Cliffs Natural Resources

Planner/Supervisor - Plant Maintenance

Location: Ishpeming, MI
Country: United States
Job Code: 2991
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: Provides maintenance planning and analysis and generates maintenance work schedules based on priorities and available resources.  Responsible for supervising a rotating shift and the unit’s employees in the safe and cost effective maintenance of the plant.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise and review work performed through use of Standard Work.

  • Ensures that all department work performed is done in a safe manner and that all work areas are maintained to meet or exceed all MSHA standards.

  • Promotes and encourages teamwork and high performance standards throughout the department.

  • Ensures that the daily and weekly maintenance plan is communicated and coordinated with all those affected.

  • Assists in the development of long-range maintenance management plans and budgets.

  • Develops short-range maintenance plans.

  • Ensures compliance and implementation of short and long-range maintenance management plans and budgets.

  • Orders all necessary parts and materials to complete the work plan.

  • Ensures that all necessary parts are pre-positioned and/or delivered to the job site prior to commencement of the job.

  • Generates a work plan.

  • Prepares forecasts for future maintenance activities on a weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual basis.

  • Generates a daily and weekly work schedule.

  • Participates in the preparation and administration of the maintenance budget; submit budget recommendations, monitors expenditures, prepare cost estimates, submit justifications for equipment.

  • Works with the shift supervisor to ensure that all work orders are closed when completed.

  • Updates equipment history and equipment component tracking.

  • Works with the planners, supervisors, crafts workers/technicians, and reliability engineer to ensure the equipment improvement activities are occurring.

  • Performs effective toolbox and safety meetings during scheduled shifts.

  • Responsible to meet shift maintenance goals.

  • Distribute job cards for every job, and get progress updates to the supervisor who relieves you. Close out completed work orders, with completion comments.

  • Responsible for the quality execution of this work and to report and recommend solutions to deviations from the plan when work can/or does not meet plan.
  • Provide coaching, leadership and direction for the department personnel.

  • Promote and encourage teamwork and high performance standards throughout the section and oversee the disciplinary action process when necessary.

  • Identify opportunities for improvement in the department.

Postion Requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in Industrial Maintenance or similar environment.
  • 1-3 years of experience in a mineral or industrial processing facility preferred.
  • High School Diploma or GED required.  2-4 year technical degree or equivalent preferred.
  • Supervisory experience or previous experience in a similar role.
  • Excellent data interpretation and analysis skills.

  • Mechanical or trade background in process environment.

  • Excellent problem solving 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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