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Join Our Team

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 more than 15% over the past 6 years. How? We've learned that growth is based on technical innovation combined with product differentiation, marketing disruption, and outstanding service. Our team has a reputation for two things:

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

We manufacture oceanographic instrumentation – sensors, data loggers, 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, Nova Scotia on the Atlantic Coast and Victoria (Sidney), British Columbia on the Pacific Coast. Learn more about us here.

Sales

In this position, you are the primary point of contact for all three AML product lines: sound velocity for sonar correction, CTDs and multi-parameter instruments, and deployment systems. The position comes with a gross profit target and includes regular travel.

Your Accountabilities

In the position of Regional Sales Manager, Americas you are accountable for:

  • Maximizing gross profit from the region while achieving monthly, quarterly, and annual goals;
  • Driving customer acquisition in the region, with a specific focus on identifying and targeting new end user organizations;
  • Improving AML's net promoter scores from partners, prospects, and customers within the region;
  • Accurately forecasting revenue, gross profit, and activity levels into the future;
  • Collecting market feedback in a manner that ensures you have an accurate representation of regional SWOT;
  • Establishing a regional growth plan and delivering on that plan, within stated time frames and budgets.

At AML, we make use of daily metrics to measure, guide, and support progress towards goal. Metrics for this position include:

  • Voice contacts with the market;
  • Sensors on opportunities expected to close in the next 90 days;
  • Quantity of deployment systems on opportunities;
  • Booked sensor orders;
  • Booked gross profit;
  • New end user customers; and
  • Net promoter score on sales activities.

Your Competencies & Strengths

It goes without saying that you are goal oriented and hungry for achievement. People also describe you as curious, independent, quick-to-learn, coachable, an advocate for your customers, and engaged. More specifically, your competencies include:

  • Adept at creating relationships of trust with stakeholders at all levels of an organization;
  • Application and market knowledge of sonar systems that required sound velocity correction;
  • Application and market knowledge for CTD and multi-parameter sondes;
  • Proven ability to build and execute on a plan;
  • Application and market knowledge on deployment systems for oceanographic sensors, including underway profiling systems, buoy systems, and underwater vehicles;
  • C level, multi-party technical solution selling;
  • CRM usage to maximize efficiency and effectiveness;
  • Calibration methodologies, including best practices and traceability; and
  • Foreign languages and inter-cultural sensitivity, as best fits the region in question.

You already have had exposure to oceanographic instrumentation like CTDs, multi-parameter instruments, sound-velocity probes, ADCPs, etc.  In addition, you have:

  • A pre-existing professional network in the oceanographic, hydrographic, and marine survey communities; and
  • Education or hands-on experience in the Oceanographic, Environmental, or Engineering domains.

One last requirement: at AML, we're looking for individuals who are excited by the idea of coming to work to contribute. In this position, you'll work with hands, but we also expect you to dedicate you head and your heart.

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; please also explain why these specific values are so important to you. Finally please clearly indicate your salary and variable compensation expectations. No phone calls please. 

Engineering

Your Accountabilities

In the position of Software Architect, you are accountable for:

  • Next generation software suite
  • Achievement of software component of project plan
  • Software design from whiteboard to post-launch support
  • IDing software risks
  • Bringing software related customer issues to resolution
  • Software testing
  • Release and maintenance of software

Critical Metrics for Position:

  1. Leading: hours logged to main priority
  2. Leading: hardware design requirements outstanding
  3. Lagging: defects after release
  4. Lagging: internal demonstrations

Your Competencies & Strengths:

It goes without saying that you are goal oriented and hungry for achievement. People also describe you as curious, independent, quick-to-learn, coachable, an advocate for your customers, and engaged. More specifically, your competencies include:

  1. Scrum/agile product design methodology
  2. Strategic thinking
  3. Web programming languages, such as HTML 5, JavaScript
  4. Client programming languages, such as C# (.NET), cross platform (VS/Xamarin), Java, Xcode
  5. Relational databases, such as MySQL
  6. UI/UX design
  7. Test driven development

Bonus Skills:

  • Familiarity with oceanographic applications
  • Understanding of sensor calibration and curve fitting
  • Experience with cloud providers, such as AWS, Google Cloud or Microsoft Azure
  • Experience with JIRA

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of a BS degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or a related discipline
  • Minimum of 10 years work experience in software design

One last requirement: at AML, we're looking for individuals who are excited by the idea of coming to work to contribute. In this position, you'll work with hands, but we also expect you to dedicate you head and your heart.

How to apply:

Please forward your resume package, including salary expectations, to hr@AMLoceanographic.com. Please be sure to identify and explain your core values - the top 3 to 5 rules that you live by - in your cover letter.

Your Accountabilities

In the position of Software Developer, you are accountable for:

  • Achievement of software component of project plan
  • Software design from whiteboard to post-launch support
  • Bringing software related customer issues to resolution
  • Software testing
  • Release and maintenance of software

Critical Metrics for Position

  1. Leading: hours logged to main priority
  2. Leading: software design requirements outstanding
  3. Lagging: defects after release
  4. Lagging: internal demonstrations

Your Competencies & Strengths

It goes without saying that you are goal oriented and hungry for achievement. People also describe you as curious, independent, quick-to-learn, coachable, an advocate for your customers, and engaged. More specifically, your competencies include:

  1. Scrum/agile product design methodology
  2. Strategic thinking
  3. Web programming languages, such as HTML 5, JavaScript
  4. Client programming languages, such as C# (.NET), cross platform (VS/Xamarin), Java, Xcode
  5. Relational databases, such as MySQL
  6. UI/UX design
  7. Test driven development

Bonus Skills

  • Familiarity with oceanographic applications
  • Understanding of sensor design
  • Experience with cloud providers, such as AWS, Google Cloud or Microsoft Azure
  • Experience with JIRA

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Minimum of a BS degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or a related discipline
  • Minimum of 1-3 years work experience in software design

One last requirement: at AML, we're looking for individuals who are excited by the idea of coming to work to contribute. In this position, you'll work with hands, but we also expect you to dedicate you head and your heart.

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; please also explain why these specific values are so important to you. Finally please clearly indicate your salary and variable compensation expectations. No phone calls please. 

 

 

Technical

Functional Accountabilities

The Assembly Technician works as part of the Manufacturing team to:

  • Maintain adequate inventory of tested sub-assemblies
  • Make productivity improvements as it pertains to no. 1
  • Provide general support to the Manufacturing team
  • Provide general support to Design team

Key Responsibilities

- Build and test electronic and mechanical sub-assemblies

- Operate test equipment for electronic circuits, electronic and mechanical components, sensors, and instruments

- Set-up and operate software / firmware programming related equipment

- Follow assembly/build, test, and quality assurance standards and best practices

- Working with the Manufacturing team, manage assigned tasks based on job schedules, quickly identifying schedule risks and mitigating steps

- Document suggested changes to internal processes

- Identification of improvements vis-à-vis number of labour hours or materials

- Occasional support of design development projects

Required Knowledge & Skills

- Basic understanding of Analogue and Digital circuits including ability to read and follow electronic schematics

- Ability to understand and use firmware programming tools

- Ability to assemble multiple mechanical pieces into complex sub-assemblies

- Ability to solder cables, connectors and components onto through-hole and surface mount circuit boards

- Mechanical aptitude and proven ability to read and follow assembly drawings

- Strong time management and prioritization skills with a proven ability to multi-task

- Good problem-solving skills

- Good written and oral communications skills

- Ability to work well and cooperatively in a team environment

- Excellent communication skills, verbal and written

- Good time management, organizational, and project management skills

- Proven ability to multi-task

- Computer literate

Preferred Knowledge & Skills

- Basic knowledge of various commercial communications protocols and standards including: RS-232, RS-485, GSM, Radio, Satellite, etc.

- Working understanding of calibration theory, test procedures and practices

- General understanding of Oceanography, with a working knowledge of salinity, temperature, pressure, current speed and direction, sound velocity, pH, DO2, and Optical Backscatter characteristics and measurement techniques

Education Requirements

- Certificate of Electronics Technician, or equivalent combination of education, experience, and ability

One last requirement: at AML, we're looking for individuals who are excited by the idea of coming to work to contribute. In this position, you'll work with hands, but we also expect you to dedicate you head and your heart.

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; please also explain why these specific values are so important to you. Finally please clearly indicate your salary and variable compensation expectations. No phone calls please. 

The Electro-Mechanical Technician is responsible for assembly and testing of MVP (Moving Vessel Profiler) systems ensuring workmanship quality is delivered throughout the manufacturing process.  This position is based in Halifax NS. You are accountable for five things, in priority order:

  • Workmanship quality of completed MVP system assemblies and sub-assemblies;
  • Testing and compliance of assemblies to specifications;
  • Timely completion of tasks to ensure production schedules are met;
  • Communication of status, issues and ideas, both written and verbal, to co-workers and other stakeholders;
  • Incorporation of Lean methodologies into work processes;

 

What does it take to be successful in this role? You have the following competencies, skills, and experiences, in priority order:

  • You are goal motivated. You find targets motivating, a game to play and win.
  • Electro-Mechanical systems are a passion. You have a deep understanding of electrical systems as a Certified Electrical Technician and have a strong aptitude for mechanics.
  • You exhibit technical curiosity. You like to see what makes things tick. When something isn't working as expected, you investigate. Your technical curiosity makes you want to continue your investigation until you've proven root cause.
  • Your manual dexterity is high. You enjoy building complex mechanical and electrical assemblies. You are detailed oriented. To you, 2:17 PM doesn't mean 2:15 or 2:20, it means 2:17. You are precise and specific and you bring that approach to your work.
  • You are detail oriented in your workmanship, and you bring that same laser focus to the electronic records that you must maintain.
  • You have experience with electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical systems. You understand the complexities of these systems.
  • You ensure the safety of yourself and others in an light-industrial work environment.
  • You are a communicator. You have a gift for knowing what to say and how to say it; you use your communication skills to create relationships. You are comfortable asking for help when stuck.
  • You can plan. You are comfortable forecasting into the future and you can see and resolve cause and effect relationships.

At AML we believe in personal and team metrics. We believe measuring activity and performance tells us where we are going, how we can adapt, improve and grow. This role would use leading metrics such as expected upcoming work and lagging metrics such as assemblies competed and built to acceptance.

One last requirement: at AML, we're looking for individuals who are excited by the idea of coming to work to contribute. In this position, you'll work with hands, but we also expect you to dedicate you head and your heart.

How to apply:

Please forward your resume package, including salary expectations, to hr@AMLoceanographic.com. Please be sure to identify and explain your core values - the top 3 to 5 rules that you live by - in your cover letter.

Administration

Your Accountabilities

In the position of ERP Administrator, your over-riding priority is management of our NetSuite installation.  In this role, you are accountable for:

  • Assuring data integrity;
  • Maximizing system up time;
  • Improving our team’s efficiency by adding, streamlining, or removing ERP features and functionality;
  • Analyzing complex business problems and designing, testing, and implementing ERP solutions that resolve those problems; and
  • Ensuring stakeholders are able to access, find & retrieve the data they need, and that they are able to convert that data into information and knowledge.

In this position, you are also responsible for:

  • Maintaining other cloud systems (Jive, Google, Box, etc.);
  • Identifying and implementing new tools that improve team efficiency; and
  • Providing general IT support, including network and hardware admin.

Critical Metrics for Position

  • Number of open issues;
  • Average elapsed time to issue resolution;
  • Percentage of duplicate records in ERP system; and
  • Percentage of corporate key metrics that are operating effectively.

Your Competencies & Strengths

People describe you as analytical, quick-to-learn, coachable, and a gifted communicator.  More specifically, you are:

  • Goal oriented: Achievement hungry; Proactive, with a knack for right-to-left thinking (“If I want to get to x by the end of the year, what do I need to do now?”) and the ability to adapt and change when things aren’t going as you want them to;
  • Curious: You want to understand how things work; You feel a need to identify root cause and not just deal with symptoms; You like to find the limitations on key functionality; It is important to you to understand the fundamentals of the business, what drives success, and how IT can contribute to that success;
  • Analytical and solutions focused: Able to break down raw information and undefined problems into workable components; Generate logical conclusions; Anticipate obstacles and evaluate options and approaches that are relevant;
  • Detail oriented: You are thorough; You understand that the ‘devil is in the details’;
  • A strong communicator: Attentive listener; Able to rework technical concepts into user-appropriate language; You are a proactive seeker of input and information on potential impact; and
  • Process focused: You have a gift for converting physical process into its electronic equivalent; You understand the importance of reinforcing desired outcome with electronic process.

Experience Requirements

  • You have at least 3 to 5 years of experience administering an ERP system with live financial applications; and
  • You are data fluent, understanding data structures, tables, formats, other databases, Excel, etc. You are highly comfortable with searching, filtering, aggregating, and combining data from multiple sources or tables.

Bonus Skills

  • Hands-on experience administering a NetSuite installation. Ideally, you are NetSuite Administrator Certified;
  • A clear understanding of the use and application of Suite Script and automation workflow;
  • A theoretical background in accounting OR hands-on experience with financial applications;
  • Experience administering Windows networks; and
  • Experience in a Business to Business manufacturing environment.

One last requirement: at AML, we're looking for individuals who are excited by the idea of coming to work to contribute. In this position, you'll work with hands, but we also expect you to dedicate you head and your heart.

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; please also explain why these specific values are so important to you. Finally please clearly indicate your salary and variable compensation expectations. No phone calls please.