American Red Cross Lead Tech, Manufacturing in Fairfield, New Jersey
The American Red Cross Blood Services is seeing a Lead Technician in our Fairfield, NJ distribution center. Please note new hire training for this position will take place in Philadelphia, PA for several weeks / full time basis*Responsibilities: 1. Manufacture, store and distribute blood products/samples. Meet the quality and quantity production and distribution goals established by the department.2. Operate, maintain and perform quality control checks on equipment. Ensure adequate inventory of required supplies. 3. Perform data entry and operate the computer programs associated with component production, labeling, storage, and shipping. 4. Maintain accurate, legible and complete manufacturing department records.5. Ensure products are suitable for release for distribution and are managed appropriately.6. Perform the quarantine and disposition of unacceptable products/samples.7. Perform good inventory management practices throughout the manufacturing and shipping process.8. May perform customer service or inventory management as requested.9. May perform management of sample tubes.10. Maintain accurate electronic and physical inventory locations for products/samples.11. Perform and participate in the management of complex manufacturing tasks.12. May perform supervisory functions for manufacturing processes from receipt of unprocessed blood through shipment of finished goods.13. Actively participate in problem solving and on cross-functional teams.14. May be a project lead.15. Participate in training of staff.16. Perform supervisory review of manufacturing records.17. Assume operational supervisor responsibilities when designated by a supervisor.18. Perform other related duties as required. Shift - Saturday - Wednesday 12:00am-8:30am Perform routine tasks in a highly regulated environment and in accordance with established standard operating procedures under limited supervision. Duties may include any manufacturing processes from receipt of unprocessed blood through shipment of finished goods. May serve as a team or shift leader assisting in the training or mentoring of other manufacturing staff.Qualifications Associates degree plus two years experience in a regulatory, laboratory, or manufacturing environment, or equivalent combination of education and experience required; or demonstrated successful performance as a Manufacturing Technician II. College studies or technical training in science or medical technology or the equivalent is preferred. Manufacturing technicians working in Distribution or Plasma Sample Management positions may require a valid driver's license. 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. 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.
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