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Mine/Plant Equipment Operators

Job ID 2080925 Date posted 04/30/2016
Location:Hibbing, MN
Country:United States
Job Code:2343
Position Type:Hourly

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. is an international mining and natural resources company. The Company is a major global iron ore producer and a significant producer of high-and low-volatile metallurgical coal. Cliffs' strategy is to continually achieve greater scale and diversification in the mining industry through a focus on serving the world's largest and fastest growing steel markets. Driven by the core values of social, environmental and capital stewardship, Cliffs associates across the globe endeavor to provide all stakeholders operating and financial transparency.

The Company is organized through a global commercial group responsible for sales and delivery of Cliffs' products and a global operations group responsible for the production of the minerals the Company markets. Cliffs operates iron ore and coal mines in North America and an iron ore mining complex in Western Australia.


The primary function of this position is to operate multiple pieces of large mining equipment associated with the production of taconite pellets in a self-directed work environment including, but not limited to end-dump trucks, front-end loaders, dozers and graders, and/or to perform monitoring, cleaning, sampling and maintenance tasks associated with the operation of plant equipment.

Requirements for this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Excellent safety record and genuine concern for safety in the workplace.
  • Solid work/school attendance.
  • Recent heavy equipment operating and/or industrial experience is required.
  • Must be flexible with work assignments; will assist other departments as needed and required.
  • Must have an exceptional work ethic, strong communication and interpersonal skills, and be able to work in a self-directed team environment.
  • Must also be willing to work rotating shift schedules with varying days off.


2 year degree in Operating Heavy Equipment, Industrial Technology/Maintenance or related fields, or equivalent training through a certified apprenticeship program.


Prefer 2 years experience in related fields - mining, construction, equipment operator, craft/trade certification, military and/or manufacturing.


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The U.S. Talent Acquisition team was awarded a 2012 Candidate Experience Award by the Talent Board. The Talent Board is a non-profit organization that showcases employers who deliver outstanding candidate experiences. This is the second year in a row that Cliffs has earned this award, which is based on feedback directly from our job candidates. Cliffs is the only Natural Resources company to receive this award.

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