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 primary support to the protective coating process at our two manufacturing facilities.


  • 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
  • Troubleshooting and identifying root cause of paint defects relating to substrate, wash, paint and curing
  • 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 for new coating systems
  • Investigation and validation on new technologies to improve coating performance and reduce operational costs
  • Design, coordinate and document all applicable paint testing
  • Design and implementation of manufacturing improvements
  • Preventative maintenance procedures
  • Continuous Improvement (Kaizen) activities
  • Research and specification of new capital equipment
  • Problem solving efforts using A3 thinking
  • Support non-paint engineering initiatives as needed



  • B. S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Chemical Engineering or related field
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in a process engineering role
  • Preferred 2 years with powder coat and/or liquid paint experience


  • 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
  • Excellent written and oral communication


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