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Make removals of human remains from places of death. Embalm
human remains, apply cosmetics to remains, dress remains, and place
in casket for viewing, burial, or other final disposition.
Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with
or without reasonable accommodations.
+ Make first calls to secure the decedent and Death Certificate,
and obtain permission to embalm.
+ Embalm human remains following mortuary standard preservation
+ Prepare human remains for viewing through the application of
cosmetology, dressing the remains, and casketing.
+ Perform mortuary support functions as directed by the
Embalming Supervisor including cleaning of the preparation room and
+ Answer phone calls, provide information or take appropriate
action, and take messages.
+ Assure that all work areas, working conditions, and work
habits are performed in accordance with Company, state, and federal
rules and regulations by understanding the importance of health and
safety. Report unsafe conditions to management.
+ Keep immediate supervisor promptly and fully informed of all
problems and significant matters, and take prompt corrective action
+ Participate in training and skill development opportunities to
improve competency and customer service.
+ Report to work on time and maintain standard attendance.
As an Individual Contributor, incumbent is expected to meet the
Key Competency requirements of Open Communication, Building
Relationships, Personal Leadership, Commitment to Quality, Business
Focus, and Customer Focus. Meeting the behavior standards in each
Competency links directly to the annual Performance Review.
**Experience and Education:**
+ Minimum of two years experience as an Apprentice Embalmer
+ A.A. degree in Mortuary Science
+ CA Embalmer's License
+ Good verbal and written communication skills
+ Compassionate personality to relate with the bereaved
+ Valid CA driver's license
+ Drive Company vehicles
+ Operate forklift and mortuary body lift
+ Operate embalming machine
+ Cosmetic application skills
+ Current HBV vaccination
+ Operate PC with MSOffice software and AS 400
Drive Company van to decedent's location of death to pick up the
human remains and transport them to Rose Hills' Mortuary; move
remains on cot from van into the mortuary; work in temperature
controlled mortuary, preparation room, and embalming room with and
around human remains, moving the remains on rolling tables from
area to area, using safety precautions for protection from human
diseases; work every day in the preparation room and the embalming
room by following specific procedures to embalm human remains; must
be flexible to work occasional overtime and outside of normally
Must be able to work every day on and around human remains; must
be able to tolerate odors and fumes from remains and chemicals
(such as formaldehyde, embalming fluid, cauterizing chemicals, and
body fluids); odors, fumes, and dusting powders may cause
discomfort and/or irritation to eyes and respiratory passages. Must
have the physical ability to embalm up to eight bodies per day.
Must be able to lift, carry, push or pull up to twenty (20) to
thirty (30) bodies/caskets per day, weighing from 70# to 300#, and
into and out of refrigerated storage; must have good driving record
and be able to drive Company vehicles as needed; must be able to
physically and emotionally handle the requirements of constantly
being around and moving decedents in a temperature controlled
environment. Must constantly think about and comply with health and
safety regulations, and practice good hygiene. Hazard exposure: to
human diseases, chemicals, sharps, and occasional low-level
radioactivity (resulting from medical tests on bodies).
**Equipment / Machines Operated**
+ Personal Protective Equipment
+ Impervious gloves, gown, shoe covers, face mask, face shield,
+ Company vehicle
+ Mortuary first call cot
+ Roller tables
+ Mortuary body lift
+ Embalming machine
+ Embalming fluids, chemicals, cosmetic kit
+ PC with MSOffice software, AS400
Postal Code: 90601
Category (Portal Searching): Operations
Job Location: US-CA - Whittier
**Req ID:** Req.90156
**Position Type:** Full time
**Who we are. What we do.**
We are North America's largest provider of funeral, cremation
and cemetery services. We are more than 20,000 dedicated
individuals, who proudly serve our community, provide caring
assistance to families in need, and honor veterans and public
We operate under the umbrella of the Dignity Memorial network of
1,800 funeral homes and cemeteries. Dignity Memorial providers care
for more than 300,000 families each year and understand the
importance of thoughtful, personalized arrangements. For us, there
is no greater responsibility than honoring and preserving the story
of one's life.
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**Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V**