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Blood Product Storage and Distribution Technician

Company: American Red Cross
Location: Oakland
Posted on: November 19, 2022

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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?





**** As a condition of employment with American Red Cross, you are required to provide proof that you are fully vaccinated for COVID 19 or qualify for an exemption, except in states where it is prohibited by law. Accordingly, employment is conditioned on providing proof of vaccination or having an approved exemption prior to starting employment ****





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




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.What You'll Do: 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.The Details:


  • 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
    • May require flexibility to work a variable schedule that includes weekends & holidays, to meet the needs of our hospitals


      The aforementioned responsibilities of the Distribution Technician describe the general nature and level of work and are not an exhaustive list.What We Need From You:


      • 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: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.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 4% match
        • Paid Family Leave
        • Employee Assistance
        • Disability and Insurance: Short + Long Term
        • Service Awards and recognition

          Commitment to Your Health & Safety-COVID-19:
          The American Red Cross requires all new hires be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. This means that all individuals working for the organization must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the start of their employment OR have begun the vaccination process prior to their start date. Upon being offered a position, individuals will be required to submit proof of vaccination. If you are unable to be vaccinated due to medical or religious reasons, you may qualify for an exemption. If seeking an exemption, you will be required to submit documentation and your request must be approved prior to hire.Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
          The American Red Cross aspires to be an organization fully committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion by creating and maintaining a diverse, high-performing workforce of employees and volunteers who reflect all communities we serve; by cultivating a collaborative, inclusive and respectful work environment that empowers all contributors; and by leveraging diverse partnerships - all of which helps to ensure culturally competent service delivery supported by effective community leadership and engagement. The Red Cross supports a variety of cultural groups for employees and volunteers. From our Latino Resource Group, Umoja, Asian American & Pacific Islanders, and Red Cross Pride, to the Ability Network, Veterans+ and our Women's Resource Group, these networks provide connections, mentoring and help give voice to important concerns and opinions.










          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 redcross.org/volunteertoday to learn more, including our most-needed volunteer positions.To view the EEOC Summary of Rights, click here: Summary of Rights

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