Equipment Inspector - Grande Prairie, AB
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers began as a family-run business in Canada. Three brothers -- Dave,
Ken and John -- conducted their first auction in 1958, selling $2,000 of inventory from their
furniture store to pay a bank debt. Spurred by success, the brothers began conducting more
auctions, eventually progressing beyond furniture and into industrial equipment. Flash forward
50 years, and Ritchie Bros. is now the world’s largest industrial auctioneer. We’re publicly
traded on the TSE and NYSE. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, we have over 110
locations in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. We offer stable,
rewarding careers for people just like Dave, Ken and John -- people who strive to achieve
big goals, and who inspire others to do the same.
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers has an immediate opening for an Equipment Inspector at our Grande
Prairie, AB auction site.
What we offer:
Our success is built on the drive, initiative and dedication of our people. As we continue to grow
around the globe, there will be many opportunities to advance your career – we’ve proven this
throughout our 50+ years in business. And, we’ll help you achieve your own professional goals.
Here’s how:
    Base salary + paid overtime and comprehensive benefits.
    RRSP and an Employee Share Plan, both with company match.
    Ongoing training, professional development and tuition reimbursement
The Opportunity
Reporting to the Equipment Manager, this role is ideal for an experienced and ‘hands-on’
individual who is passionate about conducting accurate and thorough equipment inspections to
support our site’s Detailed Equipment Information (DEI) Program. No auction experience is
needed to work in this role, and lots of training will be provided.
To get an idea of what our auctions are like, you can check out some auction videos on
YouTube right here:
In this role you will:
    Gather and verify equipment inventory information (e.g. contract proofs, equipment
additions, serial numbers, etc.) related to the Detailed Equipment Information (DEI) Program.
    Assess equipment and compose photos for the DEI Program.
    Verify all equipment descriptions based on the RBA Equipment Standards Manual.
    Identify and record all equipment components, accessories and asset details.
    Verify requirements for warranty applicable items.
    Perform visual inspection (e.g. wear points, damage, hour meter readings, etc.) and
functional testing (e.g. basic operations of the asset) on equipment related to the DEI Program.
    Ensure quality assurance of equipment data input and associated information of inspected
    Promote a culture where the health and safety of our employees and customers is top
priority for all.
    Assist the Sales team with appraisals and write-ups in the field between peak periods.
    Provide assistance as required to the DEI Team.
    Perform other related duties as assigned by the Equipment Manager.
Here's what you'll bring:
    Previous experience in equipment management (inspections, inventory and appraisals)
and/or inventory control management, preferably in the auction or heavy equipment business.
    Experience with or knowledge of industrial and/or agricultural equipment, trucks and
    High school graduate with some post-secondary education is a must.
    Proficiency using MS Office Suite products (Word, Excel). Proficiency using technology
such as computers and digital cameras.
    Strong written, spoken, listening, and interpersonal communication skills in English.
    Proven ability to effectively interface with Sales and Operational teams, as well as
customers. You must have a strong customer service orientation.
    You must be process-oriented, hands-on and ready to roll up your sleeves to succeed in
this role.
    Excellent organizational skills, you’re the type that leaves no detail unattended.
    You thrive on achieving results without ever sacrificing integrity.
    Highly motivated, goal-oriented and self-directed.
    Ability to think quickly and make decisions on your feet.
    Excellent time management skills, the ability to multi-task multiple projects and initiatives
effectively and prioritize work are essential.
    Highly capable of meeting strict deadlines in a high-pressure, ever-changing environment.
You must also have the ability to adapt to shifting priorities, demands and timelines.
    Experience working independently and collaboratively in a team-oriented environment.
You thrive working as part of a team and pitch-in wherever needed.
    You have a strong work ethic without sacrificing your sense of humor or your ability to
have fun on the job.
This job will require you to:
    Have a valid, clean driver’s license.
    Climb on and off large equipment and trucks.
    Work both indoors and outdoors year-round.
    Work regular overtime, including weekend hours, at 5 onsite auction sales. You can
expect to work extra hours for 2 to 3 weeks prior to each sale, during each sale, and for 1 week
after each sale.
    Travel 5 to 10 days at a time, 5 to 6 times per year, to other auction sites within Canada.
Are you the person we’ve described above? Please apply early so that you won't miss this
opportunity. This posting will close as soon as a competitive candidate pool is identified.
To learn more about working at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, visit our careers page @ Or, you can get some face-time with our recruiters @
Ritchie Bros. is committed to employment equity and ensures non-discrimination in all activities
in accordance with all applicable laws. This position is open to all qualified applicants who are
legally entitled to work in the country in which this job is located. We thank you all for your
applications; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Candidate
selection is made by the Recruitment Team in Vancouver, Canada. Please do not call the local
auction site about this position. Only electronic applications can be accepted. No agency calls,
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