Sanergy is an increasingly sophisticated, highly intricate organization with many moving parts and currently seeking a Process Engineering Associate in the Compost section.

About Sanergy: Sanergy is an award-winning social venture based in Nairobi, Kenya.

We undertake three exciting lines of work:

  • We provide safe, sustainable sanitation services to residents living in urban informal settlements of Nairobi and Kisumu using end-to-end non-sewered sanitation solutions.
  • We implement a circular economy model to sustainably manage sanitation and organic waste generated in cities. Using technologies developed in-house, we upcycle the waste into insect-based protein for animal feed, organic fertilizer, and biomass fuel. We operate the largest organics recycling plant in East Africa.
  • We partner with cities to develop and deliver safe sanitation and waste management for urban residents. Using a systematic methodology, we match cities’ sanitation and waste management needs with technology and service delivery models, and then offer clear guidance on the steps that governments, funders, service providers and technology developers can take to develop and implement integrated service delivery systems.

Operational since 2011, Sanergy serves over 140,000 urban residents with safe sanitation services every day.

Sanergy collects and treats over 12,000T of waste per year, and successfully sells its agricultural end-products to farmers in over 20 counties in Kenya, who see improved yields and increased incomes.

At the same time, we have built a team of over 400 employees from diverse backgrounds who solve diverse problems, but all embody the drive, creativity, teamwork, and passion that make us achieve our goals.

For our work, we have been recognized by the Gates Foundation as one of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals accelerator; 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, and the Food Planet Prize for our innovative circular economy approach.

A typical day for you might include the following:

  • Review DAILY targets as set by planning team
  • Provide team leads with DAILY target requirements
  • Carry out DAILY quality checks in the assigned areas
  • Review adherence to CCPs and Work Instructions on a DAILY basis and provide guidance to crew leads and other operators
  • Provide DAILY updates on adherence, blocks and progress towards improvement projects
  • Contribute towards troubleshooting issues with the composting process
  • Lead implementation of corrective actions. Where actions are tied to different teams, provide follow-up on agreed upon corrective actions until completion
  • Measure and report on Daily and Weekly performance on the key performance indicators for the composting process
  • Monitor and control the critical points for the composting process
  • Identify and share opportunities for improvement with the operations team
  • Develop systems to structure and analyse data
  • Closely work with Operations team to ensure adherence to quality and HSE guidelines
  • Respond to requests pertaining to the process areas quickly and efficiently
  • Contribute your point of view towards ensuring continuous improvement
  • Work towards conflict resolution esp. between different departments through open and honest discussion”
  • Work with existing vendors to promote Quality, Health, Safety and Environment aspects within the site as per internal policies and procedures
  • Develop a 4-week tactical plan (broken into hours, days and weeks) for conducting process quality checks within the specified section that is in line with the production targets.
  • Train the operations team on instructions and corrective actions in order to achieve the required results
  • Plan and lead execution of process monitoring projects – to achieve the required yields
  • Actively participate in improvement projects with other teams within site
  • Proactively share new ideas to the manager and support bringing them to fruition
  • Propose and implement changes to existing CCPs, SOPs, WIs and other process documentation.

Skills and qualifications you’ll need

  • Degree in Chemical Engineering or related field
  • Demonstrable experience of not less than 2 years in the relevant field
  • Experience in thermophilic composting is an added advantage
  • Outstanding presentation, reporting and communication skills
  • Demonstrable problem solving skills
  • Has great analytical skills
  • Ability to work with a team
  • Ability to be adaptable and flexible
  • Communication skills Ability to learn

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

  • A collaborative spirit that compels you to work beyond 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
  • An enthusiasm to achieve set targets and improve yourself professionally

The perks you’ll have

  • A holistic benefits package
  • Unparalleled opportunities for personal and professional growth
  • A unique chance to tackle critical challenges of sanitation, economic empowerment and food security.

How to Apply:

Apply online at Process Engineering Associate.

Please submit your resume/Cv and Cover letter by 31st July 2021.