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Job title

Industrial Appraiser

Reports to

The President


Job purpose


The James G Murphy Company (JGM) has provided the northwest with auctions & appraisals for over 40 years. 

·         Assess commercial & industrial assets on location and provide accurate appraisals to our customers

·         Manage government contracts while actively pursuing new government contracts

·         Support business development


Duties and responsibilities


·         Conduct commercial, industrial and personal property appraisals

·         Document assets

·         Research assets

·         Photograph equipment

·         Actively search for new government contracts

·         Assist on auction days where needed

·         Travel required



  • Looking for a detailed oriented person who is passionate about valuing machinery and equipment
  • A proven ability to effectively prioritize, multi-task and execute tasks in a deadline driven environment.
  • Client facing experience and a strong client service orientation.
  • Previous experience working effectively in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Experience with liquidation valuations of machinery and equipment is a plus.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • The flexibility to work extended hours and on weekends.
  • Technology skills, including strong Microsoft Word and Excel skills, comfort with databases, and the ability to quickly learn and adapt to a variety of platforms and systems.
  • A high degree of personal integrity.

Areas with general knowledge of commercial & industrial equipment to include:

  • Construction & Heavy Equipment
  • Forestry & Logging Equipment
  • Transportation Equipment
  • Agriculture & Farm Equipment
  • Woodworking Equipment
  • Metalworking Equipment
  • Computer & IT Equipment
  • Laboratory & Testing Equipment
  • Packaging & Processing Equipment
  • Material Handling Equipment

Working conditions


Requires moving objects up to 50 lbs. and working in industrial environments with all safety requirement/equipment required.


Please send resume & cover letter to kris@murphyauction.com