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Estimator I (Manheim)

  • Full time, Day
  • Travel: No

Job Category: Vehicle Operations

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Division: Cox Automotive


  • 6600 Auction Ln, Las Vegas, Nevada
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This position is responsible for generating accurate and timely estimates for reconditioning services offered to all wholesale and retail clients on consigned vehicles. The estimator will examine damaged vehicles and identify/document recommended work for client approval. Estimates will be generated with Manheim estimating 


Clearly and accurately create vehicle repair estimates based on damages, paint, color match, and blending procedures • Able to utilize estimating tool to provide accurate estimates

• Document damages in estimating tool to provide visibility to the client

• Proficient in up to 2 client account standards

• Adheres to all company safety standards and reports any unsafe conditions through appropriate channels.

• Perform other duties as assigned by management.


• 1-3 years of auto experience including service, estimatics, insurance adjuster and/or appraiser experience ( Internal a minimum of a level III condition writer experience)

• Understands vehicle repair estimates based on damages, paint, color match, and blending procedures

• Competent knowledge in estimating software in Mitchell and/or Xtime including associated procedure pages

• Competent in examination of damaged vehicles to determine extent of structural, body, mechanical and/or interior damage

• Understands vehicle materials including, but not limited to magnesium, aluminum, UHSS, HSS

• Understands repairability of panels including PDR, body repairs, body lines, and panels that require rivets and adhesive bonding

• Competnet in determining feasibility of repair versus replacement of parts

• Proficient in taking photos to support estimate items for quicker processing

• Understanding of vehicles and parts that require recalibrations and functionality resets

• Able to learn and understand paint products including primers, PPG, Dupont, BASF, Sikkens including paint procedures, color match, and prep.

• Knowledge of all R&I items for repairs, refinish procedures including adjacent panels and glass

• Knowledge of frame types and damages including buckles, kinks, bends, sag, sway, and crush zones

• Understanding of inertia damages to adjacent panels

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills regarding customer repairs and supplement items to ensure customer satisfaction

• Competent in all quality control checks for repair completion per SOP and client guidelines • OE, ASE, & I-Car certifications preferred

• Understanding of types of wheels and repairability including chrome, chrome clad, machine finish, steel, and painted wheels

• Understanding of previous repairs including hidden damage, cracked bonding, filler, welds, caulking, clamp marks, pull areas, paint, inner panel color match and scratches versus paint cracks

Drug Testing:

To be employed in this role, you'll need to clear a pre-employment drug test. Cox Automotive does not currently administer a pre-employment drug test for marijuana for this position. However, we are a drug-free workplace, so the possession, use or being under the influence of drugs illegal under federal or state law during work hours, on company property and/or in company vehicles is prohibited.


Hourly base pay rate is $15.87 - $23.75/hour. The hourly base rate may vary within the anticipated range based on factors such as the ultimate location of the position and the selected candidate’s knowledge, skills, and abilities. Position may be eligible for additional compensation that may include commission (annual, monthly, etc.) and/or an incentive program.


Employees are eligible to receive a minimum of sixteen hours of paid time off every month and seven paid holidays throughout the calendar year. Employees are also eligible for additional paid time off in the form of bereavement leave, time off to vote, jury duty leave, volunteer time off, military leave, parental leave, and COVID-19 vaccination leave.

About Cox Automotive

At Cox Automotive, people of every background are driven by their passion for mobility, innovation and community. We transform the way the world buys, sells, owns and uses cars, accelerating the industry with global powerhouse brands like Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book, Manheim and more. What’s more, we do it all with an emphasis on employee growth and happiness. Drive your future forward and join Cox Automotive today! 

About Cox

Cox empowers employees to build a better future and has been doing so for over 120 years. With exciting investments and innovations across transportation, communications, cleantech and healthcare, our family of businesses – which includes Cox Automotive and Cox Communications – is forging a better future for us all. Ready to make your mark? Join us today! 


Benefits of working at Cox may include health care insurance (medical, dental, vision), retirement planning (401(k)), and paid days off (sick leave, parental leave, flexible vacation/wellness days, and/or PTO). For more details on what benefits you may be offered, visit our benefits page.

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law. Cox provides reasonable accommodations when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with disability, unless such accommodations would cause an undue hardship.

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