Material Damage Adjuster II

Date: Jul 10, 2024

Location: Belleville, IL, US, 62223

Company: Erie Insurance

Division or Field Office:

Illinois Branch Office

Department of Position: Claims Department 

Work from:

Remote
Salary Range:

$60,677.00 - $96,925.00 *

salary range is for this level and may vary based on actual level of role hired for

*This range represents a national range and the actual salary will depend on several factors including the scope and complexity of the role and the skills, education, training, credentials, location, and experience of an applicant, as well as level of role for which the successful candidate is hired. Position may be eligible for an annual bonus payment.

 

At Erie Insurance, you’re not just part of a Fortune 500 company; you’re also a valued member of a diverse and inclusive team that includes more than 6,000 employees and over 13,000 independent agencies.  Our Employees work in the Home Office complex located in Erie, PA, and in our Field Offices that span 12 states and the District of Columbia. 

Benefits That Go Beyond The Basics

We strive to be Above all in Service® to our customers—and to our employees. That’s why Erie Insurance offers you an exceptional benefits package, including:

  • Premier health, prescription, dental, and vision benefits for you and your dependents. Coverage begins your first day of work.
  • Low contributions to medical and prescription premiums. We currently pay up to 97% of employees’ monthly premium costs.
  • Pension. We are one of only 13 Fortune 500 companies to offer a traditional pension plan. Full-time employees are vested after five years of service.
  • 401(k) with up to 4% contribution match. The 401(k) is offered in addition to the pension.
  • Paid time off. Paid vacation, personal days, sick days, bereavement days and parental leave.
  • Career development. Including a tuition reimbursement program for higher education and industry designations.
     

Additional benefits that include company-paid basic life insurance; short-and long-term disability insurance; orthodontic coverage for children and adults; adoption assistance; fertility and infertility coverage; well-being programs; paid volunteer hours for service to your community; and dollar-for-dollar matching of your charitable gifts each year.

 

Position Summary

Appraises material damage claims and total losses as received by assignment. Negotiates settlement of claims and disposes of salvage.

 

  • This is a remote, work from home position in Illinois
  • The selected candidate will ideally live in St. Clair, Clinton, Madison County and/or surrounding areas
  • The hiring manager will also consider candidates for Material Damage Adjuster I.  Level of position offered will be based upon the depth and breadth of selected candidate's experience and qualifications.
  • A company car and equipment to work from home will be provided
  • Good time management and organization skills preferred
  • Ability to drive/travel regularly within the assigned territory

Duties and Responsibilities

Arranges to inspect vehicles, driving to site of accident/damage within assigned territory or others if required. Photographs damaged areas, writes estimates, determines rental need and controls those costs according to company guidelines.

 

Negotiates repair costs, establishes value, settles total losses and handles disposal of salvage.

 

Distinguishes cause of damage for appropriate policy coverage.

 

Issues settlement checks and keeps appropriate records.

 

Responds to Policyholders and claimants complaints stemming from original adjustment.

 

Establishes rapport with Agents and claims adjusters.

 

At the request of Underwriting, evaluates antique and classic cars for coverage value.

 

Attends appropriate training sessions.

 

The first five duties listed are the functions identified as essential to the job. Essential functions are those job duties that must be performed in order for the job to be accomplished.

Competencies

Values Diversity
Nimble Learning
Self-Development
Collaborates
Information Management Skills
Customer Focus
Cultivates Innovation
Job-Specific Knowledge
Instills Trust
Optimizes Work Processes
Decision Quality
Ensures Accountability

Qualifications

High school diploma, or GED, required. Five years experience in body shop or insurance claims adjusting, including estimate writing experience required. Experience with The ERIE preferred. Completion of General Insurance program preferred. Incumbent must live in territory assigned unless a change is approved by the company. Position requires the incumbent to serve on the Catastrophe Team, which may include travel on short notice to other locations for periods in excess of two weeks. Appropriate license as required by state. Valid driver's license and good driving record required.

Physical Requirements

Lifting/Moving 0-20 lbs; Occasional (<20%)
Lifting/Moving 20-50 lbs; Occasional (<20%)
Ability to move over 50 lbs using lifting aide equipment; Occasional (<20%)
Driving; Frequent (50-80%)
Pushing/Pulling/moving objects, equipment with wheels; Occasional (<20%)
Manual Keying/Data Entry/inputting information/computer use; Occasional (<20%)
Climbing/accessing heights; Rarely


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