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Auto Damage Appraiser

Company: Plymouth Rock Assurance
Location: Uniondale
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

Overview:The Auto Damage Appraiser/Crashbuster is responsible for preparing physical damage estimates on vehicles where a claim has been submitted for first or third party damages. The candidate will be required to provide a high level of customer service while utilizing measures to control severities. This includes oversight of GRP shops in the New York region utilizing re-inspections as containment controls. This position is located in our New York office with appraiser working remotely in their assigned territory of New York City consisting of the 5 boroughs (Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island, and Bronx.)
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Survey damages, prepare estimates and negotiate settlements. Settlements include partial and total losses within their established authority level.
  • Issue drafts to the appropriate parties.
  • Document the claim file as necessary.
  • Complete re-inspections and supplements in a timely manner complying with all New York state regulations.
  • Liaison to Body Shops in our GRP network.
  • Comply with all production standards and estimating guidelines
  • Ensure that service, expense control and public relations are maintained at all times.
  • Complete reports on recovered theft and fire assignments.
  • Participate in team meetings
  • Participate in catastrophic claim handling when requested. This may include overnight travel for extended periods of time.
  • Adhere to privacy guidelines and NY Regulation 64.
    Qualifications and Education:
    • Assigned Territory - NYC (Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island and Bronx)
    • Bachelor's degree preferred and a minimum of 1-3 years of auto claims appraisal experience.
    • Must have valid driver's license and favorable driving record.
    • Adverse conditions are encountered while inspecting vehicles. Candidate must be able to work outside in inclement weather and drive long distances.
    • Comfortable completing inspections of damaged vehicles including but not limited to crawling under and around vehicles, inspecting vehicles in tight quarters at body shops and salvage yards, etc.
    • Must be willing to participate in catastrophe claim handling when requested. This may include traveling to other locations, extended and weekend hours, and up to a three week stay away from home.
    • Must have a strong mechanical aptitude.
    • Body shop experience a plus but not required.
    • Must be organized and possess the ability to work independently with limited supervision.
    • Must possess solid communication and negotiation skills
    • NY State Appraiser License Required
      About the Company:
      Plymouth Rock is a leading auto insurance provider serving more than 650,000 customers across New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New Hampshire. Tapping into its 30+ years of industry experience, Plymouth Rock has pioneered a new way to do car insurance for consumers. Combining the local knowledge and expertise of independent agents, with the power and ease of doing business online, Plymouth Rock has changed the insurance lifecycle by giving consumers choice - to do business the way they want.

      Plymouth Rock is headquartered across from South Station in Downtown Boston, with offices across New England, New York and New Jersey. With more than $1.7 billion in premiums underwritten and serviced, the Plymouth Rock Group employs over 1,800 people and writes insurance through 800+ independent agents. Plymouth Rock Assurance Corporation holds an A.M. Best rating of "A-/Excellent."
      We believe that every person is entitled to equal employment opportunities. We do not discriminate against any employee or qualified applicant for employment on the basis of age, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or genetic information. In addition, the state in which you work may protect certain other characteristics. We are committed to treating employees fairly and with dignity and respect, and we unconditionally prohibit discrimination in hiring, terminating, promoting, or compensating any employee on the basis of a qualified individual's membership in any of these protected classes

Keywords: Plymouth Rock Assurance, New York , Auto Damage Appraiser, Other , Uniondale, New York

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