Plant Reception Chemist

Chemistry, Chemical, Physics.

When you see the world as we do, you see the chance to help the world take better care of its resources, and help it become a better place for everyone. It’s why we’re looking for someone who’s just as committed as we are, to push for genuine change and bring our ambition of Ecological Transformation to life. 

We know that everyone here at Veolia can help us work alongside our communities, look after the environment, and contribute to our inclusive culture.

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Main Duties and Responsibilities to carry out routine chemist duties as listed below:

  • Liaise with the Plant Manager and Deputy plant Manager on a daily basis.
  • Laboratory testing of incoming oil and water mixtures delivered by truck or barge and waste compatibility.
  • Prompt reporting of deviations from acceptance criteria for incoming waste streams.
  • Assist with Oil Recovery and Biological Water Treatment processes including operation of machinery.
  • Assist with daily bulk liquid transfer tasks.
  • Support the generation of written instructions and Risk Assessments for site personnel.
  • Perform daily inspections of the Laboratory and plant area, highlight or remedy any issues including potential breaches of permit or safe working conditions.
  • Comply with site safety rules and actively report any safety concerns.
  • Support the department housekeeping plan.

What are we looking for?

  • The successful applicant will have a degree in chemistry or a relevant scientific qualification.
  • The ability to work as part of a team and upon their own initiative.
  • An ability to overcome problems and find solutions independently.
  • Enthusiastic and willing to learn.

Additional desired qualifications would be a Fork Lift Truck Licence, and first aid qualifications however, these will be provided. Experience in treatment plant operations and waste regulations is desirable but not essential as training will be given. 

What we can offer you;

  • 25 days of annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Access to our company pension scheme
  • Discounts on everything from groceries to well known retailers
  • Access to a range of resources to support your physical, mental and financial health; so you can lean on us whenever you need to.


Job ID Number: JR14075
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  • Salary
    Up to £33,412.50 + benefits
  • Degree required
    All grades
  • Location
    Marchwood (Hampshire)
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Preferred Disciplines...
  • Chemical
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Process
Also Accepting...
  • Energy/Renewables
  • Materials & Minerals
  • Materials Science
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