Body Shop Estimator Job Description

Body Shop Estimator Job Description

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Body shop estimator provides industry insight and experience for Research and Development associates to develop tests and processes, as well as collision repair.

Body Shop Estimator Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective body shop estimator job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included body shop estimator job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Meeting and establishing rapport with customers, justifies needed repairs and costs, and follow up with customers
Estimating damage to vehicles visually
Completing estimate sheets to documents damage and repairs required and work/repair orders to itemize parts and materials required
Calculating labor and painting costs to determine the total cost of repairs
Assigning repair orders to Production Coordinator
Evaluating the quality of repair jobs by Technicians and, if necessary, returns vehicles for additional work if they do not meet quality standards
Understanding insurance company estimates of repairs and checks them for accuracy and comprehensiveness
Completing parts order sheet for all orders, investigate alternative sources for hard-to –locate parts, and check parts when delivered
Closing out repair orders on completed work
Receiving payments from customers and insurance companies and coordinate with Body Shop Receptionist

Body Shop Estimator Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Education for Body Shop Estimator

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the body shop estimator job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Associates, Automotive, General Education, Automotive Service, Education

Skills for Body Shop Estimator

Desired skills for body shop estimator include:

Estimating CCC Pathways / CCC One
Body shop maintenance operations
CCC/Pathways
Similar applications
Collision repair and provide professional estimates
Microsoft Office products
Vehicle collision repairs

Desired experience for body shop estimator includes:

Learn and assist in estimating process
Educate & communicate with customers regarding vehicle repair & status updates
Perform administrative tasks including those relating to the entire claims process
Provide excellent customer service to ensure vehicle repair process is a positive experience
Call prospects and assist in marketing the collision center
Fill in for receptionist & assist manager and staff as needed

Body Shop Estimator Examples

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Body Shop Estimator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a body shop estimator. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for body shop estimator
  • Assess the extent of auto body damage through inspections
  • Estimate repair and labor costs and calculate overall customer or Insurance payment
  • Collect insurance estimates and resolve replacement and repair requirements
  • Draft work order after approvals and enter the order into the work management system
  • Establish good customer relations by providing accurate estimates, timelines, relevant customer information and handling customer queries effectively
  • Maintain a good working relationship with employees
  • Record and maintain repair details in auto body shop records
  • Prepare damage reports and obtain relevant signatures and authorizations
  • Review vehicle and final inspection quality check process
  • Practice and promote teamwork continuously
Qualifications for body shop estimator
  • Excellent communication (phone/written/oral) and customer service skills
  • Great organizational & effective time management skills
  • Must be able to handle multiple tasks in a fact paced high volume environment
  • Be able to maintain a positive attitude & professional demeanor
  • Valid FL driver license
  • Be able to pass background and drug screen
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Body Shop Estimator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of body shop estimator. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for body shop estimator
  • Ensure all shop area conditions do not threaten the safety of employees or customers
  • Walk around each vehicle that enters the collision center
  • Note damages that can be repaired, meet customers to explain repairs, costs and timelines for repairs
  • Be knowledgeable about collision repair and the cost of repairs
  • Estimate cost of body work for potential customers and insurance carriers consistent with costs, expenses, profit goals and work schedules
  • Review damaged vehicles to determine whether to repair or replace parts
  • Work with Collision Manager using word track and process of listening to customer needs, recommending repairs and scheduling vehicles in for agreed repairs
  • Be able to accurately give a verbal repair plan for potential customers
  • Understand insurance rates and rules Kuni rates and rules to give an accurate estimate
  • Be able to use estimating software in the body shop to write detailed and accurate estimates
Qualifications for body shop estimator
  • Be a great team player and contribute to a great work environment
  • Ability to read, analyzes, and interprets general reports, business correspondence, technical procedures and procedure manuals
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle different multiple tasks and duties
  • Valid GA driver license
  • Must be able to write a great estimate
  • Primarily tear down estimating in the Blue Printing Process
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Body Shop Estimator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a body shop estimator. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for body shop estimator
  • Verify that complaint, cause and correction are included on the repair order before release
  • Identify repairs that require special handling, such as rush, customer waiting, or comebacks
  • Understand and sell all potential repair types available (body repairs, window tinting, PDR, windshields etc)
  • Retain and utilize pricing and processes needed to complete repairs
  • Write accurate repair orders & estimates using ProfitNet ADP
  • Reviewing repair cost estimates with a body shop manager or foreman
  • Serve as the communication between the customer and the insurance companies
  • Write accurate repair orders & estimates using CCC & Profit Net
  • Update customers on repairs while car is in the shop
  • Estimates must be accurate and completed within 48 hours of contact
Qualifications for body shop estimator
  • Assist customers with the completion of the rental agreements
  • Maintaining Plaza quality standards
  • Write estimates
  • Sell estimate to the customer
  • Schedule customer
  • Proven track record of achieving exceptional Customer Satisfaction
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Body Shop Estimator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of body shop estimator. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for body shop estimator
  • Coordinate with insurance adjusters and wrecker operations
  • Communicate with and update customers daily via service link during the repair process
  • Assist in hiring, training, motivating and monitoring the performance of all body shop employees
  • Check quality of employee's completed work
  • Handle customer complaints immediately and in accordance with the dealership's guidelines
  • Constant– reaching, standing, walking, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing
Qualifications for body shop estimator
  • At least 1 year of Body Shop Estimator experience
  • CCC One estimating a plus
  • ADP in house system a plus
  • Submit estimates for final review and approval for dealer, retail and insurance companies in a timely manner
  • One (1) to three (3) years of experience in paint or body environment preferred
  • Must have ability to prioritize work/tasks
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Body Shop Estimator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of body shop estimator. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for body shop estimator
  • Mathematics to calculate service costs and count change
  • 1-3+ years experience in a similar role (will consider car or commercial vehicle estimating background)
  • Proficiency with Adjustrite and/or CCC One
  • Minimum 12 months related work experience in a similar position
  • Personal computer hardware/software knowledge and skills
  • ATA or VDA accreditation
Qualifications for body shop estimator
  • Frequent – stooping, repetitive motion
  • Occasional– balancing, kneeling, crouching, pushing, pulling, lifting
  • Pass drug and background check
  • Previous estimator exp REQUIRED - you will not be considered without previous exp
  • 3 years of body shop estimating experience required
  • Willingness to travel as necessary, work the required schedule, work at the specific location required, provide work references

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