Body Shop Estimator "Apprentice" - Cadillac of South Charlotte in Pineville, NC at Sonic Automotive

Date Posted: 1/5/2022

Job Snapshot

Employee Type: Full-time
Location: 10725 Pineville Road
Pineville, NC 28134
Job Type: Other
Experience: Associate


At Cadillac of South Charlotte, a Sonic Automotive family dealership, you'll find the opportunities, resources, and support you need to grow and develop professionally. Our 100+ dealerships are concerned with more than moving inventory; they're committed to your success and invested in your future. So read on, and consider a rewarding career with Sonic Automotive, Inc.

Job Description

This is an entry level "apprentice" position that has growth potential. This position allows you the opportunity to learn to appraise vehicle damage and to determine the cost of repair for insurance claim settlement.  Strong customer service skills are recommended.  

Duties and Responsibilities:

·       Examines damaged vehicle to determine extent of structural, body, mechanical, or interior damage.

·       Estimates cost of labor and parts to repair or replace each damaged item.

·       Reviews repair cost estimates with body shop manager or foreman.

·       In the event of a disagreement with manager or foreman on repair cost, arrange to have damage appraised by another appraiser to resolve the situation.

·       Determines feasibility of repair versus replacement of parts, such as bumpers, fenders, and doors.

·       Evaluates practicality of repair as opposed to payment of vehicle market value before accident.

·       Determines salvage value on total vehicle loss.

·       Prepares insurance forms to indicate repair cost estimates and recommendations.

·       Estimates cost of repainting, converting to special purposes, or customizing undamaged vehicles.

·       Must follow all company safety policies and procedures, and immediately report any and all accidents to a manager or supervisor.


  • Entry level training pay is $16 an hour
  • At the beginning of training, it will be 40 hours a week. Monday-Friday (8:30-5:30 with a 1 hr lunch).

  • After around 3 months, it will include 3 hours every third Saturday 9 to Noon.

  • After 6 months, it will go to commission only and be M-F 8am to 6pm and 9-noon every third Saturday.

·       All applicants must be authorized to work in the USA

·       All applicants must perform duties and responsibilities in a safe manner

·       All applicants must be able to demonstrate ability to pass pre-employment testing to include background checks, MVR, drug test, credit report, and valid driver license

It's time to make the most important move of your career.  From our cooperative, team-based approach, to our more than 1,000 internal advancements each year, it's easy to see the difference. When you join our organization, you'll enjoy comprehensive training, competitive compensation, and unparalleled benefits. Simply put, you'll experience the best that a career in the automotive industry has to offer.

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