Growing engineering firm to create dozens of jobs

Precision engineering firm David Brown Santasalo (DBSantasalo) has revealed plans to create 38 engineering jobs at its Huddersfield headquarters.

The gearbox manufacturer, which was acquired by US private equity firm Stellex Capital Management earlier this year, has appointed Elland-based manufacturing and engineering specialist E3 Recruitment to manage the appointment programme and secure the new skilled engineers for the firm.

 A global business, founded in Huddersfield in 1860, DBSantasalo has 26 locations worldwide and employs over 1,200 people, with 350 based in the UK.

The company delivers industrial gear systems, manufactured for a range of industrial applications including mining, pulp and paper, power generation and defence.

Leanne Crowther, DBSantasalo’s HR manager for UK operations, said: “We are on a growth trajectory and our recent client successes have paved the way for this raft of new opportunities within the marine, engineering, and heavy manufacturing departments at our state-of-the-art Huddersfield site.”

E3 Recruitment director, Tracie Norton, added: “DBSantasalo has earnt a reputation as a great, and really innovative, company to work for.

“Employees are valued and enabled to develop, and there are diverse pathways to professional development on offer, including competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and a dynamic work environment.

“We are really pleased to be working with DBSantasalo on this major recruitment programme, which is great news for Huddersfield and is also further evidence of the value and importance of engineering and manufacturing skills and qualifications to the economy.”

E3 Recruitment is working with DBSantasalo to recruit for a range of Huddersfield-based roles including quality and manufacturing engineers, assembly team members, general labourers, CNC machinists and manual millers, programme managers and schedulers, project controllers, senior design engineers and buyers.