Senior Site Chemist

  • Apprenticeship Reference: 1353282710-2
  • Date Posted: 10 June 2024
  • Apprentice Employer: Grundon
  • Location: Wallingford, Oxfordshire
  • Apprentice Pay: On Application
  • Apprenticeship Sector: Science & Technology, Driving, Health and Safety, Project Management
  • Apprenticeship Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

About this Apprenticeship

Are you a hands-on chemist with high safety standards looking to step up in the thriving environmental sector and use your hazardous waste knowledge and experience? Join Grundon's industry-leading facility in South Oxfordshire and you will gain further skills and progression opportunities. As Senior Site Chemist, on a full-time permanent contract, you will earn a competitive salary and a host of benefits, including:

- Discretionary company bonuses- Pension scheme (you contribute 5% of pay, Grundon matches this) with life insurance cover - 30 days' annual leave (inclusive of 8 bank holidays), which will increase with service, plus the option to buy up to 5 extra days' holiday

What you'll be doing as Senior Site ChemistPart of a hard-working and highly skilled team, including graduate chemists, you will help with the day-to-day operation of the transfer station - receiving incoming consignments of waste, checking documentation, completing waste transfer notes and raising non-conformances. You can also expect to un/load lorries, operate waste processing machinery and plant, and inspect, classify and segregate waste deliveries.

As Senior Site Chemist, your extra responsibilities will include:

- Listing, segregating and packing waste for collection by our drivers on customer sites- Driving company vans to collect small waste consignments - Shunting vehicles around the yard for unloading/loading - Assisting with contractor management on site- Helping to plan daily tasks for site operators

The work involves an element of physical labour and conditions can be uncomfortable - e.g. working in a chemical protection suit.

What we're looking for in our Senior Site Chemist- Good chemistry knowledge is a must - you have a degree (minimum HNC) in Chemistry or a Chemistry/Environmental-related discipline.- Understanding of the hazards of materials received at the transfer station- Competent at operating machinery and plant safely- Understanding of Best Available Techniques (BAT) processes.- Driving licence and own transport due to site location

This isn't a lab-based job so you'll need to show us that you're willing to work outside - perhaps you have experience of working outdoors, or an interest that involves being outside in all weathers.

Working hours: 7am-4pm or 9am-6pm Mon-Fri, rotated on a fortnightly basis. A total of 40 hours per week.

Grow with GrundonGrundon is a leading provider of waste management and environmental services and we're adept at finding innovative solutions. Our hazardous and clinical waste collection and disposal services are award-winning and our facilities include an advanced aerosol recycling facility. We recently launched the first UK-wide inhaler recycling scheme too. Interested in joining us as Senior Site Chemist? Click apply. No agencies please.

Please note: We interview as soon as we have applications that look like a good match, so do apply as soon as possible