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Site Chemist



20d ago

  • Job
    Entry & Junior Level
  • Science
  • Sheffield
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  • Minimum HND in Chemistry, or similar qualification with significant chemistry content
  • Industrial experience preferred in the chemical or waste industry
  • Supervisory or leadership experience beneficial
  • Applications from chemistry graduates welcome in consideration for junior roles
  • Good organisational and influencing skills


  • Receiving chemical waste onto site from industrial and commercial sites
  • Ensuring paperwork for incoming waste is compliant and correctly completed
  • Immediate testing of incoming waste to ensure conformity with paperwork and pre-acceptance criteria
  • Further laboratory testing as needed with techniques including flash point testing, pH testing, visual checks, odour, viscosity.
  • 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 site and ensuring container stocks are maintained to avoid delays and backlogs
  • Bulking/re-packing of waste to achieve maximum profitability
  • Supporting other site staff, to ensure all are working efficiently and collaboratively
  • Running morning briefings, co-ordinating teams and delegation of activities to meet production requirements
  • Assist with site compliance and health and safety requirements and their strict adherence

We’re here to change the way people think about waste.

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Mission & Purpose

Founded in London in 1912, Biffa is a leading UK nationwide integrated waste management business providing collection, treatment, recycling and technologically-driven energy generation services. Through the expertise of our people and investment in technology we promote and deliver sustainable waste management solutions. We provide an essential service to satisfy the business needs of our commercial, industrial and public sector customers throughout the UK, and help them to meet their legal obligations and corporate responsibility commitments. We employ 10,000 people and collect waste from thousands of businesses and millions of households across the UK each day.  Our surplus food redistribution partnership with Company Shop Group, and our environmental work with BiffaAward and Waste Aid, also have wider benefits for the UK and beyond. Since 2002 we’ve reduced our carbon emissions by 70 per cent and aim to be net zero by 2050.