REACh Materials Engineer

Yeovil, Somerset

Maintenance and Engineering


GBP 25 per annum


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I am seeking a REACh Materials Engineer to contract with my client in Yeovil, Devon.
!! MUST have REACh Experience !!

This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual to join our client in Yeovil as a REACh Materials Engineer. You will be focusing on REACh obsolescence within their current product range, identifying REACh obsolescence and investigating appropriate alternatives based upon product specifications.

Cr VI treatments are utilized on a large number of parts spread over client’s portfolio.
You will help identify potential alternative compounds or processes, and recommended what engineering activity needs to be performed to verify the alternatives, to address the REACh noncompliance.

Role: REACh Materials Engineer
Location: Yeovil, Somerset
Shift: Mon-Fri. 37 hours per week
Rate: £25 – £30 per hour PAYE only (depending on experience)

Main responsibilities of the REACh Materials Engineer:

  • Knowledge and interest in the following areas for Aerospace applications is required:
  • Surface Treatments incl. Chemical & Electro-Chemical Processing (e.g., anodizing, plating, painting, shot peening, specialty coatings & treatments, lubrication, etching
  • Environmental regulations, including REACh, TSCA etc.
  • Review existing drawings for REACh obsolescence (materials and processes)
  • Review REACh compliant alternative process specifications and applicability.
  • Provide justification report for alternative process/material (Material similarity report) against each customer/design specification.
  • Create IR’s (Investigation Reports) to instigate drawing changes providing technical justification.
  • Work in accordance with procedures and design standards and to contribute to developing best working practices.
  • Be committed to delivering against project schedules and meeting project milestones whilst working within a multi project team environment.

Ideal candidate profile:

  • A minimum of a Degree or HNC/HND in Materials Science, Materials Engineering, Chemistry or similar.
  • Experience in a materials design/selection and/or process engineering role is preferred.
  • Experience with Environmental legislation, including the REACh regulations.
  • Experience would be beneficial in any of the following: writing specifications, drawing review & approval, technical reports writing, documentation change management, developing process parameters, troubleshooting or auditing manufacturing processes (incl. special processes), process control and compliance.
  • Experience in the aerospace industry or with a supplier to aerospace industry preferred. The job involves knowledge of aerospace materials specifications and the manufacturing processes used to make the part.
  • Experience with NADCAP and Industry specification requirements is desirable.
  • In-depth knowledge of and experience with Aerospace Materials and Processes, Process Selection, Specifications and Applications.
  • Ability to communicate clearly & concisely on complex technical matters to various levels in the organisation.
  • Ability to multi-task and re-prioritize tasks quickly in a dynamically changing environment.


  • The successful candidate will be required to undertake BPSS screening, a drug screen & DBS check prior to starting.
  • Candidates must hold a UK passport due to the nature of the work being undertaken on site.

If you are interested in applying for this position and you meet the requirements, please apply immediately.
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