About Us

ABOUT SEAMOR MARINE

SEAMOR Marine Ltd. is the manufacturer of subsea observation and inspection-class remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and a range of modular accessories and related devices.

Our facilities are situated on Vancouver Island, on Canada’s west coast. Our company’s focus is on the design, manufacturing and distribution of SEAMOR ROV systems.

SEAMOR Marine Ltd. and its global network of sales agents are at your disposal to answer questions, and provide top quality customer service. In addition to responsive technical services, we offer comprehensive and customizable client training, and service packages for the repair and maintenance of our products.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities


Job Position – Electrical Engineer


Company Summary

SEAMOR Marine Ltd is one of Canada’s premier Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) designers and manufacturers of light to mid size underwater systems.

Our expertise has enabled the company to sell systems worldwide to various companies providing a variety of inspection services with our ROV systems.

Based in Nanaimo, British Columbia, SEAMOR Marine is a privately owned company.


Job Summary

Working under the guidance of the Lead Engineer, the Electrical Engineer will be responsible for preparing electrical/electronic design packages for SEAMOR’s manufacturing facility, designing new systems/components, and researching new ideas.

The Electrical Engineer will ensure that electrical specifications and updates to designs are correctly documented, including drawings, BOMs, costing, and internal paperwork. They will provide technical support by interacting with members of other departments, customers and outside suppliers. They will also assist with electrical/electronic design and assembly of associated prototypes when requested

The Electrical Engineer will also assist more senior personnel in project engineering, working from broadly defined system specifications to assist with electrical, electronic, and software designs. They will be responsible for generating schematics, PCB layout drawings and BOMs for the developed designs using Altium Designer. They will develop and release software/firmware for SEAMOR products. The Electrical Engineer will also generate and update documentation and test plans for the developed designs and associated test apparatus. As required, the Electrical Engineer will be responsible for incorporating appropriate off-the-shelf components into designs/systems. The will also assist in the documentation of designs with written operational descriptions/manuals and diagrams as required for manufacturing and customer use.

Additionally, the Electrical Engineer will be expected to:

  • Provide product verification and instructions for production.
  • Assist in providing accurate costing information for the designed system and components.
  • Provide assistance to other staff as required (based on availability and engineering scheduling).
  • Interact with customers to better understand their requirements and/or explain operation of a system.
  • Assist Production in building ROVs & associated systems for custom or otherwise non-standard work orders as required and permitted by work schedule.


Requirements

This position requires that the applicant have completed a degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited University. Completion of advanced degree(s) will also be considered an asset.

Professional experience in an industrial/manufacturing engineering capacity.

The successful candidate must have extensive knowledge/experience with:

  • Concept-to-market product design.
  • PCB design with Altium Designer, including working with PCB manufacturers/assemblers
  • Working with third-party suppliers such as cable manufacturers, motor suppliers, and fiber optic module suppliers.
  • Fiber optic systems.
  • Digital communication protocols including but not limited to Ethernet, RS-485/422, UART, SPI, and CAN.
  • Embedded system design, including real-time software, including digital filters, and microcontroller peripherals.
  • Motor and solenoid drivers, EMC/EMI suppression, LED drivers, heat sinking, and DC/DC converters.
  • Electro-mechanical design.
  • Video systems, including analog composite video.

Applicants must detail their technical skills in the following area:

  • PCB design, including schematic capture, board layout and Gerber file generation.
  • Analog and digital circuit design.
  • Microcontroller technologies and associated peripherals.
  • Signal analysis in the time and frequency domain.
  • Closed-loop control systems.
  • Hand-soldering of components, both SMD and through-hole.
  • Troubleshooting hardware and software problems.
  • Use of test equipment including multimeters, power supplies, oscilloscopes, function generators, etc.
  • Technical writing to create build instructions, test procedures, product manuals, provide technical support, etc.
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access.
  • Ability to manage time wisely, prioritize tasks appropriately and meet project timelines.
  • Excellent communications skills with team members, clients, and potential customers.
  • Ability to work well alone and in a group setting.
  • Demonstrate a work ethic that focuses on consistency and quality.


Additional Information

SEAMOR Marine Ltd. offers a competitive compensation and benefits package in a fast-paced work environment. We are looking for innovative, forward-thinking people who enjoy challenge and actively seek to develop and improve designs and work processes.

Please send Cover Letter, Resume & Referrals.

Job Type: Full-time

Post Secondary Co-op Opportunities

Post Secondary Co-op Opportunities

SEAMOR Marine welcomes co-op inquiries at any time.  We will review applicants and proposed areas of development on a case-by-case basis.

Student Experiences:

Manon Prairie joined SEAMOR Marine during the Summer of 2017.  As a third year Mechanical Engineering student at McGill University, Manon was eager to get hands-on experience at a robotics company.

“As the Production Planner and Coordinator Assistant, I monitored stock levels, bought parts when necessary and passed components on to be assembled by the Production staff or experimented with by the Engineers. I was able to work closely with vendors, obtaining quotes and organizing delivery schedules, learning how to establish the professional relationships that are so important in a career. Working for a small company also allowed me to gain a more practical knowledge of every step a product takes before it reaches the customers—from the initial design phase, to the production of the finished product and the financial implications of the entire project. My colleagues at SEAMOR were all very kind and knowledgeable, always ready to answer my questions. They demonstrated the importance of collaboration, communication and strong leadership while working through engineering projects. By the end of my short time at SEAMOR Marine, I felt that I had really become a valued member of the team.  As I move forward in my career and continue to develop my skills, I know I shall always look back on my time here fondly.”

ABOUT OUR ROVS

SEAMOR ROVs are designed to maximize the adaptability, portability, reliability, and ease of use.

Our ROV systems are designed with the end-user in mind. The modular, open-frame layout allows for ease of access into the “guts” of the vehicle, which also aids in the integration of equipment such as the SEAMOR 7 function manipulator system (7 H-Arm), tooling, navigational aids and inspection sensors.

SEAMOR ROV users count on the reliability of our vehicles and enjoy the minimal maintenance needed to keep their systems functioning smoothly.

EVOLUTION OF SEAMOR ROVS

SEAMOR Marine has been designing and developing ROVs for a decade.  Over this time, we have prototyped and successfully launched several different models and iterations of our ROVs.  We are proud to showcase our previous designs to demonstrate what we’ve done and how our ROVs have evolved over the years.

c. 2015

Our deep-water ROV, the Chinook is a true workhorse. This ROV offers a stable platform yet remains compact and easy to use. The Chinook has a wide range of capabilities, including extra thrusters, navigational and searching aids, manipulators, tool skids and more.

c. 2015

The first fully redesigned ROV at SEAMOR; the Steelhead is a portable, lightweight and stable underwater system that is easily operated through intuitive flight controls. Its small profile allows this vehicle to inspect confined spaces and be easily stowed.

c. 2014

This ROV incorporates 1080p high definition video and a custom float paint scheme to match the colours of the client’s existing equipment as it is being used in public educational display.

c. 2014

This design was a proof-of-concept miniature ROV system employing electronics that were the precursors to the newly-revised electronics currently used in the Steelhead and Chinook models.

c. 2010

Miniature ROV designed with titanium parts and all-metal body construction as a prototype for corrosive environments.

c. 2012

This ROV was a custom system built using side frames machined out of single pieces of marine-grade plastic. This system also had Ethernet on board for an imaging sonar.

c. 2011

This unique system was developed to be towed behind a boat, while retaining vertical/lateral thrusters for maneuvering at the end of its towline.