Cliffs Natural Resources

Operations Supervisor - Crusher Concentrator

Location: Forbes, MN
Country: United States
Job Code: 3007
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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Lead operations crews in the Fine Crusher and Concentrator to safely execute the operations plan on a shift-by-shift basis.


o   Understand significant deviations from the department’s operating / maintenance plan - lead subordinates to correct and implement sustainable solutions to deviations.

o   Elevate deviations to the Section Manager that cannot be corrected at Supervisor level. Plan and prioritize work assignments from the weekly work order packet on a daily basis by coordinating and communicating with operations, maintenance, scheduling personnel, and assigning daily work assignments.

o   Monitor and inspect the quality of completed work assignments.

o   Collaborate with other supervisors to minimize variation between shifts and implement best practices.

o   Gather information from previous supervisor(s) and crew in the shift transition meeting and use this information to create a shift plan. Communicate this plan to the oncoming crew by sharing both the shift operating parameters and any special tasks required.

o   Complete shift inspection of subordinates’ assigned areas and assign clean-up tasks to crew members and/or maintenance tasks to shift maintenance as identified from any out-of-standard conditions in the plant and process equipment.

o   Complete work ID for Asset Management according to the standards set in the Maintenance Process Standards (MPS).

o   Resource crews with skills required to meet daily department plan requirements. Assign resources to equipment based on skill sets and seniority.

o   Support the Section Manager in cascading the Site Strategy down to subordinates and assist the Section Manager in the development of the Department Operating Strategies.

o   Communicate the Department Operating Strategy and objectives to crews.

o   Implement continual quality improvement initiatives, communicate the priority of process improvement work to subordinates and monitor that process improvement work is completed.


o   Bachelor's/Vocational degree in appropriate discipline or equivalent work experience

o   At least 5 years’ experience in taconite processing or related industry preferred

o   Supervisory or leadership experience preferred

o   Team player with strong written and verbal communication skills

o   Strong computer skills or ability to learn new skills

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