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Environmental Technician

City: Hexham   Contract Type: Full-time     Job-Code: 2613   Department: Other Technical / Production  


A new role in the Environmental and Energy department, the aim of the role is to support the operation of the environmental processes on site and with the continual improvement system, in conjunction with the ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System.


Your Tasks

  • Monitor and optimise environmental abatement processes on site for both air and water emissions systems, including the WESP and flotation process, Bioscrubber, Reed Beds and surface water drainage system. 
  • Oversee and continually improve the waste management processes on site, including the organising of collections, monitoring of waste streams and segregation and providing training to employees. 
  • Monitor and report environmental KPIs, looking for any trends and investigating any deviations.
  • Gain and implement knowledge of relevant environmental legislation and provide guidance to departments as required. 
  • Support the Plant Director Production/Technical and Production Managers on environmental topics and conduct local audits. 
  • Communicate and co-operate with other EGGER plants and Group personnel as required, including occasional travel to other EGGER locations.


Our Requirements

  • A degree in Environmental Science, Chemical Engineering or related discipline would be advantageous but a minimum Level 4 qualification in an environmental, science or engineering field is acceptable, however experience in a similar role would be advantageous.
  • Good team player with a positive attitude and willingness to learn and develop.
  • Comfortable working outdoors, at heights, in physically strenuous situations, and where manual handling of scientific equipment is required.
  • Attention to detail, good analytical skills and a desire to provide excellent customer service are desirable characteristics of the successful candidate.
  • Full UK driving licence.
  • Intermediate standard of IT skills and competent use of Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, Outlook). 
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal skills and organisational skills are also important.


We Offer

The opportunity to join the largest manufacturing employer in Northumberland; focused on quality, customer service, the environment and sustainability. Competitive employee benefits (including company pension scheme, learning and development opportunities, and a travel/fuel payment). Technologically advanced systems and processes. Comprehensive induction process, progressive training and development.


Other benefits include:

  • A competitive salary and pension scheme (with Life Assurance).
  • An annual Christmas bonus and gift.
  • The chance to work for an international business operating across 11 countries.
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays.
  • Subsidised travel to and from work.
  • An environmental and sustainability focused employer.
  • Tailored training and career development opportunities.
  • The opportunity to take part in a range of employee wellbeing initiatives.
  • On-site restaurant.
  • Access to free fruit on a weekly basis.
  • Free parking in a secure staff car park.



Applications close: 26 May 2023


Your Contact

Philip Maloney, HR, T 01434 602191


We create more from wood. With more than 11,000 employees worldwide who work with passion, upholding our family values and innovative spirit. This is how we create products for furniture, interior design, construction as well as laminate flooring. We keep moving and are always developing – manufacturing new products, tapping into emerging markets and generating exciting prospects for everyone that works with us.