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Physical Damage Appraiser, Automotive

Economical Insurance

This is a Contract position in Mississauga, ON posted January 8, 2022.

Physical Damage Appraiser, Automotive

Preferred candidates will reside in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) to address and conduct appraisals during core working hours. This role requires travel within the GTA and will have access to home office equipment. Occasional work from the Mississauga office may be required.
This position will be provided a company vehicle.

 

LOVE WHAT YOU DO

 

Work is a big part of our lives, so it makes sense to choose a company that offers truly rewarding work. At Economical Insurance®, your contributions, creativity, and energy won’t go to waste. Our passionate culture and pioneering mentality infuse everything we do, which is why our one-million-plus policyholders know we’ll protect their homes, businesses, farms, cars, and pets like they’re our own.

 

We’re not afraid to see how far we can push the envelope to make insurance better. Our family of companies includes Sonnet, the only Canadian home and auto insurer offering a fully online buying experience, and Petline, the largest Canadian pet insurance company. We’re also preparing to become a publicly traded company, a once-in-a-lifetime career opportunity for everyone who joins our team.

 

If you’re looking for a company that takes care of its people – and its customers – and has a track record of doing big things, get ready to love it here.

 

In this role, you will be:

Reporting to the National Auto Appraisal Team Leader, the Appraiser will be accountable for the direct handling of moderate to complex physical damage appraisals, assess damage, and responsible for reviewing, monitoring and assuring that appraisal compliance is achieved. The candidate will also be liaising with the certified Economical repair facilities to establish and build an environment of mutual respect and trust. The Appraiser is responsible for pursuing a cost-effective avenue for repairs, preparing estimates, and negotiating with repair facilities.

 

What can you expect in this role?

  • Travel to various sites within the GTA to review automotive physical damage and conduct appraisals
  • Complete appraisal and negotiates with repair facilities on proper repair methods and pricing
  • Control expenditure to repair facilities by following up promptly on further damage reported by the repair facility
  • Complete remote appraisals and negotiates with third parties (facilities that are not part of preferred vendor program)
  • Review subrogation estimates for proper repair methods and pricing
  • Assist and cooperates with colleagues during busy periods
  • Process total loss claims in an expedited manner 
  • Complete vehicle re-inspections as required.
  • Participate in various team and performance meetings
  • Cover all regions within Canada within the remote estimating program and Image Capture
  • Complete Autosource information documents for total loss files and stolen (not recovered) vehicles when requested
  • Provide technical expertise (assistance) to adjusting staff when requested in person or remotely
  • Maintain a high level of expertise in automobile repair techniques, estimating software and hardware and vehicle evaluations
  • Provide possible new methods to improve current workflow for team leader review
  • Perform desk audits to assure compliance
  • Handle towing issues in consultation with the towing team
  • Work in tandem with other appraisers when required to cover staffing shortages, vacation time, absences etc.

 

What do you bring to the role?

  • Minimum 4 years of direct experience appraising/estimating automobile physical damages
  • Preference will be given to candidate with a Certified Auto-Body Repairmen License (class A or B / 310B Journeyman OR Red Seal)
  • Proficiency with estimating software is required (Audatex, Mitchell)
  • Technical knowledge of auto body collision and mechanical repairs
  • College/university/technical degree is an asset 
  • Must have good working knowledge of the collision industry
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision
  • Completion of I-Car and/or technical courses is an asset (continued education will be required)
  • Must be proficient with Windows operating system and Microsoft Office (Excel, Word)
  • Must bring a positive attitude and team focus to the role
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively with all stakeholders
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s License and clean driving record

 

Go ahead and expect a lot – you deserve it.

 We offer:  

  • Competitive salaries, with potential for an annual raise and bonus
  • Company supplied vehicle and fuel/service card
  • Company cell phone provided
  • Pension and savings programs, with company (max applicable) matched RRSP contributions
  • Generous time away, including vacation and personal needs days
  • Paid volunteer days and company matching on charitable donations
  • Educational resources, tuition assistance, and paid time off to study for exams
  • Two annual wellness campaigns – participants earn up to $300 each year to spend on almost anything supporting health and work-life balance (think things like spa days, daycare, pet grooming)
  • An unlimited employee referral bonus program
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Discounts on products and services
  • Comprehensive benefits program

 

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

To complete the online application process, you’ll need to upload your resume and cover letter in one document. The posting will close at midnight on the deadline date; in order to successfully apply, please ensure your application is submitted by 11:59 p.m. the day before the deadline.

Our inclusive work environment welcomes diversity and supports accessibility. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know by contacting: hrsharedservices@economical.com.

Visit economical.com to learn more about us and what we’re up to.