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

Mechanical Engineer Co-Op

Job Locations US-MI-Iron Mountain



Interested in launching your mechanical engineering career with a growing company?  Would you like to become a valued member of a team of professionals who provide manufacturing engineering solutions that transform the electrical utility industry? 


Co-ops and interns


  • Assist with design and implementation of manufacturing improvements
  • Design fixtures/ tools for welding, assembly, and machine areas
  • Assist with preventative maintenance procedures
  • Research and justify new capital equipment
  • Recognize and help with problem solving efforts in the plant
  • Create methods for standard work procedures
  • Work with design engineers to reduce costs and help improve quality of product


  • Pursuing a B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field
  • Basics of manufacturing processes such as welding, metal cutting and forming, painting and assembly
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing concepts
  • Experience with Pro/Engineer or equivalent is a plus
  • Experience in fixture design (part specific tables and tools to help with manufacturing practices)
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Strong leadership skills to lead a team and pull information from others
  • Problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated computer skills including MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and Pro-Engineer
  • Understanding of Lean Manufacturing
  • Ability to take on multiple responsibilities/projects at once
  • Prioritize based on due dates or importance of projects



Systems Control is North America's leader in the design and manufacturing of solutions that enable the delivery of energy to the world.






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