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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 is passionate about direction and strategy? If so, we would love for you to join our team today. 

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. As a team we stand for raising the bar: in every domain.

AML has a market reputation for going to the ends of the earth to make our customers successful. We manufacture ocean sensing solutions – sensors, instrumentation, and deployment systems – for business and government customers on all seven continents. We allow our customers to focus on the oceanography, not the equipment. 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.

Administration

Mission of the role is to “Keep financials in Epicor accurate to AML’s true daily reality.”

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 Plans: 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

At AML, we offer flexible office hours and a dog-friendly environment. Company culture is paramount and we’re looking for like-minded individuals to join our team. 

How to Apply

To join our team, 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.

Engineering

The successful applicant for this role will be joining AML’s multidisciplinary Engineering Team with a focus on Product Development – the creation and expansion of AML’s current suite of products with an emphasis on expanding our offering of marine deck equipment, as well as providing engineering support for legacy systems.

Accountabilities
  • The design, analysis, and support of mechanical systems with an emphasis on design for manufacturing (DFM)
  • Development of specifications and product requirements documentations
  • Providing engineering and support for operation teams
  • Complete projects on time, spec, and budget
  • Maintain and create documentation such as product drawings, SOP’s, Manuals, etc.
  • Identify and implement manufacturing improvements
  • Apply Root-cause analysis and resolve Non-Conformances (NC’s) as they arise
  • Develop Mechanical testing and QA procedures
  • Product 3D CAD renderings for marketing
Requirements
  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering with 2+ years experience or equivalent
  • Advanced knowledge of mechanical systems – motors, brakes, clutches, chain drives, gearboxes – for use in marine environments
  • Hands-on with a high mechanical aptitude
  • Advanced knowledge of SolidWorks
  • Proficiency in drawing standards and best practices
  • Scrum / agile product design methodology
  • Multi-disciplinary engineering knowledge
Considered an Asset
  • Knowledge of oceanographic sensor theory and operation
  • Familiarity with industrial control equipment such as PLCs
  • Familiarity with hydraulic systems

Company culture is paramount and we’re looking for like-minded individuals to join our team. 

How to Apply

To join our team, 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 successful applicant for this role will be joining AML’s multidisciplinary Engineering Team with a focus on Product Development – the creation and expansion of AML’s suite of software solutions – including both in-house tools and our core customer-facing application. You will be involved in the full development cycle from definition to design, test, and deployment, utilizing documentation and revision control best practices.

Accountabilities
  • Designing, implementing, testing, and supporting windows application software
  • Managing project requirements and release schedules, communicating progress and status
  • Creating scalable, maintainable code with strict revision control
  • Working with stakeholders to understand, document, and satisfy end-user requirements
  • Participating in team SCRUM planning sessions
  • Contributor to team-wide product testing events; peer review of technical solutions
Requirements
  • Diploma or degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent
  • 3+ years of experience working with C#, .NET, and WPF
  • Awareness of user experience; ability to approach problems holistically
  • Understanding of code creation best practices; scalability and maintainability
  • Experience with relational databases such as SQL Server (and Azure cloud services)
  • CI/CD pipeline with Azure DevOps
  • Understanding of SCRUM development practices
  • Deployment tools including ClickOnce and MSIX
  • Experience with PLC programming (Ladder Logic) an asset
  • Knowledge of C and Python an asset

At AML, we offer flexible office hours and a dog-friendly environment. Company culture is paramount and we’re looking for like-minded individuals to join our team.

How to Apply

To join our team, 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.

Manufacturing

This immediate role has been filled however we are still accepting applications 

The mission of this role is to make sure “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 join our team, 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.

This immediate role has been filled however we are still accepting applications 

The mission of this role is to “Change customer expectations through excellent service.”

The successful applicant for this role will be joining the Instrumentation Service team – troubleshooting, investigating, and repairing high tech instruments and sensors manufactured by AML. This individual is adept at disassembling devices and systematically identifying root cause failures, interpreting technical documentation, testing hypotheses, replacing PCBs, and soldering components- done timely and correctly.

Accountabilities

  • Service Volume: Increase in qty of instruments serviced, per quarter – working smarter to be faster
  • Diagnostics Accuracy: No in-field surprises for undiagnosed issues post service
  • Quality: Out of box failures on repaired instruments and sensors <1% on all orders
  • Documentation: Ensuring SOPs, instructions, NCs, etc. are current, accurate and easy to follow
  • Process Improvement: Streamlines team operations; advocates for better
  • Execution: Reliably achieves merics and priorities every quarter
  • Back Up: Provides support to other functions as needed

Competencies

  • Trouble Shooting Skills Electrical and mechanical problem; Ability to distinguish symptom from cause; Ability to determine root
  • 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
  • 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 join our team, 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. 

Our Team

Culture as a Competitive Advantage

AML worked with Metronome United to perform a complete shift in company culture, quintupling their revenue and creating a highly efficient, engaged and productive team. AML was selected to be a part of a case study detailing the implementation and results of their Strategy Management System. 

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