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OZ Optics is a leading Canadian fiber optics components manufacturer located near Ottawa, Ontario.

Our company is looking for:


Accounting Clerk

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Accounts Payable Function
    • Coding and entering vendor invoices, noting discrepancies and following up
    • Entering employee expense claims
    • Matching visa statements with supporting documents and entering, following up on discrepancies with the card holder
    • Preparation of cheques, wire, ACH and bill payments
    • E-mailing remittance information to vendors
    • Ensure that all vendors are paid in a timely manner
    • Monitoring the accounts payable e-mail box and following up on all vendor inquiries
    • Printing various paperless invoices
    • Maintaining the A/P sub-ledger
    • Adhoc reporting as required
  • Accounts Receivable Function
    • Print customer invoices
    • Prepare bank deposits
    • Enter cash receipts, noting discrepancies and following up
    • Process credit card payments and prepayments
    • Prepare package to set up customer credit terms
    • Monitoring the accounts receivable e-mail box and following up on all customer inquiries
    • Perform customer collection calls
    • Maintaining A/R sub-ledger
    • Adhoc reporting as required

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years accounts payable and accounts receivable experience
  • Must have good attention to detail, organization, problem solving and communication skills
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment is an asset
  • Experience using an ERP system is an asset

Assistant Controller / Senior Accountant

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Controller, this individual is responsible for the overall general accounting fuction including A/P and A/R as well as the General Ledger.

Typical Duties:

  • Ensure that the purchases/payables/payments cycle complies with Company policy.
  • Act as liaison between other departments to ensure that the Company's financial processes are being followed.
  • Suggest and implement process and policy improvements.
  • Ensure that the sales/receivables/receipts cycles comply with Company policy.
  • Review and analyse aged A/R and A/P sub-ledgers and identify any potential issues.
  • Review and authorize:
    • Customer credit limit adjustment
    • All outgoing payments in accordance with Company policy.
    • All Customer credit notes.
    • All general journal entries in accordance with Company policy.
  • Oversee month-end close and account reconciliations.
  • Update and maintain the Master Accounting Manual.
  • Special projects as required by the Controller or the CFO.

Education:

  • University degree
  • Accounting designation required (can be supplemented by extensive work experience)

Experience:

  • 5+ years experience in Corporate accounting, preferably within a manufacturing environment.

Skills:

  • Ability to work with little supervision in a dynamic environment.
  • Ability to work with tight deadlines.
  • Superior accounting knowledge.
  • Ability to handle and prioritize many work assignments at once.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Excellent communications skills (verbal and written)
  • Ability to focus on details.

CFO / Controller

Position Summary:

Reporting to the CEO of the company, this position is responsible for the financial day to day operations reporting of the Company including Internal and External reporting, Treasury, Financial Systems, General Accounting, Payroll and ERP.

Typical Duties:

  • Provide leadership and guidance to the financial and accounting staff in line with Business objectives.
  • Ensure that the purchases/payables/payments cycle complies with Company policy.
  • Ensure the integrity and reliability of the financial information provided to internal and external customers, investors, and authorities.
  • Review and analyze aged A/R and A/P sub-ledgers and identify any potential issues.
  • Review and authorize: Customer credit limit adjustment
  • All outgoing payments in accordance with Company policy.
  • All Customer credit notes.
  • All general journal entries in accordance with Company policy.
  • Oversee month-end close and account reconciliations.
  • Update and maintain the Master Accounting Manual.
  • Present to CEO of issues and concerns alternatives and recommendations.
  • Plan and manage the annual audit and quarterly review processes to ensure timely availability of financial information.
  • Ensure that the Company's cash resources are managed effectively.
  • Implement and monitor the Company's annual budget process and ensure compliance from the various departments.
  • Ensure that the Company is in compliance with the various Canadian and American government authorities.
  • Prepare and review monthly reporting to the Executive team as well as quarterly reporting to the audit committee and Board of Directors.
  • Prepare monthly reporting for banks.
  • Monitor and minimize the various financial risks (i.e. credit risk, currency risks) which can adversely impact the Company's financial position.
  • Work with operations management to ensure that their financial reporting needs are being met.

Education:

  • Accounting designation is required.

Experience:

  • 5 + years direct experience in manufacturing environment.

Skills:

  • Ability to work with little to no supervision.
  • Ability to work with tight deadlines.
  • Extensive accounting and financial knowledge- both in US and CDN. GAAP
  • Experience in SEC and OSC compliance reporting.
  • Ability to handle and prioritize many work assignments at once.
  • Excellent computer and communications skills (verbal and written)
  • Ability to work well and influence all levels of the organization
  • Ability to see and understand the "big picture" while providing and implementing tactical elements required to achieve the business goals.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

CNC Machinist / Programmer

Position Summary:

Be able to set up and operate program CNC machines and machining centers to fabricate parts, tooling, fixtures related to the communications industry. Also responsible for fabricating custom dies and jigs in conjunction with engineers.

Typical Duties:

  • Consults with engineers regarding product information such as design, capacity, purpose and types of material to be used to fabricate product
  • Analyses written specs, drawings, blueprints, etc to determine set up requirements
  • Designs fixtures, tooling and experimental parts to meet engineering specs
  • Program, set up and operate metalworking machine tools such as lathe, milling machine, machine parts to spec, and verifying conformance
  • Establishes written work procedures for fabricating new structural products

Education:

  • Two years College diploma in related field

Experience:

  • Junior � 1 � 2 years experience in manufacturing machine shop
  • Intermediate 3 � 5 years experience in manufacturing machine shop
  • Senior - more than 5 years experience in manufacturing machine shop

Skills:

  • Good communication skills
  • Demonstrated mathematical and reasoning abilities
  • Ability to read technical drawings, blueprints
  • Red seal certification is preferred

All applicants must be legally eligible to work in Canada.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Compliance & Document Control Officer

Position Summary:

  • Review, Research, and Return all Product compliance declaration requests from customers. Examples include, RoHS, REACH & SCIP, Conflict Minerals, ChemSherpa, FMD as well as others.
  • Support purchasing dealing with suppliers to obtain material declarations.
  • Contact customers as required to obtain or clarify end use information.
  • Manage the item compliance program based on our ERP system.
  • Necessary government reporting utilizing legal counsel as appropriate.
  • Provide documented classification reviews based on customer end use information and regulatory guidelines.
  • Perform periodic audits of exported items and employee understanding of export control practices.
  • Provide Support for the registration, processing, distribution and filing of company product and process documentation.
  • Provide Support for the registration, processing, distribution and filing of company product and process documentation.
  • Register, release and file drawings and any changes.

Typical Duties:

  • Maintain and update OZ Optics program for compliance.
  • Maintain and manage the Master (signed-off) documents process.
  • Maintain the CAD drawing registers.
  • Maintain the master document control file.
  • Update all relevant Registers to reflect current information.
  • Data entry as required.
  • Assist in internal audits.

Education:

  • Post-secondary education, preferably within Engineering/QA/ or related discipline.

Experience:

  • 3+ years of experience in QA, 3+ years of experience in document control or a similar discipline (where accuracy & attention to detail are critical)
  • Knowledge of CAD files, (AutoCAD & Solid works).
  • Knowledge of environmental compliance initiatives (RoHS, REACH, SCIP) would be a plus

Skills:

  • Highly organized and proficient in managing, processing, and releasing corporate documents (planned and per demand).
  • Accurate data entry skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite.
  • Comfortable within a networked environment.
  • Comfortable using CAD viewers.
  • Proficient in the use of MRP/ERP systems and concepts.
  • Excellent customer service skills.

Customer Service Manager

Position summary:

This position will coordinate and supervise the day-to-day operations of the Order Desk and Customer Service Department. Ensure all documentation, processes and procedures are followed for Orders Acceptance, Change Orders, Cancellations and R.M.A.'s.

This position will also act as the business process owner for ERP sales cycle, Maximizer Customer database and will take ownership for fast tracking orders, analyzing processes and training.

This position is responsible for daily order cycle: IOA, SOA, Change Orders, Cancellations, RMA On-time order release to production and Customer Satisfaction.

Typical Duties:

  • Monitoring and delegating workload of order administration staff.
  • Training order administration, customer service staff in all aspects of their duties and responsibilities.
  • Coordinating all customer communication issues including change orders, discrepancies, acknowledgment of C.P.O.'s and verification of customer requirements.
  • Liaising with Shipping, Production, Material Management, Engineering, Accounting and Sales departments as required.
  • Reporting any problems that might impact customer deliveries.
  • Preparing staff evaluations, as per requirements
  • Preparing reports for present to Executive Management as required.

Education:

  • Post secondary education in sales or business would be an asset.

Experience:

  • 3 years plus managing customer service, preferable in a manufacturing environment, high tech preferred.
  • Strong people and customer communication skills.

Skills:

  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Supervisory skills.
  • Experience with ERP/MRP system or similar computerized order entry system.
  • Excellent computer database skills, particularly Maximizer and Excel spreadsheets.
  • Excellent communication skills, oral and written.

Customer Service / Order Desk Coordinator

Position Summary:

  • Report to Customer Service Manager.
  • Coordinate customer requests with internal departments as the focal representative.
  • Follow up on the internal activities to meet/exceed customer demand.
  • Collaborate with Finance department for accuracy of customer invoicing and payments according to the terms of payment.
  • Process and coordinate customer orders and any subsequent communication with customers.

Typical Duties:

  • Liaison with customers regarding progress and delivery schedule of their orders. This requires attention to the internal manufacturing plans and providing appropriate replies to customer inquiries.
  • Act as the interface between customers and internal departments (Finance, Logistics, Operations, Quality Assurance, and Sales).
  • Ensure pricing and delivery schedules are aligned with company policies and customer requirement.
  • As the owner of the Return Material Authorization process (RMA), coordinate the RMA Process. Also process change orders, cancellations, and pricing verification of the orders.
  • Communicate with customers about required documents and provide necessary information.
  • Verify order related documents. Process the orders according to the corporate policies.
  • Issue Order Acceptance and Sales Order documents to customers.
  • Be proactive in meeting customers' requirement through understanding of processes, effective communication, and utilizing the business applications, such as ERP and Microsoft Office suite, for fast tracking of orders.

Education:

  • Post-secondary courses in Sales & Marketing or Business Administration.

Experience:

  • 3 to 5 years of inside sales experience in manufacturing environment, preferably high tech.

Skills:

  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Attention to details.
  • Experienced with order processing applications such as EPR/MRP systems.
  • Advanced skills in working with office applications, such as Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.

Fiberoptic Technician

Position Summary:
Responsible for performing the tasks defined, including manufacturing, test and measurement. The technician should be able to perform limited troubleshooting in the related areas. The technician should be able to technically train and supervise fiberoptic assemblers.

Typical Duties:

  • Involvement in developing new and improving existing procedures to allow the maximization of production, and product quality.
  • Involvement in R&D projects. Responsible for performing defined tasks.
  • Responsible for limited troubleshooting in the related areas and helping supervisors by identifying the issues.
  • Monitor scrap in the assigned areas and report to the supervisors/responsible parties.

Education:
Post-secondary education in a related field or High School Diploma combined with appropriate experience.

Experience:
3+ year experience in a related field and manufacturing environment.

Skills:

  • Primary knowledge of basic Fiberoptic concepts, such as fiber types, IL, ORL, PER, etc.
  • Experience in high volume manufacturing.
  • Good communication skills both oral and written.
  • Good hands on abilities.

Firmware Engineer

Position Summary:
This position, reporting to the General Manager of Test Equipment group, is responsible for the firmware design of test equipment components as well as the design of test software, analysis of test results, troubleshooting of both the test equipment and the test software.

Typical Duties:

  • Develop novel embedded algorithms and signal processing firmware for STM32, MSP430 type controllers.
  • Troubleshoot test software, performing tests on products to meet customer specs and company requirements
  • Provide documented test procedures, coordinate tests, analyze results, record observations and perform calculations
  • Prepare reports on projects for senior management
  • Make recommendations on materials, specifications

Education:

  • University degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Hardware Engineering

Experience:

  • 5+ years of relevant work experience if in possession of a Bachelor�s degree in Engineering
  • Experience with Embedded firmware and signal processing techniques.
  • Good understanding of code reusability and object oriented programming

Skills:

  • Ability to debug and implement novel code.
  • Excellence in coding embedded C/C++, previous work with TI ARM based MCUs is a plus.
  • Team player with good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to write clean easy to understand code
  • Experience in telecommunication and optical technology is a plus.
  • Experience in optical and electronic sensors for bio-sensing, biomedical application is a plus.

Hardware Design Engineer

Position Summary:

This position, reporting to the General Manager of Test Equipment Group, is responsible for the hardware design, firmware development, implementation and validation of circuit boards that are integrated into optical test equipment.

Typical Duties:

  • Designs and modifies circuit boards (analog & digital) used in test equipment, according to product specifications.
  • Develop/troubleshoot test software/processes, performing tests on products to meet customer specs and company requirements.
  • Provides documentation to product designs, test processes, analyzes test results, records observations and performs calculations.
  • Develops, debugs and support firmware applications.
  • Prepares reports on projects for senior management.
  • Makes recommendations & validates component substitutions for obsolete/discontinued components.

Education:

  • University degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Hardware Engineering or equivalent

Experience:

  • 2 - 3 years of relevant work experience if in possession of a Bachelor's degree in Engineering.
  • No experience required if in possession of a Master's degree in Engineering

Skills:

  • Enjoys solving complex technical problems.
  • Team player with good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience with various design tools, e.g. schematic design, board layout and simulation tools, etc.
  • Understanding of optical principles would be considered a asset.
  • Candidates must be legally eligible to work in Canada.

HR / Payroll Administrator

Position Summary:
Reporting to the VP Human Resources, the Human Resources / Payroll Administrator is responsible for timely and effective delivery of human resources services including, but not limited to, general office administration, payroll & benefits administration, employee relations, H&S training,. This includes the requirement to both take direction and work intuitively to support the department's goals and objectives in a professional and culturally appropriate manner.

Typical Duties:

  • Assist/prepare monthly payroll,
  • Prepare and conduct orientation for the new hires;
  • Prepare employment contracts, employment letters, and salary/ bonus letters, memos,
  • Assist in the employment termination process and submitting ROEs,
  • Administration and updates of employee benefits,
  • Assist with the coordination of HR training activities,
  • Ensures departmental and corporate objectives are met;
  • Posting of job openings on Social Media sites,
  • Maintaining Employee Floorplan/ Location Charts, ORG Chart and Assigned Parking documents,
  • Assist with recruitment screening, interviewing, and referencing,
  • Conduct attendance rollcall (Morning and Afternoon), update weekly spreadsheet.
  • Filing and maintaining employee files,
  • Print Maximizer calendar weekly and distribute,
  • Monitor HR Admin Outlook mailbox: screen, forward and print Resumes,
  • Office supply administration,
  • Participate in special projects as requested,
  • Other office related duties and tasks as required.

Education:

  • Business, Office or Human Resources Administration
  • Equivalent to a High School graduate diploma with experience.

Experience:

  • Minimum 3 - 5 years of experience in a human resources role, or equivalent combination of education and experience

Skills:

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of Office 2000 applications, time/attendance and payroll procedures
  • Previous experience with an HRIS system would be beneficial.
  • Strong ability to manage multiple priorities within deadlines
  • Strong ability to handle confidential information
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in Canada

In-house Senior Litigation+ Legal Counsel/Contract

OZ Optics is looking for a high performing in-house senior litigation counsel. This individual will be responsible for:

  • Representing OZ Optics in Civil cases
  • Manage all phases of the litigation process from investigation, pleadings and discovery, to pre-trial settlement and appeal.
  • Advising OZ on the law and legal issues.
  • Drafting documents, letters and contracts.
  • Preparing paperwork for court.
  • Researching and analyzing documents and case law, to ensure the accuracy of advice and procedure.
  • Must have 10+ years of experience as a litigation lawyer
  • Salary commensurate with legal experience
  • $140,000-$200,000 for 10+ years' experience
  • To work with 3 other members of Legal team

Location: Toronto with frequent trips to main office in Ottawa

Logistics Coordinator

Job Description

Company Overview
OZ Optics Limited is a leading worldwide supplier of fiber optic products, test equipment and sensors. It is located in Canada's capital city of Ottawa and established in 1985.

Company Perks:

  • Every employee receives full benefits including medical, dental, and optical and life insurance with the premiums paid for by OZ Optics.
  • Opportunity to work alongside with subject matter experts in fiber optics
  • Opportunity to work on world-class products with cutting-edge technologies
  • Best recreational facilities company can offer. Squash and basketball courts, weight-training rooms, indoor pool, sauna, and hot tub for use by employees
  • Staff events - adult and children's holiday parties, Easter egg hunt, family summer barbeque, and soccer games.
  • Free on-site parking

Position Summary:
The Logistics Coordinator is responsible for all activities related to Shipping & Receiving. These include verifying, packing, processing export documents and maintain a high customer service satisfaction.
The requirement to both take direction and work intuitively to support the completion of the department�s goals and objectives in a professional and culturally appropriate manner.

Typical Duties:

  • Processing packages utilizing electronic shipping systems.
  • Using shipping systems, such as UPS World-ship, FedEx Ship manager, DHL Easy-ship, and local couriers.
  • Packing items for safe transport, including fragile parts.
  • Preparing and processing international shipments; following international shipping regulations and paperwork requirements, B13A, COO,
  • Coordinating and overseeing activities and workflows in the shipping/Receiving area.
  • Any other related or assigned duties.

Education:
Minimum high school (equivalent to Ontario OSSD).

Skills:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Office 2000 application packages.
  • Strong ability to manage multiple priorities within deadlines
  • Strong ability to handle confidential information

All applicants must be legally eligible to work in Canada.
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Machinist - Fiber Optics Manufacturing

Position Summary:

  • Using manual milling machines to fabricate highly accurate components used in fiber optic assemblies
  • Program and operate vertical knee mills using Acu-Rite controls
  • Set up and operate manual lathes
  • Prepare, update and maintain set up sheets and program library
  • Design and fabricate custom tools, fixtures, dies and jigs as required
  • Work in line with engineers for optimum product quality

Typical Duties:

  • Consult with engineers regarding product information such as design, capacity, purpose and types of material to be used to fabricate product
  • Analyses written specs, drawings, blueprints, etc. to determine set up requirements
  • Designs fixtures, tooling and experimental parts to meet engineering specs
  • Program, set up and operate machine tools (Vertical Mill with Acu-Rite control).
  • High precision machining of small parts (various materials)
  • Establishes, monitors and documents work procedures for fabricating new structural products
  • Coordinate machine maintenance and repair
  • Direct, mentor, train machine shop personal
  • Ordering tooling, materials and general machine shop supplies as needed

Education:

  • Diploma/Degree in related field (mechanical engineering/toolmaking/manufacturing)
  • Advanced knowledge of vertical milling machine and manual lathe techniques
  • Advanced knowledge of tooling and materials
  • Advanced knowledge of Acu-Rite controls
  • Red Seal Government Certification (General Machinist/Toolmaker) preferred

Experience:

  • Junior 1-2 years experience in manufacturing machine shop
  • Intermediate 3-5 years experience in manufacturing machine shop
  • Senior more than 5 years experience in manufacturing machine shop

Skills:

  • Good communication skills
  • Demonstrated mathematical and reasoning abilities
  • Ability to read technical drawings, blueprints

All applicants must be legally eligible to work in Canada.

Manufacturing Process Engineer

Position Summary:
Work closely with Operations and the Manufacturing Process Manager to provide support with current issues, and to evaluate our existing manufacturing processes and methods in order to provide recommendations to reduce costs and improve processes.

Typical Duties:

  • Direct involvement in developing new and improving old process to allow the maximization of production resources, in alignment with the organization�s objectives.
  • Establishing labour standards for assembly operations and monitor performance to the standards.
  • Developing and recommending equipment and workstation layout to optimize production efficiency.
  • Communicating effectively and efficiently with internal and external customers
  • Accountable for preparing project plans and executing on project deliverables for medium to high complexity programs.
  • Determines and performs appropriate testing for the purpose of qualifying a new process or technology.
  • Conducts equipment and process capability studies.
  • Responsible for the introduction and implementation of automated processes and technologies.
  • Perform FMEA, PPAP and capability studies as required.

Education:

  • Engineering degree in Industrial or Mechanical engineering preferred, or a combination of Post-secondary education and experience.
  • Formal education and experience in quality assurance concepts and techniques is an asset.

Experience:

  • 5+ years in a manufacturing environment at a technical capacity.
  • 2+ years of practical experience in Process Improvement and/or QA is considered an asset.

Skills:

  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written
  • Able to manage and co-ordinate multiple priorities in various conditions and constraints
  • Ability to understand technical issues
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Strong interpersonal, communication along with organizational abilities
  • Able to carry out positive interactions with different levels within the organization.
  • Ability to build trust and cooperation within a multi-cultural and interdisciplinary team.

Marketing Manager

Position Summary:

Reporting to the VP of Global Sales & Marketing, this position is responsible for executing lead generation and corporate awareness programs to increase brand recognition within the market. As a creative, tactical and strategic thinker, you will develop, implement and manage key marketing communication plans to enhance OZ Optics market position. As a manager, you will provide direction to a team of marketing communications specialists in the areas of advertising, direct marketing programs, event management, print and production of marketing materials. You possess strong leadership and communication skills, good knowledge and understanding of the entire communications process and are a results-oriented individual with a consultative yet decisive management style.

Typical Duties:

  • Conceptualize, create, and launch new advertising, promotional and marketing programs designed to deliver optimal results for OZ Optics.
  • Work with Sales to drive programs to existing customers, and create direct marketing programs to stimulate growth in new customer base.
  • Work with Product Management to ensure that appropriate products have sufficient collateral support.
  • Define sales and technical literature suite.
  • Manage and oversee production of individual pieces of the sales and technical literature suite.
  • Work with senior management in delivering public relations programs.
  • Develop strategic marketing plans for brand recognition.
  • Work with out-sourced vendors and internal staff.
  • Develop and implement basic market research data.
  • Manage advertising spend.
  • Manage the marketing team.
  • Work with the VP of Sales and Marketing to define and implement distributor, VAR and reseller programs.
  • Develop product knowledge to speak to potential customers and tradeshow visitors.
  • Ability to travel.

Education:

  • BS in marketing or business, with marketing emphasis.
  • Budget management skills.

Experience:

  • 5-10 years experience in Marketing Management.
  • Experience launching new products.
  • Significant experience in vendor/contractor management.

Skills:

  • Writing skills - ability to synthesize sales and technical messages into clear, easy to read literature and press releases.
  • Communications skills - ability to communicate ideas verbally, in groups and in presentation situations.
  • Team skills - ability to work with cross functional groups to solicit input to plans, to develop plans and programs which meet needs of all groups, to incorporate ideas from the groups into plans and projects, and to enlist support from other players to complete programs and projects.
  • Project Management skills - ability to prepare detailed plan for a given project, to enlist support for required tasks, to track all activities in the project, and to ensure activities are completed on time, and ensure that any project risks are identified, and resolved in a timely fashion.
  • Strong ability to multi-task.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Attention to detail.

All applicants must be legally eligible to work in Canada.

Marketing / Tradeshow Coordinator

Company Overview
OZ Optics Limited is a leading worldwide supplier of fiber optic products, test equipment and sensors. It is located in Canada's capital city of Ottawa and established in 1985.

Company Perks:

  • Every employee receives full benefits including medical, dental, optical and life insurance with the premiums paid for by OZ Optics.
  • Opportunity to work along side with subject matter experts in fiber optics.
  • Opportunity to work on world-class products with cutting-edge technologies.
  • Best recreational facilities company can offer. Squash and basketball courts, weight-training rooms, indoor pool, sauna, and hot tub for use by employees.
  • Staff events - adult and children's holiday parties, Easter egg hunt, family summer barbeque, and soccer games.
  • Free on-site parking.

Position Summary:

The position of Tradeshow Marketing Coordinator requires a team player who is dedicated to promoting the image of OZ Optics at trade shows throughout the world. Working with all departments within the company to coordinate all aspects of events, this position requires an individual who is highly process and detail oriented. Reporting to the President, you are a high-energy trade professional, who enjoys managing multiple projects and will be given the mandate of sourcing global tradeshow opportunities to promote OZ Optics Limited and the family of products.

Typical Duties:

  • To identify tradeshow and sponsorship opportunities to promote OZ Optics.
  • To track all cost associated with tradeshows and sponsorships.
  • To manage all aspects of tradeshow to ensure optimum success for OZ Optics including: booth set-up and dismantle, exhibit logistics and services ( i.e. catering, lead retrieval, electrical, phone/internet, furnishings etc.); coordinate preparation and shipping of collateral and promotional items; travel, accommodations and car rentals for staff and business partners; staff events on-site; ensure exhibit contract/payment for all exhibit related services are paid; register staff/business partners for exhibit and courses; exhibitor listing; sponsorship opportunities; meeting schedules; staff booth schedule, staff briefing package.
  • To manage relationships with specific tradeshows and sponsorship groups, suppliers and business partners to maintain heightened exposure for OZ Optics.
  • Work with other departments to coordinate event related activities. (i.e. advertising, press releases, merchandising, customer mail-out pre- and post-show)
  • Assume responsibilities for the tradeshow storage room.
  • Document tradeshow post mortems.
  • Ability to travel.

Education:

  • High School OSSD required; college diploma in marketing an asset

Experience:

  • Five years' experience in industry relations and sponsorships/events.

Skills:

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills - verbal, written, presentation, PR.
  • Demonstrated teamwork skills - both in leading a team and participating in teams, as there will be a wide variety of participants from project to project.
  • Proven ability to drive to execution and get results.
  • Good knowledge of Maximizer, MS Word and Excel.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong organizational skills.

Materials Manager

Position Summary:

Establish, maintain and manage a team to effectively provide the services needed to bid, procure, receive, store, control and issue material (and services as appropriate), and ship product in accordance with the company's cost, quality, and delivery requirements.

Typical Duties:

Manage and train staff; maintain facilities and capability necessary to carry out the following functions:

  • Material Planning: For all Manufacturing sites.
  • Purchasing: Source development, price negotiations, pipeline provisioning, acquisition, expediting.
  • Physical Distribution: Receiving, Stores, Inventory Control, Issuing, Finished Goods, Customs, Traffic and Shipping.
Establish and maintain policies, procedures, and objectives for these functions.

Interface effectively with all levels of personnel both within and outside the company who utilize, or contribute to, the provided services.

Prepare operating and capital budgets for these functions.

Meet cost and performance targets/objectives.

Education:

Bachelor's degree with post-graduate or supplemental university level courses in Materials Management. Also, recent CAPIC and/or PMAC courses/seminars.

Experience:

Minimum 15 years direct or 15 years material planning management related experience in high tech OEM manufacturing with ERP environment.

Skills:

Well-developed leadership and interpersonal skills.

Ability to effectively interface with all levels of personnel both within and with external contacts.

Sound knowledge of current supply chain practices.

Strong Purchasing background.

Photonics Engineer / Technician

Position Summary:
The Photonics Engineer / Technician is responsible to improve quality, yield and productivity. Responsible for the troubleshooting and analysis of failures, RMA�s and low productivity. Photonics Engineer / Technician is required to research and investigate cost cutting improvements such as automation and / or material alternatives. Will assist in the development and building of prototypes to ensure that they can be easily transferred to production.

Typical Duties:

  • Responsible for following procedures, guidelines and quality standards
  • Responsible to ensure that the procedures / work instructions are current and being followed in production
  • Involved with Engineers & Designers in the developing of proto-type product, including the building and assembly of the product
  • Troubleshooting and analysis of RMA�s, production failures
  • Yield improvements � tracking and monitoring the yield in order to make changes and improvements
  • Investigate opportunities for improving productivity per person through automation, alternative material, increased yield etc.
  • Train new assemblers in the various Termination functions
  • Work different hours / shifts if required
  • Able to work overtime when requested
  • Other duties as required
Education:
  • Photonics Engineering Technician Diploma or Equivalent Work Experience
Experience:
  • Experience in Fiber Optics is an Asset
  • Experience in working with a wide range of fibers � Single Mode, Multi-Mode, Polarization Maintaining, High Powered
  • Experience in working with various connectors � FC, SC, ST, SMA, E2000
  • Various Polishing Machines and Methods � Ultra-tech, Seiko and Nanometer
  • Ability to use various testing equipment � Power Meters, PER Meters, etc
Skills:
  • Ability to analyze and troubleshoot Fiber Optic Patchcords
  • Solid foundation in Photonics Manufacturing
  • Effective English communication skills � verbal, written, listening and presentation skills
  • Excellent training and mentoring skills
  • Hands-on experience with various aspect in the assembly of Patchcords
  • Able to work different hours / shifts if required and or overtime
  • Able to work under stress in a fast pace environment
  • Candidates must be legally eligible to work in Canada.
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Production Scheduler

Position Summary:
The position is responsible for creating, managing, scheduling and maintaining production builds. Manage/Supervise the efforts of the Production personnel to meet the main business objectives such as reduced cycle-time, in a cost effective manner and expeditious delivery. Evaluate and develop processes, and procedures. Act in a supervisory role for training and career planning for production personnel.

Typical duties:

  • The Production Scheduler will form a detailed production schedule. Analyze and approve changes to the Production schedule through ERP, Purchasing, Production, and Designers.
  • Review the production schedule with production (Production Control, Purchasing and Focus Factory Managers) to ensure the schedule is on track. Perform Capacity planning reviews and analysis. Assist in providing solutions to capacity imbalances or bottlenecks.
  • Manage and monitor the PS based on changing product requirements from interface with customer order management.
  • Investigate and implement alternatives to current business practices in order to improve the production planning processes (looking forward to maximize the scheduling efficiencies, policies and strategies).
  • Provide input to various groups to improve on existing processes outside Production Planning (participate in various groups formed to resolves issues).
  • Provide problem solving support to various groups, i.e. Production Control-priorities, Purchasing – material problem.
  • Work with designers to ensure the new product builds are on track to meet significant milestones. Attend meetings to discuss all related issues to introduce this product to the market in a timely fashion.
  • Work with Designers to ensure all possible material substitution is reviewed to address material shortages, and to have input on Engineering Change orders (ECO).
  • Maintain constant communication between production and Customer Order Management to ensure that priorities are achieved.
  • Evaluate, develop and write new processes and procedures as well as developing new tools that will aid in the production process.
  • Analyze finished goods and semi-fin inventory to minimize excess inventory or obsolescence.

Education:
Community College 3-year diploma with a solid knowledge of MRP/business concepts or relevant experience to make decisions which impact various departments (Asset). Any materials, Inventory or CAPIC certificates would be a definite asset. Strong aggressive analytical and organization skills. A minimum of five years in a manufacturing environment. Requires good written and oral skills. Requires good interpersonal skills to work closely with other departments. Requires an understanding of computerized business system applications and personal computers.

Senior Electronic Engineer

The minimum qualifications are as below:

  • MS degree in Electrical Engineering;
  • Familiar with both analog and digital circuit design, especially for high frequency (2 GHz) circuits;
  • Firmware programming;
  • Able to use Protel, Altium to create printed circuit board layouts;
  • Familiar with C, C++, VB, assembly and Java languages;
  • Familiar with MATLAB, LabVIEW;
  • Familiar with microprocessor and FPGA programming;
  • Has experience on microwave experiments;
  • Able to write cell phone apps for Android systems (for OS system is a plus).

Senior Buyer / Planner

Position Summary:

To procure material, products, and services that are required for manufacturing and shipment of final products in accordance with OZ Optics standards, production schedule milestones, and most favorable pricing. Also, perform as liaison for Materials Department and expert in Supply Chain to proactively address the manufacturing demands.

Typical Duties:

  • Locate/identify potential sources of supply appropriate to the scope and nature of the company's requirement.
  • Perform market research and identify alternative suppliers with competitive quality and pricing.
  • Execute supply chain actions to dynamically coordinate suppliers' delivery timelines and pricing.
  • Prepare and issue quotation requests (RFQ's or RFP's, as appropriate), which shall include the proposed Terms and Conditions (T's & C's) under which an order would be placed and with a representative requirements specification.
  • Analyze responses to RFQ/RFP's and select supplier(s) for purchase order (PO) award based on evaluation of price, quality and delivery expectations.
  • Rationalize, with appropriate internal personnel, any price, delivery and technical issues where cost targets or requisitioner needs/ expectations are exceeded or deviated from.
  • Negotiate and place purchase orders after satisfactory resolution of the above items, in accordance with company purchasing policy.
  • Administer open orders to ensure milestones are met or mutually agreed changes are incorporated and appropriately liaise between end users and suppliers to negotiate and satisfactorily resolve any changes initiated by either party.
  • Author detailed written communications to both internal and external contacts. In addition to routine reports and correspondence, compose complex terms and conditions, purchase agreements, statements of work, Letters of Intent (LOI's), blanket orders, and analytical reports such as cost benefit, market trends, etc.
  • Assume role of company's prime contact with all levels of suppliers' management in maintaining the business relationship. Take the lead in all discussions/negotiations regarding critical delivery issues; technical problems; resolve independently and accept accountability for the outcome.

Education:

  • College degree in Materials Management or Business Administration, or higher education in related field.

Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years related experience.

Skills:

  • Well-developed command of English language both written and spoken to conduct effective communication and negotiation with high level of success.
  • Command of Chinese or Mandarin language is optional but will be considered an asset.

Senior Quantum Scientist

Job Description

Position Summary:
This position is responsible for all technical aspects of OZ Optics line of quantum light sources. This includes creating custom designs and carrying them through to work order release along with creating related documentation and procedures that pertain to the construction and testing of quantum light sources at OZ Optics. The position also entails writing technical material for external release: e.g. conferences, journals, whitepapers etc. Candidate will work closely with the Product Manager and must possess knowledge of, and have working experience with, theoretical and practical approaches to classical and quantum optical design, hands on construction, and quantum measurement. Candidate must have prior experience with quantum light source construction and testing in a lab setting. Candidate should be capable of learning all aspects of optical component manufacturing and able to understand and to communicate with all supporting departments from documentation control, fiber collimation, fiber termination, high power, mechanical and electrical. Candidate must be a team player, willing to take initiative and be willing to help in areas beyond the scope of the position as required.

TYPICAL DUTIES:

  • Designing and building quantum light source.
  • Creating experiments and appropriate tests to measure source performance.
  • Performing tests as needed and teaching builders how to build and test quantum light sources
  • Perform complex data analysis, write online support material.
  • Drafting specifications and requirements and manufacturing assembly procedures for designs as needed.
  • Staying abreast of recent topics and advances in the QIS industry.
  • Research and develop new concepts in line with business goals.
  • Some travel to technical conferences to assist with business development and customer outreach.

EDUCATION:

  • MSc. required, / Ph. D preferred in Experimental Quantum Optics or similar.

EXPERIENCE:

  • 5yrs minimum in Optics

SKILLS:
Must Have:

  • Proven track record in a laboratory environment: setting up real quantum optical experiments, working with free space and fiber, aligning optics, measuring single photons, and analyzing data.
  • Working knowledge of quantum information science.
  • Understanding polarization entanglement
  • Communication and record keeping: excellent lab skills, writing scientific literature, excellent written communication.

Assets:

  • Working knowledge of matlab / mathematica, python, LabVIEW.
  • Experience with implementing a quantum protocol (Eg. QKD).
  • Fiber optics experience and working in a manufacturing environment.

All applicants must be legally eligible to work in Canada.

Social Media Manager, Senior Graphics Designer, Desktop/Website Publisher

Position Summary:
OZ Optics is looking for a graphic designer and website publisher to design, develop, improve, maintain, produce product datasheets, and publish corporate website(s), social media advertising.

Typical Duties:

  • Design/develop, maintain, and improve corporate website(s) including YouTube channel
  • Promote company products on social media advertising, news and publications,
  • Create and publish product datasheets and catalogues to website and print
  • Graphic design, product/event photography, animation, video recording and editing
  • Other duties as assigned

Education:

  • College/University Diploma or related certificate in the field

Experience:

  • Minimum 5 or more years' experience
  • Candidates with strong IT background are preferred

Skills:

  • Website design and maintenance including .html, .css, .asp, JavaScript, JQuery, WordPress, SiteSearch360, sphider.php, sitemap.xml, Google Analytics, and Google Search Console
  • Excellent working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite CS5, including InDesign, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Bridge, Adobe Acrobat forms, QuarkXPress, CorelDraw, and MS Office
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal, written, presentation, and attention to detail
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Windows environment
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects concurrently
  • Must be able to complete production artwork under very tight deadlines


Please apply by e-mail: hr@ozoptics.com, or by fax: 613-831-2151.

Or letter mail to: OZ Optics Ltd., 219 Westbrook Road, Ottawa, Ontario K0A 1L0.

No telephone calls please. We thank all applicants for their interest. The company will contact selected applicants only.

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