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Mine Engineering Internship-2020

Job ID 13277223 Date posted 09/10/2019
Location : Multiple Locations
JobCode : 3068
Position Type : Salary

Description :

Company Overview:

Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. is a leading mining and natural resources company. Founded in 1847, we are recognized as 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. 

We are located in areas filled with lakes, rivers, and state parks; with very reasonably priced homes; good schools; and lots of outdoor recreation opportunities including golf, downhill and cross country skiing, snowmobiling, ATV riding, biking, hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, etc. 

Our Northshore Mining site in Silver Bay, MN recently completed a $100 million expansion, and is now the only U.S. based iron ore processing facility to produce low silica DR-grade pellets, feedstock inventory for Cliffs’ Hot Briquetted Iron Plant in Toledo, OH, which will be commissioned in mid-2020.

Driven by the core values of safety, social, environmental and capital stewardship, our employees endeavor to provide all stakeholders with operating and financial transparency.

Site Locations:

Each of our sites, along with our Cliffs Technical Group, offers a variety of internship opportunities.. Our current site locations include:

Minnesota Operations

  • Northsore Mine -   Babbitt, MN / Silver Bay, MN
  • United Taconite – Forbes, MN / Eveleth, MN

Michigan Operation

  • Tilden Mine, Negaunee, MI

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Cliffs is looking for bright, motivated engineering students with a strong interest in the mining industry.  Our internship program is twelve weeks in duration, in which you will receive important industry training and get involved in meaningful real-world projects like planning a program, designing a process, or implementing a technology.  The culmination of your program will include an opportunity to present your work to management.

Summary of Principal Functions: The Mining Engineering Intern will be responsible for supporting the site Mine Planning and Engineering staff and completing several special projects and initiatives.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the design of the weekly, 30 day, 60 day, 90 day, and annual mine plans
  • Using data provided from the mine planning team and geological engineering team, design appropriate blast patterns for weekly dig plans
  • Obtain production data and track in mine plans
  • Conduct analysis of production data and present to operations and management staff
  • Maintain weekly mining plan
  • Use ground-based laser scanning tools to create topographical maps of mine pits
  • Conduct assessment of material moved using mine pit map updates
  • Use laser scanning tools to analyze blast swells
  • Make recommendations for future blast patterns
  • Participate in regular mine planning meetings with Engineering and site management
  • Other duties as assigned by the Mine Planning and Engineering staff
  • Past Project Examples:
    • Storm water runoff improvement design
    • Diamond drill core logging
    • Large chunk drilling and blasting in the mine
    • Data integrity verification
    • Justification of new equipment calculations
    • Sampling program oversight and administration
    • Short, mid, and long-range mine planning effort aid
    • Haulage infrastructure design

Education Required: Candidate must be enrolled in an accredited school or university and currently pursuing a degree in Mining, Mining Engineering, Mining Technology or other related degree.

Experience Required: No previous experience required.  Vulcan software experience preferred.

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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