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Laboratory Operations Administrator

What is on offer?

AHK has an exciting opportunity for a Laboratory Operations Administrator to assist the UK Laboratory Operations Manager and the Operations Administrative Support Manager in the continual management, monitoring and delivery of the UK Laboratory’s analysis service levels, to ensure that an efficient and high quality laboratory analytical service is provided in order to meet reporting deadlines and priorities agreed with clients.


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. Click here to find out more about AHK.

Do you have what it takes to be a Laboratory Operations Administrator?

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


  • Support the UK Operations Manager to ensure that KPI’s are in place so that assay production service levels i.e. TAT targets are maintained in order to meet client expectations (and their demands).
  • Provide cover for the Operations Administrative Support Manager where necessary to include:

Helping to maintain stock levels of consumables adequate enough to supply the UK laboratories; including laboratory chemicals, consumables, utensils and Reference Materials.

Arrange the renewing of service/preventative maintenance contracts of laboratory instrumentation and equipment when required.

Liaise with internal departmental managers and supervisors to determine job status.

Liaise with the Sample Administration Dept. to provide turnaround times and laboratory distribution for samples received.

Archiving of samples.

  • Laboratory Operations Administrator will organise and prioritise your own workload and manage your duties in order of priority.
  • Undertake general administrative tasks and peripheral duties at the request of the UK Operations Manager.
  • Handle and manage analytical data and results ensuring objectives and service is maintained.
  • To compile specific laboratory data and statistics ensuring accuracy at all times.
  • Undertake responsibilities to ensure the consistency of the quality of services provided to clients; contributing and providing input to enhancements in systems to improve effectiveness and efficiency of such services.
  • Notifies the UK Operations Manager or UK Laboratory Manager of any serious or repetitive sources of delays, error or risks to the service provided by AHK Laboratory locations.
  • Liaise with Facilities regarding infrastructure to help support the UK Operations Manager.
  • To undertake other duties of an appropriate nature in consultation with the UK Operations Manager.
  • The duties described in the job description must be carried out in a manner that promotes equality of opportunity, dignity and due respect for all employees and is consistent with our equal opportunities policy.
  • The job description sets out the duties of the post at the time it was prepared; and such duties may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the duties or the level of responsibility entailed.
  • Undertake responsibilities in accordance with Company policy and procedures.
  • Undertake responsibilities in accordance with Company health and safety policy and procedures.

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

Required knowledge and experience


  • Communication: Good interpersonal skills able to communicate (verbally/written) and liaise professionally at all levels.
  • A team player with dignity and due respect for fellow colleagues.
  • A good understanding of quality of service and appreciation of factors involved in delivering a quality service.
  • Excellent organisation, attention to detail and accuracy.
  • A proactive approach working from your own initiative.
  • IT Literate: Competence with standard Microsoft and Google software packages and competent in preparing management information and reports.
  • Experience within an office administration environment.
  • GCSE grade A – C English, Maths and Science.


  • Experience working within a laboratory environment (ideal but not essential).
  • Working knowledge of quality services and the factors involved in delivering a quality service.

What are the benefits?

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

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