Health & Safety Representative, Mine

Location: Babbitt MN Posted Date: June 18, 2020
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Employer Job Id: 427152304 Careermine Job Id: 1844248
Location : Babbitt, MN
JobCode : 3153
Position Type : Salary

Description :



AREA:                        HEALTH AND SAFETY

Northshore Mining Company, a subsidiary of Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., is a taconite mining and processing facility located in Northern Minnesota. The mining facility is located in Babbitt, MN, and the processing plant is located in Silver Bay, MN, on the north shore of Lake Superior.

We have an immediate opening for a Mine Health and Safety Representative.  This position is located in Babbitt, MN.  Travel between Babbitt and the Silver Bay, other Cliffs mine sites, and other associated business travel will be required on occasion.


Actively work with operating, maintenance, and staff departments to develop, promote, and maintain safety, security, and industrial hygiene programs at the Babbitt Mine with a focus on reducing accidents, injuries/incidents, property damage, MSHA citations and fires.  The successful candidate will also be responsible to promote environmental compliance.

  • Work closely with employees at all levels to maintain a safe and healthy work environment.
  • Assist in structuring and managing NSM's health and safety initiatives and processes to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, corporate policies, and standards which will reduce injuries and illnesses.
  • Frequently assess proactive and compliance initiatives and provide specific recommendations to the Safety Manager to improve the effectiveness of operations and maintenance staff in managing safety.
  • Serve as a resource to and support the environmental coordinators.
  • Assist in the facilitation of the site industrial hygiene program.
  • Oversee the site fire detection systems/equipment and health and safety supplies.
  • Assist with the coordination of site security.
  • Accompany MSHA inspectors when required.
  • Assist in the site MSHA conference and litigation management program.
  • Lead efforts to identify and eliminate new and repeat MSHA citations.
  • Proactively conduct area tours with a focus on hazard identification and MSHA citation mitigation.
  • Accompany St. Louis County Mine Inspectors when required.
  • Coordinate the abatement of the County Mine Inspector findings.
  • Be a resource for safety meetings and safety training, and provide technical assistance to employees on safety related issues.
  • Participate in accident investigations with particular attention given to the identification of root causes and effective corrective actions.
  • Conduct MSHA new miner and other regulatory training as needed.
  • Ensure that a personal development plan is in place and followed to remain knowledgeable in best practices and current regulations.
  • Maintain all required documentation.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor's degree is required.
  • Degree in Safety, Health, Industrial Hygiene or other related field is preferred.
  • At least two years of work experience in safety is preferred.
  • Experience working in an industrial environment is preferred.
  • Organizational Skills - must have the ability to plan and coordinate multiple work tasks with a variety of employees, departments and vendors with regular interruptions.  Must be able to set goals and develop strategies and schedules to accomplish goals.
  • People Skills - must have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to motivate, empower, and delegate.  Must be willing to promote Northshore team concepts and company policies fairly and consistently.  Must be skilled in team solving techniques.
  • Computer Skills -must be proficient with personal computers (Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Access) and have the ability to learn and be proficient with other various Company information systems.
  • Communication Skills - must have excellent communication skills and be able to interact and communicate with all levels of the organization.  Must have strong written and verbal communication skills.  Must be willing to challenge the status quo, identify and pursue new ideas and opportunities to improve production, safety, add value, and/or solve problems.  Must be able to perform public speaking duties.
  • Decision Making Skills - must be able to think logically using factual data and structure ideas to influence others.  Must make sound, timely decisions under conditions of uncertainty and risk.  Must be able to multi-task and work well under stressful conditions.
  • Must be capable of working independently and safely using a participative management style in a team environment.
  • Attention to detail is critical.
  • High level of confidentiality is required.
  • Must be able to meet deadlines.
  • Must be a champion of safe production methods & ideals.  Promotes continuous improvement.
  • Highly motivated, demonstrated positive attitude, excellent work ethic and ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent attendance record.
  • Must attend professional development training as required.

Please note that all applicants must meet the physical requirements of the position by the close of the posting period. 

Who We Are
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.

Ready to seek your newest professional adventure? Explore our range of opportunities and join us at Cliffs.