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Laboratory Quality Supervisor – Polymers

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Laboratory Quality Supervisors (Polymers) – Avonmouth, Bristol

Salary – Competitive

At Viridor, we’re one of the UK’s leading recycling, renewable energy and waste management companies and part of the FTSE 250 Pennon Group. We put waste into action, transforming it into high quality recyclables, raw materials and energy and are at the forefront of the UK’s green economy. We’re undergoing rapid change and development which provides opportunities for those who are seeking a role to make their mark and drive forward a best in class performance.

We are set to open the UK’s largest multi polymer plastic recycling plant in Avonmouth near Bristol and we are looking for 4 Laboratory Quality Supervisors to join our newly formed team, on a 4 on 4 off shift pattern, to include nights.

Our new world class facility is expected to process 81,000 tonnes of PET, HDPE and PP plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays in its first year of operation, rising to 89,000 tonnes in year three. This will produce 60,000 tonnes of recycled plastic in year one, rising to 63,000 tonnes in year three.

Working within the Quality team, our Laboratory Quality Supervisors will manage the continuous sampling and analysis of polymer samples from various stages of the recycling process to ensure that the quality of materials entering the facility as well as the final product are compliant and meet the required standard.

Whilst leading the Quality team members, this role will ensure the efficient, 24/7 operation of the laboratories. This will involve making sure that methods are fit for lab purpose, equipment is maintained and that the team has the tools and consumables required to perform their roles safely and effectively

We would encourage applications from candidates who have a thorough understanding of Health and Safety in the workplace, as well as knowledge of ISO 9001:2015 and laboratory quality systems.

Candidates for this role must be degree qualified in a relevant scientific / engineering subject or working towards an equivalent. The ability to communicate at all levels is essential to this role, as well as being able to work to tight time frames with consistent attention to detail.

At Viridor, we offer a competitive salary as well as excellent benefits including our pension scheme, healthcare, free eye test and safety eyewear where required alongside a number of flexible benefits.

No terminology in this advert is intended to be deemed discriminatory. We are happy to accept applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their age, gender, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or marital status.

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