Graduate Chemist

Graduate Chemist

Job Title: Graduate Chemist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Wallingford, Oxfordshire
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: BBBH13554_1556814546
Contact Name: Gemma Nixon
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 02, 2019 17:29

Job Description

Graduate Chemist

Waste Management


Competitive Salary


We are currently recruiting for a Graduate Chemist to join one of the industry leaders in hazardous and clinical waste management solutions across the UK. Working as a Graduate Chemist, you will be responsible for taking and analysing hazardous waste samples on-site to ensure safe and compliant waste is processed at all times.

The Job

Reporting to the Production Operations Manager, you will be responsible for:

  • Assist with the hands-on operation of the hazardous waste site ensuring materials coming onto and off site are consistently safe and compliant to site permits and environmental regulations.
  • Analyse, test and verify a wide variety of hazardous waste materials on-site.
  • Assist with compiling lists of wastes to be transferred off site to third party disposal points. Liaising with other staff to ensure correct routing of wastes
  • Assist with non- conformance procedures and sample processing within the site laboratory for incoming waste streams.
  • Utilise appropriate systems to manage non- compliances.
  • Assist with the daily/weekly plan for the operational areas and laboratory, adapt to the unplanned and unexpected to deliver targets, KPI's and other requirements.
  • Ensure house-keeping requirements and continuous improvement programmes are supported both directly and through the plant team.
  • Partake in improvement of process, contributing to micro project development.
  • Undertake area administration activity including Chemist Check sheets, process sheets, stock sheets, production records, etc.

The Candidate

To be considered for this position, candidates are expected to have an appropriate chemistry qualification to degree level as well as experience handling a diverse range of chemical compounds including understanding of inter-reactions.

This role would suit a recent graduate looking to further their career within the chemical sector and an interest in moving into the waste management industry.

What's on Offer

  • Competitive Salary
  • Opportunity to progress career in the Chemical and Waste Management industries.
  • Full training and support

How to Apply

To apply, please call Gemma Nixon on 02392 222 964 or send a copy of your CV to

Astute Technical Recruitment Limited are acting as an employment agency in relation to this vacancy. We do not discriminate on the grounds of age, race, gender, disability, creed or sexual orientation and comply with all relevant UK legislation. We encourage applications from individuals from all backgrounds but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK and Europe. We endeavour to get back to everyone, however, if you have not heard anything after 7 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.