Precision engineering firm David Brown Santasalo (DBSantasalo) has announced 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 38 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 firm delivers precision-engineered industrial gear systems, manufactured for a range of industrial applications including mining, pulp and paper, power generation and defence.

“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,” said Leanne Crowther, DBSantasalo’s HR manager for UK operations.

E3 Recruitment director Tracie Norton said: “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.”

She added: “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 in partnership 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. The roles will support programmes across the firm’s engineering, marine and large gear cell departments.

To apply for these roles, register your CV with E3 Recruitment at or call the dedicated recruitment team on 01484 465 269.