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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES - ESTIMATOR INTEGRATED COLLISION


Body Shop Estimator – Summary

Appraises vehicle damage to determine cost of repair for insurance claim settlement.

Body Shop Estimator – Essential Duties

  • Examines damaged vehicle to determine extent of structural, body, mechanical or interior damage.
  • Estimates cost of labor and parts to repair or replace each damaged item.
  • Reviews repair cost estimates with body shop manager or foreman.
  • In the event of a disagreement with manager or foreman on repair cost, arranges to have damage appraised by another appraiser to resolve the situation.
  • Determines feasibility of repair versus replacement of parts, such as bumpers, fenders and doors.
  • Evaluates practicality of repair as opposed to payment of vehicle market value before accident.
  • Determines salvage value on total vehicle loss.
  • Prepares insurance forms to indicate repair cost estimates and recommendations.
  • Estimates cost of repainting, converting to special purposes or customizing undamaged vehicles.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Marginal Duties
[If applicable.]

Supervisory Responsibilities
[If applicable.]

Body Shop Estimator – Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Body Shop Estimator – Education and/or Experience

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • One-year certificate from college or technical school; or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Associate degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or six months to one-year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Body Shop Estimator – Language Skills

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups and/or boards of directors.

Body Shop Estimator – Mathematical Skills

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.

Body Shop Estimator – Reasoning Ability

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs etc.) in its most difficult phases. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.

Body Shop Estimator – Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certifications

  • Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Certification for Auto/Light Truck
  • Brakes Certification for Auto/Light Truck
  • Electrical/Electronic Systems Certification for Auto/Light Truck
  • Engine Performance Certification for Auto/Light Truck
  • Engine Repair Certification for Auto/Light Truck
  • Heating and Air Conditioning Certification for Auto/Light Truck
  • Manual Drive Train and Axle Certification for Auto/Light Truck
  • Suspension and Steering Certification for Auto/Light Truck
  • Damage Analysis and Estimating Certification for Collision Repair
  • Mechanical and Electrical Components Certification for Collision Repair
  • Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair Certification for Collision Repair
  • Painting and Refinishing Certification for Collision Repair
  • Structural Analysis and Damage Repair Certification for Collision Repair
  • Assembly Specialist Certification for Engine Machinist
  • Cylinder Block Specialist Certification for Engine Machinist
  • Cylinder Head Specialist Certification for Engine Machinist
  • Brakes Certification for Medium/Heavy Truck
  • Diesel Engines Certification for Medium/Heavy Truck
  • Drive Train Certification for Medium/Heavy Truck
  • Electrical/Electronic Systems Certification for Medium/Heavy Truck
  • Gasoline Engines Certification for Medium/Heavy Truck
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Certification for Medium/Heavy Truck
  • Preventive Maintenance Inspection Certification for Medium/Heavy Truck
  • Suspension and Steering Certification for Medium/Heavy Truck
  • Automobile Parts Specialist Certification
  • Medium/Heavy Truck Parts Specialist Certification
  • Air Conditioning Certification for School Bus
  • Body Systems and Special Equipment Certification for School Bus
  • Brakes Certification for School Bus
  • Diesel Engines Certification for School Bus
  • Drive Train Certification for School Bus
  • Electrical/Electronic Systems Certification for School Bus
  • Suspension and Steering Certification for School Bus
  • Advanced Series – Automobile Advanced Engine Performance Certification
  • Advanced Series – Truck Advanced Electric Diesel Engine Diagnosis Certification
  • Light Vehicles – Compressed Natural Gas Certification for Alternate Fuels

I-CAR Certificate of Advanced Training

  • Advanced Vehicle Systems
  • Aluminum Repair, Replacement and Welding
  • Detailing
  • Electronics for Collision Repair
  • Executive Seminar
  • Finish Matching
  • Glass Replacement
  • Plastic Repair
  • Steering and Suspension
  • Understanding Collision Repair
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials
  • Manufacturer Training
  • Paint Manufacturer Training
  • State Emission Certification
  • State Sales License
  • State Vehicle Inspector Certification
  • Valid Driver’s License

Body Shop Estimator – Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Body Shop Estimator – Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.