Skilled mechanical engineer (maskintekniker) wanted for project in Nepal

We are looking for an experienced mechanical engineer ready to engage to fight poverty and empower rural entrepreneurs and poor communities in Nepal to build safe, sustainable homes.

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 Current machines and mixers are based on outdated technology and there is huge potential for improvements.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 an experienced mechanical engineer (maskiningenjör / maskintekniker eller liknande) to volunteer in our team. Due to Covid-19 the work will be carried out remotely from Sweden. If the situation allows there will be a possibility of going to visit Nepal and volunteer work future on.

Main responsibilities - design and improvements work:

  • Working on a design for a low-cost mixer machine.
  • Completing the design of a low-cost compression tester - to test strength of bricks in the field, improving quality and safety of houses.
  • Ongoing improvements of existing manual machines – Follow up on the improvements made to the existing single- and double-mould machines.
  • Working on a design for a low-cost hydraulic machine.

We are looking for a driven person who is 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 is a requirement. Previous experience from building, designing, repairing, and improving various types of machines is a big plus!

Location: Distance work

Start: As soon as possible

Time requirement: 8-15 hours per week remote work for 5 months

Engagement: Volunteer position


Learn more about our work in Nepal: www.buildupnepal.com , fb.me/BuildupNepalE

Questions? Contact elin.fransson@ewb-swe.org

We are reviewing applications continuously

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