Manufacturing Engineer

BURN Manufacturing
Full time
Apply by 29 December 2021

Job description

Your Your Previous Experience: Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience managing an Engineering organization. Preferably experience in manual assembly operations, metal stamping and forming, and designing tools for use by factory production. Must have very strong knowledge in mechanical CAD design (2D required, 3D helpful). Must have analytical and problem-solving skills, using statistical methods, direct input from production (Gemba), and be extremely hands on. Must be able to personally implement engineering concepts on the production floor (very important).

Your Team: Initially this role has no direct reports. In the second stage there will be manufacturing engineering technicians will reporting into this position.

Your responsibilities: You will be a key member of NPI cross functional team (NPD – M&S)

  • Design and project management of fixtures and Jigs for assembly lines.
  • Production Line Layout.
  • Facility Layout – in conjunction with support from Head of Manufacturing and the COO.
  • Process Flows
  • Process development – project based, with support of Head of Engineering.
  • Capacity Models and Utilization Models
  • Line Balancing, headcount reduction, time studies
  • Costing of Assembly Processes – with support of Head of Engineering and the COO. Will coordinate with supply chain for full product pricing using existing ERP system.
  • Continuous Improvement action reducing costs.
  • Work instructions.
  • Standard Operating Procedures related to Engineering activities.


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

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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. 

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