Equipment Inspector

Ritchie Bros. North East , MD 21901

Posted 2 months ago

Ritchie Bros. is a global leader in asset management and disposition, selling billions of dollars of heavy equipment each year. We help thousands of people around the world appraise, sell, inspect, buy, refurbish, ship and finance heavy equipment every month. Join a growing global company that offers endless career and learning opportunities with a work culture like no other.

We are looking for an Equipment Inspector at our North East, Maryland auction site. This role is ideal for someone with a background in conducting heavy equipment inspections. No auction experience is needed to work in this role, and lots of training will be provided.

What we offer:

Our success is built on the drive and dedication of our people. As we grow around the globe, there will be many opportunities to advance your career we've proven this throughout our 60 years in business. And, we'll support you along the way. Here's how:

  • Base salary paid overtime.

  • Affordable, comprehensive medical & dental benefits.

  • 401(K).

  • Ongoing training, professional development and a tuition reimbursement program.

  • Safety equipment subsidy.

  • Meals catered at auction time.

The Opportunity:

Our Equipment Inspectors are part of our Detailed Equipment Information (DEI) team. They perform accurate and thorough visual inspections (eg. wear points, damage, hour meter readings, etc) and functional testing (eg. basic operations) on heavy equipment. They also:

  • Gather and verify equipment inventory information (eg. contract proofs, equipment additions, serial numbers, etc.).

  • Identify and record equipment components, accessories and asset details.

  • Verify equipment descriptions, based on our Equipment Standards Manual.

  • Ensure the quality of equipment data and other related information.

  • Verify requirements for warranty applicable items.

  • Compose and take photos of the equipment.

  • Provide assistance as required to the DEI Team.

  • Assist the Sales team with appraisals and write-ups in the field between peak periods.

  • Promote a culture where the health and safety of our employees and customers is top priority for all.

  • Actively support the RB Unreserved Commitment to Safety: to send everyone home, every day, the way they came to work, by taking personal responsibility for your safety and safety of your team, co-workers and customers.

Here's what you bring:

  • High school graduate with some post-secondary education is a must.

  • Prior experience in equipment management (inspections, inventory and appraisals) and/or inventory control management, preferably in the auction or heavy equipment business.

  • Knowledge of industrial and/or agricultural equipment, trucks and trailers.

  • Proficiency using computers, MS Office Suite products (Word, Excel) and digital cameras.

  • Top-notch written and verbal communication skills (you will be using a 2-way radio and a desk phone).

  • Good penmanship we need to be able to read your writing and printing easily.

  • Excellent organizational skills, a keen eye for detail and a commitment to accuracy.

  • Experience working independently and collaboratively in a team-oriented environment. You thrive working as part of a team, and pitch-in wherever needed.

  • Strong time management skills; the ability to multi-task effectively and prioritize work are essential.

  • A strong customer service orientation.

  • You're process-oriented, hands-on, and ready to roll up your sleeves to succeed in this role.

  • You like to work hard, and still have fun on the job.

This job will require you to:

  • Maintain a valid, clean driver's license.

  • Work both indoors and outdoors year-round, and climb on and off large equipment and trucks.

  • Because we are an event-driven company, we'll need you to work regular overtime, including weekend hours, at onsite auction sales. You can expect to work extra hours prior to each sale, during each sale, and for after each sale.

  • 40-50% traveling is required.

For an idea of what our auctions are like, you can check out some videos on YouTube.


Please apply early so that you don't miss out on this opportunity. This posting will close as soon as a competitive candidate pool is identified.

Want to learn more about the company? Visit our Career site, LinkedIn or connect with us today through Facebook or Twitter.

Ritchie Bros. is an equal opportunity employer and ensures nondiscrimination 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. Candidate selection is made by Talent Acquisition. Only electronic applications can be accepted. No agency calls please.


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