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Salary £25-32K dependant on experience
Type Permanent
Job Reference J9430
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Site Chemist (Hazardous Waste)

Our client, a leading provider of hazardous waste management services, is looking to recruit a Site Chemist for their operations South Essex.  

The role is primary site-based, so would suit a practically minded person who is comfortable working outdoors in all weathers.  You will be required to pack/re-pack chemicals in accordance with current legislation within the facility and on customers premises when necessary. You will also provide assistance in technical assessments together with offering safety information/guidance on the receiving and handling of chemical/ general waste to ensure the facility conforms to its legal obligations.

Main duties:

  • Assist in inspecting loads arriving on site and checking they are complaint with transport documents.
  • Classification of Dangerous Substances.
  • Segregate chemicals into compatible combinations and subsequently packing/labelling for safe onward transport to other disposal/recycling sites.
  • Working off-site at client’s premises as required (listing/packing etc).
  • List, package, and label wastes for collection by the company’s drivers.
  • Classify waste with appropriate EWC codes and assign ADR labels.
  • Supervision of vehicles loading with hazardous materials.
  • Sampling/checking/testing of wastes and storage.
  • Assist and provide cover for the Yard Manager’s duties as and when required.
  • Assist in managing waste stocks and keeping appropriate records.
  • Prepare lists for wastes to be transferred off site to third party disposal points, liaising with other staff to ensure correct disposal routes.
  • Have an involvement in pricing for incoming wastes when required.
  • Raise Customer Sales Orders.
  • Ability to work safely and set this example to others.
  • Ability to communicate well with others.
  • Be comfortable working on your own using your own initiative and as part of a team and contributing to its success.
  • Computer literate working with all Microsoft applications.

Applications are invited from candidates who have an appropriate chemistry qualification to degree level or equivalent.  You will also ideally be experienced in handling a diverse range of chemical compounds, having some understanding of inter-reactions. A clean driving licence is essential and the ability to drive a forklift truck would be an advantage.

This role would suit a recent graduate looking for a career within the waste management industry or a person who already has experience. Full training and support will be given.

Ref: J9430


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