Blood Product Storage and Distribution Technician

  • American Red Cross
  • Durham, North Carolina
  • 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.

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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 serve.  Our 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. 

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You will be responsible for receiving, processing, packing and shipping blood products/samples for hospital orders. You will triage the order based on date and time needed, select and carefully pack life-saving blood products with the correct temperature regulating product to ensure safe transport.  You will communicate with hospital clients, volunteers, and vendors, and maintain product records to preserve traceability.

 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

  • Ensure products/samples are suitable for release for distribution, while meeting production goals.
  • Perform good inventory management practices throughout the manufacturing and shipping process 
  • Prioritize workload to meet production and customer requirements. 
  • Perform data entry associated with further manufacturing, labeling, storage, ordering, and shipping; maintain and review accurate physical and electronic manufacturing records
  • 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, and perform disposition of unacceptable product
  • May make hospital deliveries as assigned

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

Standard Schedule: 3rd shift (11pm-7:30am) Sun-Thurs (getting off at 7:30 am Fri morning). 

Pay Information: $20.00 an hour plus shift differential.


  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Two years’ experience in a regulatory, distribution or manufacturing environment is preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Good computer skills, attention to detail, accurate documentation, and good decision-making skills.   
  • Position may require a valid driver’s license

Physical Requirements:

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.  May be required to wear protective clothing such as lab coats, gloves, face shields, etc.

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.

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