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Body Shop Estimator

Job No: TAG627
Location: Surrey

Do you have what it takes to join one of Canada's Best Managed Companies?

Mainland Ford is currently seeking an individual familiar with auto body estimating and repairs to join their team as a Body Shop Estimator. If you pride yourself on your customer service skills, have impeccable attention to detail, and thrive in a team-oriented environment, this is the role for you.

About the Role

The Body Shop Estimator is responsible for inspecting vehicles to provide a collision estimate on necessary repairs. The Body Shop Estimator follows guidelines that determines the extent of damages as well as what should be charged for repair work, and creates estimation repair orders and documents.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Efficiently help customers (internal and external) with the highest level of service
  • Ascertains collision and mechanical problems by listening to customer's description of symptoms; clarifying description of problems; conducting inspections; arranging road tests with necessary parties
  • Perform a detailed inspection of damaged area to provide a detail oriented estimate
  • Determines feasibility of repair or replacement of parts according to familiarity with relative costs and extent of damage
  • Enter itemized estimate on repair orders and review with customer and/or insurance company
  • Complete all estimates from Technicians and Parts Department for insurance and customer review and documentation
  • Deliver parts to Body Shop Technicians and maintain open communication with the Body Shop Parts Representative
  • Maintains customer rapport by explaining estimates and expected return of vehicle; obtaining customer's approval of estimates; obtaining and providing contact telephone numbers; answering questions and concerns; arranging towing and temporary transportation
  • Ensure all vehicles entering into service are key tagged appropriately and a floor mat is placed in the vehicle
  • Ensure all key tags have the full appropriate documentation, i.e. RO#, license plate #, year & model, vehicle colour etc. 
  • Perform a visual inspection on all customer vehicles prior to active service delivery
  • Accept payment and review invoice with all clients once service is complete and vehicle is to be picked up
  • Communicate with internal/external customers in a timely fashion regarding recommended repair/maintenance by Technicians


  • Minimum of 2 years of recent experience as a Body Shop Estimator is required
  • Previous experience working in a medium to large size Body Shop is an asset
  • Technical knowledge of Body Shop parts and repairs is required
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • The ability to communicate in English fluently (written and verbal)
  • Excellent customer service skills with the desire to exceed expectations
  • Computer Skills - MS Office applications, Outlook
  • Valid BC Class 5 or 7 driver's license with a clean driver's abstract

About Us

Recognized as one of the most innovative dealer groups in Canada, Trotman Auto Group also known as "TAG", is an industry-leading, diversified dealer group representing 12 major OEM brands through 11 dealerships located across British Columbia. We have recently been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies and have been awarded the Canadian Automotive Industry Laureate Award for Business Innovation.

Our business is a people business, and we constantly invest in our team's development. We operate our own TAG University and TAG Leadership Academy, with proprietary curriculum and advanced leadership coaching. We are purpose-driven, performance-oriented and principles-led.

Careers with Trotman Auto Group provide:

  • In-house training from our exclusive TAG University and TAG Leadership Academy
  • Among the best pay in the automotive industry
  • Great benefits for full-time employees
  • Advancement within TAG
  • Close-knit team and exciting environment

Are You Our Missing Piece? Apply Now!

Dealership: Mainland Ford



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