Material Damage Adjuster II

Employer
Erie Insurance
Location
Annapolis, MD
Posted
Jul 17, 2017
Closes
Jul 20, 2017
Function
Accountant, IT
Hours
Full Time
Job Description Position Summary Appraises material damage claims and total losses as received by assignment. Negotiates settlement of claims and disposes of salvage. This role will cover the Bowie/Annapolis area. This is a work from home position and use of a company car will be provided. Candidates with below minimum qualifications may be considered for Material Damage Adjuster I (H08). 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 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. 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 0-20 lbs; Occasional ( Lifting 20-50 lbs; Occasional ( Lifting Over 50 lbs; Occasional ( Driving; Frequent (50-80%) Pushing/Pulling; Occasional ( Manual Keying/Data Entry; Occasional ( Climbing; Rarely Nearest Major Market: Annapolis Nearest Secondary Market: Washington DC Job Segment: Underwriter, Adjuster, Claims, Insurance