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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

Administrative Assistant

Position Summary:

Administrative Assistant to complete all administrative functions including word processing, Excel spreadsheets, organization of master documents and provide clerical assistance to the Management Team.

Typical Duties:

  • Answering phones, filing, faxing, taking customer inquiries by phone;
  • Greet and issue visitor/contractor badges
  • Distributing Hot lists
  • Preparing outgoing mail (invoices, letters, etc) for daily mail pick up
  • Preparing/typing and issuing approved quotes; processing quotes for filing
  • Open, stamp and distribute incoming mail;
  • Create New files as requested
  • Photocopying for Masters, documents as required/requested;
  • Making sure that front area, including front meeting room (Tornado Room) are neat and have ample office supplies.
  • Making sure that fax machines/photocopiers/printers and mailing machine have all supplies;
  • Assist with preparing Holiday messages/emails and initiating those messages
  • Other related duties as required.

Education:

  • Post-Secondary Studies in Business Administration and/or Executive Administrative Assistance

Experience:

  • 2–3 years in Office Administration

Skills:

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills;
  • Attention to detail
  • Extensive experience with MSOffice;
  • Strong written/verbal communication skills.

Assembler

Position Summary:

  • Responsible for assembly, polishing, testing and quality assurance of Fiber Optics components in the termination department

Typical Duties:

  • Cutting of fiber optic cables
  • Assembly of fiber optic patch cords
  • Crimping, polishing and packaging
  • Capillary attachment and Termination
  • Test analysis, Quality assurance
  • Other related duties

Education:

  • High school, college diploma or equivalent and basic knowledge of manual assembly operations

Experience:

  • Experience in fiber Optics is an asset

Skills:

  • Strong hand-eye coordination
  • Good concentration
  • Ability to work with small parts
  • Following the instructions

Job Types:

  • Full-time, Permanent

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

Job Description
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

Applicants must be eligible/legally entitled to work in Canada.
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Custodian

Job Description
Typical Duties:

  • Dusting, sweeping, mopping, scrubbing floors
  • Carpet cleaning
  • Cleaning of washrooms
  • Removal of garbage
  • snow and general ground maintenance

Skills:

  • Ability to work independently in a fast paced, environment
  • Ability to lift 50lbs
  • Attention to details
  • Good communication skills
  • Knowledge of chemicals and equipment related to profession

Minor Maintenance:

Performs minor repairs to buildings and equipment, Performs minimum or temporary repairs to windows, doors or other portions of buildings, Repairs leaking faucets, urinals and toilet bowls. Cleans drains and removes obstructions from lines, pumps, and toilet bowls, prepares various surfaces for painting. Applies paint to interiors and exteriors of buildings as needed. Repairs dry-wall, floor tile, ceiling tile, door closers, and doors, Sweeps, scrubs, waxes and polishes concrete, linoleum, tile and floors. Cleans and vacuums rugs, Scrubs and disinfects restrooms and drinking fountains, Empties and cleans waste containers, Assists staff in lifting and storing supplies, Operates a variety of hand and power tools and equipment including saws, drills, grinders, routers, paint sprayers, lawn mowers and edgers. Works from verbal and written instructions and work orders. Communicates with staff and various outside agencies to exchange information and resolve issues or concerns.

Required Qualifications:

  • 'G' class drivers license along with a clean driving record
  • Minimum 3 years of building/company cleaning experience
  • Sound knowledge of all cleaning duties and responsibilities
  • Good interpersonal communication and organizational skills

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

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 Representative

Position Summary:

  • Reporting to the Customer Order Management Manager.
  • Responsible for customer liaison activities involving manufacturing, distribution, quality and order admin. issues
  • focal point within manufacturing operations to ensure that processes and activities are focused on meeting and exceeding customer's needs

Typical Duties:

  • Liaison with customer regarding problem and/or late orders, change orders, delivery date changes
  • Interface with the customer, Accounting Dept., Traffic Dept., Production Dept. and Sales Dept. to ensure accurate pricing, delivery schedules and order status are in line with company objectives and customer needs
  • Processor for RMA's
  • Works proactively to meet customer needs and understand root cause of returns
  • Interface with QA Department
  • Processes order cancellations and communicates root cause

Education:

  • Post Secondary Education in Business Administration and Sales and Marketing

Experience:

  • 3 –5 years in Office Administration and Customer relations.
  • Good computer skills
  • Previous experience and familiarity with Order Administration
  • Activity within High Technology Manufacturing environment preferred
  • Familiarity with ERP concepts and process an asset
  • Understanding of manufacturing, distribution and customs activity required

Skills:

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Extensive experience with MSOffice
  • Strong written/verbal skills
  • Great attention to details

Document Control/QA Specialist

Job Description
Position Summary:

  • Provide Support for the registration, processing, distribution and filing of company product and process documentation.
  • Register, release and file drawings and any changes as directed by the Document Control Manager.
  • Assist with quality assurance issues
  • Provide Support for Quality Assurance activities.

Typical Duties:

  • Maintain and file the Master (signed-off) documents for the relevant departments.
  • Maintain the CAD drawing registers.
  • Maintain the electronic library of files, company wide.
  • Update all relevant Registers to reflect current information.
  • Maintain the Non conformance Reporting system database.
  • Data entry as required.
  • Assist in internal audits.

Education:

  • Post-secondary education, preferably within an Engineering discipline.

Experience:

  • 5+ years experience in document control in a manufacturing environment, where accuracy & attention to detail are critical.
  • Knowledge of CAD files, (Autocad & Solidworks).
  • Knowledge of environmental compliance initiatives (RoHS, REACH) would be a plus.

Skills:

  • Aptitude for details.
  • Accurate data entry skills.
  • Problem solving and analytical skills
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office (Word &Excel).
  • Comfortable within a networked environment.
  • Comfortable using CAD viewers.
  • Proficient in the use of MRP/ERP systems and concepts.
  • Excellent customer service skills.

Applicants must be eligible/legally entitled to work in Canada.

Hardware Application Software Developer

Job Description
OZ Optics is seeking a skilled programmer, capable of defining, creating and maintaining applications and Graphical User Interfaces in a Windows environment.

Education:

  • Degree in computer science or equivalent work experience.

Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in creating Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs).
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working with C++ in a Windows environment.
  • Experience is writing programs using Python.
  • Familiarity with LabView is an asset.
  • Familiarity with Visual Basic is an asset.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft SQL is an asset.
  • Familiarity with other programming languages is an asset.

The successful candidate must be able to:

  • Turn requirements specified by non-programmers into working flow charts.
  • Write and debug graphical user interfaces.
  • Develop multi-threaded application software required to meet the company's objectives.
  • Write programs to communicate with remote computers or devices over Ethernet, and other communication channels such as USB, GPIB, and RS232.
  • Document all software for which he/she is responsible.
  • Clearly express ideas, observations, and recommendations, both verbally and in writing.
  • Work in a dynamic, fast paced environment with minimal supervision.

Job Type: Full-time

In-house Legal Counsel

OZ Optics is looking for a high performing in-house 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 5+ years of experience as a litigation lawyer

In-house Litigation and Legal Counsel

Job Description
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.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $140,000.00 to $200,000.00 /year

In-house Litigation and Legal Counsel (2 Year Contract)

Job Description
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.

Job Type: Contract

In-house Senior Lawyer

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

  • Representing OZ Optics in civil cases
  • Must have 5+ years litigation experience
  • Manage all phases of the litigation process from investigation, pleadings and discovery, to pre-trial settlement and appeal
  • Must have experience on employment issues, acquisitions and NDA’s

Lead Groundskeeper Summer/ Maintenance Winter

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the facility manager performs a variety of skilled activities requiring experience, competency and physical abilities throughout the year. In summer the lead Groundskeeper is responsible for the overall care and maintenance of 2 outdoors grass soccer fields, basketball court, tennis court, beach volleyball and training center. In winter, general maintenance functions, including routine maintenance, minor repairs and snow removal.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Lead Groundskeeper

Performs all the landscaping/grounds services to maintain 2 soccer fields including cutting, weeding, managing automated irrigation system, applying fertilizers, setting up the facilities for regular and special events, marks/paints fields according to specifications. Operates triplex, tractor and various lawn mowers and hand tools to cut grass areas, maintains all tools and equipment in proper condition, completes repairs to sprinkler system.

EXPERIENCE AND REQUIREMENTS:

  • Golf Course or Sports Field experience (5 years)
  • Strong Knowledge of Agronomics and fertilizers
  • Experience and knowledge of irrigation systems
  • Experience maintaining and repairing of equipment and machinery
  • Highly organized with proven decision making skills and proven ability to obtain results
  • Good ability to share professional advice, direction, assistance and services to the facilities management as required
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including building effective professional relationships with industry partners, suppliers and local contacts
  • Communicates comfortably and professionally within a corporate environment.

Logistics coordinator

Position Summary:

  • Reporting to the Logistics Manager you will perform all activities related to shipping/Receiving, verifying, packing, processing export documents and maintaining a higher customer service satisfaction.

Typical Duties:

  • Processing packages utilizing electronic shipping systems. Specifically, carrier provided 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, knowledge of INCO terms and Harmonized System Tariffs.
  • Coordinating and overseeing activities and workflows in the shipping/Receiving area.

Manual Machinist/ Tool and Die Maker

Job Description

Position Summary:

  • To produce parts and tooling, meeting quality standards and scheduling constraints in an economical and professional manner.

Typical Duties:

  • Plan methods, produce parts and tooling on manual and/or CNC machine tools.
  • Responsible for quality of own production.
  • Document quality and production data.
  • Assist and train other employees as required.
  • Other related duties as required.

Education:

  • Provincial Certification as a Tool and Die Maker or as a Machinist plus equivalent experience.

Experience:

  • 5+ years as a Certified Tool & Die Maker
    or
  • 10 years as a Certified Machinist plus 5 years performing Tool & Die duties.

Skills:

  • Tool making, tool design.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Able to meet deadlines.
  • Works well independently as well as within a team environment.
  • Machining.
  • Blue print reading.
  • Basic Metallurgy.

Applicants must be eligible/legally entitled to work in Canada.
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Manufacturing Process Engineer

Position Summary:

  • Responsible for evaluation of existing assembly processes and methods in order to provide recommendations to reduce costs and improve manufacturing 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

Education:

  • Engineering degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Optical or Industrial

Experience:

  • 5+ years' experience in a High-Tech manufacturing environment

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

Marketing/Tradeshow Coordinator

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.

Master Scheduler

Position Summary:

  • The position is responsible for creating, managing, scheduling and maintaining production builds in the Master Schedule
  • Manage/Supervise the efforts of the Production controller 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 controllers

Typical Duties:

  • Formulate and maintain an achievable Master Schedule based on customer requirements, materials, deliverables and resources available. The Master Scheduler will form a detailed master production schedule. Analyze and approve changes to the Master Production schedule through ERP, Purchasing, Production, and Designers
  • Review the master 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 MPS 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
  • Any materials, Inventory or CAPIC certificates would be a definite asset
  • Strong aggressive analytical and organization skills
  • A minimum of seven 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

Complexity:

  • The position manages the master schedule build plan requirements based on the demand, supply, resources and deliverables
  • The individual must have the ability to pull together information from many different sources, analyze the information and establish an achievable master production schedule
  • A high degree of competence is essential in a Master Scheduler role as errors can affect customer service, capacity and also "time to market" on new products
  • As a supervisor to production control it will require tact and discretion when working with individuals and situations.

Responsibility:

  • The decision of the individual in scheduling product has both immediate and long term affects on the workload of other departments. Errors in the Master Production Schedule could cause negative effects in external and internal areas of the company. It is crucial that the master schedule be kept up to date and accurate, in order for the other departments to action the requirements of the schedule and provide accurate delivery dates to customers. The position is responsible and accountable for providing an accurate and acceptable master production schedule. Decisions made will impact all disciplines in Operations.
  • Manage the resources of the Production Planning department to meet the main business objectives and the day to day activities.
  • Provide delivery dates on customer orders based on material availability and capacity and to continuously improve on dates given, and where necessary expedite critical customer orders.
  • In a Supervisory role train new Master Schedulers and Production controllers and assist in Career planning / employee development and employee training / plans.

Work guidance:

  • Minimal requirement for provision of work guidance to others in the group or team
  • May act as team or group leader capacity
  • Actively takes part of all "Material related" problem solving issues

Contacts:

  • Requires daily contact to maintain strong communications between functional areas "In control" on a regular basis such as the Order desk, Designers, Purchasing, Production Control, Master Scheduling and Production
  • Requires tact and discretion in contacts with all disciplines of Operations

Work environment:

  • The job requires practically no exposure to undesirable or disagreeable conditions
  • Conditions are comfortable and pleasant, with appropriate lighting and temperature control

Hazards:

  • Exposure to minor hazards and negligible health hazards
  • Injuries would normally not cause lost time on next regular work shift
  • Examples:
    • minor cuts
    • abrasions
    • bruises
    • sprains

Visual Demands:

  • Requires concentrated attention for long periods
  • Work involves exacting and highly precise tolerances on all work
  • The position involves working on spreadsheets to perform responsibilities
  • These reports require concentrated attention and analysis
  • The position also involves spending a great deal of time working at a personal computer

Physical demands:

  • The job involves normal physical fatigue, such as may be expected in performing any job with little fatigue due to light physical demands

Job Types:

  • Full-time
  • Permanent

Production Manager

Position Summary:

  • The position is responsible for all aspect of production management. To ensure the manufactured products are delivered on time to satisfy the customers with first in class quality but still fulfilling the company's revenue expectation, this involves all capacity planning activities. Manage/Supervise the efforts of all Production activities 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 with Engineering. Act in a supervisory role for training and career planning for production staffs including schedulers.

Typical Duties:

  • The Production manager will review master production schedule on a daily basis with the appropriate personnel to ensure material, equipment, tooling and personnel are in place to meet capacity. Analyze and approve changes to the Master Production schedule through ERP, Purchasing, Production, and Designers.
  • Review the master 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 MPS 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 and department managers 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.

Education:

  • University degree or College Diploma, equivalent combination of education and experience. Engineering, material management and business course of study preferred.

Experience:

  • At least seven years of progressively increasing experience as a manager in a high volume manufacturing environment, preferably in high tech.

Skills:
A solid knowledge of MRP/business concepts or relevant experience to make decisions, which impact various departments and production deliverables. Any materials, Inventory or CAPIC certificates would be a definite asset. Strong aggressive analytical and organization skills. Strong communication skills, verbal and written in order to communicate internally, externally with customers and suppliers. Requires good interpersonal skills to work closely with all departments.

Purchasing Manager

Position Summary:
Manage a team to effectively provide the capability to procure material and services in accordance with the cost, quality, and delivery requirements of the company.

Typical Duties:

  • Manage procurement of materials, capital equipment, and services for Production, R & D and MRO needs to ensure costs are optimized and that delivery and quality meets requirements
  • Systematically review the usage rate of Production material and recommend reorder point changes to Materials Manager
  • Manage a proactive expediting process that ensures the effects of any delivery slippages are minimized, that problems/changes are promulgated to relevant personnel, and that system files (database) are updated
  • Manage, in conjunction with support from Quality Assurance and Engineering, the supplier selection and maintenance process to ensure the supplier base meets company requirements for quality, delivery and cost effectiveness in providing required material and services
  • Manage the department's administrative process to ensure support functions satisfy the department's needs in a cost effective and timely manner
  • Plan, organize, staff and control resources in accordance with organizational demands for carrying out the departmental mandate
  • Ensure departmental and corporate policies and procedures are communicated and followed
  • Participate in the generation and execution of fiscal budgets (Capital, Operation and Training) as appropriate to ensure that optimum department overheads are established and not exceeded
  • Provide the means to track performance of activities on important projects/tasks including the development of metrics to measure and report against
  • Conduct the performance management process with staff, which includes the setting of objectives and providing regular review and feedback to employees regarding their progress
  • Interface effectively with all levels of personnel both within and outside the company who utilize, or contribute to, the procurement process

Education:
University degree in Business Administration, or community college diploma preferable in Materials Management, and/or PMAC accreditation of CPP.

Experience:
Minimum 10 years direct, or, 15 years indirect however in a high tech industry.

Skills:

  • Demonstrated technical knowledge of current procurement practices
  • Effective communicator, both oral and written, with all levels of internal and external personnel
  • Effective negotiator; exhibits personal integrity; tolerance for ambiguity; demonstrates general practical intelligence and ability to think clearly under stress
  • Well planning and organizational abilities

Production Planner

Position Summary:
Under minimal supervision, execute the production schedule including planning of work orders and all raw material. Control of shop floor work orders from inception to completion. To plan, schedule, issue production work, monitor and control material and activities in order to meet production targets and priorities. Review capacity requirements with Work Center leader and balance capacity and load as required. Support, implement, and maintain all strategic materials management programs in support of manufacturing to ensure customer order ship on time.

Typical duties:

  1. Work order Management – Manages work order (Mature and NPI) on the business system that has been generated from the Enterprise Resource Plan (ERP), as well as non ERP generated work orders (i.e. rework orders and reconfiguration orders). Obtains resolution on material issues by substitute material as advised by designer, expediting material/assemblies from feeder work centers and Purchasing. Obtains resolution on manufacturing engineering issues (test, process instructions, ECO and ECR etc) by expediting deliverables from Manufacturing Engineering. Ensures all required deviations are obtained to maintain product integrity. Monitors and reports on the progress of the work order and any activities that can delay the execution of the schedule (i.e. component shortage status, build status). Initiates reschedules to maintain the validity of the MPS. Work order management encompasses all aspects of releasing, expediting, de-expediting, and canceling of work orders. Ensure data and financial integrity of work orders by validating routings, resp. codes, product structure op sequence's work order BOMs and material and labour transactions.
  2. Materials Management – Leads and supports the implementation of the new materials management strategies in support of improving manufacturing efficiency. This includes reviewing and resolving inventory discrepancies with the appropriate personnel (i.e. Work Center Leader, Finance) in support of cycle counting and inventory accuracy programs. Optimize inventory utilization by minimizing Excess, inactive, and obsolete (EOI) inventory. Ensuring excess WIP stock get returned to the stock room.
  3. Engineering Change Order (ECO) Management – co-ordinate ECO effectively based on impact to manufacturing. Responsible for up-dating WIP work orders affected by ECO changes. Notifies production of build revisions and liaison with support groups.
  4. Priority Management – Ensures priorities are clearly defined to all operations within manufacturing so that sales orders are fulfilled in an efficient and timely manner.
  5. Assist in training new personnel.
  6. Maybe required to take on additional responsibilities based on Management discretion.

Hazards:

  • Little chance of injury beyond those found in other indirect manufacturing positions.

Visual demands:

  • Requires concentrated attention most of the time, with occasional periods of reduced concentration. A consistent level of concentrated attention is required in order to complete tasks to appropriate level of accuracy.

Physical Demand:

  • While there is little physical demands placed upon the individual, frequent walking across the production are is required.

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.

QA/Document Control Manager

Job Description
Position Summary:

  • Provide management support for all Quality System and Document Control activities within OZ Optics Ltd.
  • Maintain systems and methods to insure customer satisfaction.
  • Maintain a corporate wide performance metric system.
  • Orchestrate the effective execution of our quality plans.
  • Manage all documentation company wide.

Typical Duties:

  • Quality documentation development, implementation, maintenance, and improvement.
  • Support internal and external audit activities.
  • Successfully maintain ISO 9001 registration.
  • Maintain a customer care program.
  • Nonconformance Report issuing, root cause analysis and corrective/preventive action effectiveness verification.
  • Strengthen our inspection and auditing programs.
  • Maintain and improve a supplier quality program.
  • Quality Problem Solving and Experiment activities.
  • Quality Concepts and techniques training.
  • Staff development.
  • Performance Management.
  • Customer interface.

Education:

  • Post-secondary education, preferably in a technical discipline.
  • Certified Quality Manager.
  • Certified Quality Engineer.

Experience:

  • 10+ years experience in a quality management and document control capacity in a manufacturing environment within the hi-tech industry.
  • Knowledge of environmental compliance initiatives (RoHS, REACH) would be an asset.

Skills:

  • Ability to effectively influence individuals throughout the organization on the importance and value of quality principals.
  • Ability to lead and mentor quality staff.
  • Problem solving and analytical skills
  • Organizational and planning skills.
  • Capacity to work under pressure and multi task in a fast paced work environment.
  • Passion, intelligence, tenacity and perseverance for quality.
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal, non verbal and written.
  • Commitment to continuous learning and teaching others.
  • An attention to detail and accuracy is critical

Applicants must be eligible/legally entitled to work in Canada.

QA Manager

Position Summary:

  • Provide management support for all Quality System and Document Control activities within OZ Optics Ltd.
  • Develop the overall strategic plan and short-term attack plans for the evolution of our Quality System.
  • Develop systems and methods to insure customer satisfaction.
  • Develop a corporate wide performance metric system.
  • Integrate our global quality initiatives.
  • Orchestrate the effective execution of our quality plans.

Typical Duties:

  • Quality documentation development, implementation, maintenance, and improvement.
  • Support external audit activities.
  • Develop a customer care program.
  • Nonconformance Report issuing, root cause analysis and corrective/preventive action effectiveness verification.
  • Drive us to the successful attainment of ISO 9000 registration.
  • Strengthen our inspection and auditing programs.
  • Establish a supplier quality program.
  • Quality Problem Solving and Experiment activities.
  • Quality Concepts and techniques training.
  • Staff development.
  • Performance Management.
  • Customer interface.
  • Internal Audit Program.

Education:

  • Post-secondary education, preferably in a technical discipline.
  • Certified Quality Manager.
  • Certified Quality Engineer.

Experience:

  • 10+ years experience in a quality management capacity within the hi-tech industry.

Skills:

  • Ability to effectively influence individuals throughout the organization on the importance and value of quality principals.
  • Ability to lead and mentor quality staff.
  • Problem solving and analytical skills
  • Organizational and planning skills.
  • Capacity to work under pressure and multi task in a fast paced work environment.
  • Passion, intelligence, tenacity and perseverance for quality.
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal, non verbal and written.
  • Commitment to continuous learning and teaching others.

Senior Buyer/ Planner

Position Summary:
To procure material, capital equipment, and services for production, engineering, facilities, or operating requirements that meets OZ standards of acceptability, within the specified time frame and at the most favorable price. Also acts as the Materials Department liaison for major OEM production orders.

Typical Duties:

  • Locate/identify potential sources of supply appropriate to the scope and nature of the company's requirement.
  • 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:
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and/or Diploma in Bus. Admin. or Materials Management at the community college level plus PMAC accreditation as CPP is considered an asset.

Experience:
Minimum of 10 years related experience.

Skills:

  • Initiates complex and protracted negotiations opportunities on a regular basis and demonstrates a high level of success.
  • Communications, oral and written, demonstrate a highly developed and effective command of language skills.

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).

Software Developer for Business Applications

Job Description
Experience:

4 or more years' experience in application development in a business environment and ERP with the following tools and technologies:

  • Experience in Database Design and software development
  • Programming in Visual Basic, Visual Studio, C#, Ajax, ASAP .NET, MVC, MS SQL
  • Experience in developing business process related applications in ERP Environment
  • C, C++, Java, XML is an an asset
  • E-commerce Web Applications NopCommerce
  • Infor Mongoose
  • Database Design,
  • ADO.NET, CSS, XML, XTML, HTML, and Source Safe
  • Microsoft Office applications: Excel, Word, Access, Macros, VBA
  • Good understanding of IIS Server, SQL Server, and Windows 2000/XP/7/2003/2008/2012

Typical duties:

  • Gather client application requirements and understand business processes
  • Customize Syteline ERP using mongoose development framework
  • Develop, debug existing business applications, and improve nopCommerce websites
  • Creating and customizing reports
  • Work with SQL databases, SQL, Access, VBA, Excel, IIS, help improve performance creating better macros, queries, and functions
  • Collaborate with staff, and share ideas

Skills:

  • Strong organizational multi-tasking and communication,
  • Work under pressure to meet deadlines,
  • ERP application development and business processes

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Syteline ERP Manager

Position Summary:

  • OZ Optics Ltd., is looking for Syteline ERP manager, versed in manufacturing environment with software development background
  • The ERP Manager will engage all departments of the company understand and analyze business processes and prepare for project planning of the ERP implementation

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with all the departments, analyze existing business processes, and requirements
  • Provide consistent and clear communication between all project stakeholders
  • Determine the approach to be used on the project
  • Prepare and manage risk management plans
  • Prepare and manage quality management plans
  • Manage the project constraints of scope, time, budget, quality, risk, and resources
  • Provide status reports to the executive sponsor or other stakeholders as required

Required Skills & Experience:

  • 5-10 years of experience managing Syteline ERP Systems in manufacturing environments
  • Software development and Syteline customization background
  • PMP certification Scrum Master certification
  • Good presentation skills
  • Personal responsibility and accountability
  • Business political maturity
  • Strong team facilitation skills
  • Strong time management skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • The ability to influence others
  • Be willing to work occasional extended hours
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with analyzing complex issues and delivering appropriate solutions
  • Excellent conflict resolution skills

Education:

  • University degree on Software engineering

Job Types:

  • Full-time
  • Permanent

Technician

Job Description
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.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


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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