Mechanical Engineering Fellow

Regen Organics is an industry leader in regenerating agriculture, cities and communities. We implement a circular economy model to sustainably manufacture regenerative insect feed for animals, various organic fertilizers and ecofuels for use in fast growing emerging markets. Our technologies and professional logistics network are developed in-house to safely collect and transport residual organics generated in cities and their environs for upcycling into various regenerative products. We operate the largest organics recycling plant in East Africa. Watch here!

Operational since 2011, Regen Organics collects and treats over 50,000T of residual organics per year, and successfully sells its agri-inputs to farmers in over 40 counties in Kenya, who see improved yields and increased incomes. To date, nearly 6,000 farms have adopted regenerative farming. Our work is also pioneering climate action in Africa - we offset nearly 50,000T of carbon per year and we have big expansion plans to scale this impact. Our goal is to expand across Africa and Asia, safely processing 1,000,000T a year of waste and more than 1,000,000T of carbon emissions offsets per year in the next decade. 

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, by  Earthshot Prize as a Finalist building a waste free world, and by the Food Planet Prize for our innovative circular economy approach.

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 Design Engineer Fellow who will work in our New Technology Commercialization department in our facilities in Kilifi & Kinanie,Athi River

  • Designing, prototyping, and procuring new equipment 

  • Designing and implementing new operational process flows

  • Supporting the setup, execution, analysis and design of trials in colony maintenance processes

  • 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

  • Degree qualification in Mechanical engineering, Industrial engineering or related discipline

  • 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

  • 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



Regen Organics/FreshLife is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply.