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Why Work Here?


At RBR, we believe that our employees are our most valuable asset. In fact, we attribute our success as a company in part to our ability to recruit, hire, and maintain a skilled and productive work force.

RBR invests considerable effort into research and development, which is carried out in collaboration with customers to ensure that the instruments produced are precisely what the customer wants and can afford. RBR is a global leader in oceanographic instrumentation, providing competitive and innovative products to scientists and researchers worldwide.

Come join our team and help measure the blue planet!

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RBR was recently honoured at the Best Ottawa Business awards with a 2016 Best Business trophy. The creative folks at Waterbridge Media put together this quick video about the company and our future. Take a look and then check out our open positions.

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Open Positions

Senior Electronics Engineer

Production Scheduler

CNC Router Operator

Manufacturing Engineer

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We’re always looking for talented people, so feel free to send us your resume. If your background and experience suits our needs, a member of our team will be in touch. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Senior Electronics Engineer

Are you an experienced mixed signal electronics hardware engineer looking to assist a growing product design and manufacturing company in reaching the next level? Do you want to work in a dynamic and creative environment with a team that is building interesting products that make a difference to people and the planet?

With our growth, we are in need of a Senior Electronics Engineer to join our team. Does an opportunity to apply your technical skills within a diverse research and development team interest you? You will have the opportunity to work with a dynamic group of R&D professionals in the areas of firmware, electronics, mechanical, software, systems and sensor engineering along with oceanographers. The right person will be a hands-on problem solver who has the ability to work independently, take responsibility, and produce high quality work. As part of small team of technical experts, you must be dedicated, an effective communicator, and thrive in a fast-paced environment. Your ability to develop products with mixed signal, very low power circuits, and low noise board level design will allow you to make a real and positive contribution to RBR products and for our customers.

RBR creates instruments to measure the blue planet. From the ocean abyss to the polar ice cap, our sensors track water parameters such as temperature, depth, salinity, dissolved gases, and many others. RBR equipment enables researchers to develop innovative measurement solutions that are deployed in the surf zone, mounted on underwater drones, dropped out of planes, towed behind boats, and sent to the bottom of the deep, dark ocean.

Over the last five years, we’ve grown 20% annually and are now 50+ people. We’ve been recognised twice by Growth 500 and have won a Best Ottawa Business Award.

We provide a balanced work environment complete with a very competitive compensation package.

Come join us!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop mixed signal, very low power, low noise, board level products using analogue;
  • Implement low power op-amp and comparator based signal processing circuits;
  • Implement low noise, low power analogue to digital converter front ends and converters;
  • Design, implement and bring through to production, board level electronics in support of RBR’s product line;
  • Be accountable for design quality and product integrity for products released to production;
  • Provide first-line support to our Production/Assembly Team for electronics related issues and to provide second-line support in the resolution of RBR customer issues;
  • Work with, develop and enhance microprocessor based product designs;
  • Work within a multidisciplinary team with multiple priorities and product design needs;
  • Create detailed multi-discipline project schedules, technical specifications and prototype verification plans.

Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent with at least ten years of work experience in a similar position;
  • Experience in the implementation of interfaces to sensor such as thermistors, resistive bridge based pressure sensors;
  • Experience with schematic capture and PCB board layout. Direct experience with Altium preferred;
  • Experience in the development of precision scientific or oceanographic instruments beneficial;
  • Experience with the development of battery powered instruments and a range of battery chemistries;
  • Familiarity with embedded firmware development. Direct experience with TI MSP430 preferred;
  • Demonstrated abilities debugging electronics and system level issues using modern lab equipment including high speed oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, voltmeters, etc.;
  • Familiarity with “Engineering for Manufacturing” concepts;
  • Familiarity with “Engineering for Manufacturing” concepts;
  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development process;
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a cross-functional team.

To apply, please prepare a cover letter that references RBR, how you are uniquely qualified for this role, what makes you exceptional and what will make you an outstanding part of the RBR team.

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Production Scheduler

Do you want to work in a dynamic environment and make a difference to both people and planet? 

Are you looking for an opportunity to apply your planning and scheduling skills in a great team environment? As a Production Scheduler at RBR, you will have the opportunity to work closely with a small, dynamic team of production, supply chain and sales professionals and see the impact of your efforts. The Production Scheduler will be responsible for generating & maintaining the production schedule that meets our customers requirements by coordinating available resources and material as best as possible. You are a hands-on problem solver, an effective communicator, and thrive in a fast-paced environment. 

RBR creates instruments to measure the blue planet. From the ocean abyss to the polar ice cap, our sensors track water parameters such as temperature, depth, salinity, dissolved gases, and many others. RBR equipment enables researchers to develop innovative measurement solutions that are deployed in the surf zone, mounted on underwater drones, dropped out of planes, towed behind boats, and sent to the bottom of the deep, dark ocean.

Over the last five years, we’ve grown 20% annually and are now 50+ people.  We’ve been recognized twice by Growth 500 and have won a Best Ottawa Business Award.

We provide a balanced work environment complete with a very competitive compensation package.

Come join us!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create and update a weekly production schedule and monitor WIP on daily basis;
  • Act as primary liaison between SCM, production and sales teams in order to facilitate the highest level of on time delivery;
  • Create internal work orders as needed to support the schedule and inventory levels;
  • Support the sales team by providing and maintaining accurate product lead times;
  • Help ensure Bills of Materials (BOMs) are accurate and reflect the manufacturing processes on the production floor;
  • Run daily standup and weekly WIP status meetings;
  • Identify potential risks or constraints to the schedule and work with the team to resolve them;
  • Provide periodic forecasts to purchasing in order to optimize inventory levels and procurement cycles;
  • Update Item Masters as required and keep them up to date;
  • Periodically review material, actual labor and overhead costs against Standard cost and investigate variances.

Qualifications Required:

  • Post-secondary education in Production Planning, Inventory Control or Operations Management;
  • Minimum of 5 years working experience in production scheduling/planning preferably in a technology manufacturing environment;
  • Excellent communication skills with an ability to engage at all levels of the organization to ensure free flow of information;
  • CPIM (APICS) certification preferred;
  • Results oriented with demonstrated analytical and planning skills;
  • Strong Excel skills specifically look-ups, pivot tables;
  • Ability to work independently with great attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Self-motivated with great organizational skills and the ability to multitask;
  • Ability to adapt quickly to constantly changing priorities with a sense of urgency.

To apply, you must prepare a cover letter that references RBR, how you are uniquely qualified for this role, what makes you exceptional and what will make you an outstanding part of the RBR team.

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CNC Router Operator

Do you want to work in a dynamic environment and make a difference to both people and planet?

Are you looking for an opportunity to apply your technical and fabrication skills? As a CNC router operator / assembler at RBR, you will have the opportunity to work with a dynamic team including mechanical engineering, production and supply chain. The CNC router operator / assembler will be a hands-on problem solver who has the ability to work independently, take responsibility and produce high quality product. As part of small team, you must be dedicated, an effective communicator, and thrive in a fast-paced environment.

RBR creates instruments to measure the blue planet. From the ocean abyss to the polar ice cap, our sensors track water parameters such as temperature, depth, salinity, dissolved gases, and many others. RBR equipment enables researchers to develop innovative measurement solutions that are deployed in the surf zone, mounted on underwater drones, dropped out of planes, towed behind boats, and sent to the bottom of the deep, dark ocean.

Over the last five years, we’ve grown 20% annually and are now 50+ people. We’ve been recognised twice by Growth 500 and have won a Best Ottawa Business Award.

We provide a balanced work environment complete with a very competitive compensation package.

Come join us!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Set up and operate CNC routing machine;
  • Machine parts to specification;
  • Verify settings by measuring positions, first-run part, and sample work pieces;
  • Perform inspection of machined products;
  • Maintains safe work environment by adhering to safety procedures and maintaining a clean work area;
  • Perform basic maintenance and upkeep of equipment and working environment;
  • Detect and report defective materials or questionable conditions;
  • Perform assembly / fabrication of shipping cases in a timely manner;
  • Assist with packing / shipping of finished products;
  • Assist with day-to-day warehouse duties (i.e cycle counts, receiving etc.).

Qualifications Required:

  • Minimum of 2 to 5 years of similar experience of progressive responsibility;
  • Experience operating a CNC router table – Mach 3 controller software experience an asset;
  • Working knowledge/skills using CAD/CAM Software;
  • Self starter; able to plan working tasks around a busy schedule with minimal input;
  • Able to lift over 50lbs on a daily basis;
  • Takes responsibility for the quality of their work;
  • Attention to detail, tolerance and material finish;
  • Knowledge of appropriate speeds/feed for various materials. (foam, wood, plastics);
  • Experience with different types of cutting tools;
  • Proficient with the use of power and hand tools;
  • Experience building / fabricating / assembling.

To apply, you must prepare a cover letter that references RBR, how you are uniquely qualified for this role, what makes you exceptional and what will make you an outstanding part of the RBR team.

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Manufacturing Engineer

Do you want to work in a dynamic environment and make a difference to both people and planet?

Are you looking for an opportunity to apply your technical skills within a diverse research and development team? As a Manufacturing Engineer at RBR, you will have the opportunity to work with a dynamic group of R&D professionals in the areas of firmware, electronics, mechanical, software, systems and sensor engineering along with oceanographers. The Manufacturing Engineer will be a hands-on problem solver who has the ability to work independently, take responsibility and be a key contributor with the engineering and operations teams. As part of small team of technical experts, you must be dedicated, an effective communicator, and thrive in a fast-paced environment.

RBR creates instruments to measure the blue planet. From the ocean abyss to the polar ice cap, our sensors track water parameters such as temperature, depth, salinity, dissolved gases, and many others. RBR equipment enables researchers to develop innovative measurement solutions that are deployed in the surf zone, mounted on underwater drones, dropped out of planes, towed behind boats, and sent to the bottom of the deep, dark ocean.

Over the last five years, we’ve grown 20% annually and are now 50+ people. We’ve been recognised twice by Growth 500 and have won a Best Ottawa Business Award.

We provide a balanced work environment complete with a very competitive compensation package.

Come join us!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and maintain manufacturing documentation (Bills of Materials, Work Instructions, Routings) for new and existing products;
  • Develop manufacturing processes including inspection, assembly, test, calibration and service;
  • Conduct New Product Introduction meetings with engineering and operations teams to review and manage the transition of a new product or an engineering change to production;
  • Monitor manufacturing processes for accuracy and effectiveness and to identify opportunities for improvement to quality, on-time delivery, and cost reduction;
  • Develop process improvements for manufacturing and servicing products;
  • Design, procure, and build jigs, fixtures and apparatus for production, service and calibration;
  • Identify, source, install, and set to work new equipment and facilities for production, service and calibration;
  • Investigate product defects and failures in collaboration with quality, operations and engineering teams to identify the root cause;
  • Develop assembly drawings for production and customer use;
  • Execute engineering changes including drawing revisions;
  • Assist in training employees on new products, processes, and equipment operation;
  • Interact with suppliers regarding technical specifications;
  • Stay abreast of developments in manufacturing to identify methods, materials, tooling, equipment, and processes for improving manufacturing.

Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with a minimum of five (5) years of experience, preferably in a high-tech manufacturing environment;
  • Competence interpreting engineering and other technical data (e.g. drawings, schematics, assembly process documents, product specifications);
  • PLM experience including BoM control for product families;
  • Lean manufacturing background and a strong focus on continuous improvement;
  • Experienced Solidworks user and strong computer literacy;
  • Proven technical writing skills for process documentation;
  • Experience working with machined and injection moulded parts;
  • Experience with Jira, Confluence, automation, and Arena PLM will all be considered assets.

To apply, you must prepare a cover letter that references RBR, how you are uniquely qualified for this role, what makes you exceptional and what will make you an outstanding part of the RBR team.

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