Cliffs Natural Resources

Maintenance Mechanic-Journeyman

Location: Forbes, MN
Country: United States
Job Code: 3017
Position Type: Hourly


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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United Taconite, located in Eveleth and Forbes, Minnesota, is accepting applications for the position of Journeyman Maintenance Mechanic for current and future job openings.  The successful candidate will have completed an accredited training or apprenticeship program in industrial maintenance or millwrights and have at least 3 years of relevant experience.

The primary function of the position is to inspect, repair, dismantle, assemble, replace, install, adjust, and maintain all mechanical equipment and structures in the mine, plant, or assigned area.  Safety is of utmost importance.  Work may be in a shop environment or in the field.  Work schedules may vary to provide 24/7 coverage for the facility; some positions work Monday through Friday on 8 hours shifts, whereas others work rotating 12 hour shifts.

The successful candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment physical, including a drug screen; background check, and other pre-employment written and practical craft-determination testing.


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