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


Job Locations US-MI-Iron Mountain


As the Group Leader of the Manufacturing Engineering team, you will manage a diverse team of talented professionals who support the engineering and production of our manufactured products.


  • Provide daily leadership to team to ensure all safety, quality, delivery, and cost reduction initiatives are being executed and goals are being met
  • Lead and prioritize manufacturing improvements including fixtures, tools, machine utilization, and layout redesign
  • Ensure team members are conducting work in accordance with the governing quality manual, work instructions, procedures and standard work processes
  • Maintain standardized training and process documentation in accordance with the QMS
  • Promote and lead by example in the participation of “My Ideas”, Coach, Problem Solving, Lean and other continuous improvement processes/initiatives applying these principles within the team to drive out waste and reduce costs
  • Lead team A3 strategic goals related to Safety, Quality, Cost, Delivery and Cap Ex
  • Align relevant group metrics along with associated data collection to quantify improvements
  • Research and provide justification for new capital equipment to support manufacturing operations
  • Lead / participate in Continuous Improvement (Kaizen) activities
  • Teach and lead problem solving efforts using A3 thinking
  • Drive performance within team to improve results
  • Develop direct reports, onboard new team members, daily, weekly, and yearly coaching of employees to build an actively engaged workforce
  • Work closely with production, design, and project management leaders to ensure alignment on projects and priorities



  • Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field or equivalent in education with experience
  • Minimum five years increasingly responsible experience in engineering or operations management position in a similar industry. Experience driving strategic goals with guidance of direct reports.


  • Highly motivated with excellent leadership skills possessing the ability to drive initiatives and produce results
  • Strong organizational skills with a proven ability to effectively align priorities to meet business needs
  • Adept at methodically analyzing problems and making quality decisions
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills
  • Ability to effectively interface with internal and external customers and suppliers


  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Proven project management skills
  • Strong understanding of Lean Manufacturing
  • Capital equipment analysis and justification
  • 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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