Materials Engineer

Engineering Turners Falls, Massachusetts


Position at Judd Wire, Inc.



Materials Engineer  

Judd Wire Inc., a Sumitomo Electric Group company, is looking for a Materials Engineer for our Turners Falls, MA office. The engineer will be responsible for insulation compounds used in Judd Wire products, maintaining existing and developing new formulations. The engineer will also assist other functional groups within the company to assess material related defects and provide compliance information for customer and industry material regulations.   


Job Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Maintain existing compound formulations and specifications. Work with internal Compounding and Purchasing teams or external suppliers to confirm ingredient availability and formulation processability.
  • Identify alternative ingredients or formulations which may improve quality or cost for evaluation in products.
  • Maintain product compliance certifications for existing products. Become familiar with major compliance regulations affecting Judd Wire product and work with Purchasing to update compliance information as needed when regulations are updated.
  • Support new product development for the company by contributing as a member of cross-functional teams working on new products.
  • Identify existing formulations which will satisfy product requirements, or work with external and internal technical experts to identify modified or new formulations to meet product needs and costs.
  • Provide technical support to Manufacturing, Purchasing, Quality and other departments concerning materials material-related product problems. Perform analytical analysis where necessary to determine root cause, and recommend corrective actions for materials or manufacturing process.
  • Assist with tasks and projects assigned by direct manager or senior management.  Coordinate with Engineering team to share supporting task workload as appropriate.
  • Perform other similar duties as required within the department, or as assigned by manager. 



Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant Engineering field with applicable coursework or experience.
  • Knowledge of basic principles of polymer materials and extrusion processing.
  • Effective technical writing skills for internal and external customers
  • Ability to work within or lead cross-functional teams to solve engineering problems.


Desired Qualifications: 

  • 1 to 3 years of experience in the polymer manufacturing, compounding, or wire and cable industries.
  • Knowledge in specifications, standards and product testing protocols for Aerospace 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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