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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 (Sidney), 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.

Sales & Marketing

Mission of the Role
 

Grow AML’s regional item gross profit and market share

Accountabilities
 
  • Results: Achieves revenue, profit and growth targets
  • Execution: Creation, adherence and execution on regional strategy with plans achieved 6 out of 8 quarters
  • Forecasting: +/- 5% accuracy on forecast by month for both product mix and timing
  • Strategy: Collects and interprets market data to inform, validate, and adjust AML’s corporate strategy
  • Brand: Regional customers and prospects agree that we live our brand in the region
  • Team: Ability to work within a team environment in such a manner that establishes trust that allows for constructive feedback loops which in turn will produce higher levels of trust, commitment and in the end, results
Competencies
 
  • Relationship builder: Is able to build strong relationships with customer stakeholders: Strong interpersonal skills; Ability to successfully balance conflicting interests; Network of balance sheet decision makers within oceanographic community
  • Sales and forecasting methodologies: Multi-level, multi-party solution selling with deal sizes up to $5M; Understanding and experience with sales forecasting methodologies
  • Market expert: Expert in the hydrographic, oceanographic science, environmental monitoring, and subsea positioning markets; Understands market, customer, supplier, competitor, and financial dynamics
  • Product expert: Detailed understanding of AML products and services from all business units
  • CRM expert: CRM usage to maximize sales efficiency and effectiveness; Ability to leverage technology to increase close rates

Critical 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:

  • Actual vs Forecasted Number of Units Sold per business unit (Instrumentation and Deployment Systems/MVP)
  • Actual vs Forecasted Gross Profit per business unit  (Instrumentation and Deployment Systems/MVP)

Mission of the Role
 

To be the Best Supporting Actor/Actress in AML’s lead generation story

Accountabilities
 
  • Lead Registration: Enters all marketing leads and web inquiries into our CRM
  • Email Marketing: Assists with AML’s email marketing platform by maintaining contact groups and assisting with the design and execution of campaigns
  • Website: Keeps open communication with our webmaster to ensure full website functionality and assists with formatting and posting content
  • SEO: Keeps AML at the top of search engine results for industry keywords
  • Event Coordination: Assists Sales Managers with planning, logistics, and post-event tasks for participation in regional events
  • Marketing Documentation: Keeps AML’s product data sheets and online listings on external sites up to date
Required Skills
 
  • Superb attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication capabilities
  • Resourceful and skilled in problem-solving

Preferred Skills

  • Data entry and database experience
  • Comfortable using office tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint
  • Familiar with Google Analytics, SEO best practices, and Google Tag Manager
  • Capable with graphic design tools such as PhotoShop and inDesign
  • Familiar with web development tools such as WordPress
  • Experience with email marketing platforms

Operations

Mission of the Role

Right parts, right price, right place, right time

Accountabilities

  • Results: Parts availability, parts shortage impact production kits less than 5% of the time
  • Cash: Predicts outgoing cash for inventory to within 10% over 30 days while improving DIO by 3% per year
  • Quality: Maintains purchasing strategy that ensures incoming parts always meet manufacturing spec, feedback provided to suppliers in a timely manner when they do not. NC Creation, Creation of NCs that are purchasing related
  • Maintenance: Maintenance and accuracy of item and supplier records in ERP system
  • Timeliness: Purchase orders, same day creation of purchase orders to expected standard. Proactive collection and communication of expected delivery dates to Inventory Coordinator and Production Manager to maintain production schedules

Competencies

  • Strategic: Effective and proactive planner; understand what’s needed and by when; ability to prioritize. Ability to apply sales forecast to strategic purchasing decisions
  • Manufacturing/Supply Chain: Ability to apply manufacturing best practices (LEAN, JIT, TPS) to procurement and supply chain management.
  • Relationship builder: Is able to build strong relationships with key stakeholders. Strong interpersonal skills; ability to successfully negotiate and balance conflicting interests to a win-win
  • Adaptable: Able to move between high level and detail. Organizational skills, detail focused, ability to prioritize and focus on what matters.
  • Systems expert: Understanding of AML’s ERP system and its application to inventory management with a knack for details, organization, prioritization and scheduling
  • Communicator: Effective communicator. Responsive to the needs of manufacturing and proactively communicates internally and externally to negotiate a win-win.

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:

  • DIO – Pacific
  • # NCs on incoming parts
  • Price Improvement on current parts, 1% per year

Mission of the Role

Right parts, right price, right place, right time

Accountabilities

  • Results: Parts availability, parts shortage impact production kits less than 5% of the time
  • Cash: Predicts outgoing cash for inventory to within 10% over 30 days while improving DIO by 3% per year
  • Quality: Maintains purchasing strategy that ensures incoming parts always meet manufacturing spec, feedback provided to suppliers in a timely manner when they do not. NC Creation, Creation of NCs that are purchasing related
  • Maintenance: Maintenance and accuracy of item and supplier records in ERP system
  • Timeliness: Purchase orders, same day creation of purchase orders to expected standard. Proactive collection and communication of expected delivery dates to Inventory Coordinator and Production Manager to maintain production schedules

Competencies

  • Strategic: Effective and proactive planner; understand what’s needed and by when; ability to prioritize. Ability to apply sales forecast to strategic purchasing decisions
  • Manufacturing/Supply Chain: Ability to apply manufacturing best practices (LEAN, JIT, TPS) to procurement and supply chain management.
  • Relationship builder: Is able to build strong relationships with key stakeholders. Strong interpersonal skills; ability to successfully negotiate and balance conflicting interests to a win-win
  • Adaptable: Able to move between high level and detail. Organizational skills, detail focused, ability to prioritize and focus on what matters.
  • Systems expert: Understanding of AML’s ERP system and its application to inventory management with a knack for details, organization, prioritization and scheduling
  • Communicator: Effective communicator. Responsive to the needs of manufacturing and proactively communicates internally and externally to negotiate a win-win.

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:

  • DIO – Atlantic
  • # NCs on incoming parts
  • Price Improvement on current parts, 1% per year

Engineering

Mission of the Role
Design It – Build It – Grow It
 
Functional Accountabilities:
  • Achievement of project plan as it relates to electrical hardware
  • All hardware testing and procedures
  • Item and BOM creation and maintenance of components and board assemblies
  • Electrical assembly support
  • Hardware design quality
  • Obsolescence awareness and planning
  • Support for Hardware related customer issues
  • Hardware COGS
  • Hardware non-conformance to resolution
  • Identify and address regulatory changes / requirements
 Competencies:
  • Knowledge of system control hardware for harsh environments
  • CAD for PCB design, such as Altium embedded CPUs such as ARM family, and coding
  • Hands on electronics assembly including circuit boards, cables, and enclosures
  • Troubleshooting of electrical systems, both hands on and schematics
  • Knowledge system control design, PLCs, etc
  • Knowledge of Design for Manufacturing and Design for Testing processes
  • Knowledge of shipboard and marine circuits
  • Internet communication and geolocation hardware such as TCP/IP, Bluetooth and GPS
  • Multi-disciplinary engineering knowledge
  • Scrum/agile product design methodology
  • Ideal candidate has 3-5 years of experience
 Critical 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 would include metrics related to project plan and hardware quality.
 
Mission of the Role
Design It – Build It – Grow It
 
 
Functional Accountabilities:
  • Design for manufacture and reliability of mechanical components
  • Ensures the success of mechanical aspects of sales orders
  • Achievement of the project plan as it relates to mechanical
    • Can include product design, boms, jigs, renderings to marketing and other assigned tasks for the project.
  • Item and Assembly BOM creation and maintenance excluding PCBs
  • Writing of engineering documentation for products SOP’s, Manuals, etc.
  • Mechanical design to specification including cost
  • Mechanical design to facilitate manufacturing improvements
  • Seeing mechanical non-conformance to resolution
  • Mechanical testing and QA procedures
  • Product 3D CAD renderings for Marketing
 
 Competencies:
  • Advanced mechanical design skills
  • Expert in drawing standards and best practices
  • Expert in SolidWorks
  • Knowledge of mechanical test methodologies and standards
  • Experience with dynamics including winches for marine systems, deck handling, launch and recovery
  • Scrum / agile product design methodology
  • Multi-disciplinary engineering knowledge
  • Knowledge in use of AML documentation and ERP systems
  • Knowledge of oceanographic sensor theory and operation
 
 Critical 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:
 
  • Lag: systems project hours last 30 days
  • Lead: # of current mechanical customizations
  • Lead: # of design requirements remaining
  • Lead: # of current deployment system mechanical issues

Manufacturing

Functional Accountabilities:
  • Assembles, troubleshoots, and tests instrumentation in a manufacturing environment
  • Diagnoses and debugs technical issues with digital and analog circuits
  • Calibrates sensors as per standards and best practices
  • Participates in continuous improvement, process flow, etc.
  • Communicates build statuses
  • Produces required build reports and documentation
  • Advises and helps maintain SOP’s and build instructions
  • Meets order delivery expectations
 
Critical 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:
  • Quantity of instrument orders in Back Order.
  • Quantity of instruments produced and tested.
 
Required Knowledge and Skills:
  • ‘People skills’ and the ability to operate in a team environment
  • Electronics assembly expertise and best practices
  • Experience with analog circuits, processor-based PCBs, power supplies
  • Precision soldering
  • High mechanical aptitude and ‘hands on’ approach
  • PCB programming; process, troubleshooting, best practices
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings, SOPs, assembly instructions.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities
  • Proven experience with standard electronics equipment including multimeters, programmers, wiring harnesses, etc.
 
Preferred Knowledge and Skills:
  • Lean process methodology
  • Familiarity with LabView
  • Experience with common ERP systems
  • Experience with calibration techniques and best practices
  • Best practices with o-ring seals and other pressure equipment designs
  • Experience with document control systems, BOMS, part management
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word)
  • Familiarity with oceanographic applications
 
Education and Experience Requirements:
  • Relevant Diploma of Technology (Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial) or similar post-secondary education. Equivalent experience may be considered.
  • 2 years experience in a technical manufacturing environment.