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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

Technical Sales Manager, North America West

Team Lead, Electronics (Mixed Signal)

Sales Coordinator

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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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Technical Sales Manager, North America West

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. Leading scientists and engineers from around the world are using RBR equipment to answer important environmental questions. RBR equipment is enabling 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 ocean. 

Are you a scientist or engineer that wants to do more? Do you want to get involved with more innovative projects? Do you want to travel to more conferences, visit really cool labs and connect with great people? Do you want to throw really accurate and valuable equipment into the ocean, out of a plane, or strapped to the back of a robot – perhaps never to be seen again? Do you want to have a fun career while doing meaningful work to make a difference to people and the planet? 

We are seeking a creative and outstanding West Coast Technical Sales Manager to support our customers and continue to fuel our rapid growth. The ideal location would be British Columbia, Seattle, or southern California; working from a home office or creating a satellite RBR office close to a key customer group. You will be joining a great team of respected technical sales and engineering professionals in this fantastic opportunity for personal and professional growth, and to make a difference to the future of our world.

RBR has a rich 45 year history as a privately-owned Kanata, Ontario based company that is continuing to experience strong growth. We have achieved 20% annual growth over the last five years and, with your help, we expect this to continue as we overtake the market leader and expand our product line and international reach. RBR has been recognized twice as one of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies by Growth 500 and has won a Best Ottawa Business Award.

Come join us! We provide a balanced work environment complete with a competitive compensation package including bonus and benefits.

Now that we have you interested, take a look at the required key responsibilities and qualifications.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Executes the full technical sales cycle, including:
    • Prospecting new business opportunities
    • Setting up and managing customer meetings
    • Responding to customer inquiries
    • Presenting unique, competitive capabilities of relevant instrumentation
    • Writing basic quotations as well as complex proposals
    • Following up all communications
  • Engage in collaborative projects with customers and present results at technical conferences
  • Develop and host technical workshops for academic and commercial customers 
  • Travel approximately one week each month to customer meetings, conferences and workshops 

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in oceanography, marine science, engineering or related field
  • Three years relevant scientific research, engineering, or technical sales experience in North America
  • Experience collecting and analyzing ocean science data
  • Energetic personality and confidence when approaching new people and organizations to forge new relationships
  • Confident public speaking, demonstrated technical writing, and ability to develop and present information in a clear and compelling manner
  • Motivated self-starter with drive to pursue new areas and gain understanding
  • Integrity and ethical approach in decision-making, communications, and actions
  • Excellent command of the English language (oral and written)
  • Must demonstrate “Sales DNA” is in your blood

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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Team Lead, Electronics (Mixed Signal)

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. Leading scientists and engineers from around the world are using RBR equipment to answer important environmental questions. RBR equipment is enabling 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 ocean.

RBR has a rich 45 year history as a privately-owned Kanata, Ontario based company that is continuing to experience strong growth. We have achieved 20% annual growth over the last five years and, with your help, we expect this to continue as we overtake the market leader and expand our product line and international reach. RBR has been recognized twice as one of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies by Growth 500 and has won a Best Ottawa Business Award.

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 Team Lead, Electronics 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, lead a small group 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.

Come join us! We provide a balanced work environment complete with a competitive compensation package including bonus and benefits.

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
  • Supervise mixed signal PCB layouts
  • Work with, develop and enhance microprocessor based product designs
  • Work within a multidisciplinary team with multiple priorities and product design needs
  • Focus on the management of the technical aspects of the work/projects
  • Provides direction, instructions, and guidance to the team and accountable for the overall project and technical performance of the individuals and team
  • Provide input into the development, evaluation, and goal setting of the team/individuals
  • Organizes technical training
  • Coaches the team for career development and progression
  • Schedules work assignments and projects.

Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent with at least five 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 Orcad 16 and Allegro; PCB board layout; MSP430 family
  • 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
  • Experience working in a small company environment
  • 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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Sales Coordinator

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. Leading scientists and engineers from around the world are using RBR equipment to answer important environmental questions. RBR equipment is enabling 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 ocean.

RBR has a rich 45 year history as a privately-owned Kanata, Ontario based company that is continuing to experience strong growth. We have achieved 20% annual growth over the last five years and, with your help, we expect this to continue as we overtake the market leader and expand our product line and international reach. RBR has been recognized twice as one of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies by Growth 500 and has won a Best Ottawa Business Award.

With our growth, we are in need of a Sales Coordinator to join our sales and marketing team. By joining the RBR team, you will have the opportunity 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.

Come join us! We provide a balanced work environment complete with a competitive compensation package including bonus and benefits.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Performing order entry for sales orders received by salespeople and sales agents:
    • Verifying order information such as shipping, payment, and product information is complete and consistent;
    • Generating and sending order acknowledgements to customers;
    • Creating work orders for our in-house production facility, including coordination with engineering for the release of new products;
    • Transferring order information from our sales CRM into our financial system;
    • Maintaining documentation of our sales and order processing procedures by authoring, editing, and organizing pages in our CMS.
  • Managing the Sales wiki space by organizing and maintaining pages, reviewing and updating sales and order processing procedures;
  • Liaising between sales team and finance team;
  • Managing and updating account and contact list in our sales CRM;
  • Identifying and implementing continuous improvement of processes to ensure customer satisfaction;
  • Supporting the sales and marketing team’s participation at events;
  • Filing of instrument pink cards.

Qualifications Required:

  • Minimum of at least two years of related work experience, previous direct work experience as a sales coordinator is strongly preferred
  • Ability to understand key components of complex products to build quotes and confirm orders
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Experience with Salesforce or similar CRM environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and manage time effectively
  • Motivated when working in a fast-paced environment and under pressure
  • Passion for science, engineering, the ocean and natural environment
  • Strong customer-service ethic
  • Enthusiasm for working with a great team
  • Experience with QuickBooks is preferred

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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