|CREMATORIUM/CREMATION JOB DESCRIPTION|
Some Major Tasks
Assistance with the maintenance of the cremation equipment
General maintenance of the cremation premises.
Know the operation of all the relevant equipment.
Knowledge of and ability to keep equipment up to the Health and Safety standards of state.
Provide assistance and cover when necessary all relevant areas.
The checking and handling of all relevant (local, state, and federal) documentation and records.
Some Job Activities
Assisting with the documentation including the recording of actual times of cremations, consumption of fuel, all emissions and other records which may apply
Carrying out the actual cremations of human remains
Complying with all relevant local, state and federal regulations including the EPA
Ensuring equipment is efficiently used
Getting written documentation and authorization from deceased and/or family members before cremation
Inspect, maintain, repair interior of combustion chamber
Loading the cremation machine(s)
Maintaining equipment include possible repair of equipment.
Monitoring all equipment
Operating of all cremation equipment
Recording digital and written records of all cemetery memorials.
Recovering the remains for burial or to give to the family
Transporting of cremated remains
Updating crematorium and burial databases for statistical purposes
Some General Duties
Ability to conduct cremation in the presence of bereaved parties
Answering phones, funeral bookings, dealing with the public and assisting other staff when necessary
Burial usually with a witness
Conducting scheduled tests of fire alarm and emergency lighting systems
Entering data into computer.
Explain the cremation process in laymans terms
Give tours of facilities
Ability to associate with clergy, funeral directors, the general public and bereaved family members
Ability to communicate with other staff; giving and receiving instructions
Exposed to death and family grief
Handling coffins and human remains
Maintenance duties, which will involve working in, confined areas such as the cremation chamber
Must be flexible
Often working outside the normal workday hours, including weekends, evenings, and holidays