Lead Mechanical Design Engineer

BURN Manufacturing USA LLC
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BURN, manufactures and distributes aspirational fuel-efficient cooking products that save lives and forests in the developing world.  BURN is the leading cookstove company in sub-Saharan Africa and has revolutionized the global cookstove sector by proving the business case for selling high quality, locally manufactured and unsubsidized cookstoves.  Since 2013, BURN has sold 450,000+ jikokoa ™ stoves in East Africa. These stoves have helped 1,500,000+ beneficiaries save $52 million in fuel expenditures and 1,156,221 tons of wood while reducing indoor air pollution by 65%. BURN currently sells ~15,000 stoves per month and are on track to double sales over the next 12 months. BURN is looking for a Lead Mechanical Design Engineer whose overall responsibility will be to bring new products through the product development process and launch them into the factory, including design, testing, engineering, process development, and developing/launching new production lines.

Roles and Responsibilities  • Detailed design of new products, including process development, equipment selection, design for manufacturability, durability testing, material selection, etc. • Design and produce production, assembly, and QC tooling as well as custom factory equipment.  • Oversee initial production of new products. • Team management of engineers, testing lab, and workshop.  Work closely with designers, market research, factory management,  quality control. • Develop SOP’s, WI, specs, tolerances, QA processes and procedures. • Create and adhere to budgets and timelines. • Support the factory, including troubleshooting, root cause analysis, equipment startup, and continuous improvement.

Desired experience: • Sheet metal fabrication  • General machine shop knowledge, including CNC equipment • Must have launched at least 1 production line • Must have developed at least 1 consumer product • Jig and fixture design • Experience with tool/die or moulds • Working knowledge of materials, specifically metals and plastics • Basic knowledge and troubleshooting of mechanical, electrical and hydraulic systems
Compensation is commensurate with experience. Start date is flexible