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Mine Operations Dispatcher

Job ID 9587591 Date posted 10/09/2018
Location:Eveleth, MN
Country:United States
Job Code:2791
Position Type:Salary

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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Purpose of the Role:

Operate the mine dispatch system to contribute to the safe execution of daily mine plans to deliver blended ore to meet plant requirements on a shift by shift basis.

Typical Tasks Specific to this Role

-Utilize the dispatch system to deliver a quality three ore blend to the plant while meeting all material movement requirements in accordance to the weekly mine plan.

-Optimize the dispatch current best practices to improve pit productivity

-Monitor the crude ore buffer at the plant so the concentrator does not run out of feed whereby scheduled maintenance can be performed on the crusher without adversely impacting the constraint.

-Monitor dispatch data to ensure accuracy and provide feedback to Dispatch Engineer on any issues. Correct data as required and implement any improvements with the system.

-Make adjustments to mine plan execution based on alternate mine plans if current mine plan unable to execute. If no alternate mine plan available, communicate with mine short range planner to find alternate solution within short range plan.

-Work with mine operations supervisors in relation to assignment of employees to equipment based on manpower and equipment availability.

-Communicate with train crews and plant in terms of crude ore train movements

-Communicate with train dispatch when cycle times are not being met with trains or if other issues arise with trains or in mine that will impact train cycle times.

-Monitor Crusher performance and communicate issues or information to plant and pit supervisors to enable to take actions when required

Experience Required:

-A two year degree (BS Mine Engineering preferred), or equivalent relevant work experience

-1 to 5 years related experience preferred

-Experience/knowledge in mine engineering, mining, crushing, and transportation (rail) processes systems and ore characterizations (blending and grades)

-Experience/knowledge in mine planning, land/mine development and reclamation

-Experience/knowledge in maintenance and reliability processes and systems; computer experience is a must

-Demonstrated commitment to the continuous increase of knowledge and the application of such


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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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