Northeastern British Columbia


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Friday, June 01, 2018


Date Posted:

June 01-29, 2018

Job Order #

Fulltime Permanent


Ritchie Bros Auctioneers
Grande Prairie, AB

Job Title:

Equipment Inspectors (2)

Starting Date:



$23.87/hr plus $10-15,000 in paid overtime



The successful candidate for the Equipment Inspector position will have/be:

  • A High School or college graduate (additional education or training will be considered an asset);
  • The ability to describe equipment clearly, particularly from the perspective of potential buyers who bid online and rely almost exclusively on photos and equipment descriptions;
  • Knowledge of heavy equipment, trucks and trailers and/or agricultural equipment is an asset;
  • Prior inventory control work experience is a plus;
  • Comfortable using tablets, MS Office Suite and digital cameras;
  • Willing to work indoors and outdoors year-round;
  • Capable of climbing on and off large equipment and trucks;
  • Available to work paid overtime around busy auction times (4-6x per year), including weekends prior to, during, and after each sale;
  • Able to visit other auction sites in western Canada from time to time;
  • Adequate verbal communication in English (using a two-way radio and desk phone);
  • A valid, clean Driver’s Licence (no suspensions).


  • Independent – thrives working on their own, without constant supervision;
  • Process-oriented;
  • Hands-on;
  • Loves to work outdoors;
  • Strong time management skills;
  • An effective multi-tasker;
  • Comfortable around operating equipment and willing to learn how to operate equipment;
  • Someone who pitches in when there’s a need, without needing to be asked;
  • A strong work ethic, without sacrificing the ability to have fun on the job;
  • A fast learner.

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers has an immediate opening at its Grande Prairie, AB site for an Equipment Inspector. Reporting directly to the Equipment Manager, this position will appeal to someone who wants to learn more about heavy equipment. No previous inspection or auction experience required – Ritchie Bros. provides hands-on training!

The Equipment Inspector is part of the Detailed Equipment Information team, performing accurate and thorough visual inspections eg: wear points, damage, hour meter readings; and functional testing/basic operations on heavy equipment.


The Equipment Inspector’s duties are to:

  • Gather and verify equipment inventory information (contract proofs, equipment additions, serial numbers, etc);
  • Promote a culture where the health & safety of employees and customers is a top priority for all;
  • Identify and record equipment components, accessories and asset details with a high degree of accuracy;
  • Verify equipment descriptions, based on the Ritchie Bros. Equipment Standards Manual;
  • Ensure the quality of equipment data and related information;
  • Take high-quality photos of the equipment;
  • Assist Territory Sales Managers with appraisals and write-ups in the field between peak periods.;
  • Support the Operations team during auctions: drive or direct heavy equipment across the main stage ramp.

Situated about 90 minutes north-east of the Rockies and an hour from the BC border, Greater Grande Prairie is a flourishing community of over 100,000 people, with full amenities, including Costco and other major department chains. According to the Grande Prairie Real Estate Board, the average 2018 price for single detached houses in the region was between $289,000-$295,000. The Grande Prairie economy is broad and strongly diversified, featuring a strong, well-established agricultural base, with forest products and oil & gas making major contributions to the region’s industrial activities. Ritchie Bros. Grande Prairie maintains a strong presence in all three of these markets as well as in transportation, construction and other industrial equipment. Moreover, Ritchie Bros. Grande Prairie is consistently among the top three Ritchie Bros. auction sites across all of Canada in terms of annual on-site sales.

How to Apply:
Submit resume.

Competition Number: 2018-06

Closing Date:

June 29, 2018