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Railroad Operations

Job ID 15094483 Date posted 01/29/2020
Location : Multiple Locations
JobCode : 3128
Position Type : Hourly

Description :

Railroad Operations

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.

Northshore Mining Company currently has multiple openings for Railroad Operations.

The primary function of this position is to operate trains and maintain the track structure. It requires self-direction and the ability to work effectively as part of a team. This position requires a person to work varied schedules and overtime as needed. The position involves 12-hour shifts on a rotating basis and working unsupervised and outdoors.

Requirements for this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Railroad operating experience; OR

  • Completion of a certified railroad training program from a college; OR

  • Minimum of a 2-year post-secondary or 4-year post-secondary degree, OR 4-year apprenticeship in related work, OR 4-years full-time military history with directly related work experience (part-time military only considered if candidate has at least 2 years of full-time deployment with work experience applicable to position), OR 2 years of directly related full-time work experience. 

  • Learn, operate under, and safely apply Railroad Operating Rules and Special Instructions specific to NSM Railroad.

  • Complete work assignments in the Railroad (RR yard, mainline train, and track maintenance) with minimal supervision.

  • Must be self-directed with the ability to learn and follow directions.

  • Work experience in an industrial environment is preferred.

  • Recent heavy equipment operating experience is preferred.

  • Excellent attendance record.

  • Must be flexible with work assignments; will assist other departments as needed and required.

  • Must have an exceptional work ethic, strong communication and interpersonal skills, and be able to work in a self-directed team environment.

  • Complete work assignments in the Railroad (RR yard, mainline train, and track maintenance) with minimal supervision.

  • Must be self-directed with the ability to learn and follow directions.

  • A minimum of 2 years railroad operating experience is preferred. Completion of a certified railroad training program from a college is preferred.

  • Learn, operate under, and safely apply Railroad Operating Rules and Special Instructions specific to NSM Railroad.

  • Demonstrated excellence in safety performance.

  • Must be an effective communicator.

  • Must be able to work outdoors, often working alone and unsupervised.

  • Must be able to respond to unusual or emergency circumstances when off-shift, and work a reasonable amount of department overtime.

  • Must meet vision requirements (specific to determining colors).

  • Must demonstrate a positive attitude and strong work ethic.

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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