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Congineer - LS&I Railroad

Job ID 12362652 Date posted 06/26/2019
Location:Ishpeming, MI
Country:United States
Job Code:3023
Position Type:Hourly

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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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Accountable for safe work and operating practices, thorough knowledge of the General Code of Operating Rules, knowledge of and compliance with all Federal Railroad Administration Guidelines.

  • Responsible for safe and efficient operation of a locomotive(s) and train
  • Operation of locomotive, requires the manipulation of throttle and brake controls as well as interpreting gauges and controls and making timely operational decisions
  • Must be able to manipulate valves and switches both inside and outside the cab
  • Must be able to operate handbrakes on both locomotives and cars
  • Ascends and descends steps and ladders to get on and off the equipment
  • Work on freight trains, take direction from conductor, foremen and supervisors
  • Line switches
  • Couple cars
  • Connect air hose couplings
  • Responsible for locomotive inspections
  • Perform switching, make up and break up of trains and road haul of trains
  • Maintain accurate records of cars handled, repairs performed, track conditions encountered and corrective action taken
  • Responsible for the safe work practices around the railroad fixed plant and railroad rolling stock
  • Communication with customers and connecting carriers
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with coworkers and supervisors.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Minimum of a high school education or general education development (GED).
  • 1-3 years of job related work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience, preferred.
  • Perceived aptitude in the transportation field and demonstrateddesire to learn required.
  • Excellent reading andcommunication skills.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Applicant will be subject to CFR Part 219 Control of Alcohol & Drug Use and CFR Part 228 Covered Service Regulations.
  • Work safely and efficiently at various heights.
  • Must have the ability and willingness to understand and apply safety rules, practice safe work habits, identify safety risks and avoid potentially risky behaviors and situations.
  • Must have the ability to effectively and accurately understand, interpret, reference, evaluate, organize and record non-technical and technical information.
  • Ensure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety, operations and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).
  • Must practice safe work habits to prevent on the job accidents and injuries and make the prevention of job accidents and injuries a priority.
  • Must utilize all protective equipment as assigned/required.
  • This is a call board position, which requires being subject to call 24/7.
  • Lake Superior & Ishpeming Railroad operates 24 hours per day, 7 days per week in all weather conditions. You may be required to work various shifts, overtime, holidays and weekends in all weather conditions.
  • Must be able to successfully pass the General Code of Operating Rules (GCOR) exam to become GCOR qualified with the ability to remain qualified.
  • Must have current valid state Driver's License and be eligible to be insured under the LS&I vehicle insurance company.
  • Ability to work with, on and around moving and rotating heavy equipment.
  • The pay rate for this position is set by the union agreement and cannot be individually negotiated.
  • Must be willing and able to work on/around large equipment such as rail cars, locomotives and cranes.
  • Must be willing and able to climb ladders and/or scaffolding
  • Walking on uneven surfaces, frequently climbing on/off equipment in all weather conditions.
  • Must have the ability to frequently reach, lift and maneuver objects of varying dimensions and weights up to 50 pounds
  • Mobility required; bending, twisting, turning, climbing
  • Exposed to noise, dust, dirt, heights and vibrations
  • Must be able to visually distinguish color signal aspects and with training, distinguish auditory signals.
  • All positions require pre-employment background verification, physical and pre-employment drug/alcohol screening.
  • Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC): Federal authority requires LS&I employees, whose work requires unescorted access to secure areas of port facilities, to obtain a TWIC. A TWIC is a condition of employment for such positions and requires candidates to those positions to submit to a TSA security assessment (to include, but not limited to, providing: biographic information; identity documents; fingerprints; digital photograph). More information is available at


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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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