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Fire Assay Technician


We have an opportunity for a Fire Assay Technician to join our Laboratory team based in Spartanburg, South Carolina. You will be responsible for carrying out operational procedures associated with classical fire assay methods. This role involves ensuring high levels of precision, accuracy, and efficient service are delivered on all types of samples/commodities submitted to the lab for analysis. Applicants should be able to work in a room with a high temperature and lift samples up to 25kg manually.



Alfred H Knight is a totally independent, family owned business spanning five generations. A global network of strategically placed offices and laboratories enable global trade by providing independent inspection, analysis and consultancy services to the metals and minerals, solid fuels and agriculture industries.

We have honed and carefully crafted our reputation. Delivering knowledge and professionalism in all aspects of weighing, sampling and analysis. We thrive by continuing to re-invest in our facilities, technology and people. Click here to find out more about AHK.



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




  • 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 throughout is followed in accordance with documented methods and procedures. It is the post holder’s responsibility to inform their supervisor of any failure in compliance to documented methods.
  • Advising the 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 such that work is clearly and easily auditable and traceable.
  • Assisting the 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 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 supervisor & Laboratory Manager.
  • Maintain a professional standard and appearance during office hours and while promoting the company when on company business.
  • Ensure safety in the workplace and in this respect ensure compliance with all instructions relating to the use and storage of materials/equipment necessary for the performance of his/her tasks.
  • Follow health and safety policies and procedures at all times.


Required Work Experience

  • 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.
  • An understanding of a commercial analytical laboratory environment is desirable, but not essential.


Required Qualifications

  • Minimum High School Diploma (essential).



  • 401K. You can elect to make pre-tax contributions of between 1% to 84% of eligible earnings. The company contributes 3% of salary per annum.
  • Medical. Yourself only – fully Company funded (dependents coverage is available at the employee’s cost).
  • Dental. Yourself and dependents – fully Company funded.
  • Life Insurance. $80,000 total (as long as you are employed by AHK).
  • Disability Insurance. Long-term disability insurance is available at low cost to employees.
  • Vision. Vision insurance is available at low cost for employees and dependents which is paid through payroll draft.
  • AFLAC. Several supplemental programs are available to employees at their own cost.
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