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Plant or Mine Maintenance

Job ID 10201578 Date posted 12/11/2018
Location:Silver Bay, MN
Country:United States
Job Code:2882
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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Plant or Mine Maintenance

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.

The primary function of this position is to provide mechanical maintenance coverage for the Silver Bay plant and Babbitt Mine Site. This includes responding to production loss breakdown repairs and schedules maintenance activities. These individual must work closely with operations to execute repairs and identify proper work. These individuals work four 10-hour shift per week or 12-hour rotating shifts, however, schedule adjustments may be done as business conditions warrant.



  • Repair and maintain equipment plant-wide.

  • Identify and repair safety hazards, and assist with incident investigations.

  • Use computerized maintenance management system (Ellipse) for work order record keeping and inventory withdrawal.

  • Work safely and wear appropriate personal protective equipment.


  • Minimum of 2-year degree in welding, automotive, heavy equipment maintenance, machining or at least 2 years of directly related full-time work experience is required. 2-year degree in industrial maintenance or millwrightis preferred.

  • Preference for candidates with industrial experience in pumps, mechanical drives, conveying equipment and millwright skills.

  • Must be able to use a computer. Experience with Computerized Maintenance Management Systems software is preferred.

  • Good troubleshooting skills and proven mechanical aptitude.

  • Excellent attendance record.

  • Excellent safety record and genuine concern for safety in the workplace.

  • Must be highly motivated, have an exceptional work ethic, strong communication and interpersonal skills, and be able to function well in a self-directed team environment.

  • Must be proficient in three position welding.

  • Advanced welding certification is preferred.

  • Must achieve a satisfactory score on the Northshore Mining Maintenance Assessment.

  • Must be willing to work shift work.

  • Must be willing to modify work schedule and assist throughout the plant as needed.

    Minimum 2-yr degree in welding, automotive, heavy equipment maintenance, machining or at least 2 years of related full-time work experience. 2-yr degree in industrial maintenance or millwright preferred.

    Industrial experience in pumps, mechanical drives, conveying equipment and millwright skills preferred.


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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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