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Operations Supervisor-HotSide

Job ID 5918330 Date posted 10/08/2017
Location:Forbes, MN
Country:United States
Job Code:2599
Position Type:Salary

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. is an international mining and natural resources company. The Company is a major global iron ore producer and a significant producer of high-and low-volatile metallurgical coal. Cliffs' strategy is to continually achieve greater scale and diversification in the mining industry through a focus on serving the world's largest and fastest growing steel markets. Driven by the core values of social, environmental and capital stewardship, Cliffs associates across the globe endeavor to provide all stakeholders operating and financial transparency.

The Company is organized through a global commercial group responsible for sales and delivery of Cliffs' products and a global operations group responsible for the production of the minerals the Company markets. Cliffs operates iron ore and coal mines in North America and an iron ore mining complex in Western Australia.



Lead operations crews on the Hot Side areas to safely execute the operations plan on a shift-by-shift basis.


oUnderstand significant deviations from the department’s operating / maintenance plan - lead subordinates to correct and implement sustainable solutions to deviations.

oElevate deviations to the Section Manager that cannot be corrected at Supervisor level. Plan and prioritize work assignments from the weekly work order packet on a daily basis by coordinating and communicating with operations, maintenance, scheduling personnel, and assigning daily work assignments.

oMonitor and inspect the quality of completed work assignments.

oCollaborate with other supervisors to minimize variation between shifts and implement best practices.

oGather information from previous supervisor(s) and crew in the shift transition meeting and use this information to create a shift plan. Communicate this plan to the oncoming crew by sharing both the shift operating parameters and any special tasks required.

oComplete shift inspection of subordinates’ assigned areas and assign clean-up tasks to crew members and/or maintenance tasks to shift maintenance as identified from any out-of-standard conditions in the plant and process equipment.

oComplete work ID for Asset Management according to the standards set in the Maintenance Process Standards (MPS).

oResource crews with skills required to meet daily department plan requirements. Assign resources to equipment based on skill sets and seniority.

oSupport the Section Manager in cascading the Site Strategy down to subordinates and assist the Section Manager in the development of the Department Operating Strategies.

oCommunicate the Department Operating Strategy and objectives to crews.

oImplement continual quality improvement initiatives, communicate the priority of process improvement work to subordinates and monitor that process improvement work is completed.


oBachelor's/Vocational degree in appropriate discipline or equivalent work experience

oAt least 5 years’ experience in taconite processing or related industry preferred

oSupervisory or leadership experience preferred

oTeam player with strong written and verbal communication skills

oStrong computer skills or ability to learn new skills


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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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