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Electrical Engineering Fellow

BURN Manufacturing
Ruiru, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

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 more than 500,000+ Jikokoa ™ stoves in East Africa. These stoves have helped 3,000,000 beneficiaries save $151 million in fuel expenditures and 2.6 million 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
BURN is currently seeking a mission driven candidate to serve a 12-month term as Electrical
Engineering Fellow in our manufacturing facility in Nairobi, Kenya.


The Electrical
Engineering Fellow will be primarily involved with development of BURN’s
electric pressure cooker (EPC) and Kuniokoa Turbo products. Responsibilities
Testing and assessing existing EPCs·
Designing a custom EPC with unique cooking programs·
Testing additional temperature and pressure sensors·
Ensuring EPCs comply with international safety standards·
Work with the product development team on design for manufacturability and robustness·
Developing electrical products by studying customer requirements; researching and testing
manufacturing and assembly methods and materials·
Assuring product quality by designing electrical testing methods; testing finished products and system capabilities·
Conducting electrical circuit hardware testing and troubleshooting·
Maintaining accurate documentation of concepts, designs, drawings, and processes·
Resolving PCB design issues with fabrication and manufacturing vendors
Desired Experience
Candidates should have most of the following: ·
Electrical engineering background and hands-on electrical engineering experience, product engineering experience, or development experience·
Experience with electronics; familiarity with electronic systems, electronics troubleshooting, and designing consumer hardware·
Experience with ECAD (electric computer aided design)·
Strong ability to interpret electronic schematics required; ability to design circuits highly desired·
High level organizational skills·
Works well in team setting with line employees and technicians·
Experience with sensors, sensor / PID controllers, or similar a plus·
Experience with electric cooking technology a plus

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required languages: Swahili (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent),
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