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Working at SATRA

A career at SATRA offers the opportunity to learn new things, to truly work as part of a team, and to enhance the consumer experience through applying our values to everything that we do. SATRA is recognised throughout the world for providing technical knowledge and expertise for numerous products industries.

We believe in equality and diversity and strive to be the best we can be as an employer through our commitment to recognising the individual strengths of all our employees and supporting them to reach their full potential.

We encourage ambition, passion and drive, alongside the ability to follow procedures and see a job through to the end. If you are someone who is able to go back to first principles in order to solve a problem then there is an opportunity waiting for you at SATRA.

At SATRA we appreciate the importance of both new and existing talent and how important it is for the future growth of our company. To support this we offer formal programmes (Graduate Training Scheme; Industrial Placement Scheme; Engineering Apprentice Programme) as well as further studies and development programmes for our existing employees. We invest in our employees and encourage them to grow and develop with us.

Our employees make SATRA what it is today and we are proud to recognise their value and contribution to the success of the business.

Staff benefits include 25 – 30 days (service related) annual leave; life assurance; a group personal pension plan; income protection; private medical insurance; free parking; flexible working hours; and subsidised dining facilities.

How to apply

Download an application form in either PDF or Word document format. Fill this in electronically and email it to recruitment@satra.com or alternatively fill it out by hand and return by post.

Whichever format you use to apply for a vacancy you should also complete an Equal Opportunity Questionnaire. Again, this is available in PDF or Word document format.

Please return completed forms to SATRA using the contact details above.

Application Form: PDF or Word document

Equal Opportunity Questionnaire: PDF or Word document


Current vacancies:

RESEARCH TECHNICIAN

RESEARCH

We have a vacancy for a Research Technician to work in our Research Department.

This role will involve being part of the Research team undertaking a wide range of general research duties including assisting with authorised project work and customer contract research and producing research reports.

You must be computer literate and be able to demonstrate good organisation, time management and planning skills. Attention to detail is essential.

Candidates must have GCSEs in Maths, English and Science at Grade C or above and be familiar with MS Word and Excel. The successful candidate will be expected to work to deadlines, to produce accurate, detailed results and also be able to work independently and as part of the laboratory team.

Flexibility, tenacity and a ‘can-do attitude’ are key requisites of the role. Within the guidelines of the flexible working system, candidates should be able and willing to work their contracted hours between the hours of 7am and 7pm if required.

Please note that the successful candidate will spend some of their time working in the climate chamber which includes temperatures below zero or very hot temperatures.

Salary circa £15,372 p.a.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 20th April 2018.

No media or agency enquiries please.

TECHNOLOGIST – FALL ARREST TESTING

SAFETY PRODUCT TESTING

We have a vacancy for a Technologist – Fall Arrest Testing to work in our Safety Product Testing Department.

The role will involve working as part of a small team undertaking physical testing of PPE in particular of fall arrest products. Your duties will include carrying out routine physical testing in accordance with International and European standards in a fast-turnaround environment. The role requires the operation of test equipment to generate results which are recorded on paperwork and on electronic results sheets. The role will also require the individual to generate reports giving results for physical testing carried out in accordance with national and international standards.

The role will require regular liaison with customers via email, over the telephone, in person to arrange test sample submission, arranging testing visits or to provide explanation of SATRA reports generated. The role will require the individual to play host to customers at SATRA’s premises and to work at customer’s premises in the UK and overseas on a regular basis (typically about 25% of your time and some visits may last all week).

The role will require the individual to work outside throughout the year for potentially prolonged period of time. This would include working at ground level and at height.

The role will require the individual to continually seek to improve SATRA’s facilities, procedures and look for opportunities to develop the business.

The successful candidate must be able to accurately follow testing procedures and methods to be able to process testing work and record accurate results. The individual will need to demonstrate excellent organisational, time management skills and to possess a flexible approach to working being able to respond to changing deadlines and priorities. They will need to have a keen eye for detail and be methodical when making electronic entries onto systems and when completing paperwork. The role will require someone who is equally able and comfortable to work on their own and as part of a team.

Candidates should be familiar with MS Outlook and Excel and have experience of scheduling and organizing workloads. An understanding of mechanics/physics is desirable. Experience of Goldmine system would be advantageous.

Flexibility, tenacity and a ‘can-do attitude’ are key requisites of the role. Candidates should be able and willing to work their contracted hours between the hours of 7am and 7pm if required. Travel is required for this role in the UK and abroad.

18,000 - 20,000

Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 23rd April 2018.

No media or agency enquiries please.

PRODUCTION ENGINEER

TEST EQUIPMENT

We have a vacancy for a Production Engineer to work in our Test Equipment Department.

The key responsibilities for this role will be to assemble test machines, carry out calibration and final test functions on a variety of SATRA designed test machines. To produce machined parts using lathes, mills and other machine tools from engineering drawings and other production control documentation.

It is essential that the successful candidate will have an appropriate Engineering/Technicial qualification. Have previous experience of fitting assembly work and machining and to be capable of reading and interpreting engineering drawings and other production control documentation. The candidate will also be required to work independently as well as part of a team.

Previous experience of working on XYZ Lathe or milling machine would be an advantage.

Full training will be given for specific calibration requirements.

£26,281

Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 27th April 2018.

No media or agency enquiries please.

TECHNICIAN – FALL ARREST TESTING

SAFETY PRODUCT TESTING

We have a vacancy for a Technician – Fall Arrest Testing to work in our Safety Product Testing Department.

The role will involve working as part of a small team undertaking physical testing of PPE in particular of fall arrest products. Your duties will include carrying out routine physical testing in accordance with International and European standards in a fast-turnaround environment. The role requires the operation of test equipment to generate results which are recorded on paperwork and on electronic results sheets in preparation for transfer to test reports. You will also be required to prepare test samples prior to testing, maintain tidiness of laboratory and to maintain sample storages. You may also be required to deal with customers during visits to SATRA and to customer’s premises. The role will require the individual to work outside throughout the year for potentially prolonged period of time. This would include working at ground level and at height.

The successful candidate must be able to accurately follow testing procedures and methods to be able to process testing work and record accurate results. The individual will need to demonstrate excellent organisational, time management skills and to possess a flexible approach to working being able to respond to changing deadlines and priorities. They will need to have a keen eye for detail and be methodical when making electronic entries onto systems and when completing paperwork. The role will require someone who is equally able and comfortable to work on their own and as part of a team.

Candidates should be familiar with MS Outlook and Excel and have experience of scheduling and organizing workloads. An understanding of mechanics/physics is desirable. Experience of Goldmine system would be advantageous.

Flexibility, tenacity and a ‘can-do attitude’ are key requisites of the role. Candidates should be able and willing to work their contracted hours between the hours of 7am and 7pm if required. Travel is required for this role in the UK and abroad.

Salary circa £15,372 p.a.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 27th April 2018.

No media or agency enquiries please.