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Operational Graduate Programme


Alfred H Knight has an exciting opportunity for an Operational Graduate to join our team based in Machala, Ecuador. The Alfred H Knight Operational Graduate Programme is perfect for those who are looking to develop their skills and build a long term career with a company at the forefront of the TIC (Testing, Inspection, Certification) industry, operating within the metals, minerals, solid fuels and agricultural sectors.

Initially based in LATAM, the role will involve an extensive development programme. You will spend time learning about AHK, working within, and gaining an understanding of our local operations. You may also depending on your role experience travel and exposure to a variety of other overseas entities including the UK. This experience, coupled with your drive, will open up further opportunities. Other candidates that have followed a similar programme have taken up technical, operational and management roles across the Group.



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:




  • Independence: The ability to take initiative, lead projects and be proactive in prioritising a dynamic and diverse workload.
  • Interpersonal: Confidence in forming effective working relationships with a diverse range of people, including working inclusively and as part of a team.
  • Communication: Effective oral and written communication of ideas with an excellent command of English. You will be working with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Adaptability: The ability to multitask and respond effectively to change.
  • Analytical: The ability to draw accurate and informative conclusions from detailed research without losing sight of the bigger picture.
  • Ambition: Must have ambitions to have a career in a Technical or Operational Environment.
  • Willingness: A growth mindset, willing to learn, co-operative and enabling attitude towards training and personal development.


Required Work Experience

  • Previous internship or initial professional work experience in a commercial environment is desirable.


Required Qualifications

  • A University degree in a relevant area including but not exclusive to; Science, Metallurgy, Geology, Mining, Mineralogy, Engineering and Logistics.


Required Languages

  • Fluency in English and Spanish is essential.
  • Other languages (e.g. Mandarin, Japanese, French) are advantageous.



  • Travel as required, both domestically and internationally.
  • Must have a valid passport and the ability to obtain visas when necessary.
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