Geologist

Location: Hibbing, Minnesota Posted Date: January 29, 2018
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Employer Job Id: 6996800 Careermine Job Id: 1415938
Location: Hibbing, MN
Country: United States
Job Code: 2652
Position Type: Salary

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. Additionally, we operate an iron ore mining complex in Western Australia. 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, visithttp://www.clevelandcliffs.com

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Description

Position Title:Ore Control Geologist

Position Location:Hibbing, MN

Reporting Relationship: Reports to the Section Manager Mine Engineering

Travel: Limited travel domestically; may require overnight stay.

Company Overview:

Cleveland-Cliffs Inc.is a leading mining and natural resources company. Founded in 1847, we are recognized as 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. Additionally, we operate an iron ore mining complex in Western Australia. By 2020, we expect to be the sole producer of hot briquetted iron ("HBI") in the Great Lakes region with the development of our first production plant in Toledo, Ohio. Driven by the core values of safety, social, environmental and capital stewardship, our employees endeavor to provide all stakeholders with operating and financial transparency.

Site Overview:

Hibbing Taconite Company (HTC) is located in the center of Minnesota's Mesabi Iron Range near the cities of Hibbing and Chisholm. HTC is owned by Mittal Steel (62.3%), U.S. Steel (14.7%) and Cliffs Mining Company (23%). Cliffs Mining Company is also the managing agent. Plant capacity is rated at 8.0 million tons of iron ore pellets annually.

Geologist

Position Summary:

The Ore Control Geologist willmanage, coordinate and implement functions related to the geology of the mine including diamond drilling, bench design, ore grading, geological mapping and crude ore sampling.

Key Accountabilities:
  • Develop and coordinate annual development and exploration diamond drilling programs, including:
    • Preparation of maps, specifications, and budgets
    • On-site supervision of contracted drilling crews
    • Core logging, core photography, geotechnical analysis, assay sampling in accordance with Cliffs QA/QC protocol
  • Work with mine planners to develop mine bench designs and related datasets for use in all stages of mine planning.
  • Develop geological and geophysical maps based on field observations and surveys.
  • Oversight of bench ore grading including statistical analysis of source data, and the development of ore grading locations.
  • Provide predicted daily grading schedules for ore blending to Mining Dispatch and Operations that support the mine plan and meet the concentrator's requirements.
  • Serve as technical representative of the mine in production reconciliation dialogue, responsible for explanation of ore blends on plant metallurgical and production results (geometallurgy).
  • Participate in short-range mine planning by providing geological information.
  • Utilize GIS and 3D Mine Planning software packages (e.g. ESRI, Vulcan, acQuire) for input and output of geological data and reporting.
  • Support business improvement initiatives that reduce mine costs while considering safety, environment, quality and productivity.
  • Conduct routine safety inspections of pit walls.
  • Perform miscellaneous duties related to blast monitoring, continuous improvement projects and special geology sampling programs.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have the following education, work experience, and abilities:

Education- - B.S. in geology, Earth Science or equivalent.

Experience & Knowledge - - Minimum of 1-3 years progressive experience in mining operations; supervisory experience desirable. Knowledge of theBiwabik Iron Formation preferred.

Technology Skills- - ESRI, Vulcan or other Mine Planning Software packages. Must be proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, with experience in Access a plus.

Communication Skills- - Strong verbal, organizational and written communication. The ability to build relationships.

Strong Work Ethic - - Must have a self-starting nature and conscientious and diligent work ethic, a demonstrated flexibility and integrity, and collaborative style with the objective of building strong relationships with internal customers and external vendors and regulatory partners.

Operational Focus - - Possesses a demonstrated bottom line focus and passion for creating strong processes that fully integrate and align the goals of the business.

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