Bristol West Field Auto Damage Appraiser

Job Description

  
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Job Summary 
  
This is an outside field claims adjuster position supporting the Denver, CO territory.  Company car will be provided.
 
Investigates, determines liability, confirms coverage, establishes damages, and negotiates settlement of claims. This is an outside field position and will be based out of the Denver/Englewood office.  Will also be required to maintain an active adjusters license in states where required. 
  
Essential Job Functions 
  
Investigates, confirms coverage, determines liability, establishes damages, reports status and negotiates the settlement of assigned cases which may include the more difficult files and which may require specialized experience (has authority to make payment of assigned claims within prescribed limits). Adjusts all types of claims. Inspects damaged property and vehicles, and determines claims related damage. Estimates the cost of repair or replacement of damaged or stolen property and vehicles. Determines and reports on subrogation potential. Initiates the sale of salvage vehicles, personal property, and miscellaneous salvage items. Reports theft, fraud, and arson losses as required to state and industry agencies. Performs most duties on an individual basis, and work has a direct bearing on Management results. Represents the Company from a public relations standpoint and must conduct oneself as a member of Management at all times. Personal contacts are a major part of activity and include policyholders, claimants, agents, witnesses, repair facilities, contractors, police and fire departments, state and county fraud and arson personnel, special investigators, attorneys, expert witnesses, members of the medical profession and all other persons incident to the investigation and processing of claims. Promotes safety at all times and complies with safety/ergonomic standards as outlined in relevant company published manuals. Performs other duties as assigned. 
  
Physical Actions 
  
Bending Pulling Sorting Carrying up to 20 lbs. Pushing Speaking (English) Climbing Reaching Standing Key entering Reading (English) Walking Kneeling Seeing Writing (English) 
  
Physical Environment 
  
Required job duties are normally performed in a climate-controlled office environment, but with exposure to some or all of the following environments when in the field: Uncontrolled outside environmental conditions Excessive Noise Levels Chemicals Chemical/Biological Conditions Moving Mechanical Parts Areas considered dangerous Conditions, which could affect the respiratory system or skin such as: fumes, odors, dust, mists, gases, oils, smoke, soot, or poor ventilation. 
  
Education Requirements 
  
High school diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor's degree preferred or an automotive related Associate of Applied Science degree from an accredited technical college, or the experience described below. Outside insurance education, e.g., CPCU or GCA is preferred. 
  
Experience Requirements 
  
Minimum two years prior field auto carrier estimating experience strongly preferred. 
  
Special Skill Requirement 
  
Communication Skills Personal Computer Literate Valid driver's license Bondable 
  
Farmers is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of a diverse workforce. 
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Schedule: Full-time

Job Posting: 08/22/2019