Product Design Engineer at BURN

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Product Design Engineer at BURN

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BURN designs, manufactures, and distributes aspirational fuel-efficient cooking products that save lives and forests in the developing world.BURN has revolutionized the global cookstove sector by proving the business case for selling a high quality, locally manufactured and unsubsidized cookstoves.Since 2013, BURN has sold 200,000+ high quality, locally manu…
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Product Design Engineer

Position Summary

Reporting to the Head of Product Design, the product designer will be responsible for the development of a new revolutionary electric cooking product for Africa. The ideal candidate will use strong technical engineering skills to create well-supported and reasoned designs. Working closely with the electrical engineering and software engineering teams they will own the final integrated design solution.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the creation and presentation of visual concepts for new and innovative electric cooking products using a variety of visual communication methods such as sketches, digital illustrations, CAD, CAD renderings, and rapid prototypes.
  • Design and build proof of concept products to support the development process.
  • Manage product EVT, DVT, PVT and mass production with suppliers.
  • Design and develop complex assemblies that utilize plastic injection moulding, metal forming, co-moulding, and electronic component integration.
  • Support design and material choices with rigorous analysis and research.
  • Create detailed material specifications.
  • Create and manage cookware B.O.M with Burn’s production team.
  • Design and manage testing plans to answer design questions.
  • Design and create low to high-fidelity prototypes.
  • Create 2D technical drawings for communication with vendors.
  • Follow human-centred design practices when developing designs.
  • Research and develop manufacturing processes as needed to achieve product goals.
  • Creating and maintaining requirement documents, reports, cost studies, part, and process specification documentation.
  • Communicating with the respective stakeholders such as hardware and software about the project and their task herein.
  • Testing concepts and prototypes in the lab and field
  • Meet with suppliers inside and outside of KE.
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Key Qualifications 

  • BFA or BA in Design Engineering, Industrial Design, or Product Design.
  • 5 years’ demonstrated consumer product experience
  • Proficient in SolidWorks and or Similar CAD tools.
  • Demonstrated experience with EVT, DVT, and PVT phases.
  • Experience managing consumer product production outside of Kenya.
  • Proficient in core MS Office products.
  • Hand prototyping and model-making skills such as basic metal working, sheet metal, wood, foam, 3D print finishing, and painting.
  • Solid sketching and rapid visual communication skills.
  • Experience with Keyshot, and Adobe CC (Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign).

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to BURN on to apply


Product Design Engineer at BURN

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