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Sampling & Preparation Analyst

What is on offer?

Alfred H Knight Energy services have an opportunity for a Sampling & Preparation Analyst to join the team in Dundonald.  The Sampling & Preparation Analyst is responsible for carrying out sampling and sample preparation procedures in accordance with ASTM and ISO International Standards.  Working with the Deputy Sampling & Sample Prep Manager (All Fuel Streams) to ensure that an effective and high-quality service is provided to meet reporting deadlines on the various types of samples/commodities submitted to the laboratory for analytical evaluation. To ensure full compliance with company’s ISO 17025 accreditation, ISO 45001 and ISO 14001 certifications.

The role is based in the U.K. and will require both UK and international travel.

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 become a Sampling & Preparation Analyst?


  • Accurately sort and weigh waste samples into appropriate categories as detailed in the specific analysis sort sheets, record and keep safe all analysis data, maintain confidentiality of sample materials and analysis data.
  • Collect samples, which will include driving a range of vehicles up to and including a 3.5 tonne Luton box van, ensure that vehicles used are driven safely and are returned clean and full of fuel (if required by the hire agreement). Liaise with the public if necessary and record any on site observations.  It is expected where an employee does not hold a full UK driving license that the employee will endeavor to pass his/her driving test to enable him/her to carry out the role to full potential
  • Record and keep safe all analysis data, maintain confidentiality of sample materials and analysis data
  • Assist with the preparation of samples for chemical and moisture analysis as required.

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

Knowledge, Skills & Behaviours


  • Highly organised with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to clearly inform others.
  • Open and honest at all times.
  • Strong relationship building skills internally and externally.
  • Highly motivated, with the ability to work on own initiative in a dynamic work environment with changing priorities.
  • Positive ‘can do’ attitude.
  • Strong quality focus with a strive for excellence.
  • A team player, working alongside others with positivity and respect.
  • A willingness to take full ownership of the role and to go above and beyond.
  • Highly proficient IT skills – Microsoft and Google applications
  • Full competency and understanding of Citrix
  • Good numeracy skills.


  • Minimum 1 year experience of inspection and sample preparation analysis, in particular working with coal/biomass and RDF business streams desirable but not essential.


Travel and work rotations as dictated by work schedules and the needs of the business.

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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