Research & Development Engineer

Support Environment in Githunguri, Kenya


Skills: 
Industrial Design, Renewable Energy
Can Start: 
as soon as possible
Can Stay: 
4 weeks to 2¾ months
Must Speak: 
English
Helpful if Speaks: 
Swahili
Benefits: 
Accommodations, Learning Opportunity

We think this is an exciting project for the Research professional to support environmental impact in Kenya in exchange for Accommodations

Opportunity Details


PROJECT DESCRIPTION AND IMPACT

As our company scales up we need to continuously assess and improve our design and reliability to better meet the customers needs. This project will be based mostly in the field to find areas of improvement and to understand the needs of the customers. You will make regular recommendations for improving our processes and technology which will be implemented in a continuous innovation cycle. The project may include a trip to China to meet with our manufacturers to discuss possible improvements.

  • Assess needs of customers and what opportunities we are missing with our customer
  • Analyse our repair logs and determine a cost-effective strategy for reducing repairs and customer complaints
  • Test system improvements
  • Implement system improvements by training staff and modifying operating procedures
  • Check technical accuracy of staff work.

DELIVERABLES

  • Reduce repair requests
  • Reduce system failures
  • Train team in technical procedures
  • Have an awesome experience and want to come back to Kenya many, many times!

 

NEEDED SKILLS:

  • Industrial Design
  • Renewable Energy

NEEDED LANGUAGES:

  • English

ADDITIONAL USEFUL LANGUAGES:

  • Swahili

We Provide These Local Benefits


ACCOMMODATION

We can provide a small stipend for accommodation in the town a few meters walk from the office and very close to our biogas clients.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITY

Learn from a social enterprise working on the ground day to day with rural farmers. You will know the customer and you will build a product to suit their needs. And when we say know the customer, know that you will have many cups of tea provided by our warm and friendly farmers!

 

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS

Kenya has the best weather and the best sights to see! Everything from white sand beaches with warm turquoise water to safaris with lions and elephants to mountain climbing and nightlife!

This may include trips to China to develop products with our suppliers!

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Organization


Industry: Renewables & Environment

Mission: Environment

Size: Small organization: 5 - 25 persons

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