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Certifications and Compliance Lead at Clearpath Robotics
Kitchener, CA / Ontario, CA

Clearpath provides self-driving vehicle technology and services to over 500 of the world’s most innovative brands. Proprietary hardware, software, and services are delivered through the company’s research and industrial divisions: Clearpath Robotics and OTTO Motors.

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

About the Job:

You will be working with multiple engineering teams and external partners to plan and execute the certification efforts for multiple industrial products. To complete this work you will:

  • Provide regular guidance to engineering teams on both the content of applicable national/international standards and underlying reasons for same.
  • Ensure that technical documentation is complete.
  • Compile and lodge technical reports with the relevant authorities.
  • Summarise relevant test data.
  • Liaise with with NRTLs (Nationally Recognised Testing Laboratories) to acquire and maintain certification markings.
  • File declarations of conformity with government bodies where applicable.
  • Participate in product design reviews to ensure design trajectory will meet regulatory compliance requirements.
  • Manage critical parts lists that impact safety and EMC compliance.
  • Perform risk assessments and guiding other team members on risk assessment strategy.

About You:

You are a self-starter and capable of creating your own role in collaboration with other teams. You are able to take a goal and design the processes and tasks necessary in collaboration with other groups and teams in order to make it happen. You are good at planning and documenting projects and know how to organize technical documentation.


  • Experience with machinery  risk assessment activities (ISO 12100 or similar)
  • Experience liaising with recognized testing agencies for electrical safety certification markings (eg., CSA, TUV, UL)
  • Experience with CE requirements and documentation (e.g., Machinery Directive, Technical File, Declarations of Conformity, Material compliance, WEEE)
  • Experience in applying the standards ISO 13849, Safety of Machinery, or ANSI B11.0
  • Experience with product lifecycle norms.
  • A multidisciplinary technical background.

Bonus Points:

  • Valid and current Ontario P. Eng.
  • Experience in designing to comply with the European Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC
  • Experience in applying ISO EN 1525 / ANSI B56.5
  • Experience in applying IEC 61508/ISO 26262
  • Experience in applying CSA z434 (ISO 10218)
  • Experience with IEC 60825, UL 94, NEMA and other relevant electronics standards.
  • Experience with the software V-model or other similar verification and validation methodologies
    Experience with SISTEMA or a similar tool for MTTFd calculation.

Additionally you will help create the templates and structures necessary for documentation and coordinate the test and certification work with NRTLs. You may participate on standards committees.

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.