Chemistry, Life Science & Engineering Recruitment

Cargo Inspector – Petrochemical


  • South East
  • 23,500-30,000
  • Non-Laboratory & Other Scientific Roles

About this job

Modern civilisation is built around oil and the products we can produce from it. Here in the UK, the majority of our oil is imported, and the products exported, from several ports around our coast including Liverpool, Milford Haven, Immingham and Southampton.

Our client operates in these ports, offering testing and sampling services to the refineries. This ensures the quality, quantity and useability of the ships cargo before being offloaded, and whilst in storage. They are currently searching for suitable candidates to join their team as Inspectors at their facility in Southampton.

You will be going on-board tanker vessels that dock at the port, taking samples of their cargo for testing, and assisting with the unloading of that cargo. You will also be sampling and testing oil and other products that are stored in the ports main storage tanks. Once products are ready to be exported, you will be assisting with that process.

This role is offered on a full time, permanent basis and full training will be provided. Those with previous experience in a marine environment are at an advantage, as are those who have served in the Navy.

You will be working a 4 day, 4 night, 4 off shift pattern and have use of a company vehicle whilst on site. It is an excellent opportunity to join a scientific organisation, without the need for a scientific qualification. This role is vital to the smooth operation of Heathrow, Gatwick and Stanstead Airports, as well as other main UK infrastructure – you will be making a difference!

Candidates are encouraged to apply who:

  • Are IT Literate
  • Have at least GCSE maths
  • Are physically fit and able to work at height or in confined spaces
  • Have a full manual UK Drivers License.

This role is open to both potential trainee, and experienced Cargo inspectors.

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