We are looking for a production engineering and design volunteer for an assignment supporting the Waste4Warmth humanitarian innovation project.

The assignment is to help develop the process flow and design for a production site that will utilize three polyfloss machines that produce a floss like material made from recycled plastic. The plastic floss is used as insulation material for insulation panels. The assignment will require travel to Gaziantep, Turkey to work alongside Waste4Warmth’s project partner, Field Ready.

Main tasks
  • Create documentation, including protocols, best practices, layout and process flow recommendations that will assist implementing aid organizations the setup of polyfloss production and manufacturing sites
  • Identify and document additional equipment to support the production/manufacturing of polyfloss insulated panels
  • Provide training and advice to Field Ready Turkey team on tools and techniques such as LEAN, 5 S’s or others, so that knowledge is transferred, and the Field Ready team can more effectively train production employees in Syria
  • Map out local technical capacities for production and maintenance of polyfloss machines
  • Work with Field Ready team to identify the expected operating time during a typical workday in Syria, average machine throughput, and other questions to establish the quantities of recycled plastic that will be required to operate three polyfloss machines
  • Identify and assist with other related engineering needs as apparent/appropriate in order to progress the production assignment
  • Collaborate and work in conjunction with HSE assignment
  • Work with Polyfloss graphic designer to transfer production design related materials and notes into visual guides
  • Assist with remote technical support through June 2022 as an implementing aid organization launches a production site in Syria
  • If willing, but not required, volunteer is interested in serving as a technical expert to the Waste4Warmth project


Production, production design and/or production engineering expertise. Experience and knowledge in Lean, 5 S, or Six Sigma would be valuable. 
Personal competencies
  • Good collaboration skills
  • Positive, flexible and adaptable
  • Creative and ability to think outside the box
  • Respectful and humble in meeting other cultures
  • Shares EWB’s values respect, integrity, empowerment, accountability, and comply with EWB’s ethical guidelines
We offer
  • You will have the opportunity to use your competence and experience in a project with a potentially big impact for displaced people, and contribute to developing insulation products for warm and safe shelters in refugee camps.
  • The engineer will not have any personal expenses for the assignment; Travel/transportation expenses, board and lodging, travel insurance, visas and vaccines will be covered.
  • The assignment will be carried out on a voluntary basis, but if your employer is one of EWB Norway’s partners (see the list here: https://iug.no/vare-samarbeidspartnere/), you will also receive a salary in accordance with the internal agreement within the company.
  • Valuable experience from an exciting innovation project!


: Home office and short stay in Gaziantep, Turkey.

Start date: April or May 2022

Field dates: Beginning of March 2022, likely 2 weeks

Duration: Approx 4 months

Position: 20%

Application deadline: 12. February 2022



Bilde av prosjektleder Holly Miksell

Holly Mikesell

Project manager

E-mail: holly@iug.no
Mobile: 913 39 903


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