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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 apply, please 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.

Manufacturing

The mission of this role is “Assemblies never stop us!”.
 

Accountabilities

  • Volume: Increase in qty of products built, per quarter – working smarter to be faster
  • Quality: Out of box / out of inventory failures < 1% on all orders
  • Documentation: Ensuring SOPs, Instructions, NCs, etc are current, accurate, and simple to follow
  • Process improvement: Streamlines order streams 1 and 2: Advocates for better
  • Execution: Achieves one page plan (priorities, metrics) in prior 2 quarters
  • Back Up: Provides support to other functions, as needed

Competencies

  • Electro / Mechanical Expertise: High precision 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 
  • 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 
  • Communication Skills: Effective communicator, in both written and verbal formats. Responsive to the needs of internal and external customers.

How to Apply

To apply, please 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. This position is open until filled.

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 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. This position is open until filled.

Administration

Mission of the Role

The Automator

Functional Accountabilities:

  • Streamline / Automate E•Process: Simplify electronic business process (20% reduction in click count by year 3)
  • Supply Chain Forecasting: Accurately forecast full kit availability dates in real time (80% of kits forecasted to within 3 days by year 3)
  • Sales Streamlining: Fully automate sales transactions via webstore (80% of transactions by year 3)
  • Be Local: Leverages tech stack to create perception of AML as an ‘Always Local’ company
  • Business Model: Utilize tech stack to enable AML to run multiple business models off one single platform
  • Engagement: Create and maintain employee commitment to tech stack 
  • Execution: Achieve personal plan in 1 of every 2 quarters, on time and on budget

Competencies:

  • Process Focused: Able to map, understand, fine tune, and streamline process; Can marry physical and electronic processes; Understands value stream mapping
  • Data: Comfortable with extraction, manipulation, and extension of large data sets; A gift for turning data into usable information and business recommendation
  • Gotchas: Skilled at identifying and assessing technical risk beforehand; Creative in development of risk mitigation techniques
  • Teacher: Strong presentation skills; Able to adapt delivery to learning style; Rapport builder
  • Strategic: Able to identify and focus on the right set of activities to move the dial; Doesn’t get lost in the weeds; Can helicopter between detail and outcome
  • Communicator: Can tailor communication based on audience level and interest; Able to get people talking and sharing their opinions; Proactively disseminates and communicates; Adept at influencing
  • Solutions thinker: Assess and balance competing interest; Out of the box thinker; Innate desire to improve efficiency and effectiveness; 
  • Systems experience: Experienced at implementing and administering enterprise software systems (ERP, MRP, etc); Comfortable integration multiple systems together

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:

  • Profit per X: Average days to generate scheduled receipt date
  • Percentage of transactions that are 100% automated
  • Human transaction edits per $ of gross profit

How to Apply

To apply, please submit your application package via email to hr at 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. This position is open until filled.

Supply Chain

Mission of the Role

“Parts never stop us”

Accountabilities

  • Parts Availability: Parts shortages impact kit release dates less than 5% of the time
  • Material Costs: Reduces parts costs by 2% per year for 3 years while maintaining required quality standards
  • Parts Quality: Ensures purchased parts meet AML quality standards > 95% of the time
  • Execution:  Achieves weekly widget number and priorities for 1 of last 2 quarters
  • ERP Accuracy: Ensures accuracy of ERP system with respect to purchasing and inventory
  • 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.
  • Relationship builder: Is able to build strong relationships with key stakeholders. Strong interpersonal skills; Ability to successfully balance conflicting interests
  • Persuasion and Negotiation: Able to bring suppliers around to AML’s view; Skilled at objection management and removal
  • Communicator: Effective communicator. Proactively communicates internally and externally.  Responsive to the needs of internal customers.
  • Purchasing / Supply Chain Best Practices: Ability to apply manufacturing best practices (LEAN, JIT, TPS) to procurement, inventory control and supply chain management.
  • ERP Expertise: Understanding of AML’s ERP system and its application to supply chain and inventory management

How to Apply

To apply, please 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. This position is open until filled.