American Red Cross Manufacturing Technician in Baltimore, Maryland
2nd Shift: Monday - Friday (rotating weekends)
Manufacture, label and store blood products. Manage sample tubes and prepare for shipment. Communicate with volunteers and vendors. Maintain manual and computer records associated with production or testing. Perform record reviews and resolve discrepancies. Evaluate suitability of blood products for manufacture and distribution. 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. Provide support, development and/or leadership guidance to all volunteers.Perform all duties and responsibilities in compliance with standard operating procedures and other applicable Federal, State and local regulations.
Manufacture, label and store blood products according to applicable FDA, AABB, CLIA, NRC and Red Cross policies and procedures.
Manage sample tubes and prepare for shipment.
Meet the quality and quantity production and distribution goals established by the department. Ensure products are suitable for release for distribution. Appropriately manage any exceptions. Perform good inventory management practices throughout the manufacturing process.
Prioritize workload to meet production and customer requirements.
Operate, maintain and perform validation and 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 sample tube management.
Maintain accurate, legible and complete manufacturing department records. Maintain accurate electronic and physical inventory locations for products/samples. Perform review of 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. Perform disposition of unacceptable products/samples.
Perform complex manufacturing tasks such as pooled product manufacturing, freeze, wash or deglycerolizing of blood products and pathogen reduction.
Assume lead responsibilities when designated by a supervisor. Participate in on the job training of staff.
Communicate effectively with internal customers, vendors and volunteers. On-call work may be required.
Education: High School or equivalent required
Experience: Minimum 2 years related experience in a regulatory, laboratory, or manufacturing environment or equivalent combination of education and related experience preferred.
Skills/Abilities: All technician jobs require good computer skills, attention to detail, accurate documentation and good decision-making skills. Ability to use a wide variety of lab or medical equipment. Ability to use a personal computer and applicable software for sustained periods of time. Ability to work on a team. Good communication skills.
Ability to lift to 50 lbs
DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
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