Body Shop Estimator/VDA Assessor

Full Time/Permanent

Based at: Great Central Body Repair, 15 Consul Road, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 1PB

Hours of work: Monday to Friday from 8am until 5.30pm, with 30 minutes lunch and Saturdays on a rota basis from 8am until 12.30pm.

Salary: £27,500 per annum

The Role:

  • To inspect damaged vehicles and assess the full extent of the damage sustained, assess the cost of repair and time scales *
  • To identify the correct prescribed repair method * To prepare computerised and manual estimates and to accurately record these, maintaining up-to-date records of all estimates *
  • To obtain from insurance companies authority to proceed with repair to a vehicle and to confirm the cost of the repair *
  • To communicate effectively with customers, engineers and technicians to ensure understanding of correct vehicle repair methodology *
  • To ensure that any amendment to repair work is authorised by the insurance company *
  • Once authorisation has been gained, to liaise with the body shop personnel and make sure that they understand fully the prescribed repair method

Candidates will demonstrate:

  • Good technical knowledge of the parts and working of vehicles to facilitate the estimate
  • Strong communication skills for customer service and team communication
  • Handle all vehicles with due care and attention ensuring that customer care/satisfaction is maintained at all times
  • Awareness of, and adhere to all the housekeeping and health and safety regulations Experience Candidates will ideally have:
  • ATA qualification or be a time served technician
  • NVQ Level 1, 2 & 3 in Body Repair/Light Vehicle repair or similar qualification
  • Experience in a body shop or accident repair environment

Company benefits include:

  • Competitive Salary
  • IMI (ATA) Accreditation Support
  • Workplace Pension
  • Career Development & Training through Nationwide Academy
  • Retail Discount off Parts and new vehicles
  • 20 Days Annual Leave + Bank Holidays

How to Apply Contact for applications is Adrian Stock, Body Shop Manager on jobs@great-central.co.uk

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Ref: BS12E

Working hours Monday to Friday from 8am until 5.30pm, with 30 minutes lunch and Saturdays on a rota basis from 8am until 12.30pm
Location Rugby
Salary £27,500 per annum
Benefits Competitive Salary * IMI (ATA) Accreditation Support * Workplace Pension * Career Development & Training through Nationwide Academy * Retail Discount off Parts and new vehicles * 20 Days Annual Leave + Bank Holidays
Closing date 01/03/2018

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