|Location:||Forbes, MN||Country:||United States||Job Code:||2961||Position Type:||Salary|
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. For more information, visithttp://www.clevelandcliffs.com
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This job was created to keep focus on the operational operating strategies and to ultimately make more tons at
lower cost. This position will be aligned to take some of the work off of the Section Managers to allow them to
perform more of the work of their role, and off of front line supervisors so that they will be able tospend more
on in the plant.
This position also oversees the dayshift labor crew of approximately 20 people so supervisory experience is
helpful. This position is a key link among the operating, maintenance and process group. This position will keep
abreast of mechanical and process issues and use the maintenance system to arrange timely, comprehensive repairs
to improve plant availability and productivity.
The following is a list of duties that are expected from this position:
- Manpower Staffing
- Make sure crew has properly trained staff to
fill potential vacancies on a short-term basis.
- Post for overtime to fill vacancies that are known ahead
of time and notify individuals that were awarded the OT shift.
sure that Overtime is equalized accordingly and sheets are updated frequently
- Inform individuals
ahead of time if they will be forced to work a shift that is not filled with overtime or cannot be filled with
- Operating Production Schedule
an operating production schedule that determines the requirements for each day of the week.
- Eventually this will evolve into a 30-60-90 day plan.
- This will
include all operating departments including the pit as well as mine engineering and the plant process
- This operational schedule will be tracked in the Level 2 meeting
- Deviation from the plan will need to be addressed and
- Coordinate all three operating departments in the plant so that maintenance in one
area isn’t hindering operations in another.
- Maintenance – the eight-week schedule is
something that we are striving to achieve. Without buy-in from operations this will not happen. This position will
be key to making this system function. Maintenance is a service function to operations, but this will only happen
if operations is giving maintenance direction on what needs to be fixed.
- Write work orders based on operator’s daily inspection sheets
- Monitor the general
work order backlog to ensure that work orders are correctly prioritized and scheduled accordingly
with maintenance and operators to refine the JIMS inspection routes. Make sure that we are capturing all potential
problem areas that are creating down time in the plant and losing production tons. Generate work orders based on
completed inspection sheets.
- Create an effective inspection route
for the crusher and pellet plant operators (similar to the concentrator) to identify work
- Manage the
maintenance backlog and communicate that with the operators so they are aware that their issues are not being
- Keep an active logbook in all areas that operators can view so that they know their problems
are being addressed.
- Take input from maintenance as to the proper timing of PM’s and other
MST’s. Provide maintenance feedback if frequencies aren’t accurate on PM’s and
- Communicate with the reliability group to schedule work that they are recommending. This work
typically should not be break-in work, but work that will fit well into the eight-week schedule.
- Work with
maintenance on setting up a component tracking system to reduce break-in work.
- Monitor production
equipment and make recommendations to change out/repair equipment based on proper operating parameters. (e.g.
steel changes, cyclone c/o, pump performance, etc.) The focus should be to change out/repair equipment when it is
not operating effectively and not making tons, not when it is completely worn out.
- Coordinate a clean up
schedule based around the maintenance activities scheduled for the week.
- Operating Work Order
- Write work orders to capture work needed to be done by
- In order to determine manpower requirements in the
future it is critical to determine where we are assigning our resources.
- Work orders need to follow the
same discipline that maintenance work order are receiving.
- The planners will be responsible for scheduling
the operating work orders, printing job cards, and closing work orders properly.
- An eventual
scheduling system will be developed after a work order system is set up for operating
- Participate in the
- We will strive to set up a rolling 12-month
operating plan to be able to coordinate maintenance activities across the site.
- This position
will be responsible for allocating resources to address plant needs. Capturing the cost of these resources will
help in setting annual budgets.
- Process Engineering
- Work with the process engineers to give them a focus on what needs to be addressed in the plant.
They are a service department and their work should be defined by operations (their customers)
changes that the process engineers come up with and make sure that improvements to the process are
- DAS System
- This system if used
correctly will give both operations and maintenance valuable information resulting in less downtime and increased
- This system needs to be implemented. Proper training to the operators will be key to
successful implementation and sustainability.
- Results will need to
be periodically audited to make sure the system is providing us with reliable
- Develop a weekly report capturing all outages. Report to capture minutes of
downtime for both maintenance and operating delays. Review each week at the Level 3 meeting to determine where we
can get better.
- Standard Work
- This position will
be instrumental in implementing and sustaining the critical driver processes. As a part of this process, standard
work will be developed for key operating positions.
- Development of
standard work for key operating jobs will be the priority. Eventually capturing all operating jobs. A timeline
will be setup to track the eventual completion of this task.
- Process improvement
- This position will be key to suggesting areas that will
make the biggest impact to the operation
- This position will be key
to the completion of the projects. This will include following the projects through the planning and scheduling
processes to ensure a timely completion.
Prefer 4-year degree in data management, process engineering, business administration, or related field
Mining or manufacturing experience is helpful