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Material Damage Inside Adjuster I

Date: Sep 23, 2022

Location: Rochester, NY, US, 14623

Company: Erie Insurance

Division or Field Office:

New York Branch Office

Department of Position: Claims Department 

Work from:

New York Branch Office

 

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

  • This position will handle auto total loss settlements and desk review estimates
  • A hybrid work schedule will be available (in office and work from home)
  • The Hiring Manager will also consider candidates for Material Damage Inside Adjuster II.  The level of position offered will be based upon the depth and breadth of selected candidate’s experience and qualifications.
  • The successful candidate must have a current New York State Adjusters License

 

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

Duties and Responsibilities

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.

Handles all material damage claims, which may include drive-in assignments, as assigned. Performs desk review of repair estimates when required.

Monitors and supports Direct Repair Program (DRP) when required.

Distinguishes cause of damage for appropriate policy coverage. Evaluates and settles total losses when necessary.

Issues settlement checks and keeps appropriate records.

Responds to Policyholders and claimants as directed regarding service issues or complaints.

Establishes rapport with Agents and claims adjusters.

Attends appropriate training sessions.

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

This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the incumbent. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instruction and to perform any other duties as requested by their supervisor, or as become evident

The first seven duties listed are the functions identified as essential to the job. Essential functions are those jobs 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
Optimizes Work Processes
Instills Trust
Ensures Accountability
Decision Quality

Qualifications

High school diploma, or GED, required. 

Two years of experience in body shop or general claims handling OR completion of formal ERIE training program, required. 

Estimate writing experience preferred. 

Completion of General Insurance program preferred. 

Position requires the incumbent to serve on the catastrophe duty, which may include travel on short notice to other locations for periods in excess of two consecutive weeks. 

Willingness to obtain and maintain required licenses. 

Valid driver’s license and good driving record 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: Rochester