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Body Shop Estimator - Kearny Mesa Chevrolet

Company: Sunroad KM Chevrolet LLC d/b/a Kearny Mesa Chevrol
Location: San Diego
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Body Shop Estimator- Kearny Mesa Chevrolet Collision Center**(Working on-site in Chula Vista, California)**Job Summary: 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. The Body Shop Estimator will learn how to prepare itemized work orders and listing the cost of parts and labor. Responsibilities:-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.- Other duties may be assigned. Qualifications:-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.Required Skills/Abilities:- Extensive knowledge of all aspects of vehicle repair.- Excellent mechanical repair skills.- Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.- Ability to visually diagnose mechanical issues.- Proficient with computer diagnostic equipment and software.- Ability to read service and repair manuals.- Ability to perform repairs in a timely fashion.- Ability to read work orders.Physical Requirements:- Must be able to work safely in a noisy area with many odors present.- Ability to regularly lift 50 pounds and occasionally lift up to 100 pounds.- Must be able to inspect vehicle to determine repairs needed.- Good vision to inspect repair work.- Must be able to bend, stretch, kneel, and squat to perform repairs and inspections.Kearny Mesa Chevrolet Collision Center offers excellent benefits, including medical and dental insurance, life insurance, a 401K plan, flexible spending accounts, advancement opportunities and much more. Kearny Mesa Chevrolet Collision 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. PI192197052

Keywords: Sunroad KM Chevrolet LLC d/b/a Kearny Mesa Chevrol, San Diego , Body Shop Estimator - Kearny Mesa Chevrolet, Professions , San Diego, California

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