Job Title: Site Chemist

Location: Nationwide
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: £23k – £31k dependent on experience + generous bonus scheme


Established in 1980, the WasteCare Group now employs over 500 people based at 9 regional service centres and 8 recycling facilities throughout the UK. We collect and recycle over 200,000 tonnes of hazardous and difficult waste, on behalf of over 20,000 organisations annually throughout the UK. We’ve been recently listed in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 for companies with the fastest growing profit and we’re looking to set our sights even higher in 2024.

Our growth and success are due to our commitment to providing our clients with a first-class service combined with the highest environmental standards. As a private company, we are continually investing in innovative technology and sustainable growth. This has enabled us to combine a deep understanding of our clients’ requirements with a uniquely flexible service that can be readily tailored to any organisational requirement, within an evolving market and ever-changing regulation.

To drive our growth, we are always looking for the best talent to join our teams across all our divisions. We are currently looking for an experienced Site Chemist to join our team.

The waste industry is highly regulated and complex, we set our standards higher than those mandated by legislation and embrace technology to improve service levels to our customers. We pride ourselves on transparency and simplicity, we are fair to our customers.

This is an opportunity with long term great personal development opportunities, we invest heavily in training and personal development as we want you to get to grips with the waste industry to push us further so we can constantly improve.

We’re a large business with a small business ethos and the role reflects this, so expect to be challenged and take on a wide variety of projects at any given time.

Key Responsibilities:

· The acceptance of Hazardous and Non-Hazardous waste into one of our permitted facilities including verification checks via wet chemistry analysis and additional resource/equipment in the onsite laboratory facilities.

· Ensuring the correct labelling, segregation and storage of hazardous waste, in line with all company procedures and regulatory requirements.

· Ensuring paperwork for incoming waste is compliant and correctly completed for invoicing in a timely manner.

· Follow the appropriate non-conformance process if material arriving at the site falls outside that of what is expected.

· Preparing outgoing load lists, and appropriately book these loads into the correct facility following the waste hierarchy.

· 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 facility and ensuring supply container stocks are maintained to avoid delays and backlogs.

· Laboratory analysis of site effluent and other customer samples – depending on facility operated from.

· Compatibility testing of wastes to ensure no adverse reaction occurs in preparation for repacking or bulking activities.

· Repacking of wastes such as laboratory smalls, ensuring compliance with appropriate material segregation, labelling requirements, and appropriate packing requirements.

· Provide support to the Senior Chemist, Site Manager and operatives in the day to day running of the site in line with all relevant permit and legislative requirements, to ensure (and not limited to) the effective operation of all area processes, managing scheduled input, through-put and handling of inputs and effective output of waste from the facility.

· Occasional chemical listing and repacking at customer sites in preparation for collection.

· To maintain effective record keeping and documentation, to include the running of the sites stock control system, production records and in-process records.

This role does involve mainly outdoor hands-on work, as well as some laboratory work, office work utilising our bespoke operational system along with Microsoft software.


  • To be considered for this role you must hold a either a chemistry degree, HNC or HND.
  • Willingness to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • An adaptive and problem-solving approach to tasks, with good organisational and verbal/ written skills
  • Experience within the environmental, waste or chemical industry would be an advantage but not necessarily essential to the right candidate
  • The successful candidate with be able to expand and develop the role and work in line with our competence training.


  • Knowledge of the waste industry
  • Full clean driving licence
  • Forklift Licence
  • COTC qualified


  • PASSIONATE – We’re the best & most forward thinking waste management company because we care about our colleagues and our customers. You’ll be passionate about delivering an exceptional service.
  • PROVOCATIVE & CHALLENGING – we’re always looking to improve and don’t always see the best way
  • DETERMINED – Things aren’t always easy and change is hard, but we need to keep evolving. You’ll want to see things through to completion, even when the going gets tough.
  • GROUNDED – We’re down to earth and straight talking, this isn’t a glamourous industry but it is fascinating and you’ll need to be comfortable dealing with a wide range of personalities.
  • INTELLIGENT – Our business is complicated, and you’ll need to be able to pick things up quickly, even when they’re new concepts.


  • A genuinely interesting, varied and fast-moving work environment
  • Generous holiday allowance (30 days including public and bank holidays)
  • Death in service benefit
  • Contributory pension scheme

Please send your CV and cover letter to Loretta Burton at