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Senior Chemist: Energy Services

What is on offer?

AHK has an opportunity for an individual to join our Energy Services Team Based in our UK Energy Services Headquarters in the West of Scotland.  The Senior Chemist is responsible for carrying out analysis of fuels and related substances and ensuring all quality procedures within the solid fuels laboratory are being adhered to.

Reporting to the Deputy Laboratory Manager the Senior Chemist is responsible for carrying out analytical methods and standard operating practices without supervision to a high degree of precision and accuracy, ensuring that an effective and high quality analytical service is provided to meet reporting deadlines on the various types of samples / commodities submitted to the laboratory for analytical evaluation.  Carrying out method development within coal, biomass and chemistry labs using a number of analytical instrument techniques including GCMS, ICPMS, IC, CHN and S ensuring conformance to current recognised national and international standards.


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.


Do you have what it takes?

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


Required Knowledge and Work Experience:

  • Minimum 5 year experience within a laboratory analytical setting
  • Minimum 3 year experience in method validation and development


Technical Specification:

  • Knowledge and operational experience of GCMS and ICPMS as a minimum
  • Ability to effectively lead and drive a team
  • Mentoring, coaching, training and technical support
  • Highly organized with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong quality focus with a strive for excellence
  • Good numeracy skills
  • IT skills – LIMS, Microsoft and Google applications
  • Ability to plan and implement method development and validation work
  • Ensure full compliance with ISO17025 accreditation and ISO45001 & ISO14001 certifications.


Required Qualifications:

  • HNC or HND in Science related subject or equivalent as a minimum.
  • Science degree preferable.


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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