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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.

Manufacturing

NOTE: Not Actively Seeking Assembly Technicians but we are accepting resumes
 
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.

Administration

Mission of the Role

Operating as smooth as silk but as fast as a speeding bullet

Functional Accountabilities:

  • Cash: Predicts cash balance to within 10% over 90 days, while improving (adapted) cash cycle by 20% over 3 years
  • Efficiency: Deploys IT to increase AML team efficiency by 25% over 3 years, as measured by gross profit per salary $$
  • Team: Ensures 85% of team members are A players
  • Execution:  Achieves personal quarterly plan in 1 of last 2 quarters, on time and within budget, as assessed by metrics and priorities
  • Strategy: All team members know, understand and endorse AML’s corporate strategy
  • Controls: Ensures internal controls reflect best practice and maintains compliance with external stakeholder requirements

Competencies:

  • Leadership & Team: Is an effective enterprise leader and is able to create leadership capabilities in others: Enterprise thinking; Self aware; Able to adjust own behaviour to match context; Able to create strong interpersonal bonds; Coaching and mentoring emerging leaders towards better; Understanding of how to manage culture;  Team builder
  • Financial Literacy: Is financially literate: Understands levers that impact financial performance; Able to turn financial data into performance insight; Fluent and experienced in GAAP and other relevant accounting standards; Understands external reporting requirements
  • Transformational: Knows and understands growth tools and frameworks like One Page Plan, Rockefeller Habits, Metronome, 5 Dysfunctions, Top Grading; Applies and teaches above tools to achieve performance step change in AML team, AML operations, and AML profitability
  • Manufacturing / Supply Chain: Understands IT requirements of a $20M manufacturing business; Versed in financial, accounting, and IT aspects of both project based and inventory based manufacturing; Clear understanding of data and data structures; Proven ability to convert data into process and knowledge
  • Strategic: Is able to see blockers impacting internal and external customers and resolve with process and IT; Able to conceptualize and prioritize internal improvement projects that align to AML’s differentiation strategy; Versed in strategic concepts and frameworks
  • Relationship Builder: Is able to build strong relationships with key stakeholders: Strong interpersonal skills; Sufficient application knowledge to be customer relevant; Able to add value to customers, suppliers, and partners; Ability to successfully balance conflicting interests
  • Market Expert: Expert in the hydrographic, oceanographic science, environmental monitoring, and subsea positioning markets; Understands market, customer, supplier, competitor, and financial dynamics

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.

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 via email at hr@amloceanographic.com  
 
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.

Mission of the Role

Supply Chain as a competitive weapon!

Functional Accountabilities:

  • Team: Ensures every team member is an A player
  • Strategy: Importance: All team members endorse AML’s corporate strategy 
  • Execution: Achieves plan in at least 1 of the last 2 quarters, on time and on budget
  • Cash: Improves inventory turnover to 5 turns per year by year 3
  • Material Costs: Reduces parts costs by 2% per year for 3 years while maintaining required quality standards
  • Inventory Valuation Accuracy: Netsuite inventory valuations are accurate to within 1% at all times

Competencies:

  • Leadership & Team: Is an effective enterprise leader and is able to create leadership capabilities in others: Enterprise thinking; Self aware; Able to adjust own behaviour to match context; Able to create strong interpersonal bonds; Coaching and mentoring emerging leaders towards better; Understanding of how to manage culture;  Team builder
  • Transformationa: Knows, teaches, and applies growth tools and frameworks like One Page Plan, Rockefeller Habits, Metronome, 5 Dysfunctions, Top Grading
  • Relationship Builder: Is able to build strong relationships with key stakeholders: Strong interpersonal skills; Sufficient application knowledge to be customer relevant; Able to add value to customers, suppliers, and partners; Ability to successfully balance conflicting interests
  • Strategic: Is able to assess value chain and ID opportunities; Is able to identify step changes required in supply chain model, sell impact, and execute accordingly
  • Manufacturing / Supply Chain: Able to prioritize appropriate frameworks; Knows, teaches, and applies best practices in manufacturing management (LEAN, JIT, supply chain, Six Sigma, and similar); Working knowledge of modern manufacturing techniques (injection moulding, machining, casting, PCB manufacturing, additive manufacturing)
  • Forecasting: Has the ability to marry demand forecasting with strategic and operational procurement decisions
  • Market Expert: Expert in the hydrographic, oceanographic science, environmental monitoring, and subsea positioning markets; Understands market, customer, supplier, competitor, and financial dynamics

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:

  • Kits Delivered on Time: Qty. of kits delivered to manufacturing teams, on schedule
  • Kitted Gross Profit 1 (GP1): GP1 (no labour)
  • Cost Improvement on Standard Parts: 2% per year
  • Inventory Valuation: $$$ amount

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. This position is open until filled.

 

Supply Chain

NOTE: Not Actively Seeking Assembly Technicians but we are accepting resumes
 
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.