Heavy Equipment Specialist

Erie Insurance Colesville , MD 20904

Posted 5 months ago

Division or Field Office:

Silver Spring Branch Office

Department of Position: Claims Department

Work from:

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. To attract and retain the best talent, we reward our team members with competitive salaries and a very generous benefits package.

Position Summary

Responsible for handling heavy equipment damage assignments.

  • This is a remote position

  • A company car will be provided.

  • The candidate can live in Central or Southern MD.

  • The candidate will service the Central, Southern & Eastern shore of Maryland.

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 or reviews estimates on heavy equipment losses, arranges repairs and negotiates repair costs with repair shops.

Negotiates equipment down time claims.

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.


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. Six years of material damage adjusting experience and some heavy equipment adjusting experience, or equivalent experience as a heavy equipment repairman, mechanic or estimator.

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 (

Lifting 20-50 lbs; Occasional (

Lifting Over 50 lbs; Occasional (

Driving; Occasional (

Pushing/Pulling; Occasional (

Manual Keying/Data Entry; Occasional (

Climbing; Rarely

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

Job Segment: Claims, Insurance

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