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Junior Laboratory Technician


Alfred H Knight has an opportunity for a Junior Laboratory Technician to join our team based in Gonzales, Louisiana. The Junior Laboratory Technician will be responsible for carrying out analytical methods and standard operating practices without supervision to a high degree of precision and accuracy, ensuring that an effective and high quality analytical service is provided to meet reporting deadlines on the various types of samples / commodities in order to certify full compliance with the company’s ISO 17025 accreditation, ISO 45001 and ISO 14001 certifications.



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 & 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:



  • Show enthusiasm for their work and possess a drive to succeed. Understand the requirements for accurate, on-time delivery of analytical results.
  • Understand the differing analytical requirements from client-to-client.
  • Be able to use computer based laboratory management systems.
  • Operations skills. A “doer” and hands-on individual who likes to “roll their sleeves up” and get things done.
  • Emotionally intelligent, persuasive and articulate, enabling cooperation and collaboration at all levels.
  • Accomplished ability to understand and operate effectively in a fast paced environment.
  • Accomplished expertise in communicating up, down and laterally in a clear and concise manner.
  • Accomplished ability to understand, interpret and execute given guidance with minimal supervision.
  • Strong written and spoken communication skills in English.


Required Work Experience 

  • Experience in Instrumental Analysis (preferred).
  • Experience with LIMS (Strong Computer Skills preferred).


Required Qualifications

  • Science Degree (Chemistry preferred).
  • Relevant experience in lieu of a degree will be considered.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen.


Travel / Rotation Requirements 

  • Prepared to travel both nationally and internationally if necessary.



  • 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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