Careers at DBS

Take your career into top gear

David Brown Santasalo combines more than 285 years of gear engineering experience and knowledge, giving us an unparalleled insight into the environments in which gearboxes operate. With more than 1,200 employees across 6 continents, We are ideally equipped to serve our customer base in Commodities, Marine, Defence, Power, Industrial and Consumer End Markets.

why work here

We invest in our people, creating an exciting environment to develop your skills and career

At David Brown Santasalo we are constantly looking for individuals with great skills and the right attitude to join the team. In return we provide excellent career opportunities, including competitive salary, benefits, training and development in a dynamic and fast paced business. We encourage diversity in our teams and ensure we have a corporate culture that is inclusive and ensures our people have the right tools to build their career with us.

We have a dedicated range of training programmes which are guaranteed to give you the right start in a thriving industry. Our training programmes range from in depth compliance training through to dedicated gear, engineering, product training and much more.

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    Career & Development Opportunities

    Whether you are joining as an apprentice, a graduate or taking the next step in your career journey, we will support you in developing your career at every step of the way. We are proud to see our people develop and regularly promote internally.

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    Competitive Salary and Benefits

    We regularly perform industry benchmarking exercises to ensure we are providing the most competitive salary and benefit packages, to offer an attractive benefits package tailored to your role.

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    Retirement Saving Schemes

    We know the importance of saving for your retirement years. That’s why we offer workplace pension schemes suitable to each individual employee and in line with local legislation.

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    Internal & External Training available

    We have an extensive training programme at David Brown Santasalo, from in depth product and service training, to legal, ethics and compliance training through our proprietary Gear Academy programme. We regularly sponsor external training courses for our employees to make sure we provide you with all the tools you need to perform your role with us to highest standard.

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    Employee Wellbeing & Mental Health commitment

    Our people are our most important asset. Supporting the wellbeing and mental health of our employees is at the heart of our core values. With appointed and fully trained Mental Health Champions at each of our global locations and an Employee Assistance programme available for impartial advice and support 24/7 to ensure our people feel fully supported and valued at all times.

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    Employee Engagement & Culture

    We value our people and their engagement and input into building the future of our business is at the heart of what we do. With regular employee engagement surveys on important topics from how we are performing as an employer through to environmental matters. We know the importance of getting an insight into how our people feel, their feedback and sharing ideas.

Starting your career with David Brown Santasalo

There are many great ways to begin your time with one of the world’s leading mechanical power transmission providers. From our Apprenticeship Schemes and Graduate Programmes to Internships, and regular new career vacancies. There are so many fantastic opportunities and ways to join us. 

We are a thriving business and regularly have new opportunities right across the many departments that make us who we are, at any one of our 25 locations world-wide. 

So, wherever you are on your career path, there has never been a better time to join David Brown Santasalo.

"I am a second year NDT (non-destructive testing) apprentice at our site in Huddersfield. Throughout my time with DBS I have been given the tools and confidence by mentors and colleagues to explore my capabilities and triumph in my role."

Ruby Davenport, NDT Apprentice


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Commercial Director

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Engineering Programme Manager

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Financial Controller

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Project Manager

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Project Scheduler

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Senior Design Engineer

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Team Member - Case Machining

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We are always looking for talented people

If you would like to find out more about a career with David Brown Santasalo, please contact us today.