Quality Technician – Optical Diffraction Gratings

Wasatch Photonics is seeking a detail-oriented Quality Technician to inspect and document the quality of our optical diffraction gratings. Optics and/or inspection experience is not required for this position, however an aptitude for learning quickly, grasping concepts, applying sound judgement, and meticulously following instructions is required. The work includes being on your feet for much of the production shift.

Location: Logan, UT

Diffraction gratings are optical components that separate light into their colors. They are used in many different devices and instruments that improve our lives: security screening machines in airports, OCT scanners at the ophthalmologist, lasers used for cutting, and instruments for diagnosing disease or performing scientific research, to name just a few. Our gratings can be found all over the world, in medical clinics and manufacturing facilities, and at the top of mountains in giant telescopes. We’ve even sent gratings to the space station, the Moon, and Mars!

The first diffraction gratings our company made were used by IBM in early barcode readers. We make them by creating a pattern in a thin layer of gelatin sandwiched between two pieces of glass. We’ve perfected this technology over the past 20 years, and have several patents that allow us to make the best gratings in the world for some applications. Our customers depend on our quality, reliability, and consistency – which is what makes this Quality Technician position so important.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for performing and documenting quality inspections of our Volume Phase Holographic Gratings
  • Follow processes and procedures according to ISO 9001 Quality Management System
  • Use inspection and measurement tools to verify that our products meet our customer’s expectations
  • Interface with leadership to support strategic initiatives.
  • Help to develop, implement, and continuously improve QMS processes and practices.

Qualifications / Education

  • High School Diploma (or Equivalent)
  • Comfortable with basic math
  • Strong communication skills and positive attitude to work with engineering, manufacturing, and business teams towards success of products
  • Strong organizational skills and capability of generating necessary written documentation
  • Self-motivated to work, comfortable prioritizing multiple tasks
  • This position requires the employee to be on their feet for much of the day

About Wasatch Photonics

Wasatch Photonics is a fast-growing company with several market-leading products with optics at its core. Key product areas from Wasatch Photonics include Raman spectroscopy, Optical Coherence Tomography, hyperspectral imaging, volume phase holographic gratings, and diffractive optics.

The company is an ideal place for energetic and innovative individuals looking to grow a developing company with exceptional products in a fast-paced startup driven environment. Wasatch Photonics provides a collaborative and cordial environment and sees the growth and development of its team members as integral for its success.

We are looking to expand our teams to support our continuing market expansion. If you enjoy working in a dynamic, growth driven environment with the latest technology – then we look forward to hearing from you and discussing what we might achieve together!

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