Assistant Manufacturing Operations, Part-Time

American Red Cross

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Gaithersburg, MD
First Shift

Job Description

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Job Overview:

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Job Description:

The Diagnostic Manufacturing Division (DMD) of the American Red Cross is offering a unique job opportunity for a part-time (20 dayshift hours/week) for a highly motivated, detail-oriented, team-player to join our experienced manufacturing team, working in our FDA licensed facility located in Gaithersburg, MD.

In this position, you will work twenty (20) hours a week, first shift, Monday-Friday, with no weekend & holiday hours. Flexibility in days and hours for work is required, as this position will assist different DMD departments according to planned manufacturing and shipping schedules. You will be able to use your excellent written and verbal communication skills, your detail-oriented computer and organizational skills to carry out your various job assignments. Experience with database management and following standard operating procedures is a plus.

Primary job responsibilities include:

Manufacturing (Finishing Operations Section):

  • Assists in the manufacture of a variety of diagnostic reagents/solutions and medical devices to meet assigned standards and production deadlines.

  • Performs activities directly related to production: weighing of chemicals/ingredients, filtration and filling of vials utilizing an aseptic techniques, freeze-drying, labeling, inspection, and packaging.

  • May perform parameter testing and chemical assays required during the manufacture of various products.

  • Performs cleaning of glassware and production equipment used in manufacturing and turn them around and relocate to the point of use.

  • Maintains manufacturing records and associated documentation to comply with regulatory requirements, following Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) and Standard Operating procedures.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Distribution Section:

In this role you will be performing a variety of shipping/distribution, customer service and physical inventory management tasks to support DMD’s mission to provide our products to the 45 Red Cross Immunohematology Reference Laboratories and our product Distributor.

  • Data Entry: Oracle database processing of orders, inventory, and reports.

  • Inventory Management: control inventory of Finished Goods for sales warehouses, distribution centers, and factory mixing points to meet sales and distribution demands.

  • Distribution: picking, checking, shipping,

  • Coordinate liquidation & transfer of stock to reflect cost, age, and demand. Initiate immediate actions in out-of-stock situations.

  • Provide outstanding customer service to internal & external customers nationwide.


Education: High School or equivalent required

Experience: Minimum 5 years related experience or equivalent combination of education and related experience required.

Management Experience: N/A

Skills and Abilities: Ability to work on a team

Travel: Some travel is required.

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to handle or feel; and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 15 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The work environment will consist of moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phones and printers, light traffic). The employee must have the ability to work in a small cubicle and have the ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period of time.

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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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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