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Engineer, Reliability

Job ID 1275130992 Date posted 09/09/2020
Location : Silver Bay, MN
JobCode : 3181
Position Type : Salary

Description :

SITION:                                 RELIABILITY ENGINEER

LOCATION:                          SILVER BAY

AREA:                                   ASSET MANAGEMENT

Northshore Mining Company, a subsidiary of Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., is a taconite mining and processing facility located in Northern Minnesota.  The mining facility is located in Babbitt, MN, and the processing plant is located in Silver Bay, MN, on the north shore of Lake Superior.  We have an immediate opening for a Reliability Engineer.  This position is located at our mining facility in Silver Bay, MN.  Travel between Silver Bay and Babbitt sites, other Cliffs mine sites and other associated business travel may be required.


General responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage the preventative and predictive maintenance programs including: non-destructive testing and analysis (ultrasonic, vibration, and thermography), lubrication, and key performance indicator monitoring.
  • Perform failure mode and effect analysis.
  • Perform Root Cause Analysis.
  • Perform Delays Analysis.
  • Perform risk management analysis.
  • Review data and evaluate results to develop improvement plans.
  • Manage improvement and cost savings projects.
  • Ensure supervision, mentoring and training when required.
  • Oversee lubrication contractor performance.


Requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Industrial Technology.
  • At least 5 years of experience as a Reliability Engineer is preferred, but not required.
  • Skilled in team solving techniques.
  • Previous project management experience is preferred.
  • Previous project engineering experience is preferred.
  • Strong equipment troubleshooting skills.
  • Experience with cost analysis and budgeting.
  • Previous maintenance management experience is preferred.
  • Experience with root cause analysis methods and procedures.
  • Ability to motivate and empower direct report and/or team members.
  • Working knowledge of reliability centered maintenance and predictive maintenance technologies.
  • Familiarity with ISO 9001/14000 requirements preferred.
  • Strong report writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Must have strong computer skills; Microsoft Office experience, Access experience, and MS Project knowledge; preference for individuals with computerized maintenance management system experience.
  • Must be capable of working effectively and safely using a participative management style in a team environment.

Who We Are

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.

Ready to seek your newest professional adventure? Explore our range of opportunities and join us at Cliffs.

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Employment Opportunities

Cleveland-Cliffs offers opportunities for high-performing individuals in a myriad of technical and professional disciplines. Whether in the field or office, Cliffs fosters an environment that empowers our employees to achieve their highest potential. Regardless of the location, employees will be presented with a challenging and rewarding environment. A competitive compensation package, opportunities for advancement and work-life balance all lead to a positive, passionate career at Cleveland-Cliffs.

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