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Loader Operator I

IAA, Inc.

This is a Full-time position in Spokane, WA posted November 24, 2021.

At IAA, our Loader Operators are essential to the success of our branch operations.

They utilize our front-end loaders to maneuver vehicles around our facilities in preparation for auction.

While Loader Operators always focus on safety first, they understand the importance of a quick and smooth operation.

As the frontline of IAA, this critical role enjoys learning new ways to use technology and being at the forefront of the auction industry in all our tools and resources.

In return for their excellent skills 401K, Short Term and Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, paid holidays and vacations, and abilities, we offer our Loader Operators a competitive benefits package including: health insurance.

Listen for yourself to what our own employees have to say, through a live preview of our role: Driving Talent: Loader Operator (

A day in the life:
Utilizing a front-end loader to move vehicles and other equipment around the IAA facility
Loading and unloading trucks as they deliver or pick up vehicles
Making sure our equipment is fully functional, by performing routine inspections and basic maintenance and ensuring the safe operating condition of the loader
Being responsible for lot inventory of vehicles and parts
Documenting and recording vehicle information, performing vehicle improvements (i.e shrink wrapping, steam cleaning, etc.), and light maintenance in preparation for sale
Assisting visitors by providing appropriate guidance and/or advising them to the appropriate person for additional assistance
Remaining calm, alert, and actively avoiding potential safety hazards or situations that may cause damage to property while operating a front-end loader or other heavy equipment
Constantly maintaining a safe work environment by immediately reporting any violations of company policy to a supervisor or manager

First, let us double-check:
Our requirements are that all candidates for this role must have a valid drivers’ license and high school diploma (or equivalent).

There are physical demands of this role, so please read them carefully and understand that this is no desk job.
An upbeat demeanor to ensure every customer interaction is positive is necessary!

If you know about cars or have general mechanical knowledge, you will fit in great.

Teamwork is incredibly important to our success!
While it is not required, it would be great if you have:
Candidates with a forklift or front-end loader (Volvo L90G and L90H) operating experience have found this role to be an exceptionally great fit.

Experience in the automotive and collision repair and/or related field is strongly preferred.
Physical Demand Highlights:
Ability to apply appropriate use of security, maintenance, and safety procedures to protect Company and customer assets
Ability to apply appropriate use of personal protective equipment (i.e., safety gloves, safety glasses)
Ability to avoid accidents by recognizing potentially unsafe situations and responding appropriately when accidents occur
Ability to follow appropriate industry-specific regulations related to the handling of hazardous materials
Ability to constantly lift, carry, push, or pull up to 20 lbs.
Ability to frequently lift, carry, push, or pull up to 50 lbs.
Ability to occasionally lift, carry, push, or pull over 100 lbs.
Ability to constantly reach outward, handle and finger objects, stand, walk, and sit
Ability to frequently bend, squat, kneel, twist, turn, climb, and crawl
This position involves primarily outdoor work in all types of weather
Must remain alert to potential hazards associated with heavy equipment and other vehicles operated in their work area

Working Conditions:
This position involves primarily outdoor work in all types of weather
Must remain alert to potential hazards associated with heavy equipment and other vehicles operated in their work area

About IAA:

IAA, certified as a Great Place to Work®, is a leading global marketplace connecting vehicle buyers and sellers.

Maximizing leading-edge technology and focusing on innovation, IAA’s unique platform facilitates the marketing and sale of total-loss, damaged, and low-value vehicles.

Headquartered near Chicago in Westchester, Illinois, IAA has nearly 3,600 hardworking employees and more than 200 facilities throughout the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom.

IAA is committed to providing equal employment opportunities regardless of race, creed, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, citizenship status, or marital status.

IAA is a drug-free workplace.


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, perform essential job functions, and receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

Please contact us to request an accommodation.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.

However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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