Cliffs Natural Resources

Shift Process Engineer/Technician (Met Tech)

Location: Forbes, MN
Country: United States
Job Code: 2994
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 Function: Provide metallurgical advice, oversight and instruction to the shift operating supervisor/crew so that the necessary process adjustments are made to deliver quality concentrate in support of pellet production, pellet quality and achieve productions targets.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates safety as a core value that will not be compromised.
  • Provides positive leadership in a unionized, heavy industrial setting.
  • Coordinates with front line supervision and operating personnel to manipulate the physical and chemical process conditions to maximize iron recovery and production within quality and cost parameters
  • Controls product quality within defined specifications.
  • Communicates with plant operators, Maintenance craft, engineering and management staff to accomplish common goals.

Educational Requirements:

  • 4 year degree in metallurgy preferred or related field or equivalent experience.


  • 1-3 years experience in a mining or mineral processing operation preferred with preference given to candidates with prior supervisory experience.
  • Experience in a union environment a plus.

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