Mechanical Engineering Fellow at BURN April, 2020

BURN designs, manufactures, and distributes aspirational fuel-efficient cooking products that save lives and forests in the developing world.BURN has revolutionized the global cookstove sector by proving the business case for selling a high quality, locally manufactured and unsubsidized cookstoves.

Position reports to: Chief Technical Officer

Direct reports: None

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 Degree, Mechatronics Engineering, Process Engineering, Industrial Design Engineering Degree.
  • 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

DUDURATION: 12 months

Closing Date : 28 June, 2020

 

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