Body Shop Estimator- Entry Level- Kearny Mesa Collision Center
The Body Shop Estimator is an entry level position in the Collision Center. In this position, the Body Shop Estimator will be expected to learn how to appropriately appraise vehicle damage to determine the cost of repair for insurance claim settlements. This includes visual inspection of the vehicle. Eventually the Body Shop Estimator will learn how to prepare itemized work orders and listing the cost of parts and labor. An Estimator will learn how to access and determine repairs to vehicles to identify and estimate damage.
The duties of a Body Shop Estimator include but are not limited to learning the following:
-Checking affected vehicles to determine the amount of structural, body, mechanical or interior damage.
-Calculating cost of labor and parts to fix or replace each affected item and estimate the salvage value of the total vehicle loss.
-Analyzing repair cost estimates and communicating with the collision repair manager or foreman. Arranging a second appraisal if necessary.
-Reviewing cost effectiveness of repair versus replacement of parts.
-Determining fees associated with repainting, converting to special purposes or customizing undamaged vehicles.
-Filling out insurance claim forms to indicate repair or replacement cost estimates and recommendations.
-Determining feasibility of repair versus pre-accident market value payment.
-As with all positions within dealerships, Body Shop Estimators are expected to uphold the highest ethical standards and be customer service orientated.
-A career as a Collision Body Shop Estimator requires strong interest or knowledge in body repair.
-Must be comfortable with computer software programs. Experience with Summit Shop Management software a plus but not required.
-Must have good technical and communication skills.
-An employee working in the collision repair shop must possess the ability to give strong attention to detail, as well as have an interest in automotive repair and technology.
-This position requires the highest ethical standards in every aspect of the job.
Kearny Mesa Ford & Kia offers excellent benefits, including medical and dental insurance, life insurance, a 401K plan, flexible spending accounts, advancement opportunities and much more.
Kearny Mesa Collison Center is an equal opportunity employer (m/f/d/v) and maintains a drug free workplace. If you receive an offer of employment, it will be a conditional offer contingent on the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check.