Lead Lab Technician, Blood Manufacturing

  • American Red Cross
  • Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jan 21, 2022
Manufacturing

Job Description

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Job Description:

Are you seeking a full-time opportunity that makes a difference? Are you passionate about meeting new people? Do you want to have an impact in your community, across the country, and around the world? If your answer is “yes”, then we invite you to become a Lead Technician, Manufacturing for the American Red Cross!

Lead Manufacturing Technicians, store and distribute blood products/samples. Maintain manual and computer records associated with production or testing. 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.

Schedule: The Lead Technician will work 12pm-8pm. Typical schedule will include four weekdays and one weekend day.

Lead Technician, Manufacturing – Job Responsibilities

  • Manufacture, store and distribute blood products/samples. Meet the quality and quantity production and distribution goals established by the department.

  • Operate, maintain and perform quality control checks on equipment. Ensure adequate inventory of required supplies.

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

  • Maintain accurate, legible and complete manufacturing department records.

  • Ensure products are suitable for release for distribution and are managed appropriately.

  • Perform the quarantine and disposition of unacceptable products/samples.

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

  • May perform customer service or inventory management as requested.

  • May perform management of sample tubes.

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

  • Perform and participate in the management of complex manufacturing tasks.

  • May perform supervisory functions for manufacturing processes from receipt of unprocessed blood through shipment of finished goods.

  • Actively participate in problem solving and on cross-functional teams.

  • May be a project lead.

  • Participate in training of staff.

  • Perform supervisory review of manufacturing records.

  • Assume operational supervisor responsibilities when designated by a supervisor.

  • Perform other related duties as required.

The aforementioned responsibilities of the Lead Technician, Manufacturing describe the general nature and level of work and are not an exhaustive list.

Lead Technician, Manufacturing – Job Qualifications

  • Associates degree plus two years’ experience in a regulatory, laboratory, or manufacturing environment, or equivalent combination of education and experience required; or demonstrated successful performance as a Manufacturing Technician II.

  • College studies or technical training in science or medical technology or the equivalent is preferred.

  • Manufacturing technicians working in Distribution or Plasma Sample Management positions may require a valid driver’s license.

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.

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