Sr. Mechanical Engineer in Vancouver, WA

$80K - $100K(Ladders Estimates)

nLIGHT Corp   •  

Vancouver, WA 98660

Industry: Manufacturing & Automotive


5 - 7 years

Posted 36 days ago

nLIGHT is searching for a Sr Mechanical Engineer to work within a multidisciplinary team to design and document opto-mechanical laser components, assembly tooling and production equipment.

  • Adapt established and innovative low-cost manufacturing concepts to laser product designs
  • Devise, design and build robust tooling and process equipment suitable for reliable high-volume manufacturing
  • Define user interfaces and overall system layouts
  • Execute verification test protocols that include environmental and accelerated life testing
  • Oversee the procurement of engineering and prototype parts
  • Thermal and mechanical stress modeling for high precision opto-mechanical assemblies.


  • Minimum of BS degree in mechanical engineering.
  • Experience with low cost, high quality manufacturing techniques. Ideal candidates will have a history of adapting technologies from other industries to influence new designs.
  • Strong ability to conduct engineering analyses including heat transfer, thermal modeling, stress/strain behavior and materials selection
  • Demonstrated experience with both machinery and product design
  • Detailed understanding of machining tools, methods and capabilities
  • Knowledge of Mil-Spec guidelines and testing for product design
  • Knowledge of industry fabrication methods including platings, cooling, hermeticity.
  • Demonstrated experience of introducing products from prototype to volume manufacturing.

Exceptional candidates will have:

  • 5 years of development experience with high-power laser and optical assemblies.
  • Detailed understanding of precision opto-mechanical design and fine mechanisms
  • Experience with low outgassing adhesives and similar joining methods used in optical modules.
  • 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
  • Experienced with New Product Introduction (NPI) and product qualification practices.

Valid Through: 2019-11-7