Site Chemist - Hazardous Waste

Tailored Recruitment Consultancy
From £21,000 to £24,000 per annum Negotiable
31 Jul 2017
17 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Tailored Recruitment currently have opportunities for experienced Chemists to our clients join our team in the West Midlands.

The purpose of the role is to efficiently receive process and despatch incoming wastes through a hazardous waste treatment and transfer facility.

Paramount to the role is that waste is assessed and handled in an approved manner ensuring Health, Safety and Environmental compliance are met whilst demonstrating continuous improvement in productivity, plant availability and the quality of materials produced.

The Role

·Monitor and control all processes within the facility in terms of people and equipment to ensure operational productivities and plant availability.

·Ensure security of waste entering the facility and disposal in line with any stated customer requirement.

·Ensure inputs and outputs meet defined standards e.g. EP, discharge consent, pre acceptance, onward transfer caveats, whilst driving best practice and continuous improvement in cost control and processing operations.

·Control material flows through the site to ensure delays and backlogs are minimised.

·Carry out regular stock control and inventory of materials, both waste and consumables held on site.

·Maintain the accurate and timely completion of all relevant documentation of fully traceable records in line with Quality Management Systems of all waste received, stored and disposed of.

·Maintain a high level of housekeeping in all areas and ensure any housekeeping activities are carried out in an effective and timely manner.

·Ensure Non Conformance reports are raised in line with procedures, issues identified, corrective action taken and communicated to all relevant stakeholders.

·Implement and ensure compliance with all company policy, process and procedures.

About you:

Education / Qualifications:

·Min HNC Chemistry qualification (Essential)

·GCSE or equivalent in Mathematics and English Language (Essential)

·Hazardous Treatment & Transfer CoTC

·IOSH or other safety qualifications


·Experience as a chemist in a hazardous waste management business or chemical/manufacturing industry. (Essential)

·IT literate – Using MS Office (Essential)

·Working within Quality Management System requirements.

·Proven track record of working to clearly defined KPI’s.

Technical Knowledge:

·Knowledge & understanding of the requirements of working within a time critical processing environment. (Essential)

·Knowledge of current environmental and health and safety legislation.

·Understanding of chemical process safety and awareness of BAT

·Practical understanding of a wide range of analytical methodologies.

Skills and Behaviours:

·Analytical with the ability to measure and monitor data (Essential)

·Organised with the ability to simplify complex issues (Essential)

·Good written and verbal Communication skills at all levels (Essential)

·Leadership and motivational skills

·Tenacious with attention to detail


·Full, clean UK valid driving license

·Willingness to travel within the UK for business meetings and project work at other locations

·Flexible and Adaptable (Essential)

·A natural problem solver who always considers health and safety

We have 3 different areas where our Chemists work and we have availability for the right candidates to join us in each area:

The laboratory

The laboratory provides routine analytical support service primarily to the Wednesbury site but also to other divisional facilities. In addition to the Job Description requirements the suitable candidate will need to:-

·Demonstrate continuous service delivery to all users, report quality and analytical methodology.

·Be familiar with at least some of the following lab techniques: - XRF, GC, IC, GC/MS, COD and other general wet chemistry analysis methods.

·Ensure the efficient operation of the weighbridge including control of vehicle access & driver induction and all administrative checks on statutory or procedural paperwork are correct and carried out on arrival and departure.

The Treatment Plant

The Treatment Plant operation involves the reception, storage, chemical treatment and physical processing of hazardous and non-hazardous waste delivered both in road tankers and containers. In addition to the Job Description requirements the suitable candidate will need to:-

·Co-ordinate and supervise the offloading and treatment of all incoming waste through the Treatment Plant ensuring waste throughput avoiding delays and backlogs.

·Ensure chemical compatibility of all stored waste and all treatment reactions are controlled, monitored and effective.

·Control contractors whilst on the site and work alongside the Maintenance and Projects team to ensure both scheduled and reactive maintenance needs are met.

The Transfer Station

The Transfer Station operation involves the reception, assessment, storage and onward disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous waste in containers. In addition to the Job Description requirements the suitable candidate will need to:-

·Assess and classify waste on arrival, co-ordinate and supervise site operational staff to ensure waste is stored safely subject to hazard classification and chemical compatibility.

·Maintain effective liaison with transport to ensure a reliable service delivery of waste and container turnaround.

·Sourcing and maintaining of compliant, cost beneficial disposal outlets.

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