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118 Downtown Plaza
Fairmont MN 56031
507-235-9476

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Loss Control Survey Specialist/Property Claims Adjuster

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 service 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 home owners through on-site investigations and interviews with 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, 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, smart phones, 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 with demonstrated grammar and professionalism in business correspondence and reports to file or mutual
  • 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, adjustors and inspectors, special investigations, underwriters, and finance. Interact with agent’s and policyholders in a tactful and courteous manner
  • Ability to maintain a valid driver’s license and travel to policyholder locations and agents offices throughout assigned region
    • Daytime travel approximately 60 to 80% of the time
    • Occasional overnight travel is required approximately 10% of the time depending on region size and/or number of claims incurred in concentrated area

Benefits Include:

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

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

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