Systems Control, a division of Northern Star Industries, Inc.


Job Locations US-MI-Iron Mountain


As a member of the Manufacturing Engineering team, you will provide expertise in protective coating solutions for our manufactured products.


  • Technical expert/resource for surface preparation of steels, aluminums and galvanized metals
  • Technical expert/resource for solvent-based, water-based and powder coat paint systems
  • Troubleshoot and identify root cause of paint defects relating to substrate, wash, paint and curing
  • Apply knowledge of coating performance testing relating to corrosion, weathering, adhesion, etc.
  • Assist with the paint system specification based on required coating performance and product environment
  • Lead the development of in-house paint process parameters and standards
  • Research and validate new technologies to improve coating performance and reduce operational costs
  • Design, coordinate and document all applicable paint testing
  • Lead, design and implementation of manufacturing process improvements
  • Assist in development of preventative maintenance procedures
  • Lead / participate in continuous Improvement (Kaizen) activities
  • Research and specification of new capital equipment
  • Participate in problem solving efforts using A3 thinking


  • B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Chemical Engineering or related field
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a process engineering role
  • Minimum of 2 years with powder coat and/or liquid paint experience preferred
  • Technical knowledge of paint processes, to include powder coat, solvent and water-based systems
  • Capital equipment analysis and justifications
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Understanding of Lean Manufacturing
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at one time
  • Demonstrated computer skills with MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and Creo (preferred)
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Demonstrated leadership ability to execute change



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