Mechanical Engineer III, Aerospace Sector


6764 Airport Rd
West Jordan, UT 84084


Bert Sadtler
Boxwood Strategies
(410) 274-6707
[email protected]


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Located in Salt Lake City, Utah, Optisys is a groundbreaking antenna technology company, fusing novel RF design with metal additive manufacturing to generate unique, highly integrated, and market-leading solutions.

Optisys excels at rapidly developed, customized, high-performance antenna designs in metal waveguide for global customers that include Lockheed Martin, Boeing, L-3Harris, and General Dynamics. Optisys serves a broad range of market segments from sea to deep space, with many deployments in all these areas. These solutions are produced for the commercial, defense, and government sectors.

Optisys is a turn-key solutions provider offering components or full system development and has a full vertically integrated process from design through manufacturing. This enables engineers to see their designs through the whole development process from design through production, test, and deployment.

Optisys is the only successful US-based design specialist for antennas produced using metal 3D printing. We currently have around 45 employees and are on a very rapid growth track due to an enormous influx of customers and IRAD for new technology.

Optisys solves unique problems that provide the opportunity for strong engineers to have full engagement and express their creativity and ingenuity through exciting and groundbreaking new concepts and solutions.

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Summary for Mechanical Engineer III, Aerospace Sector 

Optisys is maturing and growing. As our programs are expanding, we are seeking more mechanical design engineering talent. This role is in an exciting new field of design for additive manufacturing.

Success will be measured by comparing performance against clear schedules and budgets on the various programs assigned to the ME III.

Optisys is pushing the envelope of what can be done with additive manufacturing and it requires a good deal of mechanical engineering expertise to get it right.  

We are seeking someone who can quickly learn how to design for our particular additive manufacturing process and product set. They will need to document the design and process such that it is robust and can produce repeatable, successful results.

This is a new role, due to the exponential increase in design work, specifically in electromagnetic antenna design. This role will report to the Director of Engineering and is located at the Optisys HQ in Salt Lake City, UT.

This is an opportunity to work on the leading edge of metal 3D printed antennas, which are a novel class of antennas that allow for pushing the limits of what physics allows in antenna design. Optisys antennas can be found all around the world and out of this world in space. This position requires creativity and exploration of difficult design challenges to solve problems.

Requirements include:

Current US Citizenship or Current Permanent Green Card Holder

5+ years of working experience in aerospace Mechanical Engineering including mechanical design and documentation of aerospace components and systems

Demonstrated mastery of GD&T

Analysis experience to verify compliance with customer requirements in the following:
– Tolerance Analysis
– Thermal Analysis
– Structural Analysis
– Other Relevant Analysis

Geographic Requirement:
Availability needed to work onsite at Optisys UT Headquarters.

Duties and Responsibilities 

Mechanical design of RF components and systems.

Work closely with RF designers to converge on a manufacturable solution.

Work closely with the manufacturing team to work out the details of how the part will be built.

Performing tolerance, thermal, structural, and other analysis, as needed to verify compliance to customer requirements.

Work closely with other mechanical engineers to gather the best practices for these product types.

Present design solutions to peers and customers, incorporating feedback into an improved design.



Current US Citizenship or Current Permanent Green Card Holder

5 or more years of aerospace Mechanical Engineering experience in a similar position

Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering

Demonstrated experience with requirements, tolerance analysis, documentation, process engineering, presentation.

Mastery of GD&T


Desired Experience

Experience with metal additive engineering or casting

Geographic Location

This role is located at the OPTISYS Salt Lake offices. A relocation package is available.

OPTISYS Culture 

Optisys is a close-knit team of highly motivated individuals who all share the same aspirations of ensuring Optisys becomes a global power in RF technology.

We thrive on a culture of ingenuity, passion, and collaboration, and due to the nature of the product we develop you will be interfacing with all levels of the company regularly.

Top Priorities During the First 6 Months: 

Get comfortable with the design operations of the company.

Show proficiency with our modeling best practices.

Get very familiar with the strengths and weaknesses of additive manufacturing.

Support at least one design effort through to verification of requirements.

Gain a basic understanding of basic antenna concepts.


The total on-target compensation range of $100K-$162K  is a combination of a base salary plus a performance bonus based upon company performance and employee performance

Breakdown of Compensation: 
The annual On-Target base salary range is between $100K-$160K.
There is an annual performance bonus of $1K-$2K
The pay cycle is every other week.

The Recruitment Process

OPTISYS has retained Boxwood to conduct a different kind of recruitment. We have selected Boxwood because we are believers in Boxwood’s unique approach to candidate selection and qualification.  While this process is different, we feel that it genuinely offers both candidates and the company the best opportunity to get to know each other at a deeper level than is typical with the conventional interview approach.

Please click for a short video on the Boxwood Process.

To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates are first asked to view the Boxwood short video and thoroughly review the detailed position description. Interested and qualified candidates should then APPLY HERE 

OPTISYS’s Benefits Summary 

Schedule: Full-Time, flexible hours

Paid Time Off: 4 weeks including sick leave

Holidays: 8 standard holidays

Insurance: BCBS, Dental, Eye

Retirement: 401K

Relocation: Negotiated

Other: Tuition reimbursement

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Executive Leadership

Janos Opra, CEO

Janos Opra has 17 years of experience in military communications systems ranging from RF engineer to business development to leadership. He has won multiple new business opportunities by coordinating with engineers, program management, and end users to develop products. These products had a market segment of over $100 million. Mr. Opra has a wide variety of industry contacts from his time spent in the aerospace industry. He has worked directly with high level military planners to establish project requirements and CONOPs for multimillion dollar hardware platforms and their supporting software.

Robert Smith, COO & Director of Engineering (Hiring Manager)

Robert Smith has 23 years of experience designing and analyzing equipment and RF components to MIL-STD requirements and is an expert in metal additive manufacturing. For the past 4 years, he has focused his expertise on AM with an emphasis on aluminum RF components. With Optisys, Mr. Smith focuses on overseeing the design and fabrication of antenna products, pushing into new territory in metal AM processes.

Clinton Cathey, CSO

Clinton Cathey has 18 years of engineering experience, with the last 13 years of experience in communications systems ranging from ME/EE engineer to project lead. At Optisys, Mr. Cathey leads the company and provides technical and management direction. He is a preeminent expert in antennas and motion controls with specializations in pointing and tracking systems. His focus has been with industrial automation through airborne and shipboard motion stabilized and target tracking gimbals. He is an IEEE Senior Member and is an inventor on multiple patents related to tracking and SATCOM antennas

Michael Hollenbeck, CTO

Michael Hollenbeck has 14 years of experience designing and analyzing antenna and RF components for commercial and military communication systems. At Optisys, he designs cutting edge RF and antenna components using AM and provides technical direction for the company. Mr. Hollenbeck has led numerous projects, including design and simulation of complex RF components such as waveguide, antennas, arrays, and filters to critical success. He has worked on iterative designs to produce RF products in the 1-100 GHz (3-300 mm) ranges.

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