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Plasma Sample Management Technician

Company: American Red Cross
Location: Lansing
Posted on: October 13, 2021

Job Description:

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. Accordingly, employment is conditioned on providing proof of vaccination or having an approved exemption prior to starting employment.****

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Job Description:

Are you seeking a full-time opportunity that makes a difference? Are you passionate about meeting new people? Do you want to have an impact in your community, across the country, and around the world? If your answer is "yes", then we invite you to become a Manufacturing Technician - Plasma Sample Management for the American Red Cross!

Will handle incoming blood drives

Processing of waste and sample tube management

Manufacturing Technicians - Plasma Sample Management pick, pack, ship and receipt of blood products/samples. Perform further manufacturing of blood products. Communicate with customers, 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.

Manufacturing Technician - Plasma Sample Management - Job Responsibilities

  • Manufacture, store, place orders, distribute and manage return of blood products/samples according to applicable FDA, AABB, CLIA, NRC and Red Cross policies and procedures. Meet the quality and quantity production and distribution goals established by the department. Ensure products/samples are suitable for release for distribution. Appropriately manage any exceptions. Perform good inventory management practices throughout the manufacturing and shipping 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 further manufacturing, labeling, storage, ordering and shipping. 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. May perform management of sample tubes.
  • Select best transportation options based on customer requirement and cost. Make hospital deliveries as assigned.
  • Assume lead responsibilities when designated by a supervisor. Participate in on the job training of staff. On-call work may be required.
  • Communicate effectively with customers, vendors and volunteers regarding orders, deliveries and returns.

The aforementioned responsibilities of the Manufacturing Technician - Plasma Sample Management describe the general nature and level of work and are not an exhaustive list.

Manufacturing Technician - Plasma Sample Management - Job Qualifications
  • High School diploma or equivalent required along with two year experience in a regulatory, distribution or manufacturing environment or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • Position may require a valid driver's license
  • Experience in a regulatory, laboratory or manufacturing setting is preferred.
  • Staff performing irradiation tasks may be subject to enhanced security requirements.
  • Physical requirements may include standing, stretching, stooping and bending for extended time periods. The ability to lift, pull, push and move objects of up to 50 pounds. You may work in walk-in refrigerator/freezers for periods of time.

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 to learn more, including our most-needed volunteer positions.

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