemblies desired
  • Proficiency with Solidworks and engineering drawing practices including tolerance analysis and working understanding of GD&T
  • Candidate shall be highly organized and detail-oriented with clear and professional written and oral communication skills
  • Detailed understanding of precision mechanical design associate with optical assemblies and the principles of fine mechanics to maintain micron-scale tolerances
  • Strong understanding of the principles of heat transfer, thermal modeling, stress/strain behavior, materials selection and standard machining and sheet metal process

nLIGHT is proud to offer comprehensive COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:

Salary, level based on experience, education and skills:

  • Mechanical Engineer II: $80,000 - $93,000
Other Compensation and Benefits:
  • Target Cash Bonus of 5% of your wages
  • Eligible for Restricted Stock Unit grants
  • 3 weeks of Paid Time Off per year, increasing by 1 day each year up to 4 weeks 
  • 9 paid holidays 
  • Eligible for health benefits on the 1st day of the month following start date 
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits including Prescription and Orthodontia with employee-paid premiums as low as $37.00 per pay period 
  • Flexible Spending and Health Spending Accounts 
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • 401(k) with company match and immediate vesting  
  • Company paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, and Life & AD&D Insurance 
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Aflac Supplemental Insurance
  • Paid Bereavement Leave and Jury Duty 
  • Tuition Assistance Program 
  • Pet Insurance

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



Vancouver, WA
98665 USA



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