Blood Component Manufacturing Technician

  • American Red Cross
  • Richmond, Virginia
  • Feb 14, 2024

Job Description

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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?

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Job Description:

Why Choose Us?   
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. We depend on the many generous contributions of time, blood, and money from the American public to support our lifesaving services and programs. At the American Red Cross, you will enjoy a collaborative work culture committed to the diversity of our people, programs, and services. If you share our passion for helping people, join us in this excellent career opportunity. Work where your career is a force for good.  

At the American Red Cross, you have a direct impact on a meaningful mission. When you join our 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.      


Pay Information:  

Hourly:   $17.10 per hour plus applicable shift differentials.

Shift: Tuesday - Saturday 3pm-11:00pm

What You’ll Do:   

In this role, you will be manufacturing blood products and samples. You will be processing blood products after the units have been received from the donors.  This will involve scanning in the units of blood, processing the units into transfusable components (red cells, platelets, and expressing plasma) and leukoreducing. 

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  

The Details:  

  • Meet the quality and quantity production goals, while prioritizing workload expectations and maintaining accurate documentation  
  • Perform good inventory management practices throughout the manufacturing and distribution process.   
  • Perform data entry and operate the computer programs associated with component production, labeling, storage, and sample tube management.  
  • Analyze and make decisions based on visual inspection and information provided from other departments to meet time. 
  • Perform complex manufacturing tasks such as pooled product manufacturing, freeze, wash, or deglycerolizing of blood products, and pathogen reduction.  
  • Communicate effectively with internal customers, vendors, and volunteers. 
  • May require flexibility to work a variable schedule that includes weekends & holidays to meet the needs of our hospitals  

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

What We Need From You:  

  • High School or equivalent required.  
  • Minimum 2 years of related experience in a regulatory, laboratory, or manufacturing environment or equivalent combination of education and related experience preferred. 
  • Good computer skills, ability to use a wide variety of programs and laboratory equipment,  attention to detail, accurate documentation, and good decision-making skills.   
  • Good communication skills, with the ability to work on a team, as well as independently with minimal supervision 

Physical Requirements 

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

What’s In It 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.

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