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Mechanical Engineering Fellow

BURN Manufacturing
Ruiru, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

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.
Desired Experience

  • Mechanical engineering background
  • Mechanical aptitude: ability totroubleshoot and repair mechanical issues with production equipment and tooling
  • Familiarity with basic shopmachines and tools: manual mill, lathe, drill press
  • Solidworks CAD skills: able toread drawings and complete basic design work
  • Familiarity with basic metrologyas it applies to our stove parts and tooling
  • Welding and fabrication skills arepreferable
  • Electrical control system basicsis desirable
  • High level organizational skills
  • Works well in team setting with line employeesand technicians


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

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 2 years
Required skills: Computer aided design (CAD); Mechanical drawings; Research and development; CNC machine operations; Metal work; Machining (drilling, grinding, turning, etc.); Brazing, soldering (metal works); Welding
Required languages: Swahili (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent),
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