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 as a Design Engineering Fellow in our factory in Ruiru, Kenya. Responsibilities include:
· Conceptual and detailed design of clean burning cookstoves for East Africa
· Research and developing manufacturing processes including designing tools for production
· Fabrication including sheet metal forming, welding, and general metal fabrication
· Testing concepts and prototypes in the lab and field
· Mechanical engineering, product development, or industrial design background
· Familiarity with basic equipment and tools, such as drill press, mill, lathe, etc.
· Mechanical aptitude
· Background in heat transfer, fluid dynamics, and thermodynamics
· High level organizational skills
· Works well in team setting
· Goal oriented
· Practical working experience
· Preference for experience with CNC, sheet metal, production environments, or process development
Location and Duration:
12-month fellowship in Ruiru, Kenya to begin in July 2020. Fellows receive a stipend of $1,200 per month and housing in a company house. BURN will provide one round trip flight at the beginning and end of the fellowship.
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…