Electrical/Electronic Engineer



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Lavazza Professional is the Business-to-business (B2B) arm of Lavazza Group; as a brand we have grown over the last 120 years from a small Italian artisanal company to an industrial giant. We remain family owned and our passion for quality coffee is coupled with a spirit of entrepreneurship, defined by innovation and a sense of responsibility.

At Lavazza Professional, our goal is to fuel workplace productivity and wellness. We bring high performance vending technologies to offices and factory floors across the UK, partnering with some of the nation’s best loved drinks brands.

As a company, we are proud to announce our “Roadmap to Zero”, our aim is to completely neutralise the Group’s carbon footprint by the end of 2030. With an investment of about €50million in the 2020-2023 period, you can be proud to join a company dedicated to sustainability, innovation, and employee development.

This role is for an engineer who can design, introduce and support the electrical / electronic systems (control) including supporting related affected parts / components, which are used in the Lavazza Professional drinks range of vending machines.


Firstly why consider this role ?


Our R & D department are passionate about what they do! We are proud of our accomplishments and want people to join our team to add to this amazing group of specialists! We have been finalists in the IDA Awards for our C600. We have just celebrated our Klix 50th year - the journey of this development is mainly due to this amazing team. Do you wnat to part of the this exciting Journey with us?


Key Responsibilities Include -

  • To design, develop and verify new electrical / electronics sub-assemblies parts and components; including any supporting / affected parts.
  • To create and maintain the design and manufacturing specifications of new and existing electrical / electronics related products.
  • Manage internal electrical / electronic developments from concept to introduction ensuring that the development follows the appropriate process, meets the required specifications and is delivered within agreed cost and time constraints.

Essential Qualifications -

  • Honours Degree in electronics.
  • Ideally, member of IET and Engineering Council

Essential Knowledge and Experience -

  • A sound grounding in electronics theory (analogue, power and digital).
  • An understanding of Electrical design theory and practice (up to 230V).
  • An understanding of mechatronics as used in vending machines.
  • In depth knowledge of application of theory to real world solutions.
  • Good practical build skills (e.g. soldering) for production of prototype and test rigs.
  • Electronics CAD (Altium) skills for schematic and PCB layout.
  • Electronic circuit simulation, design analysis, and mathematical modelling tools.
  • Competence in use of lab test equipment.
  • Knowledge of legal standards and their application.
  • Understanding of electronic assembly manufacturing processes.
  • Understanding and implementing key business processes for equipment development.
  • Creating detailed project / design documents.
  • Design for manufacture.
  • Able to design wiring looms and harnesses.
  • Ability to build collaborative relationships with internal / external partners.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications (Power Point, Excel, Word)
  • To create and store the design and project output documentation (including any ‘due diligence’) necessary for future maintenance and support of electrical / electronics related products
  • To create, maintain and store any specifications necessary for the outsourcing of system design to external partners, and as necessary for interfacing to internal design resource.
  • Technical authority to electrical / electronics assembly suppliers for component change in order to protect manufacturing supply chain.
  • To provide technical support to resolve quality and supply issues originating with electrical / electronic parts and, if necessary, update design and manufacturing specification(s)
  • To collaborate with other departments and project members to achieve the delivery of equipment projects.

What we need -


In order to fulfil the requirements of this role, the Electrical / Electronics Engineer will be conversant in electrical / electronic (hardware) engineering. They will have a good understanding of the tools used in the development and introduction of electrical / electronic based projects and have a proven track record of designing electrical / electronic subsystems for white goods or vending equipment.

This is a global position covering Europe, North America and Asia. As such, all solutions need to conform to the regional legal requirements for safety and regulatory legislation. The role requires the ability to create and translate requirements into working electrical / electronic circuits and systems.

The Electrical / Electronics Engineer will be required to manage discipline-based projects both on / off shore. Thus, there will be a requirement to create clearly defined documentation packs (specifications, requirements, drawings, etc.) both for the development and project output.

Depending on project requirements, the Electrical / Electronics Engineer will interpret project requirement specifications and translate them into innovative solutions

The Electrical / Electronics Engineer will be the key interface with suppliers and sub-contract manufacturers so must develop an awareness of sub-contract capabilities and ensure that the designs and design process are adapted as appropriate.

The Electrical / Electronics Engineer will be responsible for the day-to-day management, direction and output, of contract design engineers assigned to their projects.

This role requires the associate to work as an individual or part of a bigger team. Therefore, they must be both a self-starter / motivated and a team player.

The Electrical / Engineer would be expected to contribute / maintain our safety culture which resides within our working environment.


Sponsorship maybe considered for the rigfht person but UK work experience must be demoinstratable. You need to be based here in the UK for interview and site visit reasons. 

Although some Hybrid working is available due to the nature of the role you must be able to work on site here at our Head Office site in Basinsgtoke, Hampshire.


Benefits include -

Competitive Salary

Development opportunities




Well being support

Company Events

Hybrid working

Profit Related Bonus







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