Share this Job

Claims Appraiser - Auto

Date: May 4, 2022

Location: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CA, B3B-0A7

Company: Wawanesa Insurance

 

We’re proud to give our employees the flexibility to choose how and where they want to work. In this role, you will decide whether your preference is to work from home (remote), work from the office or a hybrid of time spent at both; however, you must live near the work site/territory and able to travel by ground as much as necessary.
 

The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company, founded in 1896, is Canada’s largest mutual insurer, with $3.9 billion in annual revenue and assets of $10.5 billion. Wawanesa Mutual, with executive offices in Winnipeg, is the parent company of Wawanesa General, which offers property and casualty insurance in California and Oregon; Wawanesa Life, which provides life insurance products and services throughout Canada; and Western Financial Group, which distributes personal and business insurance across Western Canada. With more than 5,700 employees, Wawanesa proudly serves more than two million policyholders in Canada and the United States. Wawanesa actively gives back to organizations that strengthen communities where it operates, donating well above internationally recognized benchmarks for excellence in corporate philanthropy.


We are currently looking for dedicated, driven, and enthusiastic individuals who thrive in an environment that welcomes change and are looking for an opportunity for diverse experience and advancement on a growing team.

 

Job Overview

The Claims Appraiser - Auto contributes to Wawanesa’s goal of delivering an exceptional and consistent claims service experience through the inspection and estimation of automobile physical damage claims including market value calculations.  Daily travel is required.

 

Job Responsibilities

  • Inspect, evaluate and write appraisal estimates pertaining to the physical damage of automobile and farm equipment losses using estimating software
  • Communicate with insureds, auto body shops, contractors and adjusters as required to ensure accurate and complete estimates 
  • Negotiate automobile total losses
  • Estimate the value of automobile and farm equipment salvage 
  • Establish and maintain business relationship with independent repair contractors/vendor
  • Assist adjusting personnel when necessary by providing expert advice on auto damage losses
  • Assist in resolving issues that arise in regards to estimates
  • Manage timely and efficient inspection appointments at various locations
  • Perform re-inspections as assigned
  • Maintain accurate records based on company standards and policies within the claims system
  • Supplement the National Catastrophe Team as required for Corporate Catastrophe Response in any region
  • Remain up-to-date with legislative changes, trends in the insurance industry, estimating practices and developments in vehicle repair procedures and materials.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

 

  • 3+ years auto appraising and estimating experience
  • Comprehensive knowledge of automobile repair procedures
  • Strong knowledge and ability to use Mitchell Estimating Software
  • Effective communication skills both oral and written
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, changing environment
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Position requires medium mobility at appraisal locations to include frequent bending and crouching to ground level, inside tight spaces, climbing ladders and periods of upward viewing and stretching to perform comprehensive estimates with photographs
  • Position requires the ability to lift up to 15 lbs. on a daily basis
  • Physically able to climb R.V roofs and drive long distances
  • Journeyman license for Auto Body and or Red Seal for out of province licenses an asset
  • A valid driver license is required, along with maintaining a clean driving record.  Position requires frequent extended periods of sitting behind the wheel of a company vehicle

 

Wawanesa provides its employees with a respectful, challenging and rewarding environment where they can maximize their potential while contributing to the company’s goals. Our full-time permanent employees are provided with highly competitive compensation packages (salaries, generous vacation allowance, leave top up, annual bonus plan, premium free benefits and a pension plan). Wawanesa provides a stable environment for its employees in today’s challenging markets. 


Wawanesa is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to fostering a diverse workforce that is equitable and inclusive for all. Wawanesa provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual’s protected status: race/ethnicity, colour, religion, creed, sex or gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family or marital status, pregnancy/childbirth or related conditions, national origin, disability, military or veteran status, or any other protected status. Accommodations are available upon request throughout all aspects of the selection process. Candidates requiring accommodations may contact, in confidence, jobs@wawanesa.com.

 

If you are interested in this exciting, challenging position with Wawanesa, apply today with your Resume.


All Wawanesa job applicants are subject to Wawanesa's Privacy Policy