Body Shop Estimator (Full-Time)
Job Title: Estimator
Appraises vehicle damage to determine cost of repair for insurance claim settlement.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Examines damaged vehicle to determine extent of structural, body, mechanical, electrical, or interior damage.
Estimates cost of labor and parts to repair or replace each damaged item.
Reviews repair cost estimates with body shop manager or foreman.
Determines feasibility of repair versus replacement of parts, such as bumpers, fenders, and doors.
Evaluates practicality of repair as opposed to payment of vehicle market value before accident.
Determines salvage value on total vehicle loss.
Prepares insurance forms to indicate repair cost estimates and recommendations.
Estimates cost of repainting, converting to special purposes, or customizing undamaged vehicles.
The work environment is typical of a shop environment; working indoors and outdoors and exposed to all weather conditions. This includes exposure to chemicals and exposure to sounds and noise that are distracting. Duties are performed in a close physical proximity to other people.
Equipment & Machines Used
Includes but not limited to various shop tools and equipment and company and customer vehicles.
Reports to the Body Shop Manager.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Job Knowledge/Skills Required
Experience in customer relations and telephone handling recommended.
Valid Drivers License.