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Process Engineer

Job ID 15122740 Date posted 01/31/2020
Location : Silver Bay, MN
JobCode : 3121
Position Type : Salary

Description :



AREA:                        PELLET PLANT

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 Process Engineer.  This position is located at our processing facility in Silver Bay, MN.  Travel to the Babbitt site, other Cleveland-Cliffs’ mine sites and other associated business travel may be required.


  • Daily in-depth monitoring of plant processes (trends, communications, hands-on field work and sampling)
  • Initiate and execute business improvement projects using appropriate methodology
  • Provide technical input and guidance to operations and maintenance teams
  • Direct activities of lab sampler, analyze and take action on the results
  • Provide technical input and advice for capital and R&M projects
  • Work closely with the Process Control Engineers and Control Room Operators to optimize the performance of the process through use of the control system and field instruments
  • Work with support groups to ensure process is in compliance (environmental, quality, safety)
  • Manage and supervise contractors as needed
  • Participate in periodic ISO events such as audits, reviews and reports


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mineral Processing, Metallurgy, Industrial or Chemical Engineering is required
  • 3+ years process experience in an industrial setting is preferred.
  • Skilled in team and individual problem solving techniques
  • Knowledge of process control, unit operations, statistics and project management required
  • Previous project engineering experience
  • Strong equipment troubleshooting skills
  • Experience with cost analysis and budgeting
  • Strong report writing and verbal communication skills
  • Computer skills to include the following:

-- Word processing

-- Spreadsheets

-- Databases

-- Auto-cad

-- DCS & PLC knowledge a plus

  • Must be capable of working effectively and safely using a participative management style in a team environment

Please note that all applicants must meet the physical requirements of the position.

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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