Nov 15, 2021

Automotive Collision Estimator

  • The Faulkner Automotive Group
  • Carlisle, PA 17013, USA
Full time Transportation Professional

Job Overview

The Faulkner Automotive Group is looking for a licensed Estimator! Faulkner is a place you can establish a career and grow with the organization. Faulkner offers continued growth opportunities for those that have excellent talent, energy and ambition to succeed. We offer a highly competitive salary and top-tier benefits package to all full-time employees, including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K plus company match, Employee Referral Bonuses and Paid Vacation.

As a Collision Repair Estimator, it is your job to appraise vehicle damage to determine the cost of repair for insurance claim settlements. This includes inspecting and testing automobiles by using mechanical testing devices, questioning customers about the vehicle's performance or by visual inspection of the vehicle. The Estimator also prepares itemized work orders, listing the cost of parts and labor. You will pair up with a customer service representative who does all the correspondence with the customer - you just write the estimates! We use your expertise for evaluating and identifying the cost of repairs and allow the customer service representative to handle the rest!

The typical schedule for an Estimator is Monday through Friday.

Become part of the Faulkner Family and join our team!

Job Responsibilities:

* Check vehicles to determine the amount of structural, body, mechanical or interior damage.
* Calculate cost of labor and parts to fix or replace each affected item and estimate the salvage value of the total vehicle loss.
* Analyze repair cost estimates and communicate with the collision repair manager or foreman. Arrange a second appraisal if necessary.
* Review cost effectiveness of repair versus replacement of parts. Determine fees associated with repainting, converting to special purposes or customizing undamaged vehicles.
* Fill out insurance claim forms to indicate repair or replacement cost estimates and recommendations.
* Follow up on all accounts receivable from insurance companies as well as individual customers.

Requirements

* Applicants must be at least 18 years old and have a clean, valid drivers license
* High School Diploma or equivalent
* PA State Appraiser License is REQUIRED
* Minimum of 2 years experience in collision repair
* Requires the ability to work in a team environment as well as strong oral and written communication skills
* Selected candidate must be able to perform all job functions, including: bending, standing, lifting, and reaching

About Faulkner

The Faulkner Automotive Group is a family-owned and operated automotive group serving Central and Southeastern Pennsylvania with the best vehicles and services. Our dealership group is composed of 28 dealership locations and 21 franchises, making us one of the largest family-run dealer groups in the country.

While our network has expanded, our core values havent changed. We remain committed to growing the business and continuing our reputation as an industry leader and are looking to hire and retain bright, diverse and energetic people who have high integrity and share our commitment to a customer satisfaction business philosophy.

Faulkner is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.

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