Material Damage Inside Adjuster II

Date: Jan 2, 2019

Location: Roanoke, VA, US, 24018

Job requisition: 12793
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Division or Field Office:

Roanoke Branch Office

Department of Position: Claims Department 

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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 5,000 employees and over 2,200 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.  To attract and retain the best talent, we reward our team members with competitive salaries and a very generous benefits package.

 

Position Summary

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

*This position is being reposted*

  • This position can be based in Roanoke or Waynesboro Branch office
  • Candidates can be considered for Material Damage Inside Adjuster I or II

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Handles all material damage claims, which may include drive-in assignments, as assigned. Performs desk review of repair estimates when required.
  • Makes arrangements with repair shops, independent appraisers, Policyholders or claimants to inspect vehicles. Photographs damaged areas and writes estimates on all claims when necessary. Determines rental needs and controls costs according to company guidelines.
  • Negotiates with repair shops on cost of repairs. Establishes value and settles total losses. Handles disposal of salvage within authority.
  • Distinguishes cause of damage for appropriate policy coverage. Evaluates and settles total losses when necessary.
  • Issues settlement checks and keeps appropriate records.
  • Monitors and supports Direct Repair Program (DRP) when required.
  • Establishes rapport with Agents and claims adjusters.
  • Responds to Policyholders and claimants as directed regarding service issues or complaints.
  • Attends appropriate training sessions.
  • At the request of Underwriting, evaluates antique and classic cars for coverage value.
  • Competencies

    Ability To Learn And Follow Procedures

    Ability to Manage Complexity

    Arithmetic Computation

    Decision Making

    Developing And Maintaining Relationships

    Information Management Skills

    Interpersonal Communication

    Job-Specific Knowledge

    Numerical Reasoning

    Oral Communication

    Planning And Organizing

    Problem Analysis

    Service Orientation

    Time Management

    Qualifications

    High school diploma, or GED, required. Completion of General Insurance program preferred. 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 consecutive weeks. Willingness to obtain and maintain any required licenses. Valid driver's license and good driving record preferred. If primary duties will be estimate review and/or the adjusting of direct repair claims: Five years of body shop estimate writing, insurance estimate writing, or insurance claims adjusting experience required. If primary duty will be handling total loss settlements: Five years of automotive repair, automotive sales, material damage adjusting, or other automotive-related experience, required. Bachelor's degree preferred.

    Physical Requirements

    Lifting 0-20 lbs; Occasional (<20%)

    Lifting 20-50 lbs; Occasional (<20%)

    Lifting Over 50 lbs; Occasional (<20%)

    Driving; Occasional (<20%)

    Pushing/Pulling; Occasional (<20%)

    Manual Keying/Data Entry; Often (20-50%)

    Climbing; Rarely


    Nearest Major Market: Roanoke

    Job Segment: Underwriter, Adjuster, Claims, Automotive Sales, Insurance, Automotive, Sales

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