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Mine/Plant Equipment Operators

Job ID 2080925 Date posted 04/30/2016
Location:Hibbing, MN
Country:United States
Job Code:2343
Position Type:Hourly

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.


Mine/Plant Equipment Operators

Company Overview:

Cleveland-Cliffs a leading mining and natural resources company. Founded in 1847, we are recognized as 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, we expect to be the sole producer of hot briquetted iron (“HBI”) in the Great Lakes region with the development of our first production plant in Toledo, Ohio. Driven by the core values of safety, social, environmental and capital stewardship, our employees endeavor to provide all stakeholders with operating and financial transparency.

Site Overview:

Hibbing Taconite Company (HTC) is located in the center of Minnesota’s Mesabi Iron Range near the cities of Hibbing and Chisholm. HTC is owned by Mittal Steel (62.3%), U.S. Steel (14.7%) and Cliffs Mining Company (23%). Cliffs Mining Company is also the managing agent. Plant capacity is rated at 8.0 million tons of iron ore pellets annually.

Position Summary:

The primary function of this position is to operate equipment either in the Mine (Pit) or Plant processing environment. This may include, but not limited to dump trucks, front-end loaders, dozers and graders in the pit or the monitoring, cleaning, sampling and maintenance tasks associated with the operation of plant equipment.

  • These positions may requires bending, lifting, climbing, and communicating via the radio.
  • These positions require hand/eye coordination.
  • These positions may require the maneuvering of large equipment.
  • These positions may require working in a dusty and loud environment.


  • Excellent safety record and genuine concern for safety in the workplace.
  • Solid work/school attendance.
  • Recent heavy equipment operating and/or industrial experience is required.
  • Must be flexible with work assignments; will assist other departments as needed and required.
  • Must have an exceptional work ethic, strong communication and interpersonal skills, and be able to work in a self-directed team environment.
  • Must also be willing to work a rotating shift schedule (Days, Afternoons, and Nights) with varying days off.


  • Education:2 year degree.
  • Technical Skills:Experience Operating Heavy Equipment, or work in an industrial setting.


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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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