BURN is currently seeking a mission driven Design Engineering Fellow for our factory in Ruiru, Nairobi, 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
This is a twelve month fellowship in Ruiru (just outside Nairobi), Kenya to begin in Q1 2020. Fellows receive a stipend of $1,200 per month and housing in a company house in Nairobi. BURN will provide one round trip flight at the beginning and end of the fellowship.
To apply please send an up to date CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Design Engineering Fellow Application” in the subject line.
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.
Mechanical aptitude, understanding of process development
Experience in tooling, jigs and fixtures design
Works well in team setting
Preference for experience with CNC, sheet metal, production environments, or process development
About Burn Manufacturing
Based in Kenya, BURN designs, produces and distributes East Africa’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. See our promo video.
Not only does BURN sell the world’s most fuel-efficient charcoal and wood household stoves, but we are also the only cookstove company which manufactures all its products in sub-Saharan Africa’s only state-of-the-art clean cookstove manufacturing facility.
Since 2013, BURN has sold 650,000+ Jikokoa ™ stoves in East Africa. These stoves have helped 3,000,000 beneficiaries save $215 million in fuel expenditures and 2.6 million tons of wood while reducing indoor air pollution by 65%. BURN currently sells ~25,000 stoves per month and are on track to double sales over the next 12 months by expanding its successful model across Africa. BURN has 300 employees and expects strong growth in the number of employees in the coming years.
BURN is now poised to bring its revolutionary biomass cookstoves - as well as a new range of electric, hybrid, and liquid fuel stoves - to Sub-Saharan Africa & beyond. Over the next 3 years BURN will enter 6 new countries and launch 5 new products.