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Lab Assistant

About Sanergy

Sanergy is an award-winning social venture based in Nairobi, Kenya. We undertake three exciting lines of work:

  • We provide safe, sustainable sanitation services to residents living in urban informal settlements of Nairobi and Kisumu using end-to-end non-sewered sanitation solutions. Watch here!
  • We implement a  circular economy model to sustainably manage sanitation and organic waste generated in cities. Using technologies developed in-house, we upcycle the waste into insect-based protein for animal feed, organic fertilizer, and biomass fuel. We operate the largest organics recycling plant in East Africa. Watch here!
  • We partner with cities to develop and deliver safe sanitation and waste management for urban residents. Using a systematic methodology, we match cities’ sanitation and waste management needs with technology and service delivery models, and then offer clear guidance on the steps that governments, funders, service providers and technology developers can take to develop and implement integrated service delivery systems. 

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Operational since 2011, Sanergy serves over 140,000 urban residents with safe sanitation services every day. Sanergy collects and treats over 12,000T of waste per year, and successfully sells its agricultural end-products to farmers in over 20 counties in Kenya, who see improved yields and increased incomes. At the same time, we have built a team of over 400 employees from diverse backgrounds who solve diverse problems, but all embody the drive, creativity, teamwork, and passion that make us achieve our goals. For our work, we have been recognized by the Gates Foundation as one of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals accelerator; by Fast Company as one of the 10 most innovative companies in the world doing social good and one of the 10 best companies in Africa, and the Food Planet Prize for our innovative circular economy approach.

About the role

The Discover Team is involved in developing new products and processes within Sanergy’s R&D Department. A lab assistant role within the Discover Team involves carrying out and facilitating the external testing of samples produced during the testing of these new ideas. 

In this role you will be involved in the following workstreams:

  • Carrying out analyses on samples using in-house equipment 
  • Liasing with external vendors to carry out additional testing and facilitating their payment
  • Data collection, entry and analysis 
  • Keeping an up to date inventory and maintaining lab stores
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Key duties and responsibilities

Project management:

  • Develop weekly work plans to ensure tasks are completed on-time while maintaining excellent quality and safety standards
  • Organise and manage your own daily workflow in the lab
  • Maintain laboratory stores by checking stock to determine inventory level, anticipating needed supplies, placing and expediting orders for supplies

Data collection and analysis:

  • Interpret, document and manage analytical data as well as provide reports and recommendations on results to the respective departments
  • Maintain and develop laboratory manuals and safe operating procedures. Regularly compile and communicate to staff on any changes in standards and procedures and that may affect their work
  • Research new laboratory procedures and techniques and implement these if required 

Collaboration with external laboratories:

  • Work with external labs to ensure we get quality results and within the stipulated timelines, including processing payment requests
  • Identify new vendors who can offer Sanergy vauable services

Laboratory maintenance:

  • Ensure laboratory PPE are kept in good order and equipment is functioning by calibrating equipment and arranging any replacements and repairs

Skills, Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor’s or Masters in Chemistry, Biochemistry or Microbiology
  • 0-2 years of working in a lab environment is advantageous
  • Experience using sterile techniques while handling microorganisms is advantageous
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office suite 
  • Exhibit excellent attention to detail 
  • Strong time management, organizational, and prioritization skills
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Desire to improve yourself, your team, and your organization
  • A collaborative mentality

Mechanical Engineer

About Sanergy

Sanergy is an award-winning social venture based in Nairobi, Kenya. We undertake three exciting lines of work:

  • We provide safe, sustainable sanitation services to residents living in urban informal settlements of Nairobi and Kisumu using end-to-end non-sewered sanitation solutions. Watch here!
  • We implement a  circular economy model to sustainably manage sanitation and organic waste generated in cities. Using technologies developed in-house, we upcycle the waste into insect-based protein for animal feed, organic fertilizer, and biomass fuel. We operate the largest organics recycling plant in East Africa. Watch here!
  • We partner with cities to develop and deliver safe sanitation and waste management for urban residents. Using a systematic methodology, we match cities’ sanitation and waste management needs with technology and service delivery models, and then offer clear guidance on the steps that governments, funders, service providers and technology developers can take to develop and implement integrated service delivery systems. 

Operational since 2011, Sanergy serves over 140,000 urban residents with safe sanitation services every day. Sanergy collects and treats over 12,000T of waste per year, and successfully sells its agricultural end-products to farmers in over 20 counties in Kenya, who see improved yields and increased incomes. At the same time, we have built a team of over 400 employees from diverse backgrounds who solve diverse problems, but all embody the drive, creativity, teamwork, and passion that make us achieve our goals. For our work, we have been recognized by the Gates Foundation as one of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals accelerator; by Fast Company as one of the 10 most innovative companies in the world doing social good and one of the 10 best companies in Africa, and the Food Planet Prize for our innovative circular economy approach.

About the Role

We are currently seeking an experienced Maintenance Engineer/Technical Writer who will work on the design and construction of  East Africa’s largest organic recycling facilities.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop detailed FMEAs for various equipment 
  • Develop detailed maintenance manuals to repair breakdowns for various equipment
  • Develop critical spares list
  • Develop and refine AM and PM schedules to improve equipment reliability
  • Coordinate with the requesting teams in conducting Preventive Maintenance, resolving Breakdowns, operator assessments, and training.
  • Maintain a cordial working relationship with teammates
  • Work with existing vendors within the established relationship or expand to find other vendors in India to source for various components 
  • Share ideas on how to standardize and improve maintenance data and processes

Skills and qualifications you’ll need 

  • Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering or relevant field 
  • 5+ years of experience in maintenance of processing units, equipment, waste treatment facility
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of how maintenance operations are excuted on site
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of the operation of boilers, pumps, drying units, rotating equipment, conveyors, blowers, material transfer vehicles and Control Systems is preferred.
  • Excellent knowledge in leading FMEA, Root Cause Analysis and developing detailed maintenance manuals for all types of equipment
  • Experience in operating factories in the waste sector is preferred
  • Experience in commissioning various mechanical and electrical systems
  • Effective interpersonal skills to properly represent Sanergy in an ethical and professional manner.
  • Ability to explain technical information to technical and non-technical people.

Location:
Kinanie, Athi River 

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