Assistant Yard Manager

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Asthe premier global asset management and disposition company, Ritchie Bros.helps thousands of people around the world buy and sell heavy equipment,trucks, and other assets every month. With our multiple onsite and onlineselling platforms and commitment to first-class customer service, Ritchie Bros.is trusted worldwide for making buying and selling easy, efficient, fair, andtransparent. If you're an innovator with an entrepreneurial spirit, we want youto join our growing team ? employed in a wide variety of positions from salesto operations to corporate functions ? as we transform the global usedequipment market.
Joinus on our journey and move forward with us, build yoursuccess, and grow your career.
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers has an immediate opening for an Assistant Yard Manager at our Minneapolis, Minnesota site. We're looking for a hands-on, hard-working manager who can juggle many things at once! In this role, you'll be responsible for managing all aspects of the auction yard, including occupational and environmental health and safety, yard team management, financial accountability, and organization of the yard.
No prior auction experience is needed to work in this role, and lots of training will be provided.
The Opportunity:
Our Yard Managers ensure that the main auction site and off-site locations run smoothly and safely.
Key Functions:
Hires and supervises competent and experienced operators and stickmen
Coordinates site preparation, auction ramp and loading ramp
Oversees yard layout and equipment line up
Ensures sale site safety
Ensures adherence to environmental regulations of the sale location
Plans the refurbishing schedule and budget; controls purchase orders and cost sheets
Liaises with subcontractors
Ensures equipment is in sale-ready condition
Coordinates security including check in, coding and layout
Arranges directional, parking and yard signs
Ensures proper attachment removal
Ensures equipment has fuel, oil and anti-freeze
Responsible for sale site sound system
Affixes lot numbers
Organizes yard supplies per check list
Performs other various duties as required from time to time
Here's what you bring:
Previous experience managing or supervising multi-disciplinary teams
Experience with industrial and / or agricultural equipment, trucks and trailers
Previous cost management experience, and a background in business fundamentals and business financial knowledge is preferred
Excellent organizational and time management skills
Proven experience providing excellent customer service to customers and colleagues
Strong computer skills, including the ability to learn new programs
Top-notch written and verbal communication skills (on this job your most valuable tools will be the 2-way radio, a cell phone and a desk phone)
Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
You like to work hard, but still have fun on the job
This job will require you to:
Heavy Travel 50-75%
Maintain a valid driver's license and a clean driving abstract, and a passport (or passport eligibility)
Work both indoors and outdoors year-round, and climb on and off large equipment and trucks
Because we are an event-driven company, we need you to be able to work regular overtime, including weekend hours, at 4-5 onsite auction sales. You can expect to work extra hours for 2 weeks prior to each sale, during each sale, and for 1 week after each sale
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. Here's how:
Competitive hourly salary paid overtime
Affordable, comprehensive medical and dental benefits
401(K) and Employee Share Purchase Plan, both with company matching
Laptop, smart phone and expense account
To get an idea of what our auctions are like, you can check out some auction videos on YouTube right here: http://bit.ly/KKL9Fz
Want to learn more about the company? Visit our Career site, LinkedIn or connect with us today through Facebook or Twitter.
Establishedin 1958, Ritchie Bros. (NYSE and TSX: RBA) is a global assetmanagement and disposition company, offering customers end-to-end solutions forbuying and selling used heavy equipment, trucks and other assets. Operating ina multitude of sectors, including construction, transportation, agriculture,energy, oil and gas, mining, and forestry, the company's selling channelsinclude: RitchieBros. Auctioneers, the world's largestindustrial auctioneer offers live auction events with online bidding; IronPlanet, an online marketplace with featured weeklyauctions and providing its exclusive IronClad Assurance? equipment conditioncertification; Marketplacee, an onlinemarketplace offering multiple price and timing options; Mascus, a leading European online equipmentlisting service; and Ritchie Bros. Private Treaty, offering privatelynegotiated sales. The company also offers sector-specific solutionsincluding GovPlanet, TruckPlanet, Kruse Energy Auctioneers, and Cat? auctions,plus equipment financing and leasing through Ritchie Bros. Financial Services. For more informationabout the unprecedented choice provided by Ritchie Bros., visit RitchieBros.com.
RitchieBros. is an equal opportunity employer and ensures nondiscrimination in allactivities in accordance with all applicable laws. This position is open to allqualified applicants who are legally entitled to work in the country in whichthis job is located. Candidate selection is made by Talent Acquisition. Onlyelectronic applications can be accepted. No agency calls please.

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