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CREMATORIUM/CREMATION

 

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 layman's terms
  • Give tours of facilities

Important Abilities

  • 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
  • Providing advice
  • Sharing information

Education

Typically holds a Cremator Technician's Certificate of Proficiency.

 

Experience

Expected to attain a satisfactory level of competence within a specified amount of time as an apprentice

This job description can also be found in Word form here.

 

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