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REACh Materials & Process Engineer

Material and processes Pitstone Bucks , England , United Kingdom Permanent Full-time

Job Description

Manage the compliance to REACh and Hazardous substances legislation as well as aligning with Safran company procedures.
Support the remainder of the materials team as and when required.

Serve as a Focal point for REACh and Hazardous Substances for the site.
No direct financial or staff responsibility but assisting managing a budget.
Managing off site contractors to ensure quality, on time delivery of work.
Work Package leader for materials and chemicals relating to REACh/Hazardous substances and plan for obsolescence and/or approval into aerospace electrical machines. Final substitution decision will be with the Materials Team Leader, however, the REACh Materials and Process Engineer will have a significant influence on this decision.
Work with customers to show how new legislation affects their products and how Safran propose to mitigate these risks

Responsible for the implementation of the REACh strategy at a site level by the engagement of others to solve hazardous material related issues and ensure compliance with legislation and Safran policies

Liaise with other Safran entities and Safran Experts to ensure that we adopt a ‘One Safran' approach to Hazardous Materials management.
Manage substitution of hazardous materials from qualification through to implementation to ensure parts are safe to fly as well as compliant to legislation and to Safran procedures.
Maintain and update the internal material and process specifications with REACh compliant specifications.
Participate in customer briefings, design reviews, and demonstrations by providing technical guidance to ensure the generators maintain the highest possible quality standard and comply with the latest legislation and corporate guidelines.
Coach graduates or other less experienced engineers.

Complementary Description

Compliance to REACh and Hazardous substances legislation consistent with timelines and sunset dates prescribed by these legislations as well as Safran company procedures.
Continual implementation of the REACh strategy including adoption of new compliant processes and obsolesce of old processes.
Timely sign-off of technical documents and test plans (once approved) so the agreed internal and customer deliverables remain on time.
Timely update to customers on test plans and implementation of new procedures to bring products into alignment.

Reporting to the Electromechanical Engineering Manager for regular/monthly meetings and performance appraisals, however, some status reporting and coordination with the Sites Engineering Director and other Materials Team members will be required on a bi-weekly or weekly basis.
Discussions with Safran's Expert community both at a site and corporate level will also develop.

Once gaining the Materials signature, the ability to sign off drawings, technical reports etc. as a technical authority would be expected without reference to your manager.
Recommendations regarding road maps input to budget decisions and recommendations for substitutions of hazardous or obsolete materials would usually be accepted.

Job Requirements

Degree in Engineering or related discipline.
Broad materials and processes knowledge (paint, soldering, welding, metal finish, coatings, adhesives, metallic, surface treatment).
Experienced in the writing and approving of qualification plans for an aerospace company.
Proven knowledge of and experience with surface science and coatings.
Project management and budgetary reporting experience.
Ideally knowledge of Safran Materials and Processes.
Ideally bilingual with the second or first language being French.
Ideally knowledge and experience of managing/working with REACh.

• Evidence of written English at interview stage. This will be through providing certification of a formal English or technical qualification studied in the UK or overseas in English. If this cannot be provided you will be required to complete and pass an online SHL English comprehension test as part of the interview process.

Specificity of the job


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Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world, where air transport is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and accessible. Safran has a global presence, with 76,800 employees and sales of 15,3 billion euros in 2021 and holds, alone or in partnership, world or regional leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes research and development programs to maintain the environmental priorities of its R&T and innovation roadmap.

Safran was ranked as the world's third best employer in its sector by Forbes magazine in 2021.

Safran Electrical & Power is one of the world's leaders in aircraft electrical systems. The company is a key player in the equipment electrification and in the electric and hybrid propulsion sector. It has 11,500 employees across 13 different countries.

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