Senior Application Engineer - Automotive

Engineering Turners Falls, Massachusetts


Position at Judd Wire, Inc.




Senior Application Engineer Automotive  

Judd Wire Inc., a Sumitomo Electric Group company, is looking for a Senior Application Engineer Automotive for our Turners Falls, MA office. The candidate will join the Design and Development team, focusing on wire and cable manufactured for the Automotive industry. This engineer will lead cross-functional teams developing new products, and will develop standards for existing products and product platforms. The engineer will work within the company to identify problems and implement solutions associated with product performance, design, or materials. The engineer will also communicate with customers to answer questions about product application and performance   


Job Duties and Responsibilities:   

  • Design and develop Automotive wire and cable in support of new business opportunities. Lead or participate as key member of cross-functional teams to develop new product platforms and platform extensions. Understand relevant industry and customer specifications and existing products to inform development decisions.
  • Write application guidance for Automotive wire and cable and answer customer requests for additional information on product performance and use.
  • Participate in customer meetings to understand customer input for current and future products and provide recommended solutions. Establish test plans with customers and qualifying agencies to approve product changes and maintain approvals.
  • Create and maintain material and product specifications, bills of material, and manufacturing instructions for existing product platforms. Create new and improve existing design standards for Judd Wire products. Evaluate and implement improvements to products and instructions to achieve quality, cost, and efficiency improvements.
  • Provide technical support to Manufacturing, Purchasing, and Quality concerning product design and testing. Lead design review and corrective action meetings for production products to resolve problems in design and workmanship.
  • Assist with tasks and/or projects assigned by direct manager or senior management. Perform other similar duties as required within the department, or as assigned by manager. Coordinate with Engineering team to share supporting task workload as appropriate.



Basic Qualifications:   

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant Engineering field with applicable coursework or experience.
  • 1 to 3 years of experience in the wire and cable industry or related field.
  • Knowledge in specifications, standards and product testing protocols for Automotive wire and cable.
  • Knowledge of basic principles of wire conductors and insulators, current flow, and electric circuits.
  • Effective technical writing skills for internal and external customers.
  • Ability to work within and lead cross-functional teams to solve engineering problems.


Desired Qualifications:   

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in the wire and cable manufacturing or related industry.
  • Demonstrated experience in the product design and development of cables for the Automotive market.
  • Knowledge in specifications, standards and product testing protocols for Automotive wire and cable.



  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • 401(k) with Employer Match
  • Life, AD&D and Disability
  • PTO and Holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program


About Judd Wire, Inc.   

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   

Since the founding of Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. in 1897 with copper wire production, we have developed many new technologies and products through innovative R&D activities based on Sumitomo Electric manufacturing technologies for electric wires and power cables.  With more than 350 subsidiaries worldwide, we continue to introduce a wide variety of products that fulfill the expectations of society, in five business fields: Automotive, Information & Communications, Electronics, Environment & Energy, and Industrial Materials.  We are a Fortune global 500 company.     

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