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Diesel Mechanic, Railroad

Job ID 9374745 Date posted 09/19/2018
Location:Babbitt, MN
Country:United States
Job Code:2795
Position Type:Hourly

About Cleveland-Cliffs Inc.

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. Additionally, we operate an iron ore mining complex in Western Australia. 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. For more information, visit

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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 or achieve a satisfactory score on the NSM Diesel Maintenance Assessment at the next available assessment testing date – see HR for more information.

  • Strong mechanical troubleshooting skills are required.

  • Electrical troubleshooting skills are preferred.

  • Hydraulic troubleshooting skills are preferred.

  • Must be able to read and understand schematics.

  • 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 have excellent communication skills, demonstrated positive attitude, and 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.


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The U.S. Talent Acquisition team was awarded a 2012 Candidate Experience Award by the Talent Board. The Talent Board is a non-profit organization that showcases employers who deliver outstanding candidate experiences. This is the second year in a row that Cliffs has earned this award, which is based on feedback directly from our job candidates. Cliffs is the only Natural Resources company to receive this award.

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