Position Description

Planner/Supervisor - Plant Maintenance
Location Ishpeming, MI
Job Code 2991
Position Type Salary
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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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