Sanergy – Mechanical Engineer Intern.

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Sanergy is an award-winning social venture that builds healthy, prosperous communities by making hygienic sanitation accessible and affordable in Africa’s urban informal settlements. Our systems-based approach to solving the sanitation crisis involves five key steps: we build a dense network of low-cost, high-quality waterless sanitation facilities – called Fresh Life Toilets. We franchise the toilets to community residents, who run them as commercial toilets; landlords, who offer them as a value-added service to their tenants; and schools, to ensure children always have access to a safe sanitation option. We provide critical support services – such as access to finance, business analytics, training and aspirational marketing and branding. We collect the waste regularly and safely remove it from the community for treatment. We convert the waste into valuable end products, such as organic fertilizer and insect-based animal protein, which we sell to Kenyan farms. We launched our first toilet in November 2011, and we now have a network of over 600 active Fresh Life Toilets run by over 300 Fresh Life Operators. We have collected and converted over 7,800 tons of waste. At the same time, we have built a team of over 250 people. For our work, we have been recognized 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. 

We are an increasingly sophisticated, highly intricate organization with many moving parts. Sanergy seeks accomplished, driven individuals who will make substantive contributions to the organization.  We currently seek a Mechanical Engineer Intern who will work in our New Technology Commercialization department.

A typical day for you might include the following:

In this Internship role you will have the opportunity to work under the supervision of experienced engineers and develop hands-on experience in the following areas:

  • Requirements assessment, design, vendor assessment and design refinement of a solids separation unit

  • Review of the mechanical works of an existing separator prototype to recommended design improvements

  • Process optimisation of solid separation processes with goal of reducing design costs and operational costs

  • Interact with other disciplines and vendors to ensure design accuracy

  • Contribute to reviews of vendor documentation and other discipline documents

  • Development of equipment specification sheets for internal review and vendor engagement

  • Create operating guidelines and start-up/commissioning procedure

Skills and qualifications you’ll need  

  • Degree qualification in Mechanical engineering.

  • Good understanding of mechanical principles relevant to design, fabrication and commissioning of  mechanical equipment 

  • Understanding of mechanical vibration principles would be highly beneficial

  • Detail-oriented with demonstrated ability to incorporate mechanical requirements into equipment designs

  • Ability to look beyond the most obvious solution to provide engineering designs that are safe, practical, reliable, and cost effective

  • A learning mindset and interest in working under senior engineers to develop your engineering expertise, all while delivering solutions that meet design requirements and stakeholder expectations

  • A proactive attitude, with a willingness to get involved and learn by doing

  • Ability to communicate clearly in both verbal and written form

  • Ability to translate learnings from field work into actionable design and process changes

  • Basic knowledge of electrical systems

Qualities you’ll need to fit in well with the Sanergy-Stars

  • A collaborative spirit that drives you to help deliver results beyond your own work and your team 

  • A desire to understand and serve customers 

  • A willingness to embrace diversity, integrity, and empathy 

  • An innovative approach to assessing and testing new ideas  

  • Enthusiasm to achieve targets and improve yourself professionally

To Apply

To apply, please submit a cover letter clearly indicating your available start state, your  resume/CV that includes a list of three referees here by 15th November, 2020.

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