Property Adjuster Trainee

Erie Insurance Group
Washington, DC
Jan 22, 2022
Jan 29, 2022
Accountant, IT
Full Time
Job Title: Property Adjuster Traineee (Harrisburg/YorkDivision or Field Office: Harrisburg Claims OfficeDepartment of Position: Claims DepartmentWork from: Home in MD (in Assigned territory)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 SummaryParticipates in formal ERIE claims training program. Learns and assists in claims handling operations and processes.This is a remote/work from home position and a company car will be provided to Property AdjustersThis position offers challenging work, excellent pay, an exceptional work environment, and a comprehensive Total Rewards benefits packageIdeal candidate will live in Baltimore/DC/Montgomery CountyWho should apply?We are seeking a diverse slate of exceptional candidates who share our passion for providing exceptional service.We are looking for individuals that work well under pressure, can work independently, and individuals that are looking for a comprehensive training program and learning environment.How the program works: The 24-week training program will require multiple weeks of training in Erie, PA, which will prepare you for immediate success as a Property Adjuster.The Smart Start class of Property Adjuster Trainees will consist of both classroom and hands-on training activities in the Technical Learning Center (in Erie, PA), where individuals will learn ERIE's property estimating platform.Trainees will be provided with field experiences and opportunities to learn about workflows within their branch office and apply what they have learned to claims that they handle alongside their mentors and supervisors.This program gives interested individuals comprehensive training to successfully prepare them for the Property Adjuster role. Additional program details, expectations, and timing will be discussed during the interview process.Duties and ResponsibilitiesSuccessfully completes assigned projects independently, using information and skills acquired in the training program, according to course objectives and timeline.Learns and becomes familiar with branch office procedures.Accompanies Material Damage Adjusters or Property Adjusters during the investigation of claims and in handling other related claims functions as required.Develops and demonstrates a working knowledge of the computer based estimating system applicable to the role.Handles claim functions such as establishing reserves, taking statements, documenting activities, conducting investigations and adjudicating losses to their final disposition.Interacts with Agents and district sales managers in assigned territory to become familiar with claims and underwriting issues.The first duty listed is 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.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.CompetenciesValues DiversitySelf-DevelopmentNimble LearningCollaboratesInformation Management SkillsCustomer FocusCultivates InnovationJob-Specific KnowledgeInstills TrustOptimizes Work ProcessesEnsures AccountabilityDecision QualityQualificationsHigh school diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor's degree preferred. Valid driver's license and good driving record required.All Employees that work remotely must have access to internet service bandwidth speeds that meet ERIE's requirement of 50 mbps download and 10 mbps upload.Successful candidate must commit to transitioning to the Property Adjuster I role, along with agreeing to role requirements, upon successful completion of the training program; where 'successful' means receiving a rating of 'Succeeding' on the course-end performance appraisal.Additional skills, abilities and qualifications for the Property Adjuster I:Physical ability and willingness to climb onto roofs and to lift and climb ladders.Willingness to work in inclement weather.Willingness to work in undesirable indoor environments (eg, houses exposed to flooding, fires).Ability to work in confined spaces.Ability to work well under pressure.Ability to work independently without direct supervision.Incumbent must live in territory assigned unless a change is approved by the company.Position requires incumbent to serve on 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 any required licenses.Physical RequirementsLifting 0-20 lbs; Occasional (Lifting 20-50 lbs; Occasional (Lifting Over 50 lbs; Occasional (Driving; Often (20-50%)Pushing/Pulling; Occasional (Manual Keying/Data Entry; Often (20-50%)Climbing; Moderate (30-40%)Job Type: Full-timePay: $24.00 - $25.51 per hourEducation:High school or equivalent (Required)License/Certification:Driver's License and good driving record? (Required)Work Location: Multiple Locations