Cliffs Natural Resources

Maintenance Electrical & Controls Supervisor

Location: Toledo, OH
Country: United States
Job Code: 2945
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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The Maintenance – Electrical & Controls Supervisor is responsible for overseeing and coordinating craft workers who perform electrical and instrumentation maintenance on plant equipment.  This position has direct accountability of executing planned and break-in work throughout the site.


Specific Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

  • Lead and promote Iron Units health, safety, and environment policies and procedures
  • Ensure daily and weekly electrical maintenance schedules are executed
  • Responsible for job preparation activities, including assignment of craftsmen to jobs, reviewing scope of work, identifying and communicating changes to plan, verifying availability of materials and tools, and confirming schedule viability
  • Identify deviations from maintenance plan and assign tasks appropriately to correct or minimize impact
  • Optimize the utilizations of craftsman and ensure crews are executing work correctly and consistently
  • Establish high performance standards and set goals to attain them
  • Provide leadership to team of direct reports, so that they are clear about their role purpose, level of work, and task assignments
  • Ensure the appropriate technical resources are notified and consulted to test and evaluate equipment as appropriate
  • Ensure accurate and complete data is captured regarding repair work, equipment data, changes to plan, and recommendations for future work
  • Create and maintain a proactive focus towards electrical and instrumentation maintenance
  • Develop and report assigned performance measures and utilize information to identify and institute improvements
  • Develop and monitor key performance indicators on a continuous basis in order to gauge efficiency and cost effectiveness within the electrical and instrumentation maintenance process cycle of work identification, planning, scheduling, work execution, and continuous improvement.  Actively provide feedback on performance of maintenance process and sub processes that impact execution
  • Coordinate with Mechanical shift supervisors on execution of work and performance on backshifts
  • Be an on-call resource for electrical / instrumentation trouble shooting
  • Analyze various types of drawings and wiring diagrams to replacement needs and select a logical approach to troubleshooting and repair problems
  • Interpret sketches and drawings
  • Plan work procedures and layout work
  • Ensure crew timesheets are accurate and approved daily
  • Administer corporate, site, and departmental policies, work procedures and systems fairly

Education/Experience Requirements


  • Associates Degree in engineering, business, or related field.  May consider equivalent experience.
  • Journeyman Electrician / Controls


  • 3-5 years of experience in heavy industrial environment preferably steel, hydrocarbon or mining environment
  • 3-5 years of extensive hands on electrical / instrumentation experience
  • Experience overseeing, leading, and coaching people
  • Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) experience; Ellipse preferred
  • Microsoft Office experience (Excel, Word, etc.)
  • Understanding of shop mathematics with the use of drawings, specifications, charts, tables, and precision measuring instruments
  • Strong electrical background preferably with experience in: reading blueprints and technical knowledge; assembling and installing wire harnesses; knowledge of electrical systems, wiring and all necessary equipment; electrical testing instruments, 13KV power systems, scale
  • Temperature RTDs, thermocouple, pressure instruments
  • Level instruments; radar and sonar
  • VFDs
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision and effectively manage multiple/changing priorities
  • PLC and DCS programming experience preferred


  • Motor control switches
  • Zero speed and skew switches
  • Effectively communicate both orally and through written text
  • Ability to read and constructively influence personnel in team processes
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision and effectively manage multiple/changing priorities
  • Ability to read and understand technical documents including PFD's, P&ID's and O&M manuals
  • Ability to read and understand NFPA standards

Physical Demands:

  • Occasionally lifting up to 50lbs
  • Mobility required.  Must be able to handle stairs and long periods of work on your feet
  • Routinely exposed to plant environment including noise, dust, dirt and vibrations, extreme climate changes / changes in weather
  • Ability to work at heights

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