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Tooling Technician – Kenya

About the role

  • BURN is currently seeking a mission-driven Tooling Technician for its modern clean cookstove facility in Ruiru, Kenya.
  • The individual will be responsible for ensuring that the tools and machinery are in optimal working condition to maximize productivity and minimize downtime.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Repair and maintain press tools and die repairs.
  • Routine servicing and regrinding of tools.
  • Attend breakdowns, identify faults, and problem-solve at the press with minimal downtime to aid production.
  • Identify and escalate any activity that has the potential to cause harm or damage.
  • Report breakdown root causes, equipment faults and concerns to management.
  • Ensure all work is undertaken to a high-quality standard and adheres to all quality standard regulations.
  • Ensure company targets are met in respect of the quality of parts produced.
  • Identify spare requirements and log usage.
  • Support new project tooling from the commissioning stages through to the start of production.
  • Assist in tooling buyoffs and trials.
  • Manufacture new tooling and ancillary spares to support production activity and customer deadlines.
  • Document and update die history and other work records.
  • Carry out Planned Preventative Maintenance
  • Carry out engineering-level changes to tools and modifications.
  • Record all relevant data in relation to tooling and record on the Tool Room database.
  • Understand and operate within basic cost/budget measures for tooling.
  • Work within 5S (Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize, Sustain) methodology to maintain the workplace to a high standard.
  • Perform root cause analysis and resolve problems.
  • Responsible for sheet metal press tool building, fitting, and assembly. Document and update die history and other work records.
  • Carry out Planned Preventative Maintenance
  • Carry out engineering-level changes to tools and modifications.
  • Always maintain the highest standards of workmanship.

Skills and Experience

  • Excellent hands-on skills in using hand tools and bench fitting.
  • Ability to operate mechanical workshop machines – Lathe, milling and surface grinder.
  • Strong understanding of machining processes and materials.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Sound knowledge of Sheet metal tools manufacturing process.
  • Action-oriented
  • Mechanical aptitude, and ability to troubleshoot and repair mechanical issues.
  • Well organized.
  • Works well in a team.

Senior Quality Engineer – Biomass

  • Burn is looking for a Senior Quality Engineer – Biomass, who willprovide experienced quality assurance support to the product development team, resolving bugs, defects, and other issues and ensuring the product meets customer specifications.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Review and approve design drawings and 3D models, quality control checklists, test procedures, and quality specification sheets.
  • Support the product design and engineering teams by providing analysis and quality expertise throughout the stage gate processes. 
  • Work with the engineering team to initiate, define and document product inspection methods and acceptance criteria. 
  • Identify root causes of problems in the production process; recommend and/or implement corrective measures.
  • Analyze data to identify trends in product quality or defects to mitigate and prevent recurrence and future defects.
  • Ensure that products meet the organization’s, and customers’ quality and product integrity requirements.
  • Ensure manufacturing processes comply with industry standards and regulations.
  • Maintain a central database of quality technical documents required for BURN’s global manufacturing operations and ensure they meet document control and revision requirements. 
  • Manage the corrective action tracker for quality issues and provide periodic review reports of the corrective action status. 
  • Mentor and train a team of quality engineers and technicians on quality processes and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor. 

Skills and Experience:

  • Thorough understanding of mechanical drawings and SolidWorks design software
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or equivalent.
  • At least 2-3 years of related experience.

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