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New business for Leicester manufacturer creates more jobs

Resistor manufacturer Cressall opens up three new vacancies.
Published 15 April 2014

Leicester based resistor manufacturer Cressall Resistors is currently recruiting for senior roles in the area. The company has gone from strength to strength in recent years, winning substantial amounts of new business in the UK and Europe. This new phase of recruitment comes on the back of another push towards the end of 2013.

The company wants to employ design engineers, electrical engineers and mechanical engineers. People interested in any of the above roles should email their CV and covering letter to

Cressall Resistors designs and manufactures power resistors used in electricity generation, transmission and distribution for the automation, marine, telecoms and rail transit markets. These include neutral earthing resistors and dynamic braking systems for motors and industrial drives.

“We enjoyed a productive end of year for 2013 and this year has already begun in full swing,” explained Cy Wilkinson, managing director of Cressall Resistors. “We’ve won new contracts; further improved our prototyping techniques and launched a research and development department. We are now in the very fortunate position of hiring for new roles in the manufacturing team,” he concluded.

Cressall Resistors welcomes applicants with relevant experience in the design of power resistors for the design engineer role. The prospective team member must be able utilise the fabrication techniques available in the Cressall works as well as materials approved by the technical manager in a cost effective way.

The company is also looking for an experienced electrical engineer to support the team with the design of equipment for a range of industrial applications. This will require knowledge of electrical best practice and implementation of industry standards. The role at hand is pivotal to the business as the design team continually develops innovative ways to meet customer specifications and develop products for new market applications.

In addition, Cressall Resistors is also recruiting for a mechanical engineer with a good knowledge of electrical engineering principles, materials and their performance. The candidate will be expected to have several years of hands-on design experience and will be able to use finite element analysis software, such as Ansys, and 3D modelling software such as Autodesk Inventor.

For more information on the roles available and the salary and bonus scheme offered, please visit the vacancies page on Cressall Resistors’ web site.


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