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Careers

Procurement and Inventory Specialist

Location: On-Site

Employment Type: Full-Time

Why Zero Point Cryogenics

Do you have a passion for cutting-edge technology and the personality to work at a deep-tech company? Do you enjoy innovation and want to work on advanced technologies that are going to change the world? This is your opportunity to grow with a rapidly expanding deep-tech company, right here in Edmonton! We are a team of highly motivated, educated, and skilled individuals that work closely to solve complex problems, and we want your input. 

 

In our company, nobody is just a number. We put our people first, that's why one of our four values is ‘Enjoy Life’: work life and home life. At ZPC we work closely with all of our employees to build a flexible work schedule that meets their needs.

Our Values: ask us about them! 

  • We are going to make mistakes in the Pursuit of Innovation.

  • When we share our thoughts and ideas our best products will be Built Through Teamwork.

  • We hold each other accountable to ensure that nothing leaves our facilities that do not meet our highest Standard of Quality.

  • We spend time every day on tasks that bring us satisfaction and purpose with the intent to Enjoy Life.

What We Do

At Zero Point Cryogenics we are growing quickly and commercializing our core product, dilution refrigerators, which are the primary low-temperature platform for quantum computers and quantum technology research. We design, engineer, fabricate, assemble, test, and install state-of-the art dilution refrigerators for our customers in quantum computing companies, as well as university and government labs. Born from a low-temperature physics research group, with a focus on low-temperature excellence, at ZPC, innovation is in our roots.  We are continuously improving our current systems and developing new systems to meet the varying needs of our customers.  

Compensation

Annual salary of $65,000 - $80,000 CAD / Year

 

All employees will be eligible to participate in benefits and profit sharing programs as they become available.

Location and Schedule

Our shop is located at 9773 45th Ave NW, Edmonton. This position is full-time Monday to Friday, starting between 7am-9am.  We aim to create a flexible work schedule that allows our employees to meet obligations outside of work. However, there may be irregular hours to meet certain deadlines and we will be required to track our time for project costing. We expect the candidate to work the necessary hours to complete all tasks; however, salary is based on the position and is not on an hourly basis. Only local applicants or those who can relocate themselves will be considered.

 

Please note that only those selected to continue in the application process will be contacted.

Please note that only those selected to continue in the application process will be contacted. 

Who We Are Looking For

*If you do not meet some or all of the below qualifications, and believe you would still be a strong candidate, please apply

We are looking for a highly technical hands-on problem solver to work in a procurement and inventory role as part of our growing team. Our ideal candidate will be accustomed to working in fabrication and assembly settings. They will be able to prioritize multiple concurrent projects and be passionate about doing so in a clean and organized manner. The cleanliness of our facility is paramount to the quality of our products. While it will continue to be a team effort, our ideal candidate can take ownership of this and delegate when appropriate. This role is integral to our success as we commercialize our core product. The ideal person for this role is enthusiastic to step into this developing position and grow with us.

What You Will Do

Working closely with our front office, machine shop and assembly shop, you will have the opportunity to develop and implement a procurement and inventory strategy from the ground up. We expect you to ask questions, learn, be open to growth, and attend technical training as required.

  • Research and implement a strategy for managing procurement and tracking inventory.

  • Work with our team to understand the exact quality needs of the products we purchase.

  • Develop relationships with our vendors in an ongoing effort to reduce costs and lead times.

  • Source and interview vendors; negotiate commercial terms, costs, and vendor stocking agreements.

  • Prepare requisitions and purchase orders.

  • Track and record orders.

  • Receive orders and document arrivals.

  • Ensure cleanliness, maintenance, and organization of inventory and parts.

  • Manage supply base and keep a finger on the pulse of the future inventory needs of the organization in an effort to identify and mitigate supply chain bottlenecks.

  • Organize and schedule procurement in a timely manner.

  • Monitor order expenses.

  • Communicate performances and costs to management.

  • Recommend new processes or systems for improvement; implement new ideas and strategies.

  • Operate equipment while following all safety procedures.

  • Read manufacturer’s manuals, drawings, and quality control specifications for storage and maintenance requirements.

  • Work with the founders and director of sales and marketing in the coordination of flights, accommodations and other administrative duties.

You can succeed in this role if you have:

  • Motivation and work ethic to stay engaged in a fast paced, creative problem-solving environment.

  • Willingness to do whatever is in front of you even if it’s not in your job description.

  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, both oral and written, with the ability to clearly articulate ideas and challenges with a collaborative attitude.

  • Sense of responsibility for technical quality of work, own your mistakes, and hold yourself accountable to continuous improvement.

  • Willingness to take on unfamiliar tasks and to help the team learn what you figure out.

  • Openness to respectfully take guidance and training from management and coworkers.

  • A sense of ownership for the shop space that you are working in. 

  • Familiarity with various types of fasteners, wiring, materials, and chemicals.

  • Excellent work history and solid references.

  • Ability to lift 30 kg

  • A valid driver's license.

Strong candidates will have:

  • Bachelor's degree in procurement, business, finance, or other related field.

  • 2-5 years experience in procurement and or inventory management.

  • Experience setting up a production shop and creating workflows to improve the product quality and speed of production.

  • Experience in industry procedures, costs, and terms.

  • Experience at compiling and following strict budgets.

  • Proficient computer skills specifically with Microsoft and Google software.

  • Excellent time-management and task-prioritization.

  • Documentation skills to create internal and external documentation relating to your work.

  • Ability to work with a high-degree of independence and integrate cohesively within the team. 

  • Ability to multitask, prioritize duties, and quickly assume new tasks as required.

  • A passport (or the ability to get one) and the ability to pass security clearance checks.

*If you do not meet some or all of the above qualifications, and believe you would still be a strong candidate, please apply.