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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

Research & Development Director

Calibration Manager

Production Scheduler

CNC Router Operator

Channel Manager

Inventory Control/Receiving Clerk

Information Technology Generalist

Manufacturing Engineer

Don’t see an open position that fits?

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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Research & Development Director

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

Are you an experienced technical leader looking to assist a growing product design and manufacturing company in reaching the next level? As the Research & Development Director at RBR, you will be a key contributor on the corporate leadership team and have the opportunity to apply your passionate technical leadership skills across a diverse research and development team of professionals in the areas of firmware, electronics, mechanical, software, systems and sensor engineering along with oceanographers. Your goal is to motivate and guide your technical team of professionals with your seasoned leadership experience. As a leader, you are motivated by your team’s wins and nothing inspires you more than ensuring they are constantly challenged to achieve their full potential and continue to develop their technical expertise. As a key member of the RBR 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:

  • Build and lead a high-performing R&D team who understand the value of hard work, perseverance and accountability;
  • Oversee all engineering projects and drive output;
  • Promote a culture of innovation to deliver a first-in-class product;
  • Be agile and adapt swiftly to a rapidly growing organization;
  • Provide day-to-day engineering leadership;
  • Oversee the preparation of technical documentation as applicable and ensure proper knowledge transfer occurs;
  • Contribute as a member of the corporate leadership team in making strategic company decisions.

Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or science discipline, with electronic, mechanical, and software experience;
  • A proven track record of leadership with at least 7+ years of management experience leading teams in a fast-paced environment;
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills – this is the core of your existence!
  • Strong maturity, stellar leadership and excellent persuasion skills are vital to the success of this role. Your team needs to know that you will be their rock and that nothing is more important to you than providing them with your leadership and support.

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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Calibration Manager

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 drive a high performance calibration team? Working collaboratively with research and development, production, and customer service, you will enable the delivery of high quality oceanographic instruments and sensors to our customers. Our lab specializes in temperature, pressure, and conductivity, to the limits of what is possible. Come help us develop processes, automate everything, and produce traceable calibration certs.

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:

  • Assign and coordinate calibration resources to execute production schedule.
  • Responsible for ensuring traceability of measurement systems and the integrity of measuring equipment.
  • Develop and maintain accurate, efficient calibration procedures.
  • Lead continuous improvement initiatives in the calibration lab in order to increase process efficiency and capacity while maintaining a high level of quality.
  • Develop and train calibration staff on calibration procedures and metrology methods.
  • Manage calibration staff and provide feedback through periodic performance evaluations.
  • Prepare reports on calibration KPIs and any project related progress.

Qualifications Required:

  • University degree in science or engineering.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience, preferably in a high-tech manufacturing environment.
  • Strong understanding of the theory of metrology and traceable calibration (ISO/IEC 17025) and quality systems.
  • Experience creating & implementing lab procedures and documentation.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and adjust to changing priorities.
  • Experience in a Lean manufacturing environment an asset.

To apply, we require you to include a cover letter that catches our attention.

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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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Channel Manager

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?

Are you an experienced technical sales professional looking to assist a growing product design and manufacturing company in reaching the next level?

With our growth, we are in need of a dynamic channel manager to join our team. Does an opportunity to travel the globe working with the best customers and agents while developing new markets and new regions interest you? As the Channel Manager at RBR, you will have the opportunity to work with a professional and respected group of sales, marketing, and technical professionals. The Channel Manager will have demonstrated experience in technical sales, working in numerous countries and cultures, and should be excited to develop new projects to grow the RBR reach and enhance the customer experience. As part of sales and marketing team, you will be working closely across the technical, support, and finance teams, and 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 competitive compensation package.

Come join us!

Key Responsibilities:

The Channel Manager role is focused on driving global sales and market growth by working closely with existing agents and developing new agents or subagents in new regions and markets. We are seeking an experienced hands-on Channel Manager who will be responsible for nurturing existing partners and securing and ramping-up new partners. The ideal candidate will enjoy establishing close relationships with global agents and customers, traveling the world to help agents and customers understand how the RBR products and systems can improve their projects, and be diligent in managing the wide and deep funnel of global sales opportunities. You will have a strong business and financial acumen, demonstrated success in technical sales, self-motivated with a strong sense of teamwork, and a keen focus on customer success.

  • Arrange global travel with current agents and customers to keep them informed and educated on our products and value proposition.
  • Develop and manage monthly agent activities that help and encourage them to connect with customers and develop new sales opportunities.
  • Develop subagent and new agent network where applicable to grow into new regions and markets.
  • Get and maintain your knowledge on our products and technology and competitive products and industry trends.
  • Track sales opportunities (leads, deal registrations, quotes, etc.) and drive partners’ revenue generation activities.
  • Manage partner contracts and agreements.
  • Partner with the marketing team to execute channel marketing and regional-specific programs and events.

Qualifications Required:

  • University degree in business, marketing, science or technology.
  • 5+ years of work experience in technical sales, partner management, or business development.
  • Experience with CRM tools such as Salesforce.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills (verbal and written English).
  • Enthusiasm for global travel and new adventures (25-50% travel time)
  • The ability to close business while achieving a high level of partner satisfaction.

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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Inventory Control/Receiving Clerk

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

Are you interested in an opportunity to work within a Supply Chain Management group for a growing company in the oceanographic industry? The Inventory Control/Receiving Clerk is a hands-on role that requires someone with the ability to work independently, and a strong team player that takes pride in and responsibility for their work. Working within a small manufacturing company, you must be dedicated, organized, 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 competitive compensation package.

Come join us!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintains the physical and electronic management of all inventory within the warehouse and KANBAN locations;
  • Process and fill (kit) work order components from the stockroom to the production floor as listed on a pick list;
  • Perform inventory cycle counts in accordance with ABC classification;
  • Reduce inventory issues to help maintain shipping deadlines;
  • Assist Purchasing in procuring non-inventory parts, manufacturing tooling, and consumable items by following the Purchasing Procedure;
  • Receive incoming materials by following the Receiving Procedure, perform visual validation and ensure proper storage in appropriate locations;
  • Follow the MRB Procedure to accurately adjust inventory for discrepant, defective, and damaged product;
  • Ensures corrective measures to prevent discrepancies;
  • Contribute to ensuring continual improvements with inventory control in accordance with established policies, procedures, and objectives;
  • Assist Shipping when required;

Qualifications Required:

  • Post-secondary education in Inventory Management, Business Administration or an equivalent combination of related education and experience;
  • Minimum two years of work experience in a manufacturing warehouse, working in a similar role;
  • Proficient with MS Office (Excel skills medium to advanced required);
  • Superior communication and organizational skills with an objective and proactive approach;
  • Previous work experience with Quickbooks and/or purchasing will be considered an asset.

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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Information Technology Generalist

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

Are you looking for a fast-paced opportunity that allows you to build and maintain systems and work closely with other employees to resolve their issues? As an IT Generalist at RBR, you will own the IT function and provide hands-on information technology support to keep up with RBR’s rapid growth.

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:

  • On-board and train new hires on all systems and order and configure new equipment when necessary;
  • Create, modify, and manage user accounts, network rights, and access to systems and equipment;
  • Configure, install, and troubleshoot Microsoft Active Directory;
  • Plan, install, troubleshoot, and/or maintain systems software/hardware;
  • Install system fixes, updates, and/or enhancements in a mixed Windows/macOS environment;
  • Resolve hardware/software interface and interoperability problems;
  • Ensure systems availability, functionality, integrity, and efficiency;
  • Implement security procedures and tools;
  • Analyze and define server requirements; maintain server and storage architecture and infrastructure; configure servers;
  • Identify and assist internal and external customers in the use of available training tools to optimize IT system utilization;
  • Evaluate and recommend adoption of new/enhanced approaches to delivering IT training and information services;
  • Oversee the implementation of new systems/services including training others on their use.

Qualifications Required:

  • Completion of a college diploma in an Information Technology related discipline;
  • Minimum of three years of working experience in network support;
  • In-depth knowledge of ,macOS, Linux, and Windows operating systems;
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (EC2, RDS, VPC);
  • Sound troubleshooting experience;
  • Ability to communicate both technically and non-technically;
  • Good organizational skills;
  • Strong understanding and knowledge of Network Security and best practices.

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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