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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

Calibration Engineer (NOC 2141)

Production Scheduler

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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Calibration Engineer (NOC 2141)

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 proven technical skills in a great team environment? As a Calibration Engineer at RBR, you will have the opportunity to work with a dynamic group including technicians, metrologists, and engineers. The Calibration Engineer will be a senior hands-on problem solver who takes ownership and responsibility for their work. As part of a small team, you must be dedicated 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:

  • Lead continuous improvement initiatives in the calibration lab in order to increase process efficiency and capacity while maintaining a high level of quality;
  • Monitor the traceability of measurement systems and the integrity of measuring equipment;
  • Review and improve calibration procedures to enhance accuracy and efficiency;
  • Develop calibration procedures and metrology methods;
  • Prepare reports on calibration project related progress;
  • Perform calibration of laboratory transfer standards;
  • Operate, monitor and maintain test and calibration equipment and systems;
  • Document test or calibration failures through quality reporting system;
  • Calibrate RBR products for temperature, pressure, conductivity and issue applicable calibration certificates.

Qualifications Required:

  • Degree in Oceanography or related discipline required;
  • Minimum of five (5) years of related work experience;
  • Work experience in a National Metrology lab is preferred;
  • Demonstrated experience applying the theory of metrology and traceable calibration (ISO/IEC 17025) and quality systems;
  • Strong knowledge of measurement uncertainty analysis;
  • Experience creating & implementing lab procedures and documentation;
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills, and detail oriented;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and adjust to changing priorities;
  • Ability to work without direct supervision and effectively in a team environment;
  • Proficiency with computer technology.

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.

Location of Employment: RBR Ltd., 95 Hines Road, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K2K 2M5
Employment Type: Permanent Full-Time
Language of Work: English
Number of Vacancies: 1
Salary Range: $72,000 – $90,000
Benefits: Group Life & Dependent Life Insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance, Long-Term Disability, Medical and Dental Plan, Bonus Program, Group RRSP & DPSP programs, and other supplementary benefits.
Contact: France Todd – Human Resources Manager; 613-599-8900 or [email protected]

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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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