NewMarket Services

Warehouse Technician/Dangerous Goods Dispatcher

Location UK-Bracknell


Afton Chemical develops, manufactures, blends, and delivers leading-edge additive technology for fuels and lubricants around the world and is part of the worldwide NewMarket Corporation. Our products and services provide the chemistry that makes fuels burn cleaner, engines run smoother and machines last longer across traditional and e-mobility industries. We employ 2000 people worldwide.


Are you Looking for a career path with the vision and stability of a global corporation, but still want to benefit from a small-company culture of open doors, kindness and collaboration?

At Afton Chemical, part of Newmarket Corporation, you will have the best of both worlds.

With, opportunities to study, progress, diversify and most importantly, contribute, we pride ourselves on being a fantastic place to work – ask one of the many employees who have worked here for 20, 30, 40+ years, along with our most recent new joiners who are enjoying their detailed onboarding!


We have an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic team-player to join our Blending Operations and Sample Despatch Team. As part of a team of six, you will initially focus on despatch of goods, before expanding your experience to support the other group processes.


Interviews to take place at the end of November, beginning of December 2022 so don't miss out on this exciting opportunity, apply now!


Job Summary:


Coordinate the shipment of commercial and experimental samples from domestic and/or international manufacturing and R&D facilities. May also support the blending function as needed and assure an adequate inventory of base oils and components are maintained and available upon demand.


Responsibilities Include:


  • For all R&D shipments, obtain necessary air approvals from EHS. Review and classify regulated domestic and international shipments correctly and complete the necessary paperwork. Report R&D shipments daily via email and follow-up on all late shipments.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of hazardous material, shipping rules and regulations as well as the legal aspects of international shipping by attending the appropriate annual refresher courses.
  • Maintain proactive contact with internal customers regarding product availability and delays in shipments. Track shipments when necessary.
  • Maintain compliance with government/OSHA regulations. Ensure that import release forms are present to facilitate release of requested materials.
  • Support updating inventory database and conduct physical inventory counts at prescribed intervals.
  • Support monitoring inventory level and order materials and supplies as needed. May recommend changes in inventory levels based on historical order/usage data.  May add inventory items based on historical demand and usage data and recommend deletion of seldom used items.
  • Once trained, support blending process as required to meet customer and program requirements.


Education amd Experience Minimums:


  • Ideally HNC level educated, or GCSE grade C equivalent in Math’s, English and Science and a combination of relevant experience and education.
  • Successful candidate is likely to have a certificate in Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Air, Road & Sea.
  • Demonstrated knowledge, experience, or aptitude for exporting hazardous material documentation, rules, and regulations.
  • Forklift truck - Reach preferred, and Counterbalance licenses.
  • Able to work with minimum supervision.


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