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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.

Application Form: PDF or Word document


Current vacancies:

Furniture Testing Engineer

 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 product industries.

Would you like to become a part of our fantastic team?

Job Ref: 89/21

Working hours: 37.5 a week

*only the salary range advertised will be offered to successful candidates for this role

We have a vacancy for a Furniture Testing Engineer to work in our Furniture and Floorcoverings business department based in the furniture structural testing area.

As a furniture test engineer, you will be involved in handling samples from arriving onsite and preparing samples ready for testing, and setting up testing equipment. You will also be involved in writing reports, booking in samples for testing, planning and agreeing testing schedules. You will be responsible for testing samples of furniture, against British and European standards.

SATRA is also looking for someone who is capable of communicating with customers throughout the testing process via face to face, phone call, and email.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the testing of different types of furniture, have an understanding of furniture drawings and designs, as well as demonstrate an understanding of the testing of different types of consumer products.

Good communication skills are essential, as are practical skills and ability to assemble flatpack furniture. The appointed person will be expected to work to deadlines, produce accurate and detailed test results, and work independently when required.

Experience of working within a regulated laboratory environment would be an advantage, as well as having experience in Engineering or Mechanical Engineering. It is desirable to understand different BS, EN and ISO standards. Candidates should have at least 5 GCSEs, including Maths, English, Science and have a full understanding of Health and Safety issues.

Successful candidate should be able to inspire trust, be customer focused, caring and dynamic, and be willing to grow into an expert in the area. Flexibility, tenacity and a ‘can-do attitude’ are key requisites of the role.

Within the guidelines of the flexible working system, even though usual working hours are between 8:30am and 5pm, candidates should be able and willing to work their contracted hours between the hours of 7am and 7pm if required.

Benefits include a Company Flexible Retirement Pension Plan; 25 days Annual Leave; Life Assurance; Income protection; flexible working, subsidised dining facilities and free car parking.

Job Type: Full-time

Reference ID: 89/21

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Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 6th December 2021.

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