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Field Supervisor – Baton Rouge/Lower Mississippi

What is on offer?

Alfred H Knight (AHK) has an opportunity for a Field Supervisor to join our team, based in the Baton Rouge/Lower Mississippi area. AHK provides services to the mining, metals, refining, recycling and solid fuels industries in a variety of capacities to include auditing, supervision, sampling and analysis of metals and minerals derived from the previously mentioned practices.

About us

Alfred H Knight are an independent provider of inspection and testing services. Established in 1881, AHK operates in more than 40 countries with a well-earned reputation for providing reliable, professional services.

We provide specialist services for a wide range of commodities within base and minor metals, steel raw materials, ferroalloys, precious metals, platinum group metals, industrial minerals, solid fuels, and fertilisers. Our clients include miners, smelters, refineries, traders, financial institutions and government bodies.

We maintain rigorous quality standards to ensure that our operations provide the highest level of services to our clients. We achieve this through compliance with industry standards and regulations for laboratory, inspection and quality management, including ISO: IEC 17025, 17020, 9001, 14001 and 45001.

Our people are our finest asset and as a truly global company, we value diversity, and respect people from all backgrounds. Click here to find out more about AHK.


Do you have what it takes?


As a Field Supervisor you will be responsible for ensuring all activities are assigned as carried out according to standard methodology and client instructions. You will act as an independent party to verify the handling of products and cargo. Examples of some assignments may include: sampling from a product transfer points (from trucks, rail, barges, vessels, etc.); supervising and performing active sampling of client products and preparing resulting samples for shipment as necessary; performing basic sample reduction and field-based analytical procedures; communicating job status to the administrative team; ensuring proper calibration and maintenance of equipment.

To be successful at Alfred H Knight, you will need to display the following:

Required Knowledge & Skills

  • Strong team player with a collaborative work ethic who can also work independently.
  • Self-motivated to work in a dynamic work environment with changing priorities.
  • Works to agreed business and personal objectives.
  • Strong relationship building skills internally and externally with clients and colleagues.
  • General computer literacy (Word, Excel, G-mail, Google Drive, etc.).
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy and precision.
  • Uses experience and judgement to investigate and solve technical problems.
  • Applies thorough knowledge, principles and practices of sampling and sample handling practices.
  • Identifies priorities and raises concerns in a timely manner.
  • The ability to travel to, and work in, various settings, cultures and challenging physical environments.
  • Understanding and advocating professionalism and code of conduct.
  • Understanding of safe working practices, particularly with machinery and working on/around water and vessels.

Required Work Experience

  • Experience in material sampling, supervision and inspection practices or related areas is preferred.
  • Alternatively, experience in warehousing, port operations, logistics, processing or general hands-on tasks is desirable.

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • College degree or Trade School Certificate preferred.

Travel / Rotation Requirements

  • Travel may be required in accordance with business needs.

What are the benefits?

We are offering an excellent employment opportunity with salary compensation that provides room forgrowth, with the following benefits and reimbursement programs being provided.

  • Fully company funded health and dental insurance for the employee (with the option to add dependents at the cost of the employee).
  • 401K program with company contribution at a set percentage (with no employee contribution required).
  • Fully company funded life insurance.
  • Paid vacation (10 days first year – prorated based on employment date).
  • Paid major holidays (some instances may occur where assignments overlap holidays, allowing for later observance).
  • Mileage reimbursement program for work travel.
  • Company provided laptop computer and cell phone for work use.
  • Company credit card for travel expenses (exclusive of meals, which are paid on a per diem basis).
  • Company provided Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and operational equipment as needed/required for all assignments.
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