RENO/ELKO NEVADA POSITION Machinery Appraisal Specialist

Date: Mar 16, 2023

Location: Mesa, AZ, US, 85210

Company: Empire

Requisition # : 26045 

Location: Mesa 

Position Status:  Full Time (40 hrs week) 

Shift : 1 

Start Time :  8:00am 

End Time :  5:00pm 

Schedule Days : Monday - Friday 

Pay Range: $44,460.00  -  $75,140 




Job Summary:

Responsible for performing machine appraisals.  

Essential Functions:

  1. Inspects, checks and appraises machines. Plans and conducts machine appraisals. 
  2. Assists the  Used Machinery  Manager  to  maintain  and improve present  methods and  standards  of  used  machinery  repair, evaluation, and merchandising. 
  3. Reports appraisal findings to sales managers.
  4. Accompanies sales representatives.  
  5. Coordinates appraisal schedule and requests for appraisals.
  6. Assists EMPIRE sales people and customers to select equipment for each application.
  7. Develops and presents appraisal training at sales meetings to improve sales force product knowledge and Empire’s market share.
  8. Provides technical expertise and support to improve the products sold and serviced by EMPIRE.
  9. Assists in reviewing stock inventory specifications to assure that the machine inventory is current and meet the majority of our customers’ needs.
  10. Work safely at all times.  Adhere to all applicable safety policies.  Comply with all company policies, procedures, and standards.

Additional Responsibilities:

  1. Must be willing to learn and be knowledgeable about competitive as well as CAT equipment.
  2. Must be   willing to comply with all company policies and procedures including grooming standards and safety rules.
  3. Must have in depth knowledge of CAT products and applications as well as competitive and allied products.
  4. Must have basic math skills sufficient for calculating cost and percentages.
  5. Must be  able to operate all equipment sold by EMPIRE and similar  competitive equipment
  6. Must be familiar with company policies and procedures relating to customers, sales, and services.
  7. Extensive knowledge   of machinery   repairs and   competitive machinery.
  8. Assist in operating and presenting computer programs to sales people and customers.
  9. Must be able to meet all safety requirements for applicable safety policies and use of all required safety equipment.
  10. Must have acceptable attendance to meet all company standards and requirements.

Additional Level Requirements

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  1. Ability to communicate effectively with both internal and external customers.
  2. Technical skills sufficient to be able to work through product issues.  Must have mechanical aptitude.
  3. Must be able to travel.   Must have ability to maintain consistent attendance.
  4. Must have professional interpersonal skills to cooperatively work with   people and to effectively perform machinery demonstrations.
  5. Must be highly competent and experienced in the effective and safe operation of Caterpillar machinery.
  6. Must have working knowledge of the EMPIRE Caterpillar and competitive product line including model designations and equipment applications.
  7. Must have a working knowledge of machinery customers and their operations.
  8. In-depth knowledge of the entire Caterpillar product line and applications, customers and their operations, and the operating department functions within EMPIRE.
  9. Ability to maintain consistent attendance.

Education and Experience:

  1. Proof of high school diploma or General Education Degree (GED).
  2. Minimum of 2-years experience in a job related field.
  3. Must be able to communicate (speak, read, comprehend, write) in English

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to handle, or feel and talk or hear.
  2. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop and kneel.
  3. The employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  4. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
  5. This position is designated as a "Safety-Sensitive Position".   A Safety-Sensitive Position includes tasks or duties that the employer in good faith believes could affect the safety or health of the employee performing the task or others, which includes any of the following:  operating a motor vehicle, other vehicle, equipment, machinery or manufacturing process, the malfunction or disruption of which could result in injury or property damage; performing duties in the residential or commercial premises of a customer, supplier or vendor; working in any occupation subject to federal safety regulations.  If on an occasional basis, employees perform tasks or duties as listed above, then their role would be classified as Safety Sensitive.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; and outside weather conditions.
  2. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, extreme cold, and extreme heat.
  3. The noise level in the work environment is usually office moderate.



The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. The roles and objectives of this job do not include setting corporate policy, and does not constitute a managing agent of the company.


Empire is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please call 480-633-5440 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.


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