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Heavy Equipment Specialist at Erie Insurance

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Job Description:

Position Summary

Responsible for handling heavy equipment damage assignments.

  • Territory and claim volume will service multiple branch offices including Murrysville, Pittsburgh, southern Erie Branch and part of Parkersburg WV branch.
  • This position will ideally be located in or near Pittsburgh and be able to provide claim service to the Pittsburgh, Murrysville, Parkersburg and Erie Branch offices and Agents writing business there.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Handles heavy equipment damage assignments including, but not limited to, trucks and trailers of all sizes, bulldozers, earth movers, drag lines and cranes.
  • Writes estimates on heavy equipment losses, arranges repairs and negotiates repair costs with repair shops.
  • Establishes value and settles total losses, disposes of salvage and keeps related records.
  • Distinguishes cause of damage for appropriate policy coverages. Checks coverage on all losses.
  • Issues settlement checks and keeps appropriate records.
  • Contacts Policyholders and claimants regarding complaints stemming from original adjustment.
  • Serves as a consultant to the branch offices on heavy equipment losses.
  • Competencies

    Ability To Learn And Follow Procedures

    Ability to Manage Complexity

    Decision Making

    Developing And Maintaining Relationships

    Information Management Skills

    Interpersonal Communication

    Job-Specific Knowledge

    Planning And Organizing

    Problem Analysis

    Service Orientation

    Time Management


    High school degree or equivalent required. Eight to eleven years experience as a mechanic or body repairman on trucks, trailers or other heavy equipment required. Extensive knowledge of heavy equipment field, including ability to estimate damage and establish value of heavy equipment required. The position requires the incumbent to travel, including overnight stays. Valid driver's license required.

    Physical Requirements

    Lifting 0-20 lbs; Occasional (<20>
    Lifting 20-50 lbs; Occasional (<20>
    Lifting Over 50 lbs; Occasional (<20>
    Driving; Occasional (<20>
    Pushing/Pulling; Occasional (<20>
    Manual Keying/Data Entry; Occasional (<20>
    Climbing; Rarely

    Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh
    Job Segment: Claims, Insurance