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Travelers Auto Appraiser in Toronto, Ontario



Auto Appraiser

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Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities:

Providing interpersonal, verbal and written communications that promote providing a secure, respected and cared for experience for our customers. Ensuring optimum file outcome on assigned claims. Effectively manage work assignments and promptly travel to location of vehicle/equipment. Executing prompt and immediate contact with vehicle/equipment owners to inspect loss, provide claim direction, exchange information, negotiate, settle and move vehicles/ equipment as appropriate. Actively support Auto Business Plans such as Direct Repair and GO programs. Achieving and maintaining appropriate technical expertise, certifications and regulatory required licenses through successful completion of company and industry classes and training. Establishing the physical damage claim value of assigned losses. Preparing and documenting accurate vehicle/equipment damage appraisals, Actual Cash and Replacement values according to insurance department regulations, Auto Best Practices and Appraisal Technical Resource Guide. Utilizing technical expertise and information gathering to accurately determine physical claim value of claims using company recognized resources, estimating and evaluation software. Achieving authorization to initiate payment to the customer or provide settlement amount to the assigned Claim Representative for payment. This may include presentation of facts gathered to appropriate leadership, depending on settlement amount and authority level. Partnering with internal resources throughout the life of the claim. Resources could include Property, Auto, Auto Liability, Subrogation, Special Investigative Unit and other internal resources appropriate to the specific claim type. Partnership from initial investigation through final recovery to ensure appropriate claim resolution and pursuit of alternative recovery sources. In collaboration with Claim management provide on the job training and assist in the development of new and inexperienced field Auto claim staff (inside and outside). Comply with all insurance department regulations and applicable laws. Appropriately control claim values, including loss of use and rental reimbursement, through use of cost containment tools. Provide operational intelligence to Travelers business partners through accurate data reporting. Maintain continuous and effective communication with customers, Brokers, Claim Staff and related business partners on assigned claims. Occasional Catastrophe Duty, including other offices and provinces may be required in addition to help with other lines. Accurate and timely reporting of overtime, travel expenses, time off, special project, etc. as required. Other duties as assigned.

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Environmental/Work Schedules/Other:

Occasional overnight travel for training and inspections on first and third party claims as assigned. A valid passport could also be required to attend training held at Claim University.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Travelers is an equal opportunity employer.

We are committed to providing accommodation to persons with disabilities. If you require accommodation during the recruitment or interview process we will work with you to accommodate your needs.

Job Specific & Technical Skills & Competencies:

Ability to provide on the job training and development of Auto claim staff. Advanced mathematical and computer proficiency skills. Ability to promptly travel, with little or no advance notice, demonstrating effective planning, expense and cost control skills. Understanding of Privacy Act when dealing with personal and confidential information. Ability to remain current on jurisdictional laws and regulations, and communicating compliance requirements to other claim staff as appropriate. Commitment to continuous education. Demonstrated ownership attitude and customer centric response to all assigned tasks. Executes Business Strategy at the desk level. Drives Results. Maximizes Individual and Organizational Performance. Communicates Effectively and Influences Others. Leads Change. Exhibits Courage, Conviction, and Credibility. Applies Critical Thinking. Accountability. Promotes Enterprise Culture. Creates and Sustains a Dynamic Workplace.

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Job Summary:

This job is responsible for providing effective communication and customer service to all external and internal customers. Demonstrating proficiency in estimating, investigation, evaluation and negotiation of 1st and 3rd party Auto claims with potential involvement with Loss Transfer Claims as needed. Providing all lines of business and departments, i.e., Property, Inland Marine, Public Sector, etc., with inspection and investigation assistance as needed, including Catastrophe response. Identifying and coordinating with appropriate claim resources on coverage issues, subrogation, salvage, and potential fraud opportunities to achieve optimum final claim resolution. Assisting management by participating in the development of new and inexperienced field Auto claim staff.

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Education, Work Experience & Knowledge:

2 to 5 years related appraisal experience, preferably with an insurance company. Strong technical background including extensive knowledge of auto repair and repair techniques, including thorough understanding of auto terminology and construction, knowledge of claims appraisal systems and overall claim operations Windows proficiency, including Excel and Word.

Minimum Qualifications:

A minimum of one year previous work experience. Experience utilizing computer technology; such as Microsoft Office, e-mail, Web-enabled applications, and database software required. Ability to accurately compute a variety of numerical calculations required. Licensing Required: In order to perform the essential job functions of this job, acquisition and maintenance of Insurance License(s) may be required to comply with provincial and Travelers requirements. Valid driver's license is required. Must secure and maintain company credit card if required.

Company Information:

Solid reputation, passionate people and endless opportunities. That's Travelers. Our superior financial strength and consistent record of strong operating returns mean security for our customers - and opportunities for our employees. You will find Travelers to be full of energy and a workplace in which you truly can make a difference.

Licensing or Certificates:

Valid drivers license and good driving record. Professional License, Registration, or Certificate is required to hold this position depending upon province regulations. I-CAR Gold Class Professional level in Collision Repair preferred. In order to perform the essential job functions of this job, acquisition and maintenance of Insurance License(s) may be required to comply with provincial and Travelers requirements. Generally, License(s) are required to be obtained within three months of starting the job.

Primary Location:

Oakville - Ontario - Canada

Secondary Location:

Markham - Ontario - Canada, Toronto - Ontario - Canada

We are committed to valuing the diversity that exists among our workforce, our business partners, our customers and our communities. With respect to our workforce, we are committed to not only increasing diversity in our hiring at all levels but also fostering an inclusive environment where all employees, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other status or condition protected by law, can develop and thrive.