Site Chemist - new job in West Lancashire, UK

Site Chemist
  • Competitive
  • Permanent
  • West Lancashire, Lancashire, England, UK West Lancashire Lancashire UK L40 8AF
Job Ref: BBBH119081
Sector: Science
Sub-sectors: Environmental, Chemicals
Date Added: 02 December 2022
Site Chemist required in West Lancashire/ Merseyside, minimum HND in Chemistry with experience working in the waste management industry

Site Chemist required in West Lancashire/ Merseyside, minimum HND in Chemistry with experience working in the waste management industry

Site Chemist

West Lancashire/ Merseyside

~ £26,000 - £28,000 (Dependent on experience - negotiable- could be more)


SRG are working with a leading waste management and recycling company who have a long and successful history of supporting the UK chemical industry. They are now looking for a Site Chemist to join the team at their site in West Lancashire/ Merseyside, ideally with an immediate start. The role would involve inspecting and sampling incoming waste materials to categorise appropriately, testing in the lab as need. You will also ensure safe handling and make critical decisions on how waste is categorised and treated. This role is an excellent opportunity for a Chemist with previous experience in waste management, to help provide leadership for more junior chemists.

Benefits: 40 working hours per week, 24 days holiday + statutory bank holidays. Start times between 7am and 9am, finish times between 4pm and 6pm, changing on a rota. Company pension scheme, bonus scheme, cash back scheme, Gateway Rewards scheme


  • Receiving, hazardous waste onto site from industrial and commercial sites
  • Storing, handling and processing waste materials in accordance with relevant permits and required procedures
  • Ensuring paperwork for incoming waste is compliant and correctly completed
  • Immediate testing of incoming waste to ensure conformity with paperwork using test strips
  • Further laboratory testing as needed for further analysis using techniques including XRF, Karl Fischer, bomb colorimetry, and flash point testing
  • Making up and testing solvent blends from waste material against specification
  • Working alongside site operatives to ensure that waste is processed, stored and transferred in a safe, compliant and timely manner
  • Assisting with the control of material flows through and ensuring container stocks are maintained to avoid delays and backlogs
  • Bulking/re-packing of waste to achieve maximum profitability
  • Provide leadership for more junior chemists on site


  • Immediate availability is ideal
  • HND in Chemistry as a minimum
  • At least 1 year's previous experience working in the waste management/ remediation industry is essential
  • Analytical chemistry skills (e.g. XRF, Karl Fischer, colorimetry, and flash point) advantageous
  • Must communicate effectively and confidently
  • Time and people management skills

If you would like to apply for this position, please use the link provided. Alternatively, please email a copy of your CV to For more information regarding this position or any others, please call Raffa on 0161 888 2517. If you have a scientific background and this position is not relevant / suitable for you, please feel free to get in touch or visit to view our other vacancies. If you know of someone else who may be interested in this role, please do pass on my details.

SRG is the UK's number one recruitment company specialising in the scientific, engineering, clinical, pharmaceutical, food/FMCG, energy & renewables, biotech, chemical and medical device sectors. As scientists ourselves, our specialist sector knowledge and our passion are second to none. It's this combination that makes us different. We're committed to providing outstanding temporary, contract and permanent career opportunities of all levels for our candidates and a comprehensive range of expert strategic recruitment services for our clients.

Keywords: Chemistry, hazardous waste, analytical testing, waste management, communication, time management, organised, HND, degree, chemical, transfer station, XRF, Karl Fischer, site chemist, chemistry graduate, laboratory

Carbon60, Lorien & SRG - The Impellam Group STEM Portfolio are acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

01/01/2023 15:39:11
GBP 26000.00 30000 Annum
Contact Consultant:
Raffaella Rodighiero

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