PT Courier - Union

  • American Red Cross
  • Detroit, Michigan
  • Feb 14, 2024

Job Description

Please use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox when accessing Candidate Home.

By joining the American Red Cross  you will touch millions of lives every year and experience the greatness of the human spirit at its best.  Are you ready to be part of  the world's largest humanitarian network?

Join us—Where your Career is a Force for Good!

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: 

We are seeking a customer-focused, compassionate Courier to provide for the delivery and return of blood products and materials to internal and external customers. You would be expected to comply with safety policies and procedures in the work area and always use applicable protective equipment to prevent exposure to potentially infectious blood and body fluids.  

As a Red Cross Team member, you will take care of your team members – show up for every shift and give 100% while you’re there. Interact in a positive, proactive, and customer-focused manner with both internal and external customers, demonstrating care and compassion at all times  




Key Responsibilities: 


Operate vehicle for the delivery of blood products and materials safely and within traffic laws.  

Prepare for deliveries by verifying orders, loading vehicles, and maintaining route supply inventory to ensure prompt delivery of products to customers.    

Document temporary storage and transportation of blood, blood products, and materials as required by internal and external regulatory requirements.   

Provide customer service by giving basic information and interacting in a positive proactive manner with employees.   

Maintain excellent vehicle conditions by keeping vehicle clean and checking fluid and gas levels  

Provide shipping and receiving support as directed.    


The aforementioned responsibilities describe the general nature of the position and are not an extensive list 


Standard Schedule: PT Courier - Wed-Fri 6pm-Complete,  Sat and Sunday 11am-complete

Pay Information: $15.67 - After 90 days of employment $16.83

What you Need to Succeed: 


High School or equivalent required.   

Valid driver’s license and clean DMV record required   

Ability to drive for long periods of time required. 


What Will Give You the Competitive Edge: 


Previous experience with a messenger service or trucking company 


Physical Requirements:   

Requires standing, stretching, stooping and bending for extended time periodsLift, pull, push and move objects of up to 50 poundsMay work in walk-in refrigerator/freezers for periods of timeMay be required to wear protective clothing such as lab coats, gloves, face shields, etc.   


Benefits for You: 


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 5% 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 to learn more, including our most-needed volunteer positions.

To view the EEOC Summary of Rights, click here:  Summary of Rights