Manufacturing Engineer II



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About The Group


From a small store in Turin to a large, internationally recognized group: we are present in 90 countries around the world, with over 4,000 employees and 30 companies, managed directly and indirectly by the Luigi Lavazza Spa parent company, which distribute and market our products and coffee machines. In addition to Lavazza, the following brands are also part of our Group: Carte Noire, Merrild, Kicking Horse, Eraclea and Whittington tea.


Joining Lavazza means doing business with passion, knowing that the impact of our work goes beyond the quality of the production chain. We are a big family and we are constantly looking for new talents who share our values and can enrich our team.



Job Purpose/Overview


At Lavazza, the Manufacturing Engineer II is the technical expert responsible for the project management, installation and commissioning of new equipment / processes, continuous improvement of existing processes, technical manufacturing troubleshooting support and the bridge between R&D and manufacturing to safely produce quality products.


Location: West Chester, PA



Key Responsibilities


  • Lead the commissioning and handover processes between R&D and manufacturing
  • Facilitate feasibility studies and evaluations for the manufacture of new or different products on existing equipment 
  • Develop and establish standard running conditions to improve Safety, Quality and Costs
  • Identify, troubleshoot and resolve current and potential operational issues utilizing structured problem-solving techniques and Six Sigma methodology
  • Develop and establish new equipment / process, operation, preventive maintenance, troubleshooting procedures
  • Develop and propose operational solutions and manage capital projects for new processes
  • Lead and implement continuous improvement activities to improve operational results 
  • Collect, analyse, and summarize operating and engineering data and trends
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations and obtaining/keeping professional certifications
  • Ensure the health and safety of personnel and care of the property, equipment, and product under their control
  • Maintain machine standards, line drawings & equipment documentation 
  • Train and mentor Engineering I, Maintenance personnel and other associates as required
  • Partner with other Engineers and other departments personnel to continually complete objectives
  • Other duties and tasks as assigned.



Job Specifications/Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience 
  • 7+ years of experience as an Engineer working in a manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, statistics, and their applications.
  • Experience working with automated processing equipment including PLCs, Servos, VFD, etc.
  • Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical specifications, plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • Knowledge of machines including their designs, uses, maintenance and control systems
  • Knowledge in Six Sigma & Continuous Improvement methodologies. 
  • Knowledge in structured problem solving tools
  • Experience managing capital projects utilizing standard project management methods 
  • Experience with CAD (Solidworks / AutoCad software packages)
  • Previous Food or Beverage industry experience, familiar with QMP, GMPs & HACCP (Preferred)
  • Knowledge Statistics Analytical tools (Preferred)
  • Six Sigma Certification (Preferred)




  • Competitive Medical, Vision, Dental Benefits 
  • 401K Package 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Onsite Cafeteria and Gym (West Chester location)
  • Ability to be barista certified
  • Monthly Lunches provided by Lavazza
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Performance Development Plans 
  • Employee Discounts 
  • Flexible business casual dress code - jean friendly! 
  • Free coffee, anytime!





Lavazza is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Lavazza prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.








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