Component Technician - Blood

Austin, TX

Job status
Full time
Job description

We Are Blood serves over 40 hospitals and medical facilities in a 10 county area. Our mission is to provide and protect the community blood supply, to inspire Central Texans to save lives locally, and to always treat everyone we serve as family. When you work here, you’re a vital part of helping to ensure that all Central Texans have access to life-saving blood when they need it!

We are hiring a Components Technician that will manufacture blood components in a regulated environment in compliance with departmental operating procedures, AABB and FDA Guidelines and cGMP. As needed, back up Hospital Services by assisting with blood drive pick ups. Meet and exceed customer expectations and adhere to established quality practices while seeking to continually improve work performance.

Responsibilities:

Manufacture plasma for transfusion, plasma for further manufacturing, cryoprecipitate, pooled cryoprecipitate, whole blood derived platelets and red blood cell products in compliance with department SOP, cGMP and package inserts. Create all components appropriately in the We Are Blood computer

Inspect and determine visual acceptability for all blood products throughout manufacturing steps.

As assigned, perform QC activities in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures that include but are not limited to reviewing daily temperature monitoring documents, documenting centrifuge quality control. Verifying technical services scales are within target values and performing product quality control

Complete all documentation accurately with strict adherence to cGMP and SOP.

Be responsible for monitoring all product storage equipment and take appropriate action in the occurrence of out-of-temperature events.

Report all product deviations to the Components Manager, TS Management, or QA, in a timely and professional manner.

As needed, complete blood center documentation (SIR, Equipment Problem Reports) completely and in a timely and thorough manner, in accordance with SOP and cGMP.

Prepare recovered plasma shipments as well as shipment documentation in accordance with SOP, cGMP and fractionators’ requirements.

Own the experience by meeting and exceeding customer service standards for internal and external customers.

Special projects as assigned.

Requirements:

High school diploma or equivalent.

Familiarity with personal computers and/or blood processing systems.

Experience in a regulated environment is preferred.

Must be at least 21 years of age with a valid Texas driver’s license, an acceptable driving record and proof of insurance

Ability to stand for extended periods.

Ability to lift 30 pounds.

Demonstrated ability to be detail oriented.

Manual dexterity and good hand/eye coordination.

On call scheduling requires flexibility.

Documented experience that demonstrates fine motor skill coordination.

Demonstrate ability to multi-task in a fast paced regulated environment.

Must be available to work schedule; Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10am-9:30 pm and be able to participate in the rotating on-call schedule


Benefits

We offer great benefits after 90 days for full time employees.

Free Medical * Dental * Vision * Tuition Reimbursement * Long-term Disability* Life Disability * Free Life Insurance * PTO/ELB-FSA/DCA/HSA * 401k * Employee Discounts

 Interested in We Are Blood but not this job? Check our website to view other opportunities within our organizations to make you a part of our Family. 

EEO Employer: Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled 


Education requirements
High School
Experience requirements
Blood center; Lab
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