IKAWA is a fast growing start-up based in east London.
We design and manufacture transformational, innovative systems to improve the quality and appreciation of coffee, and have customers in over 70 countries worldwide.
Our products currently consist of two types of coffee roasting machines together with supporting apps and a range of curated green coffees.
The award winning IKAWA Sample Roaster is used by coffee professionals to advance coffee quality by helping them improve their evaluation of green coffees. It has already been disruptive in this sector, and is now being used by industry leaders to enter and win global coffee competitions.
We have also launched our first product in the IKAWA At Home range – our Smart Home Coffee Roaster System. This simple and accessible approach includes a coffee roaster, selection of green coffees, roast recipes and the IKAWA Home app. It is designed bring coffee to life for coffee connoisseurs and enthusiasts. We are excited about the opportunities to expand in this sector.
Join us and help us deliver this potential.
We require a highly motivated, practical individual to join our team to manufacture our IKAWA Professional Sample Roaster, and our new IKAWA Home Coffee Roaster, from our east London workshop.
These unique, high value smart products are made of numerous electronic and mechanical components, requiring dexterity, close attention to detail, and exceptionally high standards of quality to assemble.
The production process involves numerous sub-assemblies by hand and final assembly, extensive testing, roaster and green coffee packaging, picking, packing and dispatching, as well as a wide range of ad-hoc and problem solving tasks. Our production line is based on the Lean Manufacturing methodology, which also includes principles of Kanban and 5S.
You will be a critical element of a small, high performing production team in the early stages of our new manufacturing facility, and will be involved in establishing processes, procedures and efficiency gains to meet our stretching delivery targets. Within the role training will be provided, and through excellence in performance there are opportunities to develop the scope of the role to other areas of responsibility and business functions.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate:
Our office and workshop is located at:
IKAWA Ltd, Unit 8 & 9, Bayford Street Business Centre, Bayford Street, London Fields, London, E8 3SE.
Full time (Monday–Friday). Immediate start available, notice period considered.
Competitive salary based on experience and inclusion into the 2018 IKAWA bonus scheme. Company benefits including 22 days holiday (increasing up to 25) company pension scheme, access to cycle to work scheme, team incentives and activities, training opportunities and great coffee.
Apply with CV and covering letter of no more than one page highlighting the experience that makes you an exceptional candidate for this role.