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Job Description

BURN is looking for a driven candidate to fill the Design Engineer Fellow position at its modern clean cookstove manufacturing facility in Ruiru, Kiambu.

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

Must Have:

  • Mechanical engineering, product development, or industrial design background
  • SolidWorks
  • Familiarity with basic equipment and tools, such as drill press, mill, lathe, etc.


Ideal Candidate:

  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Background in heat transfer, fluid dynamics, and thermodynamics
  • High level organizational skills
  • Works well in a 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 Jan 2019. Fellows receive a stipend of $1,100 per month and housing in a company house. BURN will provide one round-trip flight at the beginning and end of the fellowship.

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BURN is an eclectic group of designers,  builders,  and visionaries who are committed to making  stoves that can transform lives and save forests. Our goal is not just to provide clean burning wood and charcoal stoves but to provide a range of super fuel efficient stoves for the 2 billion people who will inhabit sub Saharan Africa by 2050. Read below to find out a bit more about the members of the team.
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