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Transfer Station Senior Chemist

West Midlands, Wednesbury
Up to £33000 per annum
Closing date
27 Feb 2024

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Waste Management
Contract Type
Full Time

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Title: Transfer Station Senior Chemist

Location: West Midlands

Salary: Up to £33,000 per annum

Term: Permanent

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 Transfer Station Senior Chemist to join the team in the West Midlands. The successful candidate will proactively co-ordinate and supervise receipt, storage, processing and disposal of incoming wastes through a hazardous waste transfer facility. This is an ideal opportunity for an experienced Site Chemist looking for the next step in the career and a clear pathway for progression within the waste industry.

Benefits: 37.5 working hours per week Monday - Friday, 7:30am til 4:00pm, 21 days holiday + statutory bank holidays, company pension scheme, enhanced sick pay, cycle to work, PPE provided, and company discounts at retailers. Offers fantastic opportunity for training and progression into management.

  • Supervise, plan and prioritise the day-to-day activities of the Transfer Station Chemists, adapting when necessary to meet fluctuations in daily service level to deliver efficient, safe and compliant operations.
  • Visually Lead and improve the health, safety and environmental culture.
  • Ensure security of waste entering the facility and disposal in line with company policy and any stated customer requirement, at minimised cost.
  • Ensure inputs and outputs meet defined standards e.g. PPC, discharge consent, pre-acceptance, acceptance and onward transfer caveats, whilst driving best practice and continuous improvement in cost control and processing operations.
  • Responsible for the performance management of the Plant Chemist team including training, reviews, coaching, attendance and any other HR issues.
  • Carry out regular stock control and inventory of materials, both waste and consumables held on site, to deliver compliant operational requirements within budgeted costs.
  • Maintain a high level of housekeeping in all areas and ensure any housekeeping activities are carried out in an effective and timely manner.
  • Implement and ensure compliance with all company policy, process and procedures.
  • Deliver a compliant operation with respect to the Site Permit and Environment Agency Regulations.
  • Work closely alongside Transport function to proactively manage inputs and outputs to manage compliance and achieve customer SLA.

  • Min HNC Chemistry qualification- proficient in laboratory analytical techniques and interpretation
  • Experience as a supervisor or position similar responsibility in a hazardous waste management business or chemical industry desired.
  • Implementation methods and procedures to meet Quality Management System requirements.
  • Knowledge & understanding of the requirements of working within a time critical hazardous waste processing environment.
  • Comprehensive understanding of chemical process safety.
  • Hazardous waste industry knowledge including existing and impending environmental and health and safety legislation.
  • Analytical with the ability to measure & monitor data and take appropriate action.
  • Experience dealing with external and internal stakeholders.

If you would like to apply for this position, please use the link provided. Alternatively, please email a copy of your CV

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: hazardous waste, waste management, supervisory, supervisor, team leader, HND, site chemist, degree, chemical, chemistry, H&S, health and safety, leadership, IOSH, NEBOSH, WAMITAB

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Every day, we help high-calibre scientists, clinical professionals and engineers of all levels build great careers. We are dedicated to providing the best solutions for the broad-based science community, whether temporary or permanent recruitment, cutting-edge managed solutions, or contract scientific and clinical services through Synergy, our unique CRO.


We have established relationships with world-class leaders and small-scale start-ups alike. Our clients value our in-depth regional knowledge developed through our presence across the UK and Europe, and our national exposure that means we offer jobseekers an unrivalled range of career opportunities.



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