Process Engineer III

Engineering Turners Falls, Massachusetts


Position at Judd Wire, Inc.


Process Design Engineer III

Judd Wire is seeking a Process Design Engineer III whose main role will be to develop new processes to support the production of new and modified products within the Automotive, Aerospace and Electronic industries.  This position will work closely with Design Engineers, R&D Engineers, Wire and Cable Equipment Suppliers, Product Managers, Marketing and Quality Assurance to support the development of new electrical wire products.  The incumbent’s major responsibility will be to deliver the overall manufacturing process design, from start to finish, all while implementing value-add activities to improve product design for manufacturability.  The ideal candidate will demonstrate a technical approach to solving problems through use of proven engineering principles & theories; Possess the ability to successfully participate on cross-functional teams through effective communication, and positively engage with operators, area supervisors and technical leads on the production floor. 

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Significantly impact product designs throughout the new product development phases to promote positive yields and defect free manufacture at time of product launch.
  • Develop new and/or improved manufacturing processes and testing methods that are required to achieve the performance and cost requirement of the new product application.
  • Lead the successful launch of new products from the process design perspective through all phases of new product development
  • Setting up and evaluating new technologies and equipment for process development and improvement.
  • Participate in the development of new product documents such as PFMEA, Control Plans and Process Flow.
  • Work with equipment suppliers to insure resulting processes are capable, have sufficient controls in place, and perform as intended.
  • Maintain a strong presence on the production floor while positively influencing and building relationships with shop floor members and operations staff.
  • Identify and correct problems through use of root cause problem solving skills along with experimental approaches such as DOE, 5 Y, MSA, fishbone diagram, etc



  • At minimum a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial, Mechanical, Operations, or related Engineering field required, advanced degree preferred.
  • 58 years of experience as an Industrial, Manufacturing or Process Engineer in a new product development environment for high volume manufacturing.
  • Experience in designing advanced manufacturing processes such as fluopolymer extrusion, wire drawing, bunching and twisting, electron beam irradiation, etc
  • Must demonstrate through action a solid understanding of Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma principles and Statistical Process Control required.
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal.
  • Solid understanding of APQP tools such as FMEA, Control Plans & Process Flow to satisfy TS16949 requirements.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Proficient with Minitab, Excel, PowerPoint and Word a must.


About Your Company


Judd Wire, a Sumitomo Electric Group Company, is a high technology wire company, specializing in the use of electron beam crosslinked thermosets for wire insulation. By applying irradiation crosslinking technology to insulating materials, Judd Wire meets the needs of the wire and cable industry for economical, high-performance products. Judd Wire manufactures electronic wire and cable in over 100 styles recognized by Underwriters Laboratory, Canadian Standards and/or Military Specifications.

Judd Wire's two U.S. based factories are part of the Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. (SEI), the largest manufacturer of wire and cable in Japan that provides Judd Wire with access to their extensive network of research and product development facilities.

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About Sumitomo Electric Group

Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. is a recognized global technology leader with over 270,000 employees working at around 390 group companies in 40 countries.  Building on more than 120 years of innovation, today Sumitomo Electric is engaged in diversified business activities that support people’s daily lives and industries in five business segments: automotive, infocommunications, electronics, environment & energy, and industrial materials.  To learn more about Sumitomo Electric, please visit  You can watch videos from our past interns and corporate profile from our YouTube Channel (  Follow us on LinkedIn (