Instrumentation / Electronic Control Technician - Virginia - job 677418

Cleveland-Cliffs Minorca

Date: 04/08/2021

City: Virginia, Minnesota

Employment type: Full-time

Cleveland-Cliffs profile

Cleveland-Cliffs is the largest flat-rolled steel company and the largest iron ore pellet producer in North America. The company is vertically integrated from mining through iron making, steelmaking, rolling, finishing and downstream with hot and cold stamping of steel parts and components. Cleveland-Cliffs Minorca Mine, near Virginia, MN, is one of the company’s leading sources of iron ore – a major raw material required in the manufacture of steel. Each year, Minorca produces about 2.8 million tons of fluxed iron-bearing pellets, and mines about 18 million tons of ore, rock and waste material, called overburden. The pellets are then shipped to Cleveland-Cliffs Indiana Harbor, North America’s largest integrated steelmaking complex located in East Chicago, Ind., about 20 minutes southeast of Chicago. There, the pellets are charged into Indiana Harbor’s massive No. 7 Blast Furnace – the largest iron producer in the Western Hemisphere, capable of producing more than 12,500 tons of molten iron a day. Minorca supplies about 50 percent of No. 7 Blast Furnace’s pelletized iron requirements.

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Job Description

As an Electronic Control Technician at Cleveland-Cliffs, your contributions will be visible all around you; the work we do here impacts people for generations to come. Ideal candidates enjoy modern, dynamic, supportive work environments and are looking for the freedom to take control of their career. The Electronic Control Technician performs all Instrumentation functions necessary to maintain all operating and service equipment using standard and specialized tools and equipment. Makes Instrument repairs as required in connection with their service. Operates equipment in conjunction with repairs and provided assistance in operating functions as necessary to keep equipment running. May work alone, with minimal supervision and works with other Maintenance Technicians, and coordinates and works in conjunction with Operating Technicians and / or Service Technician in the performance of Instrumentation maintenance tasks.


  • Troubleshooting and repairing of sensors, meters, valves, solenoids, thermocouples, RTDs, loop controllers, scales, relays, and analysers as they pertain Pressure, Flow, Temperature, Level, Density, Weight, Vibration, and Current.

  • Using computer terminals to troubleshoot and repair control system devices

  • Calibration and documentation of Instrumentation devices.

  • Installation of conduit and wiring

Minimum Requirements

  • Must have a solid understanding of the Industrial Instrumentation arena.

  • Experience in the maintenance and repair of Instrumentation devices, PLC’s, and process control systems required

  • Must be proficient in reading wiring diagrams and electrical schematics.

  • Must be able to pass a written and practical exam

  • Successful completion of an accredited votech or trade school program in the electrical field or successful completion of an approved apprenticeship program in the electrical field or 5 years of employment in the electrical field

  • Two years of work experience as a standard electronic control technician working in heavy industry

Preferred Requirements

  • Knowledge of Ethernet networking, Modbus, and HART protocols a plus

Cleveland-Cliffs is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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