• Lab Technician Job at BURN

  • Posted on: 15 February, 2017 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • 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 manufactured and unsubsidized jikokoas ™ stoves in East Africa. These stoves have helped 1,000,000+ beneficiaries save $39 million in fuel expenditures and 626,221 tons of wood while reducing indoor air pollution by 65%. BURN currently sells ~10,000 stoves per month and intend to double sales by the end of 2017.

    Lab Technician


    Main roles and responsibilities

    1)      Product Testing

    • Conduct tests on BURN products and competitor products
    • Conduct tests on cookstove fuels to evaluate performance
    • Tests include: Water Boiling Tests, Controlled Cooking Tests, Kitchen Performance Tests, Safety Tests, Moisture Content Test
    • Assistance in durability testing, as needed and on availability (guided by Research & Testing Engineer)

    2)      Data Analysis & Reporting

    • Organize and manage datasets of test results
    • Analysis and reporting of test results

    3)      Methodology Development & Improvement

    • Develop and refine testing methodologies, procedures
    • Develop and improve lab safety protocol

    4)      Physical Lab Set-Up and Maintenance

    • Help setup the physical lab in Kenya
    • Acquire necessary equipment & supplies
    • Maintain cleanliness of lab as well as equipment
    • Manage testing samples and inventory of stoves

    Requirements (E – essential, D – desirable):

    • E- Bachelor’s Degree in Science or Engineering
    • E- Familiarity with data collection & analysis (Microsoft Excel)
    • E- Attention to detail, precision, and accuracy
    • D- Experience in a research position, whether a university project or professional
    • D- Excellent organization and categorization skills
    • D- Excellent written communication skills for reporting

    Method of Application

    Send CVs to recruitment.kenya@burnmfg.com

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