Site Chemist

Sheffield | Chemistry, Science

Site Chemist required, based in South Yorkshire. Requiring a minimum HNC in Chemistry and good wet chemistry skills. Previous experience in a waste transfer or treatment environment would be advantageous. Applications from recent graduates will be considered.

Title: Site Chemist

Location: South Yorkshire

Salary: £20,000 - £24,000 (dependent on experience)

SRG is working with a leading waste management and recycling company with an established reputation. Due to ongoing demand, they are now looking for another Site Chemist to join the team at their Waste Transfer Station in South Yorkshire on a permanent basis. The role will involve analysing incoming waste, including hazardous substances, and supporting operatives and the Transfer Station Manager. This position would be well suited to someone with basic wet chemistry skills and, ideally, previous experience in the waste industry - though this is not essential. Applications from recent Chemistry graduates will also be considered.

Benefits: Hands-on, varied role in a team with a genuinely positive dynamic. Holiday allowance of 32 days (inc. bank holidays) and working hours of 40 hours per week, worked between 7am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.

Role / Description

  • Performing laboratory analysis of incoming waste on site using a variety of wet chemistry testing including pH, flash point testing, titrations, etc.
  • Safe and timely checking of incoming and outgoing wastes, raising any non-conformances and ensuing these are rectified in a timely manner
  • Ensuring paperwork for incoming and outgoing wastes are compliant and correctly completed within 24 hours of receipt of waste
  • Ensuring all wastes are handled in a safe, compliant manner and stored in line with relevant regulations
  • Providing technical assistance for colleagues and clients.
  • Bulking/re-packing of waste to achieve maximum profitability
  • Supporting the Transfer Station Manager in controlling material flows through the site and ensuring container stocks are maintained to ensure delays and backlogs are minimised
  • Assisting the Transfer Station Manager in achieving optimum site performance, security and housekeeping.


  • Minimum HNC level qualification in Chemistry, Analytical Science or similar
  • Proven wet chemistry skills
  • Previous experience in a waste transfer or treatment environment preferable but not essential
  • Good time management skills
  • Able to prioritise and work to deadlines
  • Motivated, hands-on attitude, with good team-working 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 Emma on

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Keywords: hazardous waste, wet chemistry, waste management, chemistry, laboratory, transfer station, treatment, HNC, site chemist, waste

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27/11/2019 12:49:00
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