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Become An Auto Damage Estimator

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Working As An Auto Damage Estimator

  • Getting Information
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $60,390

    Average Salary

What Does An Auto Damage Estimator Do At Asbury Corporate Office

* estimating, planning, analyzing information, reporting research results, data center experience, strategic planning, attention to detail, informing others, requirements analysis, customer service, and safety management.
* Ascertains automotive body damage by conducting inspections and examinations.
* Develops estimates by costing parts, supplies, and labor; calculating customer's payment, including deductibles.
* Obtains insurance estimates by contacting insurance companies; reviewing damage estimates with insurance adjuster; resolving repair and replacement requirements.
* Prepares work orders (WO) by describing repair and replacement services required; obtaining approval signatures; entering WO into work management system.
* Maintains customer rapport by explaining estimates and expected return of vehicle; obtaining and providing contact telephone numbers; answering questions and concerns; arranging temporary transportation.
* Maintains body shop records by recording repair and replacement actions.
* Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading manufacturers' publications.
* Enhances body shop reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
* Prior automotive experience required
* Prior automotive estimating experience preferred
* Automotive certifications and or a bachelors or associates degree a plus
* Must be able to pass pre-employment screens (background & drug test)
* What full-time benefits am I eligible for?
* Weekly pay checks
* Paid time off and eligible for benefits
* Medical, dental and vision insurance available
* K match plan
* Flexible medical spending accounts
* Supplemental life insurance
* Short term and long term disability available
* Paid training
* Employee referral program
* Wellness program
* Employee Discounts
* Requisition ID: 2018
* Post: external careers: 1/12/2018

What Does An Auto Damage Estimator Do At Asbury Corporate Office

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How To Become An Auto Damage Estimator

A bachelor’s degree is generally required to become a cost estimator, although some highly experienced construction workers may qualify without a bachelor’s degree.

Education

Employers generally prefer candidates who have a bachelor’s degree. A strong background in mathematics is essential.

Construction cost estimators typically need a bachelor’s degree in an industry-related field, such as construction management, building science, or engineering.

Those interested in estimating manufacturing costs typically need a bachelor’s degree in engineering, business, or finance.

Training

Some newly hired cost estimators may receive on-the-job training, depending on their experience. Training may include learning a company’s cost-estimating software and techniques.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Some employers prefer that construction cost estimators, particularly those without a bachelor’s degree, have previous work experience in the construction industry. For example, experienced electricians and plumbers can become construction cost estimators if they have the necessary construction knowledge and math skills.

Candidates interested in becoming cost estimators can also gain experience through internships and cooperative education programs.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Voluntary certification can show competence and experience in the field. In some instances, employers may require professional certification before hiring.

The following organizations offer a variety of certifications:

  • American Society of Professional Estimators
  • Association for the Advancement of Cost Estimating International
  • International Cost Estimating and Analysis Association

Estimators must generally have at least 2 years of estimating experience and must pass a written exam to become certified.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Cost estimators consider and evaluate different construction and manufacturing methods and options to determine the most cost-effective solution that meets the required specifications.

Detail oriented. Cost estimators must pay attention to details, as minor changes can significantly affect the overall cost of a project or product.

Math skills. Cost estimators calculate labor, material, and equipment cost estimates for construction projects. They use software, such as spreadsheets and databases, and they need excellent math skills to accurately calculate these estimates.

Time-management skills. Cost estimators often work on fixed deadlines, so they must plan their work in advance and work efficiently and accurately.

Writing skills. Cost estimators write comprehensive reports, which often help managers make production decisions.

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Auto Damage Estimator Demographics

Gender

  • Male

    74.6%
  • Female

    25.4%

Ethnicity

  • White

    84.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    7.5%
  • Asian

    5.8%
  • Unknown

    1.6%
  • Black or African American

    0.3%
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

    75.0%
  • Portuguese

    25.0%

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Top Skills for An Auto Damage Estimator

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Top Auto Damage Estimator Skills

  1. Major Insurance Companies
  2. Collaborative Partnerships
  3. Outstanding Customer Service
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Completed estimates and supplements and overlooked direct repair programs for major insurance companies while maintaining consistency with direct repair guidelines.
  • Provided customers with outstanding customer service that repair facility is known, and unmatched in the region for.
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL Collision damage estimator
  • Negotiated vehicle repairs with insurance adjusters.
  • Negotiated with body shops to ensure customer satisfaction

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