Cliffs Natural Resources

Mine Operations Supervisor

Location: Ishpeming, MI
Country: United States
Job Code: 2920
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 leadership, direction and coordination to safely and efficiently execute planned work to achieve departmental goals and overall business objectives.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and direction within the mine operations department to ensure all departmental work is performed in a safe manner and that all work areas are maintained to meet or exceed all company site, federal, state and local standards.

  • Direct, coordinate and motivate personnel to execute established plans and achieve performance targets for the department.

  • Responsible for the safe, quality execution of departmental work.Report and recommend solutions to deviations from the plan when work does not achieve planned targets.

  • Promote and encourage teamwork.Ensure clear communication to personnel of expectations and work assignments to achieve high performance standards.

  • Work with the mine engineering and maintenance departments to achieve desired performance results including safety, quality, production and cost targets.

  • Communicate with plant operations to support customer requirements.

  • Coach personnel and conduct operator performance reviews to ensure compliance to standard work procedures, to assist in employee development and to facilitate department training requirements.

  • Identify opportunities for improvement in the department.

Position Requirements:

  • Minimum High School Diploma/GED required.

  • 3+ years of related heavy industry experience.

  • 3+ years of supervisory experience in a mining/mineral processing operation or related industrial environment preferred.

  • High degree of computer literacy – Ellipse, MS Office Suite preferred.

  • Demonstrate data interpretation and analysis skills.

    Our facilities located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula also offers an area filled with small lakes, reasonably priced homes, good schools and a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities such as golf, skiing, snowmobiling, ATV riding, biking, hunting, fishing etc.



    Cliffs is an equal opportunity employer


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