Plant Maintenance Supervisor

Hibbing, Minnesota
Base Salary + Bonus Opportunity
Oct 20, 2021
Nov 19, 2021
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

Hibbing Taconite Company

Plant Operations Supervisor

Company Overview:

Hibbing Taconite (HTC) began production in 1976 and made its initial shipment in January of 1977. HTC is ISO certified in Quality and Environmental Management Systems and is a joint venture owned by Cleveland-Cliffs (85.3%) and US Steel (14.7%). It has an annual rated capacity of 8.0 million gross tons a year.


Hibbing operations consist of an open pit truck and shovel mine, a concentrator that utilizes single stage crushing, autogenous (AG) mills and magnetic separation to produce a magnetite concentrate, which is then delivered to an on-site pellet plant. From the site, pellets are transported by BNSF rail to a ship loading port at Superior, Wisconsin.


Job Posting Title:  Plant Maintenance Supervisor

Position Summary: To supervise a crew of hourly operations or maintenance employees to safely and efficiently execute their work assignments.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Ensure conformance with Cliff’s requirements for safety, ethics, accountability, and environmental requirements through a commitment to the Cliffs Core Values.
  • Supervise a crew of millwrights, welders, and electricians relating to maintenance of the crusher, mills, separation and deposition processes in the plant.
  • Plan and prioritize work assignments from the weekly work order packet on a daily basis by coordinating and communicating with operations, maintenance, and scheduling personnel.
  • Communicate work assignments to employees.
  • Coordinate, facilitate, and motivate employees to safely and efficiently execute and complete their work assignments.
  • Establish high-performance standards for the employees; promote and encourage the achievement of these standards, provide feedback to employees on their progress, and implement disciplinary measures if necessary.
  • Update scheduling personnel on daily and weekly carry-over work.
  • Ensure employee compliance to corporate, property and departmental policies and standard work procedures, and the collective bargaining agreement.
  • Coordinate and facilitate departmental training.


  • Ability to communicate at all levels of the operations.
  • Must be a leader who is self-motivated, a team player and results driven
  • Education:   B.S. Degree preferred or related experience in maintenance/operations and supervision.
  • Experience: 3 years’ experience in managing/supervisory/engineering in mining or mineral processing operations preferred.
  • Technical Skills: Familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel etc…)
  • Ability to work safety in a manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to climb stairs, lift, and stand on hard surfaces for long periods of time

Why Apply?   

  • Competitive Salary
  • Excellent benefits
  • Bonus program
  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee Discounts


Applicants for this position must be currently legally authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.  The company will not sponsor applicants for this position for work visas. 


As a company, we are doing what we can to keep all our employees safe and healthy.  It is the current expectation that ALL Cleveland-Cliffs employees will be vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible.  Before accepting an offer of employment, you must certify that you are fully vaccinated.  Cleveland-Cliffs reserves the right to require proof of vaccination.  


Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., including its affiliates and subsidiaries (collectively, “Cleveland-Cliffs”), is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, military or protected veteran status.  The following links provide information regarding your Equal Employment Opportunity rights and protections: EEO is the Law & EEO is the Law SupplementCleveland-Cliffs is committed to a safe and drug-free workplace, and requires all prospective employees to undergo a pre-employment background check and post-offer medical exam, including an alcohol and drug screen.

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