Yard Staff - Part-Time in Davenport, Florida, United States (# T230000M7)

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Job Description

A growing global company. Endless career and development opportunities.

When you join Ritchie Bros., you’ll be part of a diverse, global team that’s focused on delivering great customer experiences. Our culture is centered around people and guided by our core values of Integrity, Unity and Vision. Learn more about our culture and commitment to diversity and inclusion at Candidate Portal.

If you have an entrepreneurial spirit and are passionate about making a difference, we invite you to join our growing team. Whether you’re out in the field or back at your office, you’ll be helping us achieve our vision of becoming the trusted global marketplace for insights, services and transaction solutions for commercial assets.

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers is looking for an energetic, customer-focused Yard Staff. The work location for this position is Orlando, Florida and it is considered a fully on-site role. In this role, you'll help our team organize the yard for auctions and work at our temporary auction sites in the region.

No auction experience is needed to work in this role! Lots of hands-on training will be provided.

The Opportunity: 

  • Receives/releases (checks-in/checks-out) consigned equipment for auction
  • Uses an auction listing to line up equipment for display before the auction
  • Drive/operate heavy and light equipment
  • Perform facility inspections (per checklists) and provides housekeeping or maintenance services as necessary.
  • Perform basic maintenance on RBA-owned equipment
  • Manage keys for equipment
  • Operate forklift to load/unload stationary row equipment
  • Boost equipment
  • Basic assembly of equipment i.e., dozer blades, etc.
  • Check fluid and fuel levels on equipment
  • Lot number equipment
  • Recognize that Yard Staff are an integral part of the internal communications network in the yard
  • Set out signage, flagging, and trash receptacles for auction day
  • Drive sound truck
  • Hold the ‘This item for sale sign’ (stick person)
  • Place operators in rolling stock11
    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 the safety of your team, co-workers, and customers.

Here’s what you bring: 

  • Experience operating heavy machinery
  • Able to operate a large 36,000 lbs forklift is an asset
  • Good spoken and written English is required
  • Good computer skills and ability to learn new programs quickly
  • A track record of working safely and helping others work safely, too
  • You must be able to relate really well with customers and team members
  • You like to work in a team, helping out wherever needed, but you can also self-start and work on your own
  • You're organized and can handle lots of tasks at once
  • A high level of attention to detail
  • You like to work hard but still have fun on the job
  • 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 the safety of your team, co-workers, and customers.

This job will require you to: 

  • Hold and maintain a valid, clean driver’s license
  • Climb on, off, and under large equipment and trucks
  • Work outside year-round, no matter the weather
  • Work overtime, including weekend hours, at 4 onsite and 1-2 offsite auction sales. You can expect to work extra hours for 2-3 weeks before each sale, during each sale, and for 1-2 weeks after each sale.
  • Travel as required to other auction sites within the region.


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 help you achieve your own career goals. Here’s how:

  • Base salary + paid overtime
  • Catered meals at auction time.

Ritchie Bros. has grown from a small-town auctioneer to a global asset management and disposition company. Through our family of companies, we help our customers buy and sell a wide range of used and unused equipment for construction, mining, transportation, agriculture, oil & gas, lifting & material handling, forestry & other industries.

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.

If you required any accommodations, please send an email to: careers@rbauction.com.

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Salary Range

32400 - 48600


Davenport, Florida, United States


Part time