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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:

LABORATORY TECHNICIAN

FOOTWEAR TESTING

We have a vacancy for a Laboratory Technician to work in our Footwear Testing Business Centre.

Your main role would be to conduct various routine testing of footwear, luggage, clothing, accessories and automotive components. Other responsibilities will include stores maintenance, laboratory housekeeping and sample preparation.

Candidates must have GCSEs in Maths, English and Science at Grade C or above or an NVQ level 2 in a relevant subject 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.

You must be computer literate and be able to demonstrate good organisation, time management and planning skills. Attention to detail is essential. Previous test laboratory experience would be an advantage, however full training will be given.

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.

£15,000 - £17,000 DOE

Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 22nd June 2018.

No media or agency enquiries please.

PPE CERTIFICATION ASSESSOR

CHINA

We are recruiting for a Certification Assessor who will be based in our China 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 legislation relating to CE marking, gained from a manufacturing, test and certification or supply chain distribution environment.

GCSE’s Candidates will have attained good GCSE grades in a range of science based subjects. A BSc or equivalent qualification would be desirable as would experience of working in test laboratories.

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 .

100,000 - 120,000 RM DOE

Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 22nd June 2018.

No media or agency enquiries please.

TECHNOLOGIST

FOOTWEAR TESTING

We have a vacancy for a Technologist to work in our Footwear Testing Department.

The role will involve customer liaison, booking in jobs, discussing results and new work. Producing accurate detailed reports and responding to customer emails. You will also be responsible for identifying and developing new business opportunities, meeting customers and presenting at seminars. You will also be required to work to and understand Quality Systems and Health and Safety requirements.

Candidates must have at least ‘A’ level qualifications in a Science subject and Mathematics. A degree level qualification in Science or Mathematics would be desirable.

The successful candidate must be familiar with physical testing techniques, be able to demonstrate a methodical approach to work; and have a meticulous eye for detail. The role will require someone who is equally able and comfortable to work on their own and as part of a team. The job-holder will also be required to mentor and coach technicians and trainee positions.

A full driving licence is desirable as is a desire to travel. Completion of SAFT course or working towards completion is advantageous.

£19,000 - £24,000 DOE

Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 22nd June 2018.

No media or agency enquiries please.

QUALITY AND COMPLIANCE ADMINISTRATOR

QACS

We are seeking a Quality and Compliance administrator to provide additional resource within our small Quality Assurance and Compliance team. The candidate will report directly to the Quality Manager and be responsible for a range of activities including:

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Assisting with the implementation and day to day operation of a corporate management system to ensure compliance with customs requirements

  • Assisting with the implementation and day to day operation of a corporate management system that ensures compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

  • Providing support where required for the three Quality Management systems in place within SATRA including internal auditing

  • Providing cover other elements maintained by the Quality and Compliance department including processing orders for SATRA Test methods from members and clients, supply controlled documentation internally to meet UKAS requirements;

  • To track and assist with the progressing of new/revised SATRA test methods:

  • Provide support for the document control system (M files)

The successful candidate will be a patient, self-motivated, methodical person, with a meticulous eye for detail and the ability to work independently. To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate a very high level of competency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint and experience of producing documents in accordance with an internal Quality Management System. Experience with working with customs regulations and the GDPR would be a distinct advantage.

£17,000 - £19,000 DOE

Closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday 26th June 2018.

No media or agency enquiries please.

STANDARDS & TEST METHOD ADMINISTRATOR (12M MATERNITY COVER)

QACS

We are seeking a Standards and Test Method Administrator to provide maternity cover within our small Quality Assurance and Compliance team. The candidate will report directly to the Quality Manager and be responsible for marketing and processing orders for SATRA Test methods from members and clients.

Other key responsibilities of the role will be:

  • To source and purchase standards and documentation for members of staff, record and supply controlled documentation internally to meet UKAS requirements;

  • To track and assist with the progressing of new/revised SATRA test methods:

  • Administration of internal reports and articles;

  • To provide SATRA staff with archived information to assist with the writing of articles, reports and support research activities.

  • Provide support for the document control system (M files)

  • Receipt and circulation of hardcopy and electronic journals and newsletters from external bodies

The successful candidate will be a patient, self-motivated, methodical person, with a meticulous eye for detail and the ability to work independently. To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate a very high level of competency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and experience of producing documents in accordance with an internal Quality Management System. The candidate will have a minimum of 5 GCSE’s including English and Maths. A working knowledge of National and International Standards (e.g. BSI, CEN, ISO, ASTM) would be a distinct advantage.

£17,000 - £19,000 DOE

Closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday 26th June 2018.

No media or agency enquiries please.