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Diesel Mechanic

Job ID 815804080 Date posted 08/25/2020
Location : Babbitt, MN
JobCode : 3169
Position Type : Hourly

Description :


LOCATION:                BABBITT

AREA:                          RAILROAD MAINTENANCE


The primary function of this position will be to perform mechanical maintenance on locomotives and track maintenance equipment.  Additional responsibilities include; engine repair, traction motor repair and change outs, air brakes and any other duties as assigned.


  • A minimum of a 2 year degree in diesel or mechanical maintenance (preference given for diesel mechanic) OR at least 2 years of professional diesel mechanic or heavy equipment mechanic experience is required.

  • Applicants must have achieved a satisfactory score on the NSM Diesel Maintenance Assessment.

  • Strong mechanical and electrical troubleshooting skills are required.

  • Hydraulic troubleshooting skills are preferred.

  • Must be able to read and understand air and hydraulic schematics.

  • Must be able to read and understand electrical prints.

  • Proven mechanical aptitude in a previous applicable position.

  • Experience working with locomotives is preferred.

  • Experience operating heavy equipment is preferred.This individual will be required to move locomotives and track equipment for maintenance purposes and operate heavy equipment in and around the shop and on the tracks.

  • Demonstrated commitment to safety.

  • Highly motivated to learn new tasks and assist co-workers.

  • Excellent attendance record.

  • Must be willing accept assignments in all areas of Railroad Maintenance.

  • Must have excellent communication skills, demonstrated positive attitude, & good work ethic.

  • Must be self-directed and have a collaborative approach to problem solving.

  • Must meet vision requirements (specific to determining colors).

Please note that all applicants must meet the physical requirements of the position by the close of the posting period. 

Who We Are

Founded in 1847, Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. is the largest and oldest independent iron ore mining company in the United States. We are a major supplier of iron ore pellets to the North American steel industry from our mines and pellet plants located in Michigan and Minnesota.

By 2020, Cliffs expects to be the sole producer of hot briquetted iron (HBI) in the Great Lakes region with the development of its first production plant in Toledo, OH. Driven by the core values of safety, social, environmental and capital stewardship, our employees endeavor to provide all stakeholders with operating and financial transparency.

Ready to seek your newest professional adventure? Explore our range of opportunities and join us at Cliffs.

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Employment Opportunities

Cleveland-Cliffs offers opportunities for high-performing individuals in a myriad of technical and professional disciplines. Whether in the field or office, Cliffs fosters an environment that empowers our employees to achieve their highest potential. Regardless of the location, employees will be presented with a challenging and rewarding environment. A competitive compensation package, opportunities for advancement and work-life balance all lead to a positive, passionate career at Cleveland-Cliffs.

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