Posted: 03/28/2021

Repair Planner/Estimator
Who We Are
D&S Automotive was founded in 1977 and has since grown to become a leader in Northeast Ohio collision repair and automobile restyling. With three locations in Mentor and Chardon, the company is locally owned and headquartered in Mentor, Ohio. D&S Automotive’s unrivaled customer experience and attention to detail has earned them a reputation in the community for its award-winning service, quality customer care and community involvement.
What We Value
Philanthropy: We passionately believe that it is our communities and the people that make up our communities that shape our business and make us a successful company. Our desire is to embrace philanthropy and maintain a culture of giving to better our community just like it betters us.
Family: Families care about one another. They show admiration and respect whilst also supporting in times of need. They relate to each other and use this to solve problems and achieve common goals. At D&S Automotive, we work to maintain a welcoming atmosphere where employees have opportunities to build camaraderie and elevate teamwork.
About the Position
The Repair Planners/Estimators at D&S Automotive lead the team that disassembles vehicles, thoroughly inspects them for damage, and properly documents all damage. The Repair Planner/Estimator’s conclusions will then be made into an estimate and submitted to the insurance company or the customer for permission.
This is a full-time opportunity that works during the 8:00 am – 5:30 pm time frame, Monday through Friday. We offer competitive compensation, as well as medical, vision, dental, PTO, Paid Holidays, and 401K plan. The Repair Planners/Estimator will report to the Production Manager and pay will commensurate with the chosen candidate’s experience.
Essential Job Functions

  • Lead disassembly of vehicles and manage all documentation of damage by utilizing our estimating system and taking digital photos
  • Assist in establishing a realistic repair plan based on parts’ delivery dates and current shop volume
  • Create an estimate for repairs
  • Explain repair process, parts used for repairs, and expectations for repairs to the customer
  • Work with the Parts Department to acquire needed parts to complete repair
Minimum Requirements
  • 5 years of auto body estimating experience is required
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to pass a background check
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office 365
  • Skillful with the CCC One estimating program or equivalen
Characteristics Sought
  • Organizational skills and high attention to detail
  • Self-disciplined
  • Ability to work in a team atmosphere
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
D&S Automotive is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.