Electrical Engineer (Clearpath Robotics Research)

Technical Waterloo, Ontario


Position:            Electrical Engineer              

Location:           Waterloo, Ontario             

Experience:       3-5 Years relevant experience

Education:         Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering

Division:            Clearpath Robotics (Research)    

About Us

Clearpath Robotics designs and builds service robots to automate the world's dullest, dirtiest and deadliest jobs.  Our clients range from small local businesses to some of the biggest, best-known companies on the planet. We built Clearpath by offering hardware and services to support advanced robotics R&D and are now expanding into commercial and industrial service robot deployments.

We employ a diverse and highly talented team who live and breathe robotics.  We believe that work must have a high “cool” factor and every day should bring new knowledge. We need more passionate people on our team who are willing and able to push the boundaries of robotics into focused and practical applications.

Clearpath is building automating the world and we need your help. Got what it takes?


About the Job

We’re shipping more and more robots and seeing new uses for our products emerge every day!  We need an experienced Electrical Engineer to help us take our innovative designs from napkin sketches to hundreds of pounds of precisely moving parts, and facilitate every step in-between.

You will be responsible for the electrical /electronics designs of existing and new research robotics products.  This will range through the entire design process from initial concept design and cost forecasting through to detailed design, verification and validation, and final release to production.  Design challenges will span from high-level system architecture, power distribution to board layout, and field testing

You will be responsible for significant portions of the electrical design for our new and existing products.  Our hardware must be many things, but flexibility is paramount. It will be your job to build systems that can operate in whatever environment we subject them to, all while keeping the motors turning for our mechanical team and the 1’s and 0’s flowing properly for our software developers.


Your primary responsibilities will be:

  • Electrical design on robotics platforms.
  • Diagnostics and design revisions of complex mobile robots and manipulation systems.
  • Power distribution and motor systems.
  • Low-speed digital/analog circuit design.
  • Cable assembly design.
  • PCB design.
  • Integration and testing of prototypes into fearsome robots.


Additional tasks may include:

  • Care, feeding, and testing of new products.
  • Evaluating how we can apply lessons learned from other industries to our designs.
  • Supporting on-site installation and commissioning of robotics equipment at customer facilities. Occasional travel may be required.
  • Supporting the evaluation of existing and new suppliers.
  • Certification and compliance reviews.
  • Mentoring and assisting with supervision of interns, co-op students, and temporary labour.

Clearpath is committed to supporting a culture of diversity and accessibility across the organization.  We hire the best talent regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, age, sex, veteran status or sexual orientation. If you require special accommodation to complete any portion of the application or interview process, please contact 1-800-301-3863.