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Mine Operations Supervisor

Company: Cleveland-Cliffs Inc.
Location: Babbitt
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Northshore Mining Company has an immediate opening for a Mine Operations Supervisor. The primary responsibility of the Mine Operations Coordinator is to direct and monitor a mine operations crew on a shift with effective leadership in order to safely execute the work set in the mine operating plan. The coordinator must be willing to work with the on-shift dispatcher, maintenance and engineering personnel, and other staff to enforce safe production, monitor and correct any quality or environmental issues, and ensure all employees adherence to company policies. The coordinator will be required to maintain safety as a top priority throughout the shift, effectively communicate with all employees, and demonstrate consistent leadership.

The successful candidate must be willing to rotate on a 12-hour shift schedule with all four mine operations crews. The shift schedule will include nights, weekends, and holidays.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Create and promote a positive working atmosphere in order to safely and efficiently execute the goals of the mine operating plan.
  • Be a champion of safety - through safety interactions, safety meetings and by example.
  • Continually monitor technicians for adherence to safety standards throughout performance of assigned tasks.
  • Communicate to all crew members their job assignments, timing expectations, and associated tasks. Follow-up on progress throughout the shift.
  • Conduct safety and informational meetings to crew and complete safety contacts in the field.
  • Coach, direct, and develop technicians on tasks completed in the mine to meet and exceed safety and productivity expectations.
  • Consistently follow-up on any safety concerns brought forth by mine technicians
  • Manage training needs and promotions for crew technicians.
  • Conduct promotion reviews and technician performance reviews.
  • Take proactive measures to correct any safety or production problems that arise during the shift.
  • Communicate with control room operators, maintenance technicians, crusher personnel, and railroad to meet the production goals for the shift.
  • Use radio and telephone communication systems within accepted standards.
  • Coordinate the response to emergencies during the shift utilizing the resources available.
  • Oversee contractors involved in mine operations projects and any contractor performing work within active mining areas.
  • Complete and submit all necessary safety, environmental, and production reports within the required timeframe.


  • Minimum of 5 years experience in mining or heavy industry required; or applicable four-year degree, preference given to those with both operations and maintenance experience.
  • Must be a champion of safe production methods and ideals. Promote continuous improvement. Must understand and be able to communicate and implement company safety rules, MSHA standards, environmental policies and procedures, and quality standards.
  • Previous successful leadership experience is required. Must provide examples of how past leadership experiences have improved our operations.
  • Knowledge of mining equipment and crusher operations is required. Must understand the broader vision of the job function, company organization, and the mining industry.
  • Must have the ability to plan, coordinate and follow-up on multiple work tasks with a variety of employees, departments, and contractors. Must be able to set clear goals and develop strategies to meet these goals.
  • Must have excellent communication skills. Must be able to clearly communicate the shift operating plan to employees and interact with other departments to meet the goals of the operating plan.
  • Must be able to think logically using factual data provided. Must be able to make decisions based on information provided and input from others. Must be able apply knowledge of safety rules and other company policies and goals and the operating plan to guide the decision making process.
  • Clearly communicate and implement all new policies introduced and be able to provide technicians with up-to-date information regarding current best practices and standards.
  • Must have strong computer skills and be proficient in Microsoft Office Software.
  • Preference is given to applicants with two or more years of college education.
  • Must be willing to work a rotating 12-hour shift schedule with additional working time for a shift-transition. Schedule will rotate through nights, weekends, and holidays. Must be open to assignments on all four operations crews.

Why Apply?

  • Competitive compensation
  • Excellent benefit program
  • Excellent growth and advancement opportunities
  • Bonus program
  • Tuition reimbursement

Location Summary:

Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (Cliffs) is the largest flat-rolled steel producer in North America. Founded in 1847 as a mine operator, Cliffs is also the largest producer of iron ore pellets in North America. In 2020, Cliffs acquired two major steelmakers, AK Steel and ArcelorMittal USA, vertically integrating the legacy iron ore business with quality-focused steel production and emphasis on the automotive end market. Cliffs' fully integrated portfolio includes custom-made pellets and hot briquetted iron (HBI); flat-rolled carbon steel, stainless, electrical, plate, tinplate and long steel products; as well as carbon and stainless steel tubing, hot and cold stamping and tooling. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Cliffs employs approximately 25,000 people across its mining, steel and downstream manufacturing operations in the United States and Canada.

Northshore Mining Company (Northshore), a wholly owned subsidiary of Cliffs, 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.

Applicants for this position must be currently legally authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. The company will not sponsor applicants for this position for work visas.

Please note that all applicants must meet the physical requirements of the position by the close of the posting period. Please contact the Northshore Mining Company Human Resources department with any questions.

Internal applications must be received by May 4th, 2021. Any applications submitted after this period may not be considered.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, military or protected veteran status. The following links provide information regarding your Equal Employment Opportunity rights and protections: EEO is the Law & EEO is the Law Supplement. We are a drug-free workplace and conduct pre-employment testing as a condition of employment.

Keywords: Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., Duluth , Mine Operations Supervisor, Other , Babbitt, Minnesota

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