QC Laboratory Specialist/Technologist (Part Time, 1st Shift)

  • American Red Cross
  • Dedham, Massachusetts
  • Feb 14, 2024

Job Description

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Job Description:


As one of the nation’s premier humanitarian organizations, the American Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in need throughout the United States and, in association with other Red Cross networks, throughout the world. When you join our team, you have a direct impact on a meaningful mission, and you can help save lives every day. If you share our passion for helping people, join us in this excellent career opportunity. Work where your career is a force for good. 

We are committed to the diversity of our workforce and to delivering our programs and services in a culturally competent manner reflecting the communities we serveOur work environment is collaborative, respectful, and inclusive with a focus on building allyship and a culture of belonging that empowers all team members. Come to learn, grow, and succeed while sharing your passion for making a difference.   

The Red Cross supports a variety of cultural and community resource groups for employees and volunteers. From the Ability Network, our Asian American & Pacific Islander Resource Group, the Latino Resource Group, and Red Cross PRIDE, to the Umoja African American Resource Group, our Veterans+ Resource Group, and the Women’s Resource Group, these networks provide connections, mentoring and help give voice to important concerns and opinions.  

What You Need to Know:

As a QC Lab Specialist/Technologist you will perform basic through advanced manufacturing, processing and test procedures on blood products, and will interpret test results before releasing blood to area hospitals.  You will manufacture and prepare pathogen reduced platelet products for hospital patient use, in a highly regulated environment. Successful QC Lab Specialist/Technologists will have a strong attention to detail, a customer-service focus and the ability to treat both internal and external customers with compassion at all times.  



Key Responsibilities: 

  • Perform moderate to high complexity laboratory testing procedures and interpret various testing procedures on donor specimens, and blood products; Identify and quarantine products/samples that don’t meet quality requirements.   

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

  • Ensure products are suitable for release for distribution.   

  • Meet the quality and quantity production and testing goals established by the department, and appropriately manage any exceptions.   

  • Prioritize workload to meet production and customer requirements.  

  • Perform quality control on products, reagents, equipment, and various test kits; maintain accurate electronic and physical inventory locations for products/samples.   

  • Participate in troubleshooting and problem-solving activities with cross-functional teams.   


The aforementioned responsibilities of the position describe the general nature and level of work and are not an exhaustive list. 


Standard Schedule: Sunday and Monday, 8am-4:30pm

Pay Information: $29.50 per hour, plus any applicable shift differentials for working late nights, overnights, and on the weekends. $3000 sign on bonus available.

Note that American Red Cross salaries are aligned to the specific geographic location in which the work is primarily performed. Other factors that may be used to determine your actual salary may include your specific skills, how many years of experience you have and comparison to other employees already in this role. 



  • Associate degree in science, or Bachelor’s degree in an applied science is required 

  • Hematology testing experience is required

  • Minimum 4 years of related experience in a regulatory, laboratory, or manufacturing environment or equivalent combination of education and related experience required for non-MLT/MT staff.

  • Must meet state and CLIA requirements where applicable. 

  • Ability to use a wide variety of lab or medical equipment, personal computer and applicable software for sustained periods.   

  • Ability to work with a team. 

Physical Requirements 

The duties are representative of the essential functions of the position.  Operational flexibility is required to meet sudden and unpredictable needs. Available to work overtime, other shifts, early mornings, evenings, holidays and weekends. Requires standing, stretching, stooping and bending for extended time periods.  Lift, pull, push and move objects of up to 50 pounds.  May work in walk-in refrigerator/freezers for periods of time.  Work under pressure and within time standards.  Required to wear protective clothing such as lab coats, gloves, face shields, etc. when there is exposure to blood and blood products and/or where work location requires


  • MLT (ASCP) or MT(ASCP) certification is a plus (No additional experience is required for MLT or MT degreed staff)


We take care of you, while you take care of others. As a mission-based organization, we believe our team needs great support to do great work. Our comprehensive benefits help you in balancing home and work. With our resources and perks, you have amazing possibilities at the American Red Cross to advance the learn.  

  • Medical, Dental Vision plans  

  • Health Spending Accounts & Flexible Spending Accounts  

  • PTO + Holidays  

  • 401K with 4% match  

  • Paid Family Leave  

  • Employee Assistance  

  • Disability and Insurance: Short + Long Term  

  • Service Awards and recognition  

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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