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Collision Estimator

Location
Darien, Illinois
Job Type
Permanent
Posted
22 Sep 2022
Overview:

Come join the Largest Auto Group in the United States! AutoNation has a network of over 300 dealerships and over 50 collision centers providing careers coast to coast and endless opportunities. We provide our employees the ability to take advantage of Industry-Leading Benefits that include:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • 401k with Company Match
  • Career paths with the purpose to develop our employees and promote growth from within
  • Longevity bonuses for employees based on performance
  • Paid holidays and vacation time
  • Discounts programs with major vendors
  • Generous referral programs for all levels of associates

Position Overview:

At AutoNation, getting customers back on the road is what drives us. We're looking for a Collision Estimator or Auto Body Estimator to help our customers through the process of getting their vehicle repaired after an accident. As a Collision Estimator, you'll interact daily with customers, insurance companies, and parts Associates to ensure the repair process is as smooth as possible. You also take great pride in using your excellent communication skills and empathetic nature to help customers through the process. 

 

What are the daily job responsibilities?

  • Greeting customers and discussing repair options.
  • Determining repair needs based on customer information, vehicle walk-around, inspections and test drives.
  • Asking for the sale on all estimates.
  • Meeting or exceeding targeted sales goals as well as the targeted customer satisfaction index.
  • Understanding basic parameters of collision repair as well as insurance programs (e.g., DRP and non-DRP).
  • Producing repair orders for customers, including cost and time estimates, with full transparency.
  • Communicating frequently with technicians and parts Associates to ensure timely completion of work.
  • Following up with customers on the status of their vehicle based on how the customer wants to be informed and answering customer questions as needed.
  • Managing multiple repairs simultaneously.
  • Working with other Associates on daily planning and release meetings.
  • Processing transactions and ensuring 100% compliance with all state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Following up with customers to ensure we have met their expectations.
  • Building rapport with customers to create a base of referrals.
  • Gaining superior product knowledge to effectively help customers.
  • Ensuring that all administrative processes are handled in a timely fashion and in compliance with company policies.
  • Providing exceptional customer experience to drive loyalty.

What are the requirements for the Collision Estimator?

  • Proven ability to provide an exceptional customer experience.
  • Ability to set and achieve targeted goals.
  • Detail-oriented and organized.               
  • Prior sales or retail experience preferred but not required.
  • Demonstrated communication, consultative, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Experience and desire to work with technology.
  • Must have a valid, in-state driver's license with an acceptable, safe driving record.

What are the opportunities for career growth?


Our Associates have many choices for career growth and development after success in a Collision Estimator role. Future opportunities may include:

  • Collision Director
  • Collision Production Manager

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform job related tasks other than those specifically presented. Career opportunities are dependent on business and staffing needs, as well as the qualifications of internal and external candidates. 

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Details

  • Job Reference: 718614389-2
  • Date Posted: 22 September 2022
  • Recruiter: AutoNation Collision Center Westmont
  • Location: Darien, Illinois
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job Type: Permanent