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Plant Operations & Maintenance Technician

Job ID 2444896 Date posted 06/24/2016
Location:Forbes, MN
Country:United States
Job Code:2374
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. 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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This is the entry-level job posting for United Taconite. located in Eveleth and Forbes, Minnesota.

We are accepting applications for current and future openings. If you do apply, please be sure to keep your resume and application up-to-date as things change.

Principal Functions

This position operates various ore processing and pelletizing equipment, such as crushers, filters, grinding mill areas, balling drum areas, furnace/kiln equipment etc. and also performs light maintenance on the equipment being operated.

People hired to fill this position will also have an opportunity to bid on any Mining Equipment openings that develop.

Specific Responsibilities by Priority

This position involves a variety of operating areas; incumbents are expected to become trained in all areas over time for maximum flexibility in assignments. These positions work a rotating schedule of 12 hour shifts to provide 24/7 coverage for the facility.

Education Needed

2 years post secondary with 2 yearsexperience; or equivalent experience

Successful candidates will need to pass a pre-employment physical, including a drug screen;background check, and otherpre-employment testing.


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C&E Awards

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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