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Quality Manager

What is on offer?

Alfred H Knight Energy Services has an opportunity for a Quality Manager to join our Team in Dundonald, South Ayrshire. Where you will be providing support to the Group Technical and Quality Manager and Senior Management in relation to Quality.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the day to day management of the ISO17025 Quality Management System. Working with the Group Technical and Quality Manager and the laboratory and operations management to ensure the QA/QC procedures are maintained, calibrations are performed in a timely manner, equipment checks are carried out, training and competency records are maintained,

proficiency schemes are maintained, non –conforming test work and corrective actions are managed

and improvements are identified and implemented.

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 Quality Manager?


  • Ensuring at all times that a high degree of accuracy and precision is applied to chemistry methods and procedures through incorporating and promoting good laboratory practice principles and adherence to the QMS.
  • Advising the Laboratory Management of problems during the execution of day-to-day analytical methods and procedures and associated standard operating practices through the use of non- conforming work and corrective actions reports.
  • Working with the laboratory management and staff to develop improvements within the laboratory procedures and processes.
  • Carry out internal audits on an ongoing basis and participate in external UKAS and client audits.
  • Maintaining records that are clear and easily auditable and traceable.
  • Ensure training and competency records for all staff are maintained.
  • Work with all staff to maintain a culture of improvement and co-operation.
  • Oversee that all Laboratory and preparation equipment is maintained in a working and calibrated state in compliance with the guidelines of the ISO 17025 accreditation.
  • Undertaking other duties of an appropriate nature in consultation with the Group Technical and Quality Manager.
  • Prepared to travel both nationally and internationally if necessary.
  • Ensuring compliance with all Company Health, Safety & Environmental procedures as instructed.
  • Maintaining a professional standard and appearance at all times during working hours and whilst promoting the company on company business.

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

Required knowledge and work experience 

Required Skills and Knowledge

  • Minimum 2-5 years’ experience within a laboratory setting
  • Minimum 2-3 years’ experience in a QA / QC role managing ISO17025/ ISO9001

Required Competencies

  • Ability to plan and implement
  • Good knowledge and experience working with QMS – ISO 9001 / 17025 / 17020
  • Troubleshooting knowledge and general problem solving ability
  • Coaching and training
  • Full understanding of ISO17025
  • Highly organised with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong continuous improvement focus with a strive for excellence
  • Good numeracy skills
  • IT skills – Microsoft and Google applications

Preferred Qualifications

  • HNC / HND / Degree in Science related subject or equivalent as a minimum.
  • Auditing certificates to ISO 9001 / 17025 / 17020

What are the benefits?

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

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