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Waste management employee

  • role with responsibility
  • hands-on mentality
  • administratively meticulous
  • secondary education qualification in chemistry
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Management & Operations

Will our waste streams be in safe hands with you?

As a research institute, SCK CEN contributes to a world in which the current and future generations can live healthily and safely. Within our specialised nuclear infrastructure, you, as waste management employee, will ensure that the materials we use in experiments and tests are handled and processed in a safe and responsible manner. After thorough training, you will increasingly carry out the following tasks independently:

  • during (infrastructure) works and experiments, you will investigate how the materials can be disposed of, taking into account storage, type of waste, budgets and radiation risks.
  • you will draw up procedures for the lab managers, including waste separation, and coach them in a practical way.
  • you will ensure that all databases are accurately kept up to date (Material management system, material management tool). You will ensure the waste streams are perfectly recorded.
  • you will work closely together with other services for, among other things, measuring radiation, carrying out checks and setting up procedures.
  • you will also take care of the (internal) transport of waste yourself, so you will be familiar with using a forklift truck, overhead cranes and a stacker to handle the materials.
  • you are willing to take on a role with permanent rotation.

To join this frontier, you'll need

  • technical secondary education diploma in chemistry
  • knowledge of nuclides or fume cupboards / glove compartments is a plus, but not necessary
  • you are physically willing and able to work in nuclear-controlled areas
  • you have a strong hands-on mentality and a sense of responsibility
  • you have the necessary certificates for driving a forklift truck and hoisting loads, or are willing to obtain them
  • you work with administrative precision and working with specific software does not faze you


Tomas Sergooris
tomas.sergooris [at]