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Site Chemist

Hatfield, Hertfordshire
£25000.00 - £26000 per annum
Closing date
24 Apr 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time

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Title: Site Chemist

Location: Hatfield, Hertfordshire

Term: 3-month contract to Permanent

Salary: Up to £26k a year

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 in Hertfordshire. The role would involve assisting in budgeting activities, helping to lead the other site chemists, help ensure all compliance requirements are met, help ensure strict health and safety measures are in place and being followed. This is an excellent opportunity for a Chemistry graduate looking to expand their chemistry skillset and kickstart their career in Chemistry.

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 within an extremely successful company.

  • Receiving chemical waste onto site from industrial and commercial sites
  • 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 flash point testing, pH testing, visual checks, odour, viscosity.
  • 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 the site and ensuring container stocks are maintained to avoid delays and backlogs
  • Bulking/re-packing of waste to achieve maximum profitability
  • Supporting site chemists and operatives, ensuring all staff are working efficiently and collaboratively
  • Running morning briefings and reporting to delegate and distribute activity accordingly
  • Assist with site compliance and health and safety requirements and their strict adherence

  • Minimum HND in Chemistry, or similar qualification with significant chemistry content
  • Industrial experience preferred in the chemical or waste industry
  • Applications from chemistry graduates welcome
  • Good organisational and influencing skills
  • Any of the following qualifications or experience are considered advantageous: COTC, WAMITAB, NEBOSH, IOSH

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 Annie on +44 (0)161 868 2254. 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, HND, site chemist, degree, chemical, chemistry, H&S, health and safety, leadership, IOSH, NEBOSH, WAMITAB

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


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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