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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:

HR Administrator/Receptionist

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 product industries.

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

Job Ref: 26/22

Working hours: 37.5 a week

Job Type: Full-time

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

We have a vacancy for an additional member of the HR Team, an HR Administrator/Receptionist. This varied role requires a high level of attention to detail; confidentiality; strong written and verbal communication skills. Reporting to the Head of HR, you will be working as part of a team providing administrative support to the HR team and cover for Reception.

The key responsibilities of the role will be:

· To provide general administrative support to the HR Function;

· To provide administrative support for key HR processes for starters; leavers, absence and change of status; employee benefits.

· Maintain employee data on the HR system ensuring data integrity and confidentiality

· Update time and attendance system as appropriate

· Provide reception cover during periods of absence

· To provide support for on-site training and development activities, including the booking of rooms and support internal HR training efforts.

· Support the implementation of an integrated HR and Payroll System: experience of working with an integrated system is desirable

The successful candidate will be educated to ‘A’ level standard. Previous experience in an HR administrator/assistant position would be desirable.

Benefits include:

Staff benefits include 25 – 30 days (service related) annual leave; life assurance; a group personal pension plan; income protection; private medical insurance (after 5 years); free parking and flexible working hours.

20,500 - 21,500

Closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday 24th May 2022.

No media or agency enquiries please.

Certification Administrator

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 product industries.

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

Job Ref: 30/22

Working hours: 37.5 a week

Job Type: Full-time

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

We are seeking a Certification Administrator to join our Product Certification team.

About The Role

The role of Administration Assistant involves provision of admin support to Certification Assessors in the UK and Ireland. This will involve the booking in of certification applications and supporting documentation into our database and the booking in of the associated product samples. The role will involve acting as the contact point for certification sample deliveries to the UK, which will also include providing video conference liaison between the UK and Irish assessors and photographing samples as they arrive.

Liaising with customers will form a large part of the role, with communication being via email, telephone, Teams or face to face.

Training in all aspects of the role will be provided, where required.

About You

The successful candidate will have computer-based administration experience, be able to demonstrate competent Microsoft Office skills and be extremely organised. Attention to detail, strong communication skills and efficiency are essential.

Benefits include:

Staff benefits include 25 – 30 days (service related) annual leave; life assurance; a group personal pension plan; income protection; private medical insurance (after 5 years); free parking and flexible working hours.

£19,701

Closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday 25th May 2022.

No media or agency enquiries please.

Technologist

Safety Product Testing

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

Job Ref: 12/22

Working hours: 37.5 a week

Job Type: Full-time

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

We have a vacancy for a Technologist to join SATRA’s Safety Product Testing department.

About The Department

SATRA’s Safety Product Testing team conducts testing on a wide range of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for a global customer base, to ensure products meet a minimum level of protection

PPE tested includes gloves, fall protection, motorcycle garments, high visibility clothing, eyewear, helmets, hearing protection, chainsaw garments, kneepads, sports protection, plus many more

The department consists of a series of accredited laboratories, housing a range of test equipment and machines, used by the team to test the physical properties of PPE against International and European standards

Results from testing are reported to customers and used for their product development or to apply for CE or UKCA certification

The Safety Product Testing team consists of around 25 multiskilled technicians, technologists and other support staff, arranging and conducting the testing of PPE

About The Role

This Technologist vacancy is predominantly for the Motorcycle garment testing area and will involve arranging the testing for Jackets, trousers, race suits, gloves and impact protectors. There will be a requirement to be involved in other PPE areas over time.

As a Technologist within the Safety Products Testing team, you will be required to carry out the following:

  • Read, learn and understand international standards for testing PPE
  • Booking in testing onto system and providing instructions for testing required to technicians
  • Writing electronic reports and communicating results to customers
  • Answering customer enquiries, technical questions, providing quotations and support
  • Provide training and support to technician team
  • Participate in customer visits at SATRA and off site, seminars/webinars and visits to trade fairs

Full training will be provided for all aspects of the role where required

About You

  • You will possess GCSE’s (or equivalent) in the subjects of English and Mathematics, minimum grade C.
  • You must be highly organised, enthusiastic and able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • You should be competent in the use of Microsoft Office products, in particular MS Excel and MS Word.
  • Be able to accurately follow testing procedures and methods
  • You will need to demonstrate excellent time management skills and to possess a flexible approach to working being able to respond to changing deadlines and priorities
  • You will need to have a keen eye for detail and be methodical when making electronic entries onto systems and when completing paperwork

£21,368 - £26,013 DOE

Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 27th May 2022.

No media or agency enquiries please.

Technologist

Quality Services

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 product industries.

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

Job Ref: 21/22

Working hours: 37.5 a week

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

Due to business growth, we have a vacancy for a Technologist to join our Quality Services team.

About The Department

Our Quality Services department consists of a small team of 6 technologists who are responsible for the delivery of both audit and calibration services to an international customer base spanning 5 continents.

Audits are conducted as part of our Laboratory Accreditation Programme which is used by consumer goods manufacturers, largely footwear manufacturers, to achieve accurate and repeatable in-house product testing capabilities. We ensure ongoing compliance to the requirements of our accreditation programme through the annual audit of each accredited laboratory, as well as the technical assessment of laboratory staff in the testing undertaken.

Our calibration services compliment our auditing activities and this involves the calibration of physical testing equipment used by commercial, production-based and SATRA Accredited laboratories worldwide. SATRA’s calibration service is fully traceable to national standards laboratories and the department works to an ISO 17025: 2017 quality system.

Our technologists are skilled in both auditing and calibration and are able to deliver both services to customers worldwide.

About The Role

As a Technologist within our Quality Services department, you will travel around the UK and internationally for up to 20 weeks a year to deliver both audit and calibration services.

A typical trip will vary from a single day visit within the UK, up to three-weeks overseas, to destinations such as the United States, Brazil, Vietnam and India, to name a few. You will often travel with colleagues in teams of two or three and travel is fully paid by SATRA through the use of your company credit card and our approved travel agent.

Where driving within the UK is required, company pool vehicles are available for booking and so use of your own personal vehicle is not required for customer visits.

Training in all aspects of the role will be provided, including enrolment within a recognised ISO 9001 and/or ISO 17025 lead auditors’ qualification.

Key responsibilities of the role include:

· Calibration of test equipment to customer specifications;

· Audit of laboratories to both SATRA and customer specifications;

· Assessment of customers in the performance of test methods;

· Writing of audit reports and calibration certificates to tight deadlines;

About You

· You will possess GCSE’s (or equivalent) in the subjects of English and Mathematics, minimum grade B.

· You will be an outgoing and sociable individual with strong communication skills.

· You must be highly organised, enthusiastic and able to work independently and as part of a close-knit team.

· You must be highly competent in the use of Microsoft Office products, in particular MS Excel and MS Word.

· You should possess experience in the writing of reports (or other documents) to a high standard.

· You will possess a UK driving licence and be comfortable with driving domestically and internationally (Driving required within Europe and the USA only).

· You will possess a high level of mechanical dexterity as this role is hands-on.

Desirable Skills & Experience

· Multi lingual, Bengali, Vietnamese, Bahasa, Thai, Khmer, Portuguese and Chinese languages are just some of the language skills of interest.

· Experience of working within a laboratory environment or quality control/assurance function.

· Apparel and/or footwear product knowledge and manufacturing experience.

Additional Benefits (in addition to existing SATRA employment benefits)

· (*) As well the opportunity to travel internationally, you will also benefit from additional financial compensation whilst away on business over the course of a weekend which is a common requirement. Compensation will vary from year-to-year and between individual staff members (based on travel demand); however, annually this additional compensation for staff is averagely £5,000 p/a, before tax and deductions.

£23,093 - £26,013 - (*OTE £28,093 - £31,013)

Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 3rd June 2022.

No media or agency enquiries please.