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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 and flexible working hours.

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:

Chemical Technologist


Chemical Technologist
Chemistry Department

Job Ref: 14/23

Salary: £23,009 - £25,262

We have a vacancy for a Technologist to work in our Chemistry Department, which serves many industries including PPE, furniture, footwear and other consumer products.

About the Role

This is an office-based role with the focus on technical knowledge, customer liaison and scheduling workloads.

After sufficient training, the successful candidate will be required to deliver regular webinar and seminar presentations and have face to face meetings with customers, both on and off site and which may involve overseas travel.

As a Chemical Technologist you will be required to carry out the following:

  • Advising customers regarding current chemical testing requirements and legislation
  • Be involved in writing, sending and checking technical reports
  • Discussing results with customers and producing accurate detailed reports to strict deadlines
  • Responding to customer enquiries
  • Preparing and following up simple and complex quotations that will include multiple products and cross-referencing materials
  • Helping SATRA maintain up to date knowledge on European, UK and US chemical legislation including writing technical articles
  • Processing customer jobs and scheduling testing work

About You

Candidates must have at least ‘A’ level qualifications in a science subject and ideally mathematics. A degree level qualification in chemistry or related subject would be desirable.

Excellent organisational, time management and communication skills are required with a logical and methodical approach to working and a meticulous eye for detail.

You should have experience in meeting deadlines and organising priorities and workloads.

You will need to have excellent computer skills (i.e.MS Office).

Previous customer facing experience is desirable.

About the Department

The chemical testing team consists of around 20 multiskilled technicians, technologists, and other support staff.

The chemical laboratory houses a range of analytical equipment including GC-MS,
HPLC and LC-MS. Testing for restricted substances and assessing the chemical properties of a range of consumer products against international and European standards is carried out to show due diligence or to apply for CE or UKCA certification.

Staff benefits include 25 – 30 days (service related) annual leave; life assurance; a group personal pension plan; income protection; private medical insurance

(service related); free parking and flexible working hours.

Closing date for receipt of applications is: 31st March 2023

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £23,009.00-£25,262.00 per year



  • Flexitime
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking




  • Flexitime


Ability to commute/relocate:


  • Kettering: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


Work Location: In person

Application deadline: 31/03/2023

Reference ID: 14/23

£23,009 - £25,262

Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 31st March 2023.

No media or agency enquiries please.