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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

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.


  • University degree
  • Accounting designation required (can be supplemented by extensive work experience)


  • 5+ years experience in Corporate accounting, preferably within a manufacturing environment.


  • 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.


  • Accounting designation is required.


  • 5 + years direct experience in manufacturing environment.


  • 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

Compliance Officer

Position Summary:

  • Review, Research, and Return all Product compliance requests from customers. Examples include, REACH, RoHS.
  • Deal with suppliers to obtain material certifications for REACH and RoHS.
  • Customer contact to obtain or clarify end use information.
  • Manage the item compliance program based on our ERP system.
  • Necessary government reporting utilizing legal counsel as appropriate.
  • Provide documented classification reviews based on customer end use information and regulatory guidelines.
  • Perform periodic audits of exported items and employee understanding of export control practices.
  • 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

Typical Duties:

  • Maintain and update OZ Optics program for compliance with RoHS and REACH
  • Maintain and file the Master (signed-off) documents to the relevant departments.
  • Maintain the CAD drawing registers.
  • Maintain the electronic library of files.
  • Data entry as required.
  • Assist in internal audits.


  • Post-secondary education, preferably within Environmental Engineering or related discipline.


  • 1+ years of experience in environmental engineering, regulatory compliance and RoHS or REACH compliance (where accuracy & attention to detail are critical)
  • Knowledge of CAD files, (Autocad & Solidworks).
  • Knowledge of environmental compliance initiatives (RoHS, REACH).


  • Aptitude for details.
  • Accurate data entry 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.

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.


  • Post secondary education in sales or business would be an asset.


  • 3 years plus managing customer service, preferable in a manufacturing environment, high tech preferred.
  • Strong people and customer communication 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.

Quality Assurance Technician

Position Summary:
Quality Assurance Technician would be responsible for Product and process Audits. The QA Technician main responsibility would be; Mechanical Inspection of incoming and manufactured parts; support executing and monitoring the Quality System Processes. The individual for this position must be flexible, able to work independently and as part of a team.

Typical duties:

  • Provide support performing In-process Inspections and supporting the QMS processes.
  • Perform inspections on received material, mostly mechanical components.
  • Support the Quality System Internal Audit process according to OZ Optics procedures and ISO requirements
  • Working with various manufacturing teams to assist in Continuous Improvement Projects
  • Assisting with root cause investigations and implementation of corrective actions
  • Preparation of Quality Reports for Internal and External use.
  • Support continuous improvement and maintenance of our ISO 9001-based QMS.
  • Quality documentation system, maintenance, and improvement.
  • Provide QA related training and support to manufacturing personnel.

College or University degree is preferred, however, a combination of education and work experience in QA or a Technical Field will be considered.


  • 2+ years of experience in Quality Assurance / Quality Control activities (inspection, auditing etc.)
  • Experience in working within an ISO 9001 in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience in Product and process audits.
  • Experience dealing with non-conforming materials/processes and dealing with required containment activities
  • Knowledgeable in the use of measuring devices (Gages, calipers, etc.)
  • Hands-on mechanical inspection experience is desired.
  • Familiar dealing with a broad spectrum of technical and non-technical backgrounds.
  • Experience in a Mechanical / Fiber Optic environment would be a definite asset.


  • Excellent Communication Skills ?Verbal, Written, Listening and Presentation
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Strong Computer Skills
  • Good time management skills

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.

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.

Minimum of 10 years related experience.


  • 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 Programmer Position

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


  • Degree in computer science or equivalent work 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.
  • Familiarity with Python is an asset.
  • Familiarity with LabView 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:

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

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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