Material Damage Manager

Material Damage Manager

Erie Insurance | Warrendale, PA, 15086, US
Salary Range:$79,000 – $97,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

Posted 5 days ago

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Division or Field Office:

Pittsburgh Branch Office

Department of Position: Claims Department

Work from:

Pittsburgh Branch Office

At Erie Insurance, you're not just part of a Fortune 500 company; you're also a valued member of a diverse and inclusive team that includes more than 5,000 employees and over 2,200 independent agencies. Our Employees work in the Home Office complex located in Erie, PA, and in our Field Offices that span 12 states and the District of Columbia.

We strive to be Above all in Service® to our customers-and to our employees. That's why Erie Insurance offers you an exceptional benefits package, including:

* Premier health, prescription, dental, and vision benefits for you and your dependents. Coverage begins your first day of work.
* Low contributions to medical and prescription premiums. We currently pay up to 97% of employees' monthly premium costs.
* A pension. We are one of only 13 Fortune 500 companies to offer a traditional pension plan. Full-time employees are vested after five years of service.
* A 401(k) with up to 4% contribution match. The 401(k) is offered in addition to the pension.
* Paid vacation, personal days, sick days, bereavement days and parental leave.
* Career development, including a tuition reimbursement program for higher education and industry designations.
* Additional benefits that include company-paid basic life insurance; short-and long-term disability insurance; orthodontic coverage for children and adults; adoption assistance; fertility and infertility coverage; well-being programs; paid volunteer hours for service to your community; and dollar-for-dollar matching of your charitable gifts, up to $12,500 a year.

Position Summary

Supervises the section and the handling of material damage claims. Also oversees the maintenance and disposal of company-owned vehicles as directed by the Controller Division.

* The successful candidate must reside in the Pittsburgh footprint.
* This position is eligible for a hybrid work schedule (3 days in office, 2 days work from home)
* Must have a PA Auto Appraiser License

Duties and Responsibilities

Manages overall operations of designated area of authority. Interviews, hires, trains and directs personnel. Prepares and conducts performance assessments, coordinates discipline and oversees Employee development as required.

Reviews claim correspondence and provides counsel on further action.

Reviews claims in process on a regular basis and takes appropriate follow-up or closing action.

Directs salvage disposal. Reviews reports, payments and buyers and negotiates salvage contracts.

Handles complaints and inquiries regarding material damage.

Maintains and applies a working knowledge of adjuster's files.

Makes recommendations to and participates with claims manager in developing and evaluating claims procedures.

Trains branch claims personnel and provides material damage expertise and service to Agents.

Approves classic and antique automobiles at the request of Underwriting.

This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the incumbent. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instruction and to perform any other duties as requested by their supervisor, or as become evident

The first five duties listed are the functions identified as essential to the job. Essential functions are those job duties that must be performed in order for the job to be accomplished.


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Self-development (Leader)

Customer Focus (Leader)

Instills Trust (Leader)

Persuades (Leader)

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Drives vision and purpose (Leader)

Cultivates Innovation (Leader)

Nimble Learning (Leader)

Develops Talent (Leader)

Plans and Aligns (Leader)

Ensures Accountability (Leader)

Values Diversity (Leader)

Optimizes Work Processes (Leader)


High school diploma, or equivalent, required. Two to three years of previous experience in an auto body shop, including writing estimates, or equivalent, required. Five years of previous experience in material damage appraisal work, or equivalent, required. Appropriate license as required by state. Some previous supervisory experience preferred. The position requires the incumbent to serve on the Catastrophe Team, which may include travel on short notice to other locations for periods in excess of two consecutive weeks. 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; Often (20-50%)

Pushing/Pulling; Occasional (<20%)

Manual Keying/Data Entry; Often (20-50%)

Climbing; Rarely

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh