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118 Downtown Plaza
Fairmont MN 56031

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Loss Control Survey Specialist/Property Claims Adjuster

(Territory- SW Minnesota)

Are you seeking a career where you can help someone start to put the pieces back together after a loss? Are you looking for a career with meaning in an ever-changing and innovative work environment where your input is valued? As a field underwriter/property adjuster, you will work independently investigating, negotiating, and inspecting properties in a customer-focused culture.

Fairmont Farmers Mutual Insurance Company is a local company in southern Minnesota that has built a tradition of service since 1889. Our purpose is to provide quality products and services in a professional, responsive and ethical manner at all times while providing an enjoyable family-oriented work environment.

Your Career will involve:

  • An innovative and demanding, fast-paced, yet stimulating, work environment
  • Investigating property claims for both farm and homeowners through on-site investigations and interviews with the claimant, insured, and witnesses to determine the extent of damage
  • Determine proper policy coverages, investigate, evaluate, negotiate and equitably settle all assigned claims
  • Independently plan and execute all time schedules necessary to promptly and effectively conclude all assigned files
  • Working with professionals such as insurance agents, law enforcement, special investigation units, fire departments, and contractors to investigate and determine the extent and value of a loss
  • Identify property risks and offer loss prevention recommendations

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to knowledgeably inspect and adjust farm and livestock properties, in addition to, homes and rental properties
  • Ability to acquire and maintain a strong working knowledge of the proper use of a variety of adjusting and estimating programs and tools used to complete job duties
  • Ability to acquire and maintain a strong working knowledge of the proper use of desktop and tablet computers, smartphones, and any other equipment utilized to complete job duties
  • Ability to demonstrate good interpersonal communication, listening, and customer service skills to bring claims to a resolution in a timely manner
  • Possess and utilize written skills, grammar, and professionalism in business correspondence and reports
  • Ability to think logically and make decisions regarding claims and loss control issues using personal judgment, experience, and known facts and figures, while following company procedures to determine coverages, negligence, and damages
  • Ability to organize work, determine priorities, and meet deadlines while incurring frequent interruptions
  • Ability to work harmoniously with co-workers, including management, adjusters and inspectors, special investigations, underwriters, and accounting. Interact with agents and policyholders in a tactful and courteous manner
  • Ability to maintain a valid driver’s license and travel to policyholder locations and agent's offices throughout the assigned region
    • Daytime travel approximately 60 to 80% of the time
    • Occasional overnight travel is required occasionally depending on region size and/or number of claims incurred in a concentrated area

Benefits Include:

  • · Competitive starting hourly rate
  • · Group Health Insurance – HSA Compliant
  • · 401k – 3% Employer Match
  • · Paid Vacation & Sick Days

Please send your resume to hr@fairmontfarmersmutual.net or call Ben Jacobs at 507-235-9476 for more information.