Ok pace to work, great if your contracted out in the field
Operations Technician (Former Employee) – Vancouver, WA – February 2, 2016
Designed controls for various processes, using CADEWS and Autocad. Worked with various crafts to install, test and implement large scale processes. A great place to work for people who need little or no guidance.
Manufacturing Operator I (Current Employee) – Vancouver, WA – December 16, 2015
A typical work day at nLIGHT Photonics consists of multiple processes required to produce high powered semiconductor lasers. I have learned what is necessary and how much team effort it takes to create such an amazing final product. The management at nLIGHT is fantastic. The managers always care for the needs of the entire teem and always make sure those needs are met. My coworkers are very outgoing, productive, and will not hesitate to help somebody or learn something new. The hardest part about this job is working 12 hour shifts in the same environment every day, but we have four 15 minute breaks and a half an hour lunch as well as three and four day weekends.
Great break room, free coffee, ability to order lunch, great people, long weekends, and great benefits.
12 hour shifts and same work environment every day
Technician II (Former Employee) – Vancouver, WA – April 23, 2015
at nlight I started testing single emitter lasers then moved onto packaging these semi-conductor lasers into more powerful applications. I learned how to use computer programs like excel, word, labview, and became well versed in 5S and six sigma. fast passed company that was well organized. co-workers were fantastic, always having out of work get togethers. very close knit. I am an outdoors, labor type of person and it was hard for me to sit in a cleanroom and not seeing the daylight all day. I was young and restless. I enjoyed the way the company valued its people.
Sr. Test Engineering Technician (Current Employee) – Hillsboro, OR – May 24, 2014
nLight is a private company that leads the world market in optical laser systems, fiber, equipment and parts for multiple industries.
On a normal day I walk my product lines to ensure equipment is operational. If problems occur, I assess the situation, diagnose, repair, determine root cause and provide continuous improvements solutions to prevent line down situations.
Perform Internal/external calibrations preventative maintenance on laser optical measurement equipment. Work on projects that involve multiple team members from different departments to achieve goals that exceed customer satisfaction.
Develop/update and upgrade new test stations. Document ongoing work and report metrics to management teams.
The people at nLight are my family and are great to work with everyday. We are all educated professionals with specialized talents and unique abilities in the laser optical fields. We rely on each other and really have good times reaching our milestones.
Manufacturing Operator I (Former Employee) – Vancouver, WA – October 7, 2013
I enjoyed to work with co-workers. The management on the other hand was not as good as other companies I worked for. I did learn about how lasers work and are assembled. I did receive a ton of experience working at NLight, but did not have the opportunity to grow with the company.
Manufacturing Operator (Former Employee) – Vancouver, WA – December 6, 2012
Fun place to work if you have the right bosses, but most of them arn't really sure what their doing. Enginiers are constantly having to fly back to their contries to get green cards re-enstated that you get stuck for a week with people telling you how to do somethign that they don't even know how to do. No advancement possible.
Diverse workplace with varied cultures all working towards the same goals
Accountant/Payroll Manager/Human Resources (Former Employee) – Vancouver, WA – June 10, 2012
Worked in all areas of accounting - payroll, AP, AR, and human resources. Processed multi-state payroll for 300+ employees. Handled all areas of human resources, new employee orientation, training and relocation services. Processed order entry, purchasing, planning and bill of material implementation in the company's MRP software. Processed numerous reports in accounting, CRM and MRP systems. Responsible for planning of company functions as well as community efforts on behalf of the organization.