Chemist - Hazardous Waste

Tailored Recruitment Consultancy Limited
£22,000 per annum
27 Jul 2017
31 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Tailored Recruitment Consultancy are working with a national Waste Management company to recruit an experienced Chemist to join the 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.

    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

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