At Cressall we design and manufacture power resistors for use in the electro-technical markets all over the world. Our customers range from the smallest of local companies right up to multi-national corporations such as GE, Siemens and ABB.

Offering the very highest quality of products and service levels to such a wide range of customers and markets is made possible by our highly skilled personnel.

We are always on the lookout for talented individuals to add to the team. If you have suitable skills and experience from an industry relevant to ours, and are an Electrical Engineer, Sales, Commercial or Technical Professional looking for a new challenge – please send a copy of your CV to:

Human Resources, Cressall Resistors Limited
Evington Valley Road, Leicester, LE5 5LZ
email: hr@cressall.com

Current vacancies:

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Supply Quality engineer

Location: Evington Valley Road, Leicester. On site no hybrid, however the business offers some flexibility.

Hours: 37.75 (standard hours are 8.15 to 17.00 Monday to Thursday, 8.15 to 13.00 Friday but may be some flexibility on this)

The Company

Cressall Resistors design and manufacture high power electrical resistors used in electricity generation, transmission and distribution as well as in the industrial automation, marine, telecoms and rail transit markets.

Applications for our products include the filter and neutral earthing for MV and HV systems, the dynamic braking of motors and industrial drives and the load testing of batteries and generators. We supply to large contractors, OEMs and end users throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

We are currently involved in leveraging our traditional engineering skills responsible for our liquid cooled resistor as an electrical dissipation device for industrial applications.

Job Overview

Duties for the role. Manages all suppliers for the company maintains all regulations and requirements, updating supplier database with supplier performance scorecard. Able to identify new suppliers for current single source products. Able to assess new supplier samples for business projects. reviewing guidelines for product assembly and ensuring all materials and resources are available.

This process may also involve sourcing materials and choosing between multiple vendor options, ensuring best quality and service is received and best value is attained.

3 Key Goals

1. Identify potential new suppliers and evaluate samples provided
2. Enhance risk mitigation (expand beyond key materials currently subject to single source)
3. Implement environmental and sustainability practices through the supply chain

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for selecting suppliers, monitoring supplier performance, developing a good supplier base, maintaining a good supplier relationship. Traffic light risk register.
  • New Product Introduction in the supply chain. You will work closely with a multi-functional team to try to avoid failures, issues and unnecessary costs.
  • Ensuring compliance of products and project related documentation within the UK Supply Quality Organization and ensures adherence to Company procedures/work instructions/specifications, key responsibilities will include.
  • Work with Engineering (Design and Manufacturing Engineers) team to define process parameters and criteria to ensure supplier process capability is effective to meet product and process requirements.
  • Lead the supplier approval process by assessing manufacturing/technology capabilities and Health, Safety and Environmental risks.
  • Provide concise, complete and accurate documentation of inspection results relative to area of responsibility. In appropriate functional areas, this refers to supporting inspection and test status requirements defined by regulations, engineering product specifications or Control Plans, Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) approval or product warrant submission.
  • Facilitate root cause analysis and corrective actions of supplier quality issues.
  • Perform on-site supplier visits for root cause analysis and verification of correction actions of supplier quality issues.
  • Collate and evaluate supplier quality data to identify process improvement opportunities within the supply chain.

 
Skills, Qualifications and Experience

  • Must have a solid understanding of engineering drawings (electrical and mechanical) and manufacturing processes.
  • Excellent analytical skills and technical skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills.
  • Keen eye for supply quality control.
  • Knowledge of Quality Systems and Measure Tools and techniques.
  • Be able to present data effectively.
  • Relevant business/commercial or manufacturing/engineering degree preferred, or HNC, or equivalent NVQ level 4 qualification.

 
The Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Discretionary Bonus
  • 4% Pension Contribution
  • 25 days holiday (plus bank)
  • Life Insurance
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Cycle to Work scheme

 

How to Apply

Applicants should email their CV and covering letter to hr@cressall.com

 

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Mechanical Design Engineer FEA – Power Prove

Location: Evington Valley Road, Leicester. Occasional site and customer visits may be required.
Hours: 37.75 (standard hours are 8.15 to 17.00 Monday to Thursday, 8.15 to 13.00 Friday but may be some flexibility on this)

The Company

Cressall Resistors design and manufacture high power electrical resistors used in electricity generation, transmission and distribution as well as in the industrial automation, marine, telecoms and rail transit markets.

Applications for our products include the filter and neutral earthing for MV and HV systems, the dynamic braking of motors and industrial drives and the load testing of batteries and generators. We supply to large contractors, OEMs and end users throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia..

Job Overview

This role will provide expertise to support the engineering team with the design of electrical equipment for a range of industrial and automotive applications. This will include the use of finite element analysis (FEA) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software (Ansys) and 3D modelling software. The role is pivotal to the business to develop innovative solutions to meet customer specifications and develop products for new market applications.
It is essential that this individual has an excellent grasp of mechanical engineering as well as a good knowledge of plastic material properties and the associated moulding processes.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform mechanical, fluid dynamics and thermal analysis to verify and enhance designs using both manual calculation and multi-physics simulation finite element analysis software (Ansys).
  • The individual will be tasked with increasing the utilisation of Ansys within the design process.
  • Research and development including product testing work as agreed with the Engineering Manager.
  • Be the lead engineer in the development of our Power Prove product, working closely with the R&D department to specify, plan and oversee product testing.
  • Contribute, as part of a wider team, in the collating and submission of PPAP documentation and support the quality department in the APQP application.
  • Produce 3D models and assemblies. Issue designs for manufacture by producing engineering drawings and supplementary documentation (Bills of Materials etc.).
  • Produce engineering drawings and supporting documentation (Bills of materials etc.).
  • Provide technical support to Production, Sales, Service and Customer Support.
  • Adhere to the quality system for example using ECOs (Engineering Change Order) to document changes.
  • Conduct technical investigations, develop and maintain appropriate design and support processes, carrying out root cause analysis and initiating corrective action as necessary.
  • To understand and apply relevant design, regulatory and industry standards.
  • To recognise new industry wide processes being developed and the opportunity to apply those within the Company.
  • Train other colleagues in FEA
  • Perform any additional duties as required

Targets

  • Work to deadlines and KPI targets set by the engineering manager.
  • Interact with Sales, Production and Test departments to optimise designs and resolve fabrication and assembly issues in a timely manner

Skills Essential

  • High level of skill with FEA/CFD analysis software.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of at least one modern 3D modelling package.
  • Working knowledge of mechanical engineering practices – materials, fixings, fabrication etc.
  • Strong knowledge of plastic material properties and the associated moulding processes
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues.
  • Work to strict deadlines.
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships
  • Strong task and project leadership skills, identifying what is important
  • Positive attitude towards solving engineering problems
  • High quality of work and attention to detail
  • Experience in creating and releasing BOM
  • Interest in the product and its application

 

Skills Desirable

  • Previous experience within the automotive sector
  • Experience of designing equipment for electrical applications
  • Previous knowledge of PPAP documentation and APQP application.

 

Qualifications

  • Degree qualified in Mechanical Engineering
  • Experienced user of finite element analysis software preferably Ansys
  • Experienced user of 3D modelling software

 

The Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • 4% Pension Contribution
  • Life Insurance
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • 25 days holiday (plus bank)

 

How to Apply

Applicants should email their CV and covering letter to hr@cressall.com

 

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ELECTRICAL DESIGN ENGINEER

Location: Leicester, LE5
Salary: Competitive
Contract: Full time (37.75 hours per week) permanent

About us

Cressall Resistors is an electrical equipment manufacturer based in Leicester with over 100 years’ experience. We design and manufacture electrical equipment used in electricity generation, transmission and distribution as well as in the industrial automation, marine, telecoms and rail transit markets. We supply to large contractors, OEMs and end users throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

About The Role

We are looking for an electrical design engineer who can provide expertise to support the engineering team with the design of electrical equipment for a range of industrial applications. This will include electrical best practice and implementation of industry standards. This is a pivotal role to the business as the design team continue to develop innovative solutions to meet customer specifications and develop products for new market applications.

The specific nature of the product make it essential that you have an excellent grasp of mechanical and electrical engineering principles. The successful candidate will be expected to have had several years hands-on design experience.

Principal responsibilities include:

  • Review design requirements & assist engineering team with technical aspects of designs including specification of materials.
  • Produce design calculations and corresponding paperwork to manufacture designs (resistor element and design overview sheets).
  • Produce and Approve drawings, Bills of Materials and other design information issued for equipment manufacture.
  • Conduct technical investigations, develop and maintain appropriate design and support processes, carrying out root cause analysis and initiating corrective action as necessary.
  • Provide technical support to Production, Sales, Service and Customer Support.
  • Deliver projects on schedule and on budget, demonstrating the ability to handle the pressure of managing a complex range of projects, a high volume of work, within a fast pace of implementation.
  • Understand and apply relevant design, regulatory and industry standards.

About You

  • Experience with electrical design work preferably with medium and high voltage design experience.
  • Qualified to degree level (or equivalent) in electrical engineering.
  • Knowledge of, and experience of designing in accordance with IEC 60204 and IEC 61439.
  • Experience of the product CE marking process and DFMEA.
  • A high level of competency with Autodesk, in particular AutoCAD Electrical is highly desirable.
  • A CAD software package such as Autodesk Inventor, Creo, Siemens would be an advantage.
  • Good communication and the ability to integrate not only with the design team, but other office staff and the manufacturing operatives.

 

The Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Company bonus scheme
  • 4% Pension Contribution
  • 25 days holiday (plus bank)
  • Life Insurance (3x salary)
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Free parking and Tea/Coffee
  • Flexible working arrangements

 

How to Apply

Applicants should email their CV and covering letter to hr@cressall.com

 

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INTERNAL SALES ENGINEER

Job Overview:

The Internal Sales Engineer is the initial technical resource for the company and is responsible for actively driving and managing the “application evaluation” stage of the sales process. The role operates as a bridge between Customers and Contracts/Engineering teams, demonstrating a comprehensive understanding of resistor products.

A key member of the Sales team you will build close relationships with our customers in dealing with technical sales enquiries, producing accurate and competitive quotes and being able to source solutions to meet their needs.

Responsibilities:

Processing customer enquiries, which will involve:

  • Initial customer contact via telephone, email and face to face
  • Managing and understanding and interpreting customer requirements
  • Producing designs and costed solutions to satisfy these requirements, whilst maximising the benefit for the company
  • Production of quotations/tenders in a timely, clear, detailed and accurate manner.
  • Follow up quotations in a timely manner to secure profitable orders
  • Maintain expert level of product knowledge and applications.
  • Provide pre-sales technical expertise and product education to new and existing customers
  • Ensuring orders are processed quickly and that information allowing for design and manufacturing is passed to the relevant department
  • Ensuring that customers are kept informed of order (contract) status and that any issues are resolved quickly
  • Maintaining accurate up-to-date records of enquiries, quotations, orders and customer activity
  • Pursue new business opportunities

Skills – Essential:

  • HNC in electrical engineering or equivalent apprenticeship
  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • Customer focused approach with excellent communication skills
  • Problem solving approach
  • Strong technical mindset and able to read and interpret technical data and translate to others
  • Good IT skills, including Microsoft products including Word and Excel
  • Self–motivated
  • To be organised, accurate and have an eye for detail

 

Skills – Desirable:

  • Degree in electrical, electronic or control and engineering
  • Familiarity with either large OEMs and contractors or international customers
  • Previous experience or knowledge of high power or high voltage

 

We offer:

A competitive salary commensurate with your experience, generous contributory pension scheme, company bonus, cycle to work scheme and 25 days annual holiday.

How to Apply

Applicants should email their CV and covering letter to hr@cressall.com


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