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  • Posted: Apr 29, 2020
    Deadline: May 3, 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.Since 2013, BURN has sold 200,000+ high quality, locally manu...
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    Design Engineering Fellow

    Direct reports: None

    BURN is currently seeking a mission driven candidate as a Design Engineering Fellow in our factory in Ruiru, Kenya.


    • Conceptual and detailed design of clean burning cookstoves and accessories for East Africa 
    • Research and developing manufacturing processes including designing tools for production
    • Fabrication of prototypes, including sheet metal forming, 3d printing and others
    • Testing concepts and prototypes in the lab and field

    Must Have:

    • Mechanical engineering, product development, or industrial design background 
    • Good command of CAD software, documentation skills
    • Practical working experience
    • Familiarity with basic tool shop equipment and tools, such as drill press, mill, lathe, etc.
    • Ideal Candidate: 
    • Relevant Engineering Degree
    • Mechanical aptitude, understanding of process development 
    • Experience in tooling, jigs and fixtures design 
    • Works well in team setting
    • Goal oriented
    • Preference for experience with CNC, sheet metal, production environments, or process development

    Location and Duration:

    12-month fellowship in Ruiru, Kenya 

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    Mechanical Engineering Fellow

    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. 


    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

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    Data Analyst Programmer

    About the Role:


    The role involves working in a big data environment for a project with heavy data and stakeholdermanagement needs. The Statistical Programmer/Analyst responsibilities will therefore span all project phases (locating and assembling data, building datasets for analysis, implementing and interpreting mathematical and statistical procedures that often involve novel, challenging analyses of large datasets,and creating final presentations, reports, and graphics), while working closely with project managers and principal consultants to deliver to all stakeholder expectations including investors, funding partners,auditors and internal customers.

    Roles & Responsibilities:

    • Data management: work with large data sets, manage and manipulate them through programming.
    • Analyze these data sets and deliver reports that outline inefficiencies, inaccuracies, inconsistencies, and other issues and develop solutions.
    • Develop data management protocols, working alone, or partnering with other programmers and other relevant internal stakeholders, aid in the design, development, and implementation of new programs and applications for managing big data.
    • Design and implement projects data-needs solutions; review project data needs and recommend designs, implement them and work to continually improve them.
    • Processing, cleaning, and verifying the integrity of data used for analysis.
    • Creating automated anomaly detection systems and constant tracking of its performance.

    Skills & Qualifications:

    • Strong background in statistics, applied mathematics, operations research, economics, or a related field.
    • Wide experience in data analysis and strong computer skills using, R, Ms. Excel, SPSS and other scientific packages, and standard business and graphics software on Windows platforms in big data environment.
    • Proficiency in using query and general-purpose programming languages such as Python, SQL, etc.
    • Data-oriented personality with good scripting and programming skills.
    • Aptitude for quantitative problem solving and precision.
    • Good communication skills.
    • Strong leadership and management skills.
    • Ability to work collaboratively in an informal, collegial environment.
    • Ability to work effectively under deadlines.

    Compensation and benefits:

    • Competitive compensation competitive with the industry

    At BURN and in our project teams we value and recognize ability and performance. We welcome new ideas and suggestions for better ways of achieving project goals and encourage continual improvement of skills and methods. We do our work on a flexible schedule as projects require but most importantly,we meet deadlines.

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.


    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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