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Process Engineer

Job ID 7637496 Date posted 03/29/2018
Location:Silver Bay, MN
Country:United States
Job Code:2690
Position Type:Salary

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. Additionally, we operate an iron ore mining complex in Western Australia. 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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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 by the close of the posting period. Please contact the Human Resources department with any questions.

Cleveland Cliffs Employees -

Apply by forwarding a resume to your local Human Resources Department. The local HR offices will forward candidate resumes to the Northshore Mining HR Department, Attn: Martha Schlangen. Please reference the Process Engineer position when applying.

External Candidates -

All interested external candidates should apply online Northshore Mining and Cleveland Cliffs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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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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