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United States Steel Shift Manager I - Operations in Minnesota

12654BRJob Description: U. S. Steel is committed to fostering an inclusive workplace culture and celebrate the diversity of our employees.

The Mine Shift Manager - Operations position is responsible for utilizing a hands-on approach to effectively deal with technical and non-technical issues related to production by recognizing potential problems and making critical decisions with little input from other managers. Additionally, this role will be directing the safe, efficient, and economical operation of the Mine, and coordinating activities of workers engaged in overseeing the operation. Qualified candidates must be able to effectively engage teams and promote an environment of respect, communication, and collaboration through two-way communication and encouraging new ideas and different perspectives that drive individual, team, and company success.


  • Administer the U. S. Steel safety program to ensure a safe work environment, including proper housekeeping.

  • Maintain positive working relationships between cross functioning teams and departments.

  • Work dynamically with other departments to minimize production interruptions.

  • Optimize the dispatch current best practices to maximize productivity.

  • Ensure operating system and data accuracy.

  • Coordinate, organize, and direct activities of the operating crew.

  • Supervise union employees and work closely with vendors and contractors.

  • Monitor all steps of the operation to ensure Standard Quality and Operating Practices and guidelines are being followed.

  • Reduce unit downtime and improve performance of facility equipment.

  • Develop and implement operating methods and procedures designed to eliminate operating problems and improve product quality.

  • Plan and direct production activities for products in keeping with effective operations and cost factors.

  • Utilize the Mine Dispatch Software to deliver quality material in accordance with the mine plan.

  • Assist workers in diagnosing malfunctions in machinery and equipment.

  • Devise and implement cost saving strategies.

  • Perform administrative activities such as scheduling crews, completing production reports, conducting safety conversations, and compiling other reporting as necessary.

  • Due to the nature of our business, our facilities operate 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, 365 days/year. Therefore, this position may require rotating shift work, working outdoors, as well as weekend and/or holiday work.

  • Requirements:

  • H.S. Diploma or GED required.

  • Minimum 3 years Open Pit Mining experience supervising crews required.

  • Experience working rotating shifts, which will include extended workdays, weekends, and holidays.

  • Prior experience in a union environment or similar military leadership experience is a plus.

  • Strong verbal, written, and organizational skills.

  • Ability to operate Microsoft Office 365 Suite of software.

  • Experience working with WENCO Software or other fleet management systems are a plus.

  • Level and compensation will be based on experience.

  • This is a safety sensitive position requiring drug and alcohol testing.

    Auto req ID:12654BRCompany:United States Steel CorporationPosting Title:Shift Manager - Mine OperationsState/Province:Minnesota Company Overview:

U. S. Steel is a leading steel producer founded in 1901. Today, we’re a greener company with an infinitely recyclable product, the world’s only LEED-certified steel mill, and an ambitious plan to reduce emissions. We make products that make everyday life possible - automotive, construction, appliance, energy, container, and packaging industries all benefit from our innovation.

We show pride in our communities with company-sponsored employee volunteer programs, corporate contributions, partnerships in support of education, scholarships for our next generation of leaders, and many other programs.

We are continually recognized for our commitment to our employees, most recently as a Most Loved Workplace (Newsweek 2021- 2022), a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality (Human Rights Campaign Foundation 2020-2022), a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion (Disability Equality Index 2021-2022), and World's Most Ethical Companies (2023). It’s easy to see why U. S. Steel employees take Pride in Our Past as we Build the Future, United by Steel.

Conducting business with integrity and with the highest ethical values has underpinned U. S. Steel’s success for over 100 years, and it remains critical to our company’s success in the future. U. S. Steel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) according to job qualifications without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, genetics, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, disability status or status as a protected Veteran or any other legally protected group status. (California residents may visit regarding collection of personal information and U. S. Steel's privacy practices.)

Competency Summary:

At U. S. Steel all employees are expected to display the following core competencies every day to advance corporate, team and individual goals:

Think: Think Critically and Drive Change

Lead: Develop Talent and Collaborate

Do: Empower Performance and Deliver Results