Job Description

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Blood Center Headquarters (La Concha)

Position Title:
Assistant Manager - Components

Hours Per Week:

Work Week:


Driving Position:



1400 LaConcha Lane

Houston, Texas 77054 


TITLE/CODE                           Assistant Manager – Components 

DEPARTMENT:                      Component Production


RADIATION SAFETY POSITION:  Employees in this position may be eligible for unescorted access to blood irradiation equipment.  If so, the employee will be subject to additional background screening to include personal reference checks, fingerprinting and local, state and federal criminal background checks.



Reporting to the Component Production Manager, position is responsible for overseeing operations assisting with the management of Component Production including supervision of staff, maintenance of all policies, procedures, and quality control practices and the maintenance of effective inter-and intradepartmental relations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following; other duties may be assigned.  Management retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of the position at any time.

  • Assume full responsibility for the laboratory operations in the absence of the department manager.
  • Oversee daily operations to ensure strategic and operational objectives are met.
  • Audit and review processes for continuous quality improvement and to ensure that all operations are conducted according to department Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), cGMPs, and all pertinent regulations.
  • Manage quality assurance, error management, and compliance program.
  • Assist with monitoring the annual budget to ensure proper departmental financial control.
  • Monitor performance, and engage with subordinate staff to facilitate open communication, clarity of expectations, retention of staff, and attainment of goals.
  • Manage training and competency programs of new hire and incumbent staff.
  • Serve as primary liaison with MIS for department hardware and software needs, and development of new, and revisions of existing, reports.
  • Prepare for quality assessments, and serve as the primary contact during assessments.
  • Participate in the development and revision process of department SOPs, forms, abstracts, articles and technical papers
  • Enforce The Blood Center's policies on EEO, Affirmative Action and Safety/Health to include maintaining a clean and safe laboratory environment.



Must not pose a direct threat or significant risk of substantial harm to the safety or health of himself/herself or others.  Must comply with all applicable safety rules and policies and be willing to report actual and potential safety violations to the appropriate supervisor or manager.


Must maintain regular and acceptable attendance at such level as is determined in The Blood Center’s sole discretion.

Regular Hours

Full time: must be regularly available to work at least 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week, or such other days or hours per week as The Blood Center determines are necessary to meet business needs. Must be willing to work various shifts as needed.

Overtime (applicable only to non-exempt positions)

Must be available and willing to work such overtime per day or per week as The Blood Center determines is necessary or desirable to meet business needs.

Weekend and Holidays

Must be available and willing to work such weekends and holidays as The Blood Center determines are necessary or desirable to meet its business needs.


Directly supervises employees in the Component Lab.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include assisting with training and coaching employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; assisting with appraising performance; assisting with rewarding and disciplining employees; assisting with complaints and problem resolution.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in science or related field plus one year of management experience, or Associate's degree in science or related field, or equivalent from a two-year college and three years supervisory/management experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.




Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Excellent communication skills

Project Management

Computer Literate: Must be familiar with using computers. (Safe Trace and Business Objects preferred)




The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Employees are required to be familiar with and abide by the team lift requirements as specified in the Safety Program. Employee may occasionally push or pull wheeled containers weighing up to 150 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to blood and/or blood components, as well as other biohazard materials.  The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, outside weather conditions, or extreme cold.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Job duties involved an inherent potential for mucous membrane or skin contact with blood with a risk of exposure to Hepatitis and HIV.


The Blood Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.  Qualified applicants for positions are considered without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, military status, protected veteran status, disability status, genetic testing results or any other basis or characteristic prohibited by applicable law, statute, regulation or Executive Order.

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