Component Manufacturing Lead Technician

American Red Cross

Douglasville, GA

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Job Description:

Lead a team that’s dedicated and mission-driven to help save lives every day.

Join the Red Cross Biomed Team!

Pay: $21.36 an hour plus 2.25hour shift differential for hours worked after 11:00pm, and 1.75 for hours worked between 3pm and 1100pm

Shift: 3rd


At the American Red Cross, you have a direct impact on a meaningful mission. When you join our Biomedical team, you can help save lives every day. You’ll be part of a like-minded team that shares a passion for making a difference and a work environment that supports growth, learning, and succeeding.

Summary:
Responsible for picking, packing, shipping, and receipt of blood products/samples. Performs further manufacturing of blood products. Communicate with customers, volunteers, and vendors. Maintain manual and computer records associated with production or testing. Perform record reviews and resolve discrepancies. Evaluate the suitability of blood products for manufacture and distribution. Comply with safety policies and procedures in the work area and use applicable protective equipment at all times to prevent exposure to potentially infectious blood and body fluids. Comply with the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) where required. Provide support, development, and/or leadership guidance to all volunteers. Assume operational supervisory responsibilities, as directed.

Responsibilities:

  • Further Manufacture, store, place orders, distribute and manage the return of blood products/samples according to applicable FDA, AABB, CLIA, NRC, and Red Cross policies and procedures.

  • Meet the quality and quantity production and distribution goals established by the department.

  • Ensure products/samples are suitable for release for distribution.

  • Appropriately manage any exceptions.

  • Perform good inventory management practices throughout the manufacturing and shipping process.

  • Prioritize the workload of self and others to meet production and customer requirements.

  • Operate, maintain and perform validation and quality control checks on equipment.

  • Ensure adequate inventory of required supplies.

  • Perform data entry and operate the computer programs associated with manufacturing, labeling, storage, ordering, and shipping.

  • Maintain accurate, legible, and complete manufacturing department records.

  • Maintain accurate electronic and physical inventory locations for products/samples.

  • Perform supervisory review of manufacturing records.

  • Participate in suspect product investigations and problem-solving activities.

  • Analyze and make decisions based on visual inspection and information provided from other departments to meet time requirements and quality standards.

  • Identify and quarantine products/samples that don’t meet quality requirements.

  • Perform disposition of unacceptable products/samples. May perform management of sample tubes.

  • Select the best transportation options based on customer requirements and cost.

  • May make hospital deliveries, as assigned.

  • Assume operational supervisory responsibilities when designated by a supervisor. Participate in training of staff. On-call work may be required.

  • Communicate effectively with customers, vendors, and volunteers regarding orders, deliveries, and returns.

Qualifications:

  • High School or equivalent required, Associates degree preferred.

  • Minimum 4 years of related experience in a regulatory, laboratory, or manufacturing environment or equivalent combination of education and related experience required.

  • Food computer skills, attention to detail, accurate documentation, and good decision-making skills.

  • Ability to use a wide variety of lab or medical equipment.

  • Ability to use a personal computer and applicable software for sustained periods.

  • Good communication skills.

  • Ability to work on a team.

  • Operational flexibility is required to meet sudden and unpredictable needs.

  • Regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.

  • Frequently lift and/or move objects 10-50lbs unassisted. Frequently required to push carts weighing up to 100 pounds on flat flooring or ramps. Frequently required to stand for long periods, walk, stoop, kneel or crouch. Occasionally required to sit and climb or balance. Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust and focus. Able to withstand temperatures in a typical blood banking environment including refrigerators and freezers. Position may require climbing of step ladders.

As part of the world’s largest humanitarian network, the American Red Cross places top priority on the health and safety of our employees, volunteers, blood donors, and those who receive our aid and services. Our commitment to public health is unwavering—both during the COVID-19 pandemic and year-round.

Apply now!  Joining our team will provide you with the opportunity to make a difference every day.

The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Interested in Volunteering?

Life’s emergencies don’t stop, and neither do American Red Cross volunteers, who represent more than 90 percent of our workforce to help prevent and alleviate human suffering. You can make a difference by volunteering in a position that appeals to you and allows you to use your unique skills and talents. The Red Cross relies on generous volunteers who give their time and talent to help fulfill our lifesaving mission.

Visit redcross.org/volunteertoday to learn more, including our most-needed volunteer positions.

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