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Laboratory Chemist


We have an opportunity for a Laboratory Chemist to join our General Chemistry Department based in Liverpool, UK. The Laboratory Chemist is responsible for carrying out analytical methods and standard operating practices 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 submitted to the laboratory for analytical evaluation.



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 and solid fuels 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:




  • 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 to documented methods.
  • Workload that is assigned to the post holder is effectively managed through the most cost-effective utilisation of time and resources.
  • Advising the Section Manager of repetitive technical problems relating to day-to-day analytical procedures and standard operating practices.
  • Maintaining records and laboratory data such that work is clearly and easily auditable and traceable.
  • Processing analytical data unsupervised in preparation of results being reported, acting as a signatory responsible for authorising the release of results.
  • Assisting the Departmental Manager 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.
  • Ensuring laboratory equipment / instrumentation is maintained at all times with faulty equipment being brought to the attention of the Departmental Manager.
  • Providing technical advice and support to laboratory personnel as required, on technical problems, acting in a ‘troubleshooting’ capacity to subordinates.
  • Ensuring that all laboratory work areas and workstations are kept clean and tidy.
  • Undertake other duties of an appropriate nature in consultation with their Departmental Manager & Operations Manager.
  • Maintain a professional standard and appearance during office hours and while promoting the company when on company business.
  • The Company’s Health & Safety policy is applied effectively in areas under the Post Holder’s control.



  • 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



We are offering an excellent opportunity with a salary and benefits package to match including pension, life assurance and an employee assistance programme.

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