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SHEQ Administrator

What is on offer?


Applications for the above position are invited from suitably qualified interested parties. However, preference will be given in line with our Employment Equity Plan. Interested parties should apply online and attach the following Cover Letter, CV, copy of ID and driver’s license, Matric certificate and any other qualification certificates.

AHK has an exciting opportunity for a SHEQ Administrator to join the SHEQ team based in Richards Bay. The primary functions of your role, in line with the Responsibilities, are outlined below:

  • Functionally responsible to the SHEQ Manager for the management of the day-to-day SHEQ administrative tasks within AHK SA, to ensure that all quality and safety objectives are met.

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 ensure that the organisation and process of the daily workload to meet the agreed work schedules and targets to ensure that all processes are performed in accordance with documented methods and procedures.
  • To ensure that at all times a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail is applied within AHK administration through incorporating and promoting good office practices and for ensuring that work throughput is followed in accordance with documented methods and procedures. It is the post holder’s responsibility to inform the SHEQ Manager of any failure in compliance to documented methods.
  • Assist SHEQ Manager in the maintenance of the Quality Management system in accordance with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and the SANAS series of documents.
  • The control and distribution of analytical methods, procedures, obsolete documents and the amendments thereof, in accordance with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2017.
  • Assist the SHEQ Manager with the control of nonconforming test work/ corrective action report forms/ evidence of corrective action.
  • To assist the SHEQ Manager with Client Surveys and compiling of client survey reports.
  • To co-ordinate Laboratory internal audit programs in accordance with the requirements of the Internal Audit Schedule.
  • Assist in the processing of internal audits to ensure timely and accurate performance levels are met.
  • Assist the SHEQ Manager with the control of nonconforming test work/ corrective action report forms/ evidence of corrective action.
  • Assist the SHEQ Manager with the maintenance and control of the HSE system.
  • Provide support in relation to document control and improvement request within the quality management system and safety system.
  • Assist the SHEQ Manager to ensure that the records of suppliers and subcontractors are maintained.
  • Maintaining record and document keeping, such that work is clearly and easily auditable, and traceable within the guidelines of ISO/IEC 17025:2017.
  • Undertaking other duties of an appropriate nature in consultation with the SHEQ Manager.
  • Recording minutes of HSE and Quality meetings and the distribution of meeting minutes.
  • Assist in the preparation of SHEQ assessment and management plans and audits.
  • Arranging SHEQ training where necessary.
  • Ensuring the Company’s Health & Safety policy is applied effectively in all areas under the Post Holder’s control.

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

Required Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours

  • Ability to demonstrate literacy and be numerate
  • Must be computer literate – Microsoft office suite
  • Commitment to safe work practices
  • Must have experience with quality management system document control
  • Must have own transport and a valid driver’s license
  • Must have sober habits
  • No criminal record
  • Quality control training will be an advantage
  • Able to manager own time effectively, whilst working to tight deadlines
  • Effective team working, networking skills and ability to work independently using own initiative
  • The ability to plan, prioritize and organize own workload
  • Can orchestrate multiple activities at one to accomplish a goal.
  • Adaptable and flexible

Required Work Experience

  • Previous experience as a receptionist/ office administrator would be an advantage.

Required Qualifications

  • Matric with Maths

Required Languages

  • Highly proficient in English (Verbal and written)


  • Will be required to travel to all laboratories within Southern Africa

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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