Vehicle Damage Assessor

  • Location

    Witham, Essex

  • Sector:

    Accident Repair Centre, Vehicle Damage Assessor

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Up to £35000 per annum

  • Contact:

    James Trudgill

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

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Vehicle Damage Assessor / Estimator Required for Independent Automotive Bodyshop - Witham

  • Basic Salary Circa £32,000 Depending on Experience
  • 45 hour working week Monday to Friday
  • Fantastic Option of Having Your own Company Car!!

Our Client, an Accident Repair Centre in the Witham Area are currently looking for an experienced Vehicle Estimator to join their team.

ATA / NVQ qualified is essential for this Vehicle Damage Assessor Job.

The VDAwill be responsible for assisting with assessing the level and extent of damage to vehicles following accidents. Determine if the vehicle can be repaired and the work that needs to be carried out in order to repair it.

Duties for this Vehicle Estimator will commonly include:

  • Negotiating contracts with material suppliers.
  • Monitoring efficiency of work and processes to ensure quality repairs.
  • Supporting team members when required.
  • Maintaining equipment used in the bodyshop and ensuring regular services and maintenance checks are monitored.
  • Recruiting personnel to ensure the bodyshop is adequately staffed.
  • Directing team members in handling day to day problems.
  • Assessing the extent of damage to the structural, body, mechanical, electrical and interior components of the vehicle.
  • Estimating parts and labour costs to repair damage.
  • Preparing insurance forms to indicate repair costs and recommendations.

The VDA will need to be able to demonstrate:

  • The ability to keep up to date with developments in engine and electrical technologies.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Good time management skills.
  • The ability to work on your own.
  • Strong management and leadership skills.
  • Good communication and organisational skills.
  • The ability to work under pressure.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • The ability to work as part of a team and on your own initiative.

Working hours for this Vehicle Damage Assessor role are Monday to Friday.

If you are interested in this VDA / Estimator Job or any other Bodyshop Jobs in Essex, please contact James at Perfect Placement Today!

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