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Research & Development Intern

Green Bio Energy
Category : Research Experience(s) : 1 Year


As part of the R&D team at GBE you will be working closely with a team of engineers and will be providing support to the Research & Development department. You will conduct hands-on research to identify consumer needs, and contribute to product development as well as improving tools and machinery.

About Green Bio Energy

GBE designs, produces and distributes innovative energy solutions to fight poverty, deforestation and climate change. All products are developed under GBE directive and supervision and are manufactured by different non-for-profit organizations following specific criteria and standards of quality. Among those products and services we can find Briketi EcoStoves (solution for charcoal, firewood, institutional ones), carbonized briquettes and non-carbonized briquettes, briquetting machinery, and services related to energy, Briketi Non-Carbonized Briquettes are currently under development. They will be an ideal alternative to fire wood.

Key responsibilities:

Based on your position, you may carry out the following tasks:

· Analyze and understand the positioning of the product, service or process

· Work in collaboration with the team to design and develop specific products, tools, services or processes

· Set up tests and validation phases

· Correct and improve existing products, services or processes

· Support the production start-up

· Help the team gather business intelligence (technology and competitive intelligence) to identify new trends and help conduct strategic planning

· Participate in benchmarking and test competitive products to gain relevant information that can be applied to product specifications

· Manage small R&D projects and report outcomes to R&D manager

· Where and when necessary, help the team gather any legal documents, including laws, regulations and patents, that are necessary for determining the project’s feasibility.

· Participate in implementing, and complying with, health, safety and environmental regulations on a daily basis

· Apply research theories, principles, and models when conducting experiments and research activities.

Qualifications, skills & Experience

· Requires a graduate diploma/degree in Mechanical Engineering or in a related area

· Work well in the field under different conditions as well as in the office

· Must have knowledge of MS Excel and Word

· Entrepreneurial spirit, with a hands-on, roll-up-the-sleeves mentality

· Be able to perform a variety of complicated tasks.

· A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.

· Fluency in English and Luganda

How to apply: Send cvs to email address-

Deadline for applications:  4th Feb 2017

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