Quality Assurance Inspector

6764 Airport Rd
West Jordan, UT 84084


Bert Sadtler
Boxwood Strategies
(410) 274-6707


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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 30 employees and are on a very rapid growth tract due to an enormous influx of customers and new technology research.

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

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Summary for Quality Assurance Inspector

This is an opportunity to work in an exciting new field and strengthen your expertise for inspecting challenging parts. 

The QA Inspector needs to inspect parts thoroughly but with efficiency. They need to be able to judge which features are most critical to check and be able to do so correctly. They need to balance thoroughness in the critical areas, spot fundamental problems, all while meeting tight schedules.

This is a new role that reports to Rob Smith and is due to the exponential increase in proposal and program work. 

This role is at the Optisys HQ in Salt Lake.

This role 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. 


Key Qualifications

Be able to function well in a fast paced, team-oriented environment.

Individual must possess good communication skills, patience, and professionalism when engaging with team members.

Able to program and use a CMM.

Be able to create inspection reports appropriate to the maturity of the part being inspected.

Applicants must show a good work ethic and be disciplined to avoid personal distractions.

Must be detail oriented and take pride in maintaining cleanliness and order.

Self-starter who proactively looks for opportunities to add value in the organization.

Be comfortable working with computers (MS Office, and ERP Systems).

Must be able to pass a drug screen and background check.

Familiar with quality management systems.


Ideal Duties and Responsibilities 

Perform in-process and final inspections of components, initiating non-conformances as needed.

Close out job/project documentation and capture data from the manufacturing process.

Maintain job/project documentation.

Manage day-to-day QMS operations within specific area of responsibility.

Help maintain 5-S and FOD controls.

Take on miscellaneous tasks as needed.



Current US Citizenship or Current Green Card Holder

2-3 years experience in quality inspection

Demonstrated experience with GD&T

Demonstrated working familiarity operating a CMM and ability to operate Keysight Optical CMM in particular

Experience in Aerospace industry is preferred but not a hard requirement

Geographic Location Requirements

This role will be performed at the OPTISYS Salt Lake offices. 

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: 

Gain a thorough understanding of our Quality Management System

Gain proficiency with our Keysight CMM

Gain proficiency with our engineering documentation standards.

Be able to navigate completely and accurately through our data network

Be able to complete inspections thoroughly and efficiently with minimal input from manager.

Consistently places inspection data in the correct database in a clean an organized way.



Total On-Target Cash Compensation Range Dependent Upon Capabilities: $45K-$55K
There is an annual performance bonus.
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

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 (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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