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Fire Assay Technician

What is on offer?

Alfred H Knight (AHK) has an opportunity for a Fire Assay Technician to join our team based in Spartanburg, South Carolina.


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 to become a Fire Assay Technician?


  • Ensuring at all times that a high degree of accuracy and precision is applied to methods and procedures through incorporating and promoting good laboratory practice principles.
  •  Responsible for ensuring that work throughput is followed in accordance with documented methods and procedures. It is the post holder’s responsibility to inform the Section Manager / Supervisor of any failure in compliance with documented methods.
  • Advising the Section Manager / Supervisor of repetitive problems in connection with training and development objectives that manifest during the execution of day-to-day analytical methods and procedures and associated standard operating practices.
  • Maintaining records and laboratory data in agreement with Section Manager’s/Supervisors such that work is clearly and easily auditable and traceable.
  • Assisting the Section Manager / Supervisor in setting out and implementing suitable training programmes that will ensure that the post holder is sufficiently well trained to carry out their analytical responsibilities accurately and efficiently.
  • Assisting the Section Manager / Supervisor in updating the post holders training record at every training milestone, while maintaining competency training records as a record of achievement.
  • Ensuring that all laboratory work areas and workstations are kept clean and tidy.
  • Undertake other duties of an appropriate nature in consultation with their Section Manager & Laboratory Manager.
  • Maintain a professional standard and appearance during office hours and while promoting the company when on company business.

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

Knowledge, Skills & Behaviors

  • Ability to demonstrate literacy and be numerate.
  • Adaptable.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Team player.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Good timekeeping.
  • Effective interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of manual dexterity.
  • Self-motivated (with the ability to work in a fast-paced, changing environment).
  • Strong Computer Experience including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum High School Diploma (essential).

Fire Assay Technician

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