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Mechanical Engineering Fellow

Mechanical Engineering Fellow

BURN is currently seeking a mission-driven candidate to serve a 12-month term as Mechanical Engineer Fellow in our manufacturing facility in Nairobi, Kenya.

Responsibilities 

General areas of engagement include:

  • Work with the product development team on design for manufacturability and robustness.
  • Development of manufacturing processes, including tools for fabrication, assembly, finishing, and infrastructural materials, among others.
  • Trouble shooting production issues and further refining the production system. This often requires creativity and resourcefulness to keep the factory running while waiting for proper repairs or components.
  • Take a leadership role in bringing up new production lines.
  • Evaluation, maintenance and repair of factory equipment including mechanical and hydraulic presses, shears, spot welders and drill presses.
  • Creating and editing SOP’s and QC inspection documents
  • Work closely with and help to train QC inspectors, technicians and production personnel in enhancing the quality and manufacturability of our product

 

Desired Experience

  • Mechanical engineering background
  • Mechanical aptitude: ability to troubleshoot and repair mechanical issues with production equipment and tooling
  • Familiarity with basic shop machines and tools: manual mill, lathe, drill press
  • Solidworks CAD skills: able to read drawings and complete basic design work
  • Familiarity with basic metrology as it applies to our stove parts and tooling
  • Welding and fabrication skills are preferable
  • Electrical control system basics is desirable
  • High level organizational skills
  • Works well in team setting with line employees and technicians

 

DURATION: 12 months

 

About BURN: Based in Ruiru, Kenya, BURN Manufacturing designs, produces and distributes Kenya’s best selling, most durable and economical charcoal and wood cookstoves that also dramatically reduce harmful smoke emissions which can cause significant health problems, even death.

Not only do we sell the world’s most fuel-efficient charcoal and wood household stoves, but BURN is also the only jiko company which manufactures all of its products in sub-Saharan Africa’s only state-of-the-art clean cookstove manufacturing facility.  We are extremely proud to employ 225 team members throughout Kenya and support a workforce which is 60 percent female, thus empowering women in roles traditionally considered to be “for men only.”

Since 2013, BURN has sold 500,000+ Jikokoa ™ stoves in East Africa. These stoves have helped 2,500,000+ beneficiaries save $138 million in fuel expenditures and 2,343,375 tons of wood while reducing indoor air pollution by 65%. BURN currently sells ~15,000 stoves per month and are on track to double sales over the next 12 months.



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