Cliffs Natural Resources

Plant Operations & Maintenance Technician

Location: Forbes, MN
Country: United States
Job Code: 3020
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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This is the entry-level job posting for United Taconite located in Eveleth and Forbes, Minnesota.

We are accepting applications for current and future openings.  If you do apply, please be sure to keep your resume and application up-to-date as things change.


Principal Functions

This position operates various ore processing and pelletizing equipment, such as crushers, filters, grinding mill areas, balling drum areas, furnace/kiln equipment etc. and also performs light maintenance on the equipment being operated.

People hired to fill this position will also have an opportunity to bid on any bargaining unit openings (including mining equipment operators) that develop.


Specific Responsibilities by Priority

This position involves a variety of operating areas; incumbents are expected to become trained in all areas over time for maximum flexibility in assignments. These positions work a rotating schedule of 12 hour shifts to provide 24/7 coverage for the facility.


Education Needed

2 years post secondary with 2 years experience; or equivalent experience


Successful candidates will need to pass a pre-employment physical, including a drug screen; background check, and other pre-employment testing.

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