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Date Posted:

May 31-June 15, 2018

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Fulltime Permanent


Ritchie Bros Auctioneers
Grande Prairie, AB

Job Title:

Auction Coordinator

Starting Date:

June 18, 2018


$55,000 base plus $10-20,000 in overtime

The success of Ritchie Bros. is built upon the drive and dedication of its employees. Celebrating our 60th year in business in 2018, Ritchie Bros. continues to grow - with incredible opportunities for career advancement. Here’s a summary of benefits for the successful applicant:

  • Steady, full-time work in Grande Prairie with occasional travel;
  • Excellent salary + paid overtime;
  • Comprehensive medical & dental benefits;
  • RRSP and an Employee share plan with company contribution;
  • Two weeks’ vacation;
  • Training, Tuition Reimbursement/Continued Learning;
  • Catered meals at auction time;
  • A great team environment with many fun social events.

Join a growing global company that offers endless career and learning opportunities with a great work culture! Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers has an immediate opening at its Grande Prairie, AB site for an Auction Coordinator. Reporting directly to the Equipment Manager, this position will appeal to those seeking a dynamic, multi-faceted job in equipment advertising. No previous auction experience required – Ritchie Bros. provides plenty of hands-on training!

The Auction Coordinator will work 50% outside in the yard cataloguing equipment and 50% inside, organizing, developing and proofing auction materials. The successful candidate enjoys multi-tasking, operating in an exciting, fast-moving setting, and working with a tight-knit team, with the option to occasionally travel to assist at other auction sites across western Canada.

Here’s what you bring:

The successful candidate for the Auction Coordinator position will have/be:

  • A high school or post-secondary graduate (additional education or training will be considered an asset);
  • Strong written and verbal communications in English;
  • Excellent Word and PowerPoint skills, plus experience with digital cameras or drones;
  • Experience creating and working with spreadsheets in Excel;
  • 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 occasional weekends prior to, during, and after each sale;
  • Able to visit other auction sites in western Canada from time to time;
  • A valid, clean Driver’s Licence (no suspensions);
  • Previous customer service skills are an asset.

You should be:

  • A perfectionist who loves detailed work, where no error is too small to escape the eagle eye;
  • Thrive working alone, without supervision;
  • Comfortable around operating equipment or willing to learn how to operate equipment;
  • Interested in becoming a guru on construction equipment and trucks;
  • Excellent organization and time management skills;
  • Able to adapt quickly to shifting priorities and timelines;
  • An effective multi-tasker;
  • A think-on-your-feet person with an energetic, can-do attitude;
  • Demonstrate initiative, problem-solving skills, and a commitment to getting the job done right;
  • Someone who pitches in when there’s a need, without needing to be asked;
  • A strong work ethic, without sacrificing a sense of humour or the ability to have fun on the job;
  • A fast learner.

The Auction Coordinator’s duties are to:

  • Collect information on auction items, proofing to make sure that all information is listed correctly and in a highly consistent format;
  • Organize auction items in sales sequence;
  • Prepare advertising for upcoming auctions: brochures, catalogues, etc.;
  • Promote a culture where the health & safety of employees and customers is a top priority for all;
  • Travel between auctions to assist Territory Sales Managers with equipment appraisals;
  • Assist the Equipment Manager to resolve contract-related issues;
  • Support the Operations team with auction duties: register bidders, clerk timed-auction lots and stationary equipment, help take bids, provide general admin support, etc.

About Grande Prairie

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 and 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: 2018-07

Closing Date:

June 15, 2018