Job Summary

The position will prepare decedent for services and/or interment.  The major objectives are to provide the highest quality services to satisfy the needs of any client family, and the preservation of public and employee health.  Geographic boundaries for this position may encompass more than one firm or location in a given area of multiple company operations.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities (May overlap with Funeral Director responsibilities)

  1. Demonstrate Core Values of Excellence, Trust, Care and Growth in performing all aspects of position.
  2. Maintain a positive work environment by behaving and communicating in a manner so that you get along with families, co-workers, and management.
  3. Wear and always use the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during the performance of the job duties that require such equipment.
  4. Comply with the rules, regulations, policies, and procedures as outlined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Newcomer Funeral Service Group Policies and Procedures.
  5. Perform embalming of decedent and cosmetology according to industry standards and practices, technical, safety and sanitary requirements, and home office direction.
  6. Dress and position decedent in casket or alternative container and deliver to visitation area if requested by client family.
  7. According to company standards, maintain record of embalming of all deceased persons for future reference and medical and legal purposes.
  8. Maintain all embalming instrumentation and equipment as specified by manufacturer’s instruction.
  9. Maintain clean preparation area and equipment and comply with all governing rules and regulations regarding sanitation and hazardous waste.
  10. Treat decedent with respect and decorum
  11. Ability to assist as needed with the direction of funeral service, if licensed as a funeral director.
  12. Where applicable, be certified to operate crematory retort and follow standard procedures and record keeping.
  13. Remain up to date on company learning, policies, and procedures as assigned.
  14. Light housekeeping to keep the facilities and grounds in perfect order.  This includes keeping work areas tidy, picking up litter on the grounds and general straightening up.

Master Embalmer

  • Demonstrates leadership – mentors others to higher proficiency.
  • Follows company standard for the handling of paperwork.
  • Demonstrate skills – restorative arts.
  • A minimum of five years of similar or related experience

Educational, Licensure and Skill Requirements

  • A two-year college degree or completion of a specialized course of study or job specific skills acquired through on-the-job training or apprenticeship program.
  • A minimum of one year of similar or related experience
  • Valid Funeral Directors and/or Embalmers License in the location jurisdiction, where required. For Ohio: A bachelor’s degree including 12-month accredited mortuary school.  May reciprocate license with a minimum of one (1) year experience as a licensed funeral director/embalmer in another state for education requirements.
  • Passing both sections of the National Board Exam (NBE) as per state requirements.
  • Possess and maintain necessary licensure or certification to meet local, state, and federal legal requirements to perform the function of embalming.
  • Possess a valid Drivers’ License and meet the driving performance standards as determined by management. MVR’s may be reviewed annually for compliance, and any conviction or at-fault accidents should be immediately reported to management.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate with all levels including management, associates, home office and families.              
  • Crematory certification where applicable.

Essential Physical Responsibilities

  • Ability to tolerate exposure to hazardous substances subject to government requirements; occasional lifting, pushing, and pulling, with assistance, of objects up to approximately 600 pounds; manual dexterity required for clerical tasks; occasional stooping, bending, pushing, pulling and carrying objects weighing up to approximately 30 pounds for short distances. 
  • Ability to travel by standard methods of transportation. 

The above duties are neither intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities for this position, nor are they intended to be a listing of prerequisite skills and abilities.  The purpose is to describe the general nature of the position.