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Design Engineer

BURN Manufacturing
Full time
Apply by 30 September 2021

Job description


  • 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.


  • 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:

  • Mechanical aptitude, understanding of process development.
  • Experience in tooling, jigs, and fixtures design.
  • Works well in a team setting.
  • Goal-oriented.
  • Preference for experience with CNC, sheet metal, production environments, or process development.

BURN does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, processing, training or any other fees).


About BURN Manufacturing

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 1,100,000+ stoves in Africa. These stoves have helped 6,222,000 beneficiaries save $362 million in fuel expenditures and 4.6 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. 


Learn more about BURN Manufacturing and see other open jobs on their career page.

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