Embalmer Apprentice (Oakland, CA)

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We are seeking an Apprentice Embalmer to join our Prep team with Chapel of the Chimes Funeral Home & Crematory in Oakland, CA. Chapel of the Chimes – Oakland is truly a place like no other. Originally designed in 1909, this Oakland Historical Landmark Building has long been considered one of the most beautiful historic buildings in all of California with designs from noted architects Julia Morgan and Aaron Green. Featuring stunning natural stonework, polished marble, delicate sculptures, and mosaic-tiled floors, it evokes renaissance beauty and serenity at every turn. To learn more about Chapel of the Chimes – Oakland, please visit our website and take a tour of our facilities.

Are you a dynamic individual, committed to giving the very best to the families we serve? Do you enjoy the challenge of creative problem-solving learning and improving your professional skills? If so, then this is the position for you! Chapel of the Chimes is privileged to care for over 700 families each year, many of whom have used the location for generations, in the heart of the great, multi-cultural city of Oakland. We are proud to be a part of the many diverse service traditions our families have and help them in such an important and delicate time in their lives.

This position will be responsible for caring for the deceased in a respectful manner while performing a variety of tasks including, embalming, removals and transfers, cosmetology, dressing, hairstyling, and any other preparation required for the deceased in a learning environment. You will be under the guidance of a supervising embalmer, as well as collaborating with the entire funeral home team on delivering service excellence.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure proper chain of custody is maintained throughout the preparation process
  • Maintain a sterile and safe work environment consistent with company, government and industry rules, regulations and practices
  • Maintain reverence and respect for the deceased at all times
  • Complete and enforces all logging, identification, and casketing procedures
  • Train staff on company procedures and guidelines as needed
  • Perform embalming, disinfecting, dressing, preparing and casketing of the deceased using appropriate precautions and OSHA standards

Qualifications

  • Completed, enrolled in, or preparing to enroll in an accredited mortuary science program
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Maintaining a team player mindset
  • Comfortable using various computer applications and equipment
  • Experience handling sensitive situations in a professional manner
  • Understanding of the services and products available
  • Knowledge of current federal, state and local regulations related to the funeral industry

Apply today to hear more about the amazing opportunities that await for you at Chapel of the Chimes Oakland. To be considered for this opportunity, click the Apply Now link on this page, or confidentially email your resume to nsmgrecruiting@nsmg.com. Please include the title of this job along with the location name for which you are applying in your email. We can’t wait to speak with you about the incredible reasons why you’ll love it here!

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

 

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