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Laboratory Manager

What is on offer?

We have an exciting opportunity for a Laboratory Manager to join the AHK team based in Richards Bay.

The primary functions of your role, in line with the Responsibilities, are outlined below:

  • Responsible for the management of the day-to-day analytical services and
    maintenance of the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Accreditation/ Quality Control, within
    Alfred H Knight South Africa – Richards Bay Laboratory.
  • To ensure that an efficient and high-quality analytical service is provided, by
    maintaining the overall technical competency of the RBY Laboratory facility.
  • The role requires a pro-active approach to problem-solving; fundamentally, a role
    that supports the Group worldwide, in addressing client based technical queries
    and general analytical issues, whilst ensuring the impartiality and confidentiality of


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 be a Laboratory Manager?

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

Required Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours

  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 requirements.
  • Computer Literacy.
  • Good timekeeping and time management skills.
  • Communication: Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  •  Ability to effectively manage the day-to-day analytical laboratory operations.
  • Ability to supervise, manage and train subordinates.
  • Quality: Right first time approach, completes work to a high standard, continually looking for improvements and strong problem-solvers, high level of attention to detail is key within this role.
  • Project management: Takes responsibility for initiating and completing tasks, manages priorities and time to successfully meet deadlines.
  • Managing uncertainty: Handles pressure and ambiguity well, exercises good judgment and handles challenges in a mature manner.
  • Critical thinking: Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Team player/Interpersonal: Builds and Maintain positive working relationships with their own team and more widely. Able to work as part of a team as well as independently, Leads by example.
  • Strict adherence to Health and Safety Procedures.
  • Honest, Adaptable and Flexible.
  • Thrives in an exciting, fun and global environment.

Required Work Experience

  • 5 years’ minimum experience in classical inorganic analytical chemistry with good
    understanding of XRF applications and analysis of Base and Minor Metals, Alloys
    and Coal.Required Qualifications
  • HNC, ND or University related chemistry degree/diploma

Required Languages

  • Highly proficient in English (Verbal and written)


What are the benefits?

We are offering an excellent opportunity with a salary and benefits package to match.


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