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As part of Aligra’s continual improvement and growth plan we are excited to be seeking incredible individuals to join our team!

We’re an award-winning agency of choice for the transport, logistics, automotive and professional & executive sectors. Having recently celebrated our 15 year anniversary, we’re known for providing a fantastic blend of professionalism, passion and commitment.

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Site Chemist – Entry Level

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  • Full Time
  • Permanent
  • Temp to Perm
  • Thatcham
  • £23,000 - £31,000 / Year

Aligra Newbury

Our client in Thatcham is in search of a Site Chemist to join their growing team of operatives.

They are a major player in the recycling industry are looking for a candidate at their start of their career who can grow with the company.


  • £23,000 – £31,000 per annum DOE + BONUS.


  • Monday – Friday
  • 08:00am – 18:00pm

Key Responsibilities:

  • Receiving, storing and handling of hazardous waste into site.
  • Assess waste on arrival for acceptance checks and analysis, using the laboratory facilities or onsite testing
  • Preparing outgoing load lists and booking outgoing wastes to the correct facility following the waste hierarchy
  • Laboratory analysis of site effluent and other customer samples
  • Compatibility testing of wastes in preparation for repacking or bulking
  • Repacking of wastes such as laboratory smalls, ensuring compliance with waste segregation,
    labelling, and 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 permits and legislation, to ensure effective operation of all area processes, managing input, through-put and output of wastes effectively
  • Ensuring the correct segregation and storage of hazardous waste, in line with all company
  • Procedures and regulatory requirements.
  • Ensuring paperwork for incoming waste is compliant & correctly completed
  • 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 and ensuring container stocks are maintained to avoid delays and backlogs
  • Raising non-conformances and providing necessary information to allow these to be actioned
  • 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 work, as well as some laboratory work, office work and some manual handling.


  • 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.

Bonus Points:

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

Personality Type:

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.

We Offer:

  • A genuinely interesting, varied and fast-moving work environment
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Death in Service benefit
  • Contributory pension scheme

If you are interested in this position, please apply today or contact our Newbury branch on 01635 937 777 for further information.

Aligra have been established since 2007 and have since implemented supply partnerships with a number of the UK’s leading logistics companies. Whilst we work across all industries, we specialise in recruitment and talent management for the Automotive & Engineering, Driving & Industrial, Hospitality and Professional & Executive sectors.

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