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Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. has an immediate opening for the Shift Manager, Operations – Steel Producing position. The following primary position responsibilities and key position requirements are intended to provide an overview of the position, but are not all-inclusive.

Job description:
  • The Shift Manager Operations - Steel Producing position has overall responsibility for the operation and maintenance of the Steel Producing BOF or Caster facility.
  • They provide the tools and other resources necessary to the crew that they supervise to ensure the safe, smooth and efficient operation of the facility.
  • The Shift Manager – Steel Producing position is responsible for managing their crew at the SPO BOF or Caster Shop, while facilitating a safe and productive work environment.  
  • He or she shall be comfortable in a union atmosphere and able to prioritize and direct union personnel.
  • The Shift Manager Operations – Steel Producing shall be self-directed, customer focused, flexible and willing to work in a team environment, with a most critical focus on providing the tools, training, and support for a safe work environment.  
  • He or she shall be responsible for directing some maintenance activities to support a reliable operation.
  • Ensuring product quality is an essential requirement of this job.
  • Additional responsibilities include trouble shooting, supporting continuous improvement activities, working with outside contractors/vendors, and communicating key performance measures to his/her Supervisor.  
  • This position strives to improve reliability across Steel Producing in an effort to decrease cost, improve production, and help meet customer needs.  
  • In addition to the functions of the job noted in the "Responsibilities & Accountabilities" shown above, this job is also includes reporting to Management the progress and performance of the operation during their shift.
  • They also administer discipline if required.  
  • This position may require rotating shift work.
  • They supervise approximately 8 hourly, and work directly with another salaried employee. 
  • They also have indirect supervisory responsibilities over Shift Maintenance personnel, as well as other salaried Maintenance Project Engineers as needed to ensure a safe, efficient operation.
  • They also must work with Maintenance Project Engineers, Suppliers, hourly employees, Union officials, Security, Safety personnel, Division Manager, Environmental Manager, and the Steel Producing Manager.

Minimum Requirements:
  • High School Diploma
  • Two years of operations supervisory experience in an industrial environment, preferably in a union facility or a candidate without supervisory experience who has an interest in pursuing a career in a manufacturing environment and has at least 1 year leadership experience.  
  • Familiar with MS Word, Excel, and Outlook.

Preferred Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Five (5) years of experience in an industrial environment, preferably in another BOF, Caster or steel plant operation, with Three (3) years in a supervisory role in operations.
Applicants for this position must be currently legally authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.  The company generally does not sponsor candidates for temporary visas or permanent residency for this position.

Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to or call 1-(312) 899-3097 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Do not email your application materials to this email address. Application materials sent to this email address will not be considered.
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. is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, military or veteran status, disability, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. The following links provide information regarding your Equal Employment Opportunity rights and protections: EEO Is the Law and EEO is the Law Poster Supplement. We are a drug-free workplace and conduct pre-employment screening as a condition of employment.