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Mechanical Planner / Supervisor

Job ID 14739343 Date posted 01/07/2020
Location : Toledo, OH
JobCode : 3096
Position Type : Salary

Description :

The Mechanical Planner/Supervisor is responsible for driving the planning and supervision for mechanical/electrical work in support of Toledo HBI Operations with a focus on the briquetting process. This is predominantly a dayshift role but will be responsible for planning off-shift/weekend work as needed. This role plans and supervises jobs including writing task instructions, precautions, ordering replacement parts, specialty tools, equipment and manpower requirements to complete identified work.  This role interacts as a liaison among scheduling, operations, preventative/corrective maintenance, engineering, and contractors as related to the development of the daily, weekly, monthly and long-range activities of the briquetting process. This role interacts with Maintenance and Procurement Managers to identify rolling yearly parts needs.

Specific Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

  • Lead and promote Iron Units health, safety, and environment policies and procedures
  • Identify deviations from maintenance plan and assign tasks appropriately to correct or minimize impact
  • Optimize the utilization of craftsman and ensure crews are executing work correctly and consistently
  • Establish high performance standards and set goals to attain them
  • Provide leadership to team of direct reports, so they are clear about their role purpose, level of work, and task assignments
  • Ensure the appropriate technical resources are notified and consulted to test and evaluate equipment as appropriate
  • Ensure crew timesheets are accurate and approved daily
  • Actively review jobs in the field to identify potential issues with methods and means
  • Create/Edit Standard Jobs (SJ’s).  Including content, sequence, timing, and outcome so that work can be executed safely and efficiently
  • Scope new work orders in the field to identify required manpower, parts, tools, supplies, equipment and procedures. Identify special instructions or safety items that should be factored into the work
  • Create and update application part lists (APL’s) as required. Work with Purchasing and Warehousing to make sure delivery timelines and priorities are clear. Responsible for developing the hierarchy for equipment and equipment components.
  • Enter (Material Management Application) MMA’s into the system for any item that will need to be ordered on a regular basis.  Add the stock codes to the correct APL’s and communicate with relevant roles the addition of the new stock codes for future reference.
  • Make sure all parts, tools, and supplies are staged and ready to go at the work site prior to the work beginning and all equipment is available and ready for use
  • Review unplanned work order backlog and prioritize on a daily basis to assess new work.  Plan work accordingly
  • Work with Purchasing to develop contractor scope of work (SOW) documents in relation to third party maintenance services.  Perform contractor bid walks of job site
  • Communicate with the Scheduler to make sure the scope and content of work is clearly understood for correct scheduling
  • Review closed work orders for information regarding execution of the work and quality of the plans in order to update Standard Work and APL’s.
  • Participate in After Action Reviews (AAR) of the work planned to gather feedback on the quality of the plans especially as it relates to scope of work, parts, tools, staging and job procedures. Update APL’s and Standard Jobs to improve execution of work in the future
  • Communicate issues regarding the correct closing, coding, updating, and adding of comments to Work Orders
  • Track component hours to ensure work is planned and parts are available as well as any ancillary work achievable with equipment idle is planned
  • In combination with the Scheduler and Maintenance Manager prepare forecasts to accurately budget for maintenance work and provide support for new projects that need planning support.
  • Act in a front line Supervisory role

Education/Experience Requirements


  • Associates Degree or 2-year technical school degree/certification.  May consider equivalent experience


  • 3-5 years of experience in heavy industrial environment preferably steel, hydrocarbon or mining environment
  • Strong mechanical background (preferably with experience in pipe materials, specifications, fittings, seals, water piping/pumping systems, compressible fluid piping/pumping systems, welding, conveying equipment, gearing/bearings/power transmission, rigging/iron working, machining procedures, tolerances, use of power/hydraulic tools, high temperature refractory clipping and refractory
  • Experience overseeing, leading, and coaching people
  • Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) experience; Ellipse preferred
  • Microsoft Office experience (Excel, Word, etc.)
  • Understanding of shop mathematics with the use of drawings, specifications, charts, tables, tolerances and precision measuring instruments
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision and effectively manage multiple/changing priorities


  • Ability to read and understand mechanical drawing sets including general arrangements, exploded views, bill of materials (BOM), welding procedures, material and piping specifications
  • Ability to interpret maintenance manuals
  • Effectively communicate both orally and through written text
  • Ability to read and constructively influence personnel in team processes

Physical Demands:

  • Can be sedentary for long periods of time
  • Occasionally lifting up to 25lbs
  • Mobility required.  Must be able to handle stairs and long periods of work on your feet
  • Routinely exposed to plant environment including noise, dust, dirt and vibrations

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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