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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 or alternatively fill it out by hand and return by post.

Application Form: PDF or Word document

Current vacancies:


Job Ref: 01/19

Working hours: 37.5 a week

To support the future planned growth and development of SATRA Technology Centre we are seeking to recruit a Graduate to join our Graduate Training Programme in 2019 to work in several areas of the business.

The programme is part of our succession planning initiative and will cover most aspects of SATRA and concentrate on ensuring that we develop transferable and ‘critical’ skills across all areas of the business.

Ideally, we are seeking recent high caliber graduates in the following disciplines:

  • Physics
  • Material Science
  • Mathematics

The successful applicants will have strong analytical and problem-solving skills and an ability to work from first principles, as the work may involve the development of new test methods and procedures.

The role will also involve considerable customer contact, therefore applicants should have a confident, professional outlook, be commercially aware and customer focused.

Knowledge or experience of the shoe industry would be advantageous.

A willingness to travel is essential as the position may involve visits both within the UK and abroad, working independently or as part of a small team.

£23,000 – £24,000 per annum

Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 25th January 2019.

No media or agency enquiries please.


Job Ref: 03/19

Working hours: 37.5 a week

We are seeking a Certification Assessor to join our small team, based in our Dublin Office.

The role of Certification Assessor involves extensive customer liaison and the project management of the certification activity.  This will involve understanding performance standards, assessing technical documentation and the preparation of certificates for various types of personal protective equipment.

A major part of the role will be to work closely with our clients and customers in communicating the sometimes stringent requirements of the examination and certification process and provide quotations for the work undertaken. There will also be a requirement to occasionally attend external technical meetings

A broad technical background is essential for this role

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of the PPE products industry and an understanding of European legislation relating to CE marking, gained from a manufacturing, test and certification or supply chain distribution environment.

Candidates will have attained their Leaving Certificate and experience of working in test laboratories would be desirable.

To be successful in this role you will also need to demonstrate excellent communication skills, an analytical approach, a high level of attention to detail; a good level of computer literacy; and sound planning and organisational ability.

Travel to the head office in the UK will be a requirement of the role as will the occasional travel further abroad.

€21,000 to €27,000 DOE

Closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday 29th January 2019.

No media or agency enquiries please.


Job Ref: 02/19

Working hours: 37.5 a week

We have a vacancy for a Booking-in Administrator to work in our Safety Product Testing Department.

The role will involve working as part of a small team to provide effective and swift booking in service to all of SPT for samples submitted to SATRA. Regular liaison with SATRA SPT staff to ensure smooth transfer of samples and information to testing team. Responsibility for management of storage facility and disposal of test samples at end of life.

£17,000 - £19,000

Closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday 30th January 2019.

No media or agency enquiries please.


Job Ref: 70/18

Working hours: 37.5 a week

We are looking for a full-stack PHP developer to join the IT operations team, predominantly to work on our corporate websites and develop internal applications on an ECM platform.

Key responsibilities for this role include:

  • Developing, maintaining and updating our corporate websites and internal web-based applications;
  • Developing, maintaining and updating in-house applications built on an ECM platform (M-Files);
  • Reviewing current systems, investigating new technologies and presenting ideas for improvements clearly and concisely to non-technical colleagues;
  • Working closely with designers, analysts and staff;
  • Interpreting business requirements to produce detailed technical specifications;
  • Creating operational documentation and user training;
  • Continually updating your technical knowledge and skills, including by identifying and attending courses.

The successful candidate will have an organised approach to work, and an analytical and creative attitude to solving problems. Essential technical requirements include an in-depth experience of developing, deploying and maintaining PHP applications and an understanding of both object-oriented and procedural PHP, familiarity with Responsive Web Design methods, SQL and relational database design and a good knowledge of HTML, CSS and Javascript (including JQuery). Experience of RESTful APIs is also a requirement.

Excellent communication skills both written and verbal are essential. The successful candidate will have experience of working to deadlines and be motivated to succeed.

£24,000 – £26,000 per annum

Closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday 31st January 2019.

No media or agency enquiries please.


Job Ref: 69/18

Salary: £18,000 - £20,000 per annum DOE

Working hours: 37.5 a week

We have a vacancy for an Assistant Internal Sales Consultant to join our PPE certification and testing team.

Responsibilities include assistance with maintenance of and adherence to sales and marketing plan. We are looking for a results-driven, customer focused individual who is comfortable building relationships with technical decision makers; usually on the phone although there may be some limited travel required.  You will be very organised and capable delivering fast and professional quotation service.

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate a methodical approach to work, have a meticulous eye for detail and be able to demonstrate good multi-tasking skills.  The role will require someone who is equally able and comfortable to work on their own and as part of a team. 

Sales experience in a PPE or testing/certification environment would be an advantage and you will need to be able to communicate effectively in a technical environment.

Candidates should have excellent telephone sales skills and a track record of achieving KPI’s. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build rapport whilst being very well organised are essential.

Cover will be required between 07:00 hrs and 19:00 hrs.

£18,000 - £20,000 per annum DOE

Closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday 31st January 2019.

No media or agency enquiries please.