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AML is growing! Check out our job postings below.

Do you love to compete? Are you hungry for achievement? Are you an A player? Do you want to work with other A players? For a company where culture is nurtured and managed as a critical source of advantage? Where every employee knows and cares about direction and strategy?

AML Oceanographic has clocked average annual growth of 20% over the past 8 years. How? Most importantly, we’ve built a team that provides outstanding service and truly cares about our customers. AML has a market reputation for two things:

  • Going to the ends of the earth to make our customers successful.
  • Bringing fresh ideas to an established market

We manufacture ocean sensing solutions – sensors, instrumentation, and deployment systems – for business and government customers on all seven continents. As a hi-tech business, our technical team includes experts and engineers with experience in the acoustic, mechanical, electrical, software, and embedded software domains. We operate from locations at either end of Canada: Halifax (Dartmouth), Nova Scotia on the Atlantic Coast and Victoria, British Columbia on the Pacific Coast. Learn more about us here.

It goes without saying that we give preference to qualified candidates who already have had exposure to the oceanographic or hydrographic industries. Similarly, we see a formal education in Oceanography, Hydrography, Environmental Science, or Engineering as a significant advantage.

One last requirement: at AML, we’re looking for individuals who are excited by the idea of coming to work to contribute. We expect each of our team members to dedicate their hands, head, AND heart to his or her position.

How to Apply

To submit your application, select the job posting then click on "apply" and follow the steps. You can also submit your application package via email to hr@AMLoceanographic.com. In addition to your resume and cover letter, please clearly identify the personal values that you use to guide your decisions, and explain why these specific values are so important to you. Finally, please clearly indicate your compensation expectations. No phone calls please.

Supply Chain

Mission of the Role

The mission of this role is to “Feed the beast!”. Keeping parts from holding up our standard products production line is the #1 outcome for this role. To do this the Inventory Coordinator – Standard Products is responsible for the weekly delivery of full part kits to our manufacturing team. This role is also responsible for the management, both digital and physical, of parts inventory related to these products so that with input from our Purchaser – Standard Products, the right parts arrive at the right time. To be clear: this is not a purchasing role, inventory coordinator is responsible for purchased part inventory once it arrives.
 

Accountabilities

  • On Time Kits: Ensures 100% of required kits are delivered to Manufacturing before due date
  • Kit Accuracy: Owner of physical and electronic inventory of all kits
  • Quality Assessment: Ensures parts accepted into inventory meet AML quality standards
  • Execution: Achieves plan, measured by metrics and priorities, in 2 of last 3 quarters, on time and on budget
  • Back Up: Provides support to other Supply Chain functions, as needed

Competencies

  • Ability to move between concept and detail; technical and non-technical: Effective and proactive planner; Able to grasp what’s needed and by when; Ability to prioritize and focus on what matters to achieve desired outcome; A knack for details, organization, and scheduling
  • Decision making ability: Can make informed decisions quickly; synthesize information. Assess and balance competing interests.
  • Communicator:  Effective communicator. Proactively communicates internally and externally.  Responsive to the needs of internal customers.
  • Inventory Best Practices: Ability to apply manufacturing best practices (LEAN, JIT, TPS) to inventory control and management.
  • ERP Expertise: Understanding of AML’s ERP system (NetSuite) and its application to inventory management

Metrics

At AML, every position comes with a clear scorecard, designed to guide each employee towards ‘what is important.’ The key metrics for this position are:

  • Number of standard product kits delivered
  • Number sealed kits available
How to Apply

To apply, please submit your application package through https://hire.withgoogle.com/public/jobs/amloceanographiccom. Please fill out the questions on the form on the above mentioned page – no applications will be accepted without the questionnaire filled out. 

In addition to your resume, cover letter, and questionnaire, please clearly identify the personal values that you use to guide your decisions, and explain why these specific values are so important to you. Finally, please clearly indicate your compensation expectations. No phone calls please. This position is open until filled.

Manufacturing

The mission of this role is to “Instrument availability never stops us.”
 
Accountabilities
  • Instrument Quantity: 2% increase in qty of instruments built, per quarter
  • Instrument Quality: Out of box / out of inventory failures  < 1% on all instruments
  • Documentation: Ensuring SOPs, Instructions, NCs, etc are current, accurate, and simple to follow
  • Process improvement: Streamlines order streams 1 and 2
  • Execution: Achieves one page plan in 6 of last 8 quarters, on time and within budget
  • Back Up: Provides support to other functions, as needed
 
 
Competencies
  • Electro / Mechanical Expertise Gift for assembly, fit and installation of prefabricated parts; Splicing of cabling; Soldering; Operation of shop equipment; Ability to read a schematic
  • Meticulous / Detail Oriented High manual dexterity.  Aptitude for meticulous, detail oriented assembly. Getting it right the first time; minimal re-work. Zero warranty work.
  • Troubleshooting Skills Electrical and mechanical problems; Ability to distinguish symptom from cause; Ability to determine root cause
  • Calibration Methodologies Understanding of Pressure, Temperature, SV, Turbidity and Conductivity calibration theory and process
  • Quality Assurance Knowledge of quality assurance best practices and test procedures
  • Aptitude for Process Improvement Ability to think in terms of process; Adept at visualizing steps and sequencing; Able to distinguish value add from extra
  • Communication Skills Effective communicator, in both written and verbal formats. Responsive to the needs of internal and external customers.
 
Metrics
  • Assemblies Built
  • Instruments Built
  • SOPs Updated / Created
  
How to Apply
To apply, please submit your application package through https://hire.withgoogle.com/public/jobs/amloceanographiccom. Please fill out the questions on the form on the above mentioned page – no applications will be accepted without the questionnaire filled out. 

In addition to your resume, cover letter, and questionnaire, please clearly identify the personal values that you use to guide your decisions, and explain why these specific values are so important to you. Finally, please clearly indicate your compensation expectations. No phone calls please. This position is open until filled.

Accounting Manager

Mission of Role
The mission of this role is “E•World = Real World”
 
Functional Accountabilities
  • Accurate forecasting of EBITDA and cash (within 10% in current period and 20% in current quarter)
  • Accuracy of core financial data in Netsuite (AP,  AR, GL)
  • Accuracy of asset and liability working papers (Prepaids, PP&E, Inventory, Loans, Customer Deposits, Accrued Liabilities)
  • Timely close of each accounting period (within 15 days of period end) per Accounting Task List
  • Achieves Plan: On time and on budget at least one quarter out of two, as measured by metrics and priorities
  • Back Up: Provides back-up support to other functions on the Admin Team (AR, Shipping, HR, Order Management, Office, etc.)
 
Competencies
  • Prioritization Skills: Effective planner; Ability to influence others to obtain necessary information to meet deadlines; An eye for and an enjoyment of detail; Ability to move between concept and detail; Ability to focus on what matters
  • Problem Solver: Flexible, out-of-the-box thinker; An innate desire to improve efficiency and effectiveness; Able to conceptualize and implement improvements that streamline process; Process thinker
  • Communicator: Effective communicator. Responsive to the needs of the customer; Proactively communicates internally and externally to minimize delay or downtime
  • Financial Literacy: Is financially literate; Understands GAAP and other relevant accounting standards; Minimum of 5 years industry experience for undesignated candidates or minimum 1 year for designated candidates
  • IT Skills: Understanding of ERP systems and their application, preferably Netsuite; Ability to think in terms of process and process steps; Advanced understanding of spreadsheet functions and formulas
  • Information Organization: Best practices for managing the records of a medium sized team
  • Curiosity: Around the impact that IT systems and processes (electronic and physical) have on accounting and forecasting accuracy
 
How to Apply
To apply, please submit your application package through https://hire.withgoogle.com/public/jobs/amloceanographiccom. Please fill out the questions on the form on the above mentioned page – no applications will be accepted without the questionnaire filled out. 
 
In addition to your resume, cover letter, and questionnaire, please clearly identify the personal values that you use to guide your decisions, and explain why these specific values are so important to you. Finally, please clearly indicate your compensation expectations. No phone calls please. This position is open until filled.
The mission of this role is to “Feed the beast!”. Keeping parts from holding up our standard products production line is the #1 outcome for this role. To do this the Inventory Coordinator – Standard Products is responsible for the weekly delivery of full part kits to our manufacturing team. This role is also responsible for the management, both digital and physical, of parts inventory related to these products so that with input from our Purchaser – Standard Products, the right parts arrive at the right time. To be clear: this is not a purchasing role, inventory coordinator is responsible for purchased part inventory once it arrives.
 

Accountabilities

  • On Time Kits: Ensures 100% of required kits are delivered to Manufacturing before due date
  • Kit Accuracy: Owner of physical and electronic inventory of all kits
  • Quality Assessment: Ensures parts accepted into inventory meet AML quality standards
  • Execution: Achieves plan, measured by metrics and priorities, in 2 of last 3 quarters, on time and on budget
  • Back Up: Provides support to other Supply Chain functions, as needed

Competencies

  • Ability to move between concept and detail; technical and non-technical: Effective and proactive planner; Able to grasp what’s needed and by when; Ability to prioritize and focus on what matters to achieve desired outcome; A knack for details, organization, and scheduling
  • Decision making ability: Can make informed decisions quickly; synthesize information. Assess and balance competing interests.
  • Communicator:  Effective communicator. Proactively communicates internally and externally.  Responsive to the needs of internal customers.
  • Inventory Best Practices: Ability to apply manufacturing best practices (LEAN, JIT, TPS) to inventory control and management.
  • ERP Expertise: Understanding of AML’s ERP system (NetSuite) and its application to inventory management

Metrics

At AML, every position comes with a clear scorecard, designed to guide each employee towards ‘what is important.’ The key metrics for this position are:

  • Number of standard product kits delivered
  • Number sealed kits available
How to Apply

To apply, please submit your application package through https://hire.withgoogle.com/public/jobs/amloceanographiccom. Please fill out the questions on the form on the above mentioned page – no applications will be accepted without the questionnaire filled out. 

In addition to your resume, cover letter, and questionnaire, please clearly identify the personal values that you use to guide your decisions, and explain why these specific values are so important to you. Finally, please clearly indicate your compensation expectations. No phone calls please. This position is open until filled.

Accounts Payable Coordinator

Mission of Role
The mission of this role is “Cash in greater than cash out!”
 
Functional Accountabilities
  • Cash Management: Maximizes DPO (Days Payable Outstanding) without upsetting suppliers
  • Cash Forecasting: Predicts 30 day AP outflows to within 10%
  • ERP Accuracy: Ensures accuracy of ERP system with respect to payables and non payroll expenses
  • Achieves Plan: On time and on budget at least one quarter out of two, as measured by metrics and priorities
  • Office Management: Office needs are managed without interruption or delay
  • Back Up: Provides back-up support to other functions on the Admin Team (AR, Shipping, HR, Order Management, Office, etc.)
 
Competencies
  • Prioritization Skills: Effective planner; Ability to influence others to obtain necessary information to meet deadlines; An eye for and an enjoyment of detail; Ability to move between concept and detail; Ability to focus on what matters
  • Problem Solver: Flexible, out-of-the-box thinker; An innate desire to improve efficiency and effectiveness; Able to conceptualize and implement improvements that streamline process; Process thinker
  • ERP Expertise: Understanding of ERP systems and their application; Ability to think in terms of process and process steps; Experience with Netsuite preferred
  • Communicator: Effective communicator. Responsive to the needs of the customer; Proactively communicates internally and externally to minimize delay or downtime
  • Financial Literacy: Is financially literate; Understands GAAP and other relevant accounting standards
 
How to Apply
To apply, please submit your application package through https://hire.withgoogle.com/public/jobs/amloceanographiccom. Please fill out the questions on the form on the above mentioned page – no applications will be accepted without the questionnaire filled out. 
 
In addition to your resume, cover letter, and questionnaire, please clearly identify the personal values that you use to guide your decisions, and explain why these specific values are so important to you. Finally, please clearly indicate your compensation expectations. No phone calls please. This position is open until filled.

Logistics Specialist

Mission of Role
The mission of this role is “Get it there, on time, on budget”
 
Functional Accountabilities
  • Service Quality: Ensures timely, painless arrival of goods to desired location (AML to customer; supplier to AML)
  • Financial Breakeven: Achieves total shipping contribution of breakeven or better
  • Shipping Efficiency: 2% increase in shipping capacity (qty of orders shipped), per quarter
  • Quality: Ensures inaccuracies and errors causing delay occur on less than 1% of shipments
  • Achieves Plan: On time and on budget at least one quarter out of two, as measured by metrics and priorities
  • Back Up: Provides back-up support to other functions on the Admin Team (AR, Shipping, HR, Order Management, Office, etc.)
Competencies
  • Prioritization Skills: Effective planner; Ability to influence others to obtain necessary information to meet deadlines; An eye for and an enjoyment of detail; Ability to move between concept and detail; Ability to focus on what matters
  • Problem Solver: Flexible, out-of-the-box thinker; An innate desire to improve efficiency and effectiveness; Able to conceptualize and implement improvements that streamline process; Process thinker
  • ERP Expertise: Understanding of ERP systems and their application; Ability to think in terms of process and process steps; Experience with Netsuite preferred
  • Communicator: Effective communicator. Responsive to the needs of the customer; Proactively communicates internally and externally to minimize delay or downtime
  • Logistics Expertise: Experience with import / export; Understanding of commercial invoices, trade agreements, reporting requirements, etc.
 
How to Apply
To apply, please submit your application package through https://hire.withgoogle.com/public/jobs/amloceanographiccom. Please fill out the questions on the form on the above mentioned page – no applications will be accepted without the questionnaire filled out. 
 
In addition to your resume, cover letter, and questionnaire, please clearly identify the personal values that you use to guide your decisions, and explain why these specific values are so important to you. Finally, please clearly indicate your compensation expectations. No phone calls please. This position is open until filled.