Site Chemist x2, Merseyside

  • Salary: 20,000 - 25,000
  • REF Number: 00034821
  • Consultant: Victoria Walker
  • Contact: 01246 457700
  • Date Published: 13.01.2016
  • Closed Date: 25.02.2016
  • Sector: Waste Management
  • Location: North West
  • Discipline: Other, Analytical Chemistry

Victoria Walker at CK Science is recruiting for 2x Shift Site Chemists to join a hazardous waste management company based in Merseyside, on a full time, permanent basis. Please note that this is a shift role and that prior waste management experience is an essential requirement in order to be considered for these roles.

As a Shift Site Chemist, the main purpose of your role will be to organise the company's in-coming waste loads acceptance and inspection in order to develop and maintain the highest possible standards; to organise the company's waste load routing, preparation and dispatch in order to develop and maintain the highest possible standards; to provide a technical management service to assist the Shift Manager in effectively controlling the site's strategic dispatch requirements; to help develop and run sites Effluent treatment and testing capabilities.

Further responsibilities of this Shift Site Chemist will include:

1) To organise and control the site’s analytical testing and assessment requirements including all EA/UU technical issues. 2) To organise acceptance and dispatch operations in line with the company’s ISO 9001, 14001 and OHSAS 18001 systems. 3) To identify and report on opportunities and trends in the site’s technical control/analysis systems, so that the Company can effectively develop its continuous improvement programme. 4) To raise non-conformances on any incoming loads in line with BMS procedures immediately they are identified. 5) To generate load/dispatch paper-work in line with company BMS and legislative requirements. 6) To organise all dispatch operations in line with agreed risk/compliance BMS systems. 7) To maintain effective record keeping and documentation, to include the running of the site's stock control system, production records and in-process records. 8) To co-operate fully with colleagues in order to support the Company's efforts in business growth. 9) To provide technical advice support to the site management team towards achieving their respective targets and assisting in the appropriate training to ensure their satisfactory career development. 10) To ensure that all work under his/her control is carried out within the company’s BMS requirements.As a Shift Site Chemist, you will have the following qualifications, skills and experience: * Educated to a minimum of HNC standard or equivalent in chemistry - essential requirement * Educated to Degree standard in chemistry preferred * Prior experience working in a similar role in the hazardous waste industry and handling hazardous wastes - essential requirement * In depth appreciation and understanding of technical/chemical waste analysis, management operation and processes. * Good organisation and planning ability * IT skills Excel / Word / Outlook * Good people skills with the ability to build up relationships both internally and externally. * Effective listening skills along with excellent communication abilities are a necessity. * Energetic self starter * Hands on approach with the ability to prioritise multiple tasks to tight deadlines. * Willingness to learn * Team player, able to work effectively under pressure * Ability to work on own initiative * Excellent communicator * Team working * Ability to drive with own transport - essential requirement

As Shift Site Chemist you will be working with a hazardous waste management company based in Merseyside.

  • 2 positions available
  • Reporting to: Technical Manager
  • Three shift pattern 06:00 - 15:00, 08:00 - 17:00, 15:00 - 24:00, rotating on a weekly basis, 5 days per week (Monday - Friday) and regular Saturdays available 06:00 to 12:00
  • Overtime available
  • Salary will be in the region of £20,000 - £25,000 depending on experience. Shift allowance is rolled in, not on top.
  • 23 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Please note that this role will be working in the outdoors regardless of weather conditions; it is not a lab based position. It is a manual job and basic testing will be required.
  • This person will be required to work away occasionally, packing waste at customers locations across the UK.
  • Prior experience in a similar role working with hazardous waste is an essential requirement and candidates without this experience will not be considered.

For more information or to apply for these Shift Site Chemist positions please contact Victoria Walker on 01246 457700 or email Alternatively, please click on the link to apply online now.

CK Science is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all who meet our selection criteria.

If you do not hear back from us within 5 working days of your application for this role, it means that on this occasion you have not been shortlisted for the next stage of the recruitment campaign. Entitlement to work in the EEA is essential. Please quote reference SH34821 in all correspondence.

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