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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.


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


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


  • 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.


  • Accounting designation is required.


  • 5 + years direct experience in manufacturing environment.


  • 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

Position Summary:

  • Program mills, turning centers and multi-axis machines (MasterCam X9)
  • Prepare, update and maintain set up sheets and program library
  • Set up and operate conventional and CNC machines to fabricate highly accurate components used in fiber optic assemblies
  • Design and fabricate custom tools, fixturing, 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 operates machine tools such as lathe, mill, swiss turn, multi-tasking multi axis machining center and grinder to machine parts to spec, verifying conformance
  • Sets up, operate machines on trial runs to verify accuracy of machine settings and program quality
  • High precision machining of small parts (various materials)
  • Establishes, monitors and documents work procedures for fabricating new structural products
  • Coordinate machine maintenance and repair

Minimum Requirements:

  • 5 years related experience
  • Red Seal Government Certification (General Machinist/Toolmaker) preferred
  • Diploma/Degree in related field (mechanical egineering/toolmaking/manufacturing)
  • Advanced knowledge of CNC Lathes
  • Advanced knowledge of Mastercam

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.


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


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

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.

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

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


  • 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.

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

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.


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


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


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.

Operations Manager

Position Summary:

Provide leadership and direction for all production aspects. Manage process development and execution within the areas of OEM and Manufacturing of a High Tech company.

Typical Duties:

  • Manage workload and resources to ensure business requirements are met.
  • Development, management and accountability of operating plans, budgets and cost controls.
  • Performance Management.
  • Assist in strategic planning to achieve long term business objectives.
  • Provide leadership, coaching, mentoring, direction and guidance to direct and indirect reporting employees.
  • Interview, hire and evaluate personnel.
  • Oversee all aspects of operations.
  • Business or Engineering degree / diploma or relevant experience.
  • Knowledge of Statistical Techniques.
  • Experience in continuous Improvement Practices, Quality Initiative and Performance indicators an asset.
  • >15 years’ experience in High – Tech manufacturing environment and ERP.
  • Root Cause Investigation and Analysis.
  • Experience in supervising and managing at a senior management level with direct and indirect reporting of >200 people.
  • Creative problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written.
  • Able to manage and coordinate multiple priorities in various conditions and constraints.
  • Ability to understand technical issues.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational abilities.

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.

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).

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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