Cliffs Natural Resources

Shift Supervisor Pellet Plant

Location: Ishpeming, MI
Country: United States
Job Code: 2909
Position Type: Salary


About Cleveland-Cliffs Inc.

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. For more information, visit

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Basic Functions

To provide effective leadership, direction and supervision to a crew of hourly employees to safely and efficiently execute their work assignments.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Directly supervise the safe execution of work performed by the crew through utilizing the Supervisor Standard Work.

  • Appropriately allocate resources and brief daily work to your crew from the daily/weekly planned schedule and break-in work list if required.

  • Monitor and inspect the quality of completed work assignments.

  • Ensures all department work is performed in a safe manner and that all work areas are maintained to meet or exceed all MSHA standards.

  • Promotes and encourages teamwork and high performance standards throughout the department, provide feedback to employees on their progress, and implement disciplinary measures as necessary.

  • Ensure employee compliance to corporate, property and departmental policies and standard work procedures, and the collective bargaining agreement.

  • Coordinate and facilitate departmental training needs, and encourage and assist in employee development.

  • Set plant-wide operations priorities in cooperation with operating and maintenance personnel.

  • Consistently demonstrate and act in accordance with Cliffs Core Values.


Position Requirements

  • HS Diploma or equivalent, required.  Two - Four year technical degree or equivalent, preferred.

  • Experience managing/supervising in a similar role.  Supervising in a mining or mineral processing operation, preferred.

  • Schedule Demands:  Must work alternate schedules that may include shift work, early mornings, nights, weekends, and/or holidays and be punctual while doing so.

  • Must be a leader who is self-motivated, a team player and results driven.  

  • Competent in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).

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