Manufacturing Process Engineer (Protective Coating Specialist)

Northern Star Industries Iron Mountain , MI 49801

Posted 3 months ago


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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Manufacturing Process Engineer (Protective Coating Specialist)

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