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Laboratory Technician

Job ID 297568832 Date posted 06/24/2020
Location : Toledo, OH
JobCode : 3150
Position Type : Hourly

Description :

The Laboratory Technician is responsible for conducting testing procedures before, during, and after the manufacturing and production process to ensure the materials and products comply with quality and safety standards.

Specific Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

  • Observe and adhere to all safety policies in order to ensure 100% safe operation in the laboratory
  • Maintain a clean and orderly laboratory area in order to adhere to high laboratory standards
  • Ensure daily and weekly scheduled quality checks are executed
  • Perform physical analysis, which requires frequent lifting of up to 35 lbs.
  • Record test results accurately in process control computers and on laboratory data sheets
  • Perform special analysis as outlined by the Quality Manager or Laboratory Supervisor
  • Monitor product quality and assess customer complaints
  • Collect product samples for the laboratory, when directed
  • Evaluate / Audit products to verify compliance with quality standards
  • Conduct testing to ensure product fulfills or exceeds set quality standards

Education/Experience Requirements:


  • Associates Degree in Business, Logistics or Chemistry preferred.  May consider equivalent experience.


  • 1-3 years quality experience
  • Computerized Quality Management System (QMS) experience; Ellipse preferred
  • Microsoft Office experience (Excel, Word, etc.)
  • Ability to read and interpret shipping and receiving documents such as packing slips, POD’s, and BOL’s
  • Demonstrate a positive, can-do attitude.
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision and effectively manage multiple/changing priorities
  • Experience with wet chemistry
  • Experience with sophisticated analysis equipment (XRF, O², C, S) preferred


  • Ability to execute physical and chemical testing and write test results
  • Ability to interpret customer testing requirements and quality manuals
  • Effectively communicate both orally and through written text

Physical Demands:

  • Occasionally lifting up to 35lbs
  • Mobility required.  Must be able to handle stairs and long periods of work on your feet
  • Routinely exposed to plant environment including testing chemicals, noise, dust, dirt and vibrations, extreme climate changes / changes in weather
  • Willing to work shift work.

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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