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Site Chemist

Site Chemist

Posted 17 October by Tailored Recruitment Consultancy Limited
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Tailored Recruitment are working on behalf of a waste management company based in Cheshire, operating a Environment Agency permitted Hazardous Waste Transfer Station. The company provides services to a wide range of clients in the safe and environmentally responsible disposal of their hazardous waste.

The role of Site Chemist is to conduct acceptance analysis on incoming waste, ensure that wastes are suitably and safely stored on site and that waste is dispatched from site. The Site Chemist will also be resonsible for completing ad-hoc tasks as required by management and inline with personal competency


  • Accepting wastes (hazardous and non-hazardous) on to site as per procedure IMS/6.03(E) Bookings and Acceptance. This includes packaged waste and bulk tankers, conducting conformance checks and analysis.

  • Raising Non-Conformance Reports (NCRs) on incoming waste as per procedure IMS/6.04(E) Waste Non-Conformance as appropriate. This includes liaising with Commercial Account Managers to resolve the NCRs.

  • Checking and ensuring the compliant storage of wastes on site as per procedure IMS/6.05(E) Storage and Segregation.

  • Assisting Site Operators in conducting waste handling and packaging as per procedure IMS/6.06(E) Waste Handling and Packaging Processing.

  • Selecting and preparing waste for dispatch from site (both packaged and bulk shipment) as per procedure IMS/6.07(E) Scheduling and Dispatch.

  • All tasks must be completed in accordance with the Integrated Management System, as well as in compliance with all applicable customers, legal and regulatory requirements.

  • Success will be determined by the outputs arising from adherence to the Company's integrated management system, analysis of the sites compliance scoring by the Environment Agency and (as appropriate) incident, accident and near miss rates

Personnel Competicies

  • The Site Chemist must be at minimum qualified to a HNC in Chemistry (or applicable scientific field).

  • Previous hazardous waste management experience (1 year).

  • An awareness of; HSG 71 - Chemical Warehousing The storage of packaged dangerous substances, HSG 51 - Storage of flammable liquids in container, Sector Guidance Note S5.06 Guidance for the Recovery and Disposal of Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Waste, Guidance on the classification and assessment of waste Technical Guidance WM3 Waste Classification.

  • A counter balance forklift truck licence.

  • ADR/CODG awareness training

  • First Aid at Work Certificate.

  • ADR Licence.

The role is 40 hours per week, operating on a alternating weekly shift pattern (Early 06:00 to 15:00, Late 10:00 to 19:00).

Salary £20,000 - £26,000

Reference: 36383725

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