Skilled Mechanical Engineer Wanted for Project in Nepal


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Skilled Mechanical Engineer Wanted for Project in Nepal – A unique opportunity!

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Engineers Without Borders Sweden (EWB-SWE) is working with Build up Nepal to fight poverty and empower rural entrepreneurs and poor communities to build safe, sustainable homes in Nepal. Current machines and mixers are based on outdated technology and there is huge potential for improvements.

We are looking for two experienced mechanical engineers (maskiningenjörer eller liknande) to join our team. Due to Covid-19 the work will primarily be carried out remotely from Sweden. If the situation allows there will be a possibility for you and the team to visit Nepal and volunteer work too during a couple of weeks.

Main responsibilities - Mix of "hands-on" and design/improvements work:
1) Working on a concept design for a low-cost mixer machine.
2) Continue work on a design for a low-cost hydraulic machine.
3) Mechanical strength analysis of machines and parts
4) Drawings and prototype development

We are looking for driven persons who are passionate about and experienced with hands-on machine work and improvements. Work experience within mechanical engineering (minimum 5 years), workshops, machine improvements and CAD design (preferably Solidworks) is a requirement. Previous experience from building, designing, repairing, and improving various types of machines as well as experience of calculating mechanical strength is a big plus! Good proficiency in English is needed.

A unique chance to make an impact in Nepal
Learn more about our work in Nepal:,

We are reviewing applications continuously. For any questions regarding the position, feel free to contact

Location: Remote work
Start: As soon as possible
Time requirement: 8-15 hours per week remote work for at least 5 months

Disclaimer: As with all volunteer positions within Engineers Without Borders Sweden, this position is unpaid.

Engineers Without Borders Sweden is promoting equality and inclusivity. We are strengthened by our differences. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply for the position, regardless of gender, age, ethnic background, religion, disability or sexual orientation.

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  • Remote status

    Fully remote

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