Service Corporation International (SCI) Embalmer in Falls Church, Virginia

Overview & Responsibilities

We are currently seeking a licensed Embalmer at one of our premier locations in Falls Church, VA . The qualified individual will be responsible for embalming and may perform other funeral related duties as needed or as requested by management.

The Embalmer plays an essential role in preparing the deceased for viewing, memorial service and/or final disposition by using his/her skills to ensure that the presentation of the deceased conforms to the Company’s* standards and meets the client family wishes. Specific job duties include embalming, bathing and handling of the deceased, setting of features, cosmetizing, and restorative work (where necessary). He/she may also be requested to assist with removals and transfers.

Care for deceased in a respectful manner while performing a variety of tasks which include:

  • embalming, removals and transfers, cosmetology, dressing, hairstyling, and any other preparation required for human remains

  • Adhere to all professional, municipal, state/provincial and federal licensing authority regulations applicable to embalming and preparing human remains

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

  • Assist with maintenance of preparation room and the facility; receive caskets and other funeral home supplies

  • Embalmers must build relationships with Funeral Directors and work cooperatively with Central Care staff and the location staff throughout the assigned locations to provide seamless, high quality service to customers and achieve high client family satisfaction.

Where a Care Center has a crematory on site, this position may also require the ability to act as a Crematory Operator, which would require achieving the crematory operator certification required for that state. Daily monitoring and tracking of crematory activity may also be required.

Requirements & Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent and State Embalmer License required or have the ability to reciprocate quickly

  • Associate's or Bachelor’s degree preferred

  • Excellent driving skills and record

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs or more

  • Proficient with computers and technology, with knowledge of MS Office Tools

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to interact with families during time of need and create and maintain a premier level of client family satisfaction

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.

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

Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V

Associate Requisition ID Req.59239

# of Openings 1

Category (Portal Searching) Operations

Type Full-Time