Ultrasonic-inspection firm Sonomatic said yesterday it planned to recruit 20 people after launching a new division.
Sonomatic has invested £300,000 in its rope-access business and said it expected to take on the new staff, including some apprentices, within six months.
The company – which specialises in subsea non-destructive testing (NDT) – said the new operation would be led by Bill Brown, who worked previously for technology engineering company TWI.
Sonomatic has its headquarters at Warrington but the company’s operational base is in Aberdeen and it is expected that most of the 20 new positions will be based in the Granite City.
The company’s integrity service manager, Mark Stone, said: “The new division means we can broaden our reach, offering both existing and prospective clients a wider, cost-effective one-stop service.
“It is a natural extension to our existing capabilities and means we can now include topside and splashzone components while also taking our established engineering-based approach into the NDT contracting environment.”
Sonomatic has annual turnover of £14million and employs 110 people.