Sr. Manufacturing Engineering Specialist

Engineering Kitchener, Ontario


Position: Sr. Manufacturing Engineering Specialist
Location: Kitchener, Ontario 
Experience: 3+ years
Job Type: Full-Time Permanent
Education: Bachelor’s degree in industrial, mechanical, or manufacturing engineering
Division: OTTO Motors

About OTTO™ Motors (Division of Clearpath Robotics)

OTTO™ Motors is a growing, disruptive company, making material handling in industrial settings safer, easier, and more efficient through development of hardware and software that automates movement of goods in busy factories and warehouses. The company’s industry-leading self-driving technology provides automated and on-demand material handling in the most demanding industrial environments, spanning automotive, medical device, aerospace, logistics, and more. Customers trusting their mission-critical material handling needs to OTTO Motors include Fortune 100 brands GE, Toyota, and Caterpillar. For more information visit

About the Job

As a leading technology company, our existing products are constantly evolving and new ones are emerging. In this position, your main goal is to prepare our assembly lines for new products, and support existing assembly lines through continual process improvement activities.  You are not afraid to go to the gemba and speak face-to-face with the experts in our facility: our robot builders.

As our Manufacturing Engineer, you will be responsible for seizing opportunities to improve safety, quality, and (lastly) cycle time across our assembly lines.  You will design custom tooling and fixtures to support our assembly processes, and you are also able to coordinate with third-party vendors as needed to bring large-scale solutions in-house.  You are super-organized and have strong attention to detail.  You hold safety as the highest priority and are able to identify and implement controls for factors that may impact product quality.  You will use your experience with production processes to improve material flow and design workstation layouts that will help our builders do their best work.

 Primary responsibilities include:

  • Interpret engineering drawings and electrical schematics
  • Create and update visual work instructions
  • Perform time studies and gather data to support CI initiatives
  • Improve workstation layout and material flow, reduce waste
  • Design tooling and fixtures in Solidworks
  • Create engineering drawings and submit drawing packages for review
  • Specify and procure tools/equipment/PPE as needed to introduce new processes to Production
  • Test, validate, and prepare documentation for new equipment
  • Create & update process documentation
  • Perform training with stakeholders as needed to roll out your new process changes/improvements
  • Support the implementation of ECNs in the production environment
  • Perform facility walk through inspections to support 5S
  • Assist with the investigation & resolution of health & safety issues


About You

You want to work for a small company that thinks big and dreams huge.  You are driven, view work as more than just a job, and are never satisfied with less than 100% effort.  You pride yourself on a job well done.  You want to be surrounded by people like you; creative, fun-loving, and passionate about their work.  You are motivated by making an impact on your workplace and you thrive in a fast-paced environment.

Required Skills:

  • P.Eng or EIT
  • Experience creating or revising process documentation
  • Understanding of DFMAD and typical assembly processes
  • Solidworks CAD modeling
  • Engineering drawings, GD&T
  • Familiar with Engineering Change Management processes (ECOs/ECNs)
  • Experience working directly with suppliers and creating RFQs and/or purchase requisitions.
  • Lean manufacturing experience
  • Excellent written communication
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Able to read and interpret mechanical drawings and electrical schematics
  • Experience maintaining BOMs/BOOs in a production environment
  • Hands-on experience with common tools (i.e screwdriver, hammer, electric drill)

 Nice to have:

  • 2-D modeling in Draftsight
  • Arena PLM or Solidworks PDM
  • Confluence Jira or Wiki
  • Epicor or a similar ERP system
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001:2015
  • Familiar with principles of ESD control
  • Python programming experience
  • Knowledge of SQL and databases.
  • Lean training at a green or black belt level
  • Experience working in a facility with TPM
  • Experience being a member of a JHSC
  • Familiar with the OHSA & its associated regulations.

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