Funeral Director Apprentice

Service Corporation International - Killeen, TX3.2

Full-time
Overview & Responsibilities

SCI is certified as a Great Place to Work ® by the Great Place to Work Institute. In a recent survey, our associates said that their work has special meaning and is not “just a job”. We currently have a full time opening for a Funeral Director, Apprentice at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen, TX . This is the opportunity to be part of the Dignity Memorial® provider network and grow your career in the funeral, cremation and cemetery services business. For us, there is no greater responsibility than celebrating each life like no other and making a difference in the lives of people we serve.

This position interacts directly with client families during their time of need and is expected to assist the Funeral Director/Manager in creating and maintaining a premier level of client family satisfaction.

Learn to arrange and conduct funeral and memorial ceremonies in a professional, organized and caring manner and in keeping with Company Policies and Procedures

Adhere to all Company and regulatory requirements

Care for the deceased in a respectful manner while performing a variety of tasks which may include: transfers, lifting of deceased human remains, dressing and casketing; coordinating and assisting with funeral service and visitation, delivery of flowers, caskets, urn, photos and other personal keepsakes or mementos of client families and setting of chairs and the removal, proper care and storage of these items

Assist with funeral services by supervising the parking of cars, ushering, driving funeral vehicles, assisting at chapel and church services, assisting at the cemetery, floral delivery, picking up supplies, participating at special functions and other duties, as required

Promote a safe work environment by being aware of and practicing universal precautions and adopting general principles of safe conduct

Aftercare includes delivery of death certificates, documentation, pre-arrangements for next of kin

Prepare documents related to services, cremations, maintenance, and any other type of data entry

Office duties such as operating fax machine, computer, multiline phone system, debit card machine, typewriter, postage meter and scale and stereo/video system may be required to be operated from time to time

Assist with the maintenance of vehicles, the facility and property; receive caskets and other funeral home supplies as well as place into inventory and carry out other responsibilities that may be reasonably delegated by management

Answer phones, prepare reports as necessary and participate in staff meetings

Other duties as directed by management

Requirements & Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent

Ideal candidate has recently completed or is currently enrolled in an accredited Mortuary Program

Desire for FT employment as an apprentice in a Funeral Director role

Funeral industry experience is a plus

Must be able to lift 75 lbs + Valid driver's license and a good driving record

Previous customer service and/or sales experience would be a definite asset

Knowledge of computers and some software (Microsoft Office Products)

High level of compassion and integrity

Good communication and problem solving skills

Professional and team player

Must be able to work weekdays, evenings and weekends as needed

Ability to pass both the National Board exams and the State Funeral Board exams at the appropriate time

Bilingual in English & Spanish is a plus

SCI Overview

Who we are. What we do.

We’re more than North America’s largest provider of funeral, cremation and cemetery services. We are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, sons and daughters who are devoted to the communities where we live and work. We are more than 20,000 dedicated individuals who provide caring assistance to families in need, honor veterans and public servants and deliver lifesaving programs to help keep children and seniors safe.

We operate under the umbrella of the Dignity Memorial network of 1,800 funeral homes and cemeteries. Dignity Memorial providers care for more than 300,000 families each year and understand the importance of thoughtful, personalized arrangements. We believe creating meaningful ways to pay tribute to a loved one begins with compassion and is shaped by the understanding that each life is truly unique. For us, there is no greater responsibility than honoring and preserving the story of one’s life.

Benefits Options:
Health benefits (medical, dental, vision, life)

401K Retirement Savings Plan with company match

Vacation and sick time

Tuition reimbursement

Funeral discounts, and more

SCI offers advanced on-line training resources, career advancement opportunities in the largest organization in the industry, attractive benefits, and a wonderful community to serve with plenty of culture and personality. For additional information regarding our company, please visit our corporate site at www.sci-corp.com .

As used herein, “SCI” refers to Service Corporation International and its affiliated companies.

Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V

Associate Requisition ID Req.70421

# of Openings 1

Category (Portal Searching) Operations

Type Full-Time

Postal 76542-1654