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What is on offer?

AHK has an opportunity for an Sampler/Inspector to join our team based in Spartanburg, South Carolina. As an Sampler/Inspector you will be responsible for ensuring client instructions are carried out at the consignment location. You will act as an independent party to verify compliance to agreed processes and provide details to clients regarding the handling of their product. Some assignments may include active sampling and shipping of products for laboratory testing.


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 successful as a Sampler/Inspector at Alfred H Knight, you will need to display the following:


  • Send and receive email and phone communications to/from the office-based representative for coordination and scheduling of assignments and communicate and status updates.
  • Carry out any assignments in accordance with the clients’ instructions and industry standards.
  • Provide written reports that summarize all operations carried out for any given assignment using provided templates.
  • Dispatch samples to AHK NA or as instructed by the client (via UPS, FedEx, or DHL).
  • Ensure safety in the workplace and, in this respect, also ensure compliance with any and all instructions relating to the use and storage of material/equipment necessary for the performance of all job-related tasks.
  • Follow appropriate health and safety policies and procedures at all times, including site-specific requirements.

Knowledge, Skills & Behaviours

  • Ability to communicate efficiently with work site and office-based staff.
  • Maintain a professional and independent position for all assignments.
  • Must be detail oriented and have the ability to convey details through written reports and photographs.
  • Must be reliable and able to organize and operate independently (training will be provided).
  • General computer literacy (Word, Excel, G-mail, Google Drive, etc).

Required Work Experience

  • Experience in material sampling and inspection practices is preferred.

Required Qualifications

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds and occasionally climb a ladder.
  • Must have a personal vehicle suitable for transportation to assignments.
  • TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Credentials allow access to US Ports) preferred. If working in a locaction where TWIC is required, candidate must be able to pass the background and security requirements).
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen.

Travel / Rotation Requirements

  • Depending on the location, some travel may be required, including overnight stays.


What are the benefits?

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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