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Plant Chemist - Waste Management

Environmental and Energy

West Midlands £20k – £23k
permanent Job Ref: 5472


An opportunity has arisen for an environmental science or chemistry graduate to join a leading waste management company as a plant chemist. Based at their site in Coventry you will be responsible for ensuring the treatment plant is operating effectively and safely, some duties to include: treat incoming loads of waste materials, ensure compliance with H&S and environmental regulations and support in the development and improvement of site processes & procedures.


  • Assist with all site operations, mainly in the treatment of waste materials and site maintenance.
  • Treat incoming loads in a timely fashion and ensure that records are kept up to date and complete. 
  • Ensure the plant is operated in a safe and efficient manner, the correct Personal Protective Equipment is used and the Standard Operating Procedures are adhered to.
  • Help ensure that all site activities are carried out in full compliance with the Company’s S.H.E. policies and all Health, Safety and Environmental legislation and regulations.

  • Assist in the development and improvement of site activities, processes and procedures.


  • Ideally educated to degree level within a relevant scientific discipline: Chemistry or Environmental Science.

  • Desire to learn and aspirations to progress within a career in the waste industry.

  • Ability to work under pressure in a busy environment.
  • Excellent communication skills & the ability to work in a team and individually.

Salary: £20k increasing to £23k on completion of NVQ Lv4 in Treatment of Hazardous Waste - Benefits - 22 days holiday to increase with length of service.

40 Hours per week - on a shift pattern to be agreed.

Job Ref: 5472