Spring Grove Cemetery & Funeral Homes

Spring Grove Cemetery & Funeral Homes

Job Location
Cincinnati, OH
Job Details

Licensed Funeral Director and/or Embalmer

The Spring Grove Funeral Home, located at historic Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati, Ohio is looking for an outstanding individual to join our team as a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. This opportunity offers unique challenges in a progressive, team-oriented environment that provides services to approximately 1,000 families per year, including 5 funeral home locations.

Prepares and embalms human remains for interment, cremation, or other disposition in conformity with legal requirements and with the utmost respect and dignity. Make removals of human remains from places of death. Apply cosmetics to remains, dress remains, and place in casket for viewing, burial, or other final disposition such as cremation or removal from state.


Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.

Make first calls to secure the decedent and obtain permission to embalm.
Embalm human remains following mortuary standard preservation procedures.
Properly and safely utilizes embalming instruments and machinery in accordance with company guidelines.
Prepares deceased for transportation as needed.
Prepare human remains for viewing through the application of cosmetology, dressing the remains, and casketing.
Ensures proper paperwork, including permits, logs, identification tags, and certificates are completed accurately and timely and in accordance with relevant laws and regulations.
Utilizes personal protective equipment and adheres to relevant operational and safety procedures.
Stocks and cleans preparation room and refrigeration unit.
Works on-call/ first call, as needed.
Instructs and oversees work of Apprentice Embalmers on cases and paperwork.
Perform mortuary support functions as directed by the Care Center Manager, including cleaning of the preparation room and work areas.
Answer phone calls, provide information or take appropriate action, and take messages.
Assure that all work areas, working conditions, and work habits are performed in accordance with Company, state, and federal rules and regulations by understanding the importance of health and safety. Report unsafe conditions to management.
Keep immediate supervisor promptly and fully informed of all problems and significant matters, and take prompt corrective action as needed.
Participate in training and skill development opportunities to improve competency and customer service.
Report to work on time and maintain standard attendance.
Experience and Education:

Minimum of two years experience as an Embalmer or Apprentice Embalmer
A.A. or B.A. degree in Mortuary Science
Valid and applicable state Embalmer License; reciprocal across states and in good standing.
Valid and applicable Funeral Director’s License, reciprocal across states and in good standing, highly preferred.
Valid state issued Ohio driver’s license in good standing and acceptable driving record.

Special Skills

Ohio Embalmer’s License
Good verbal and written communication skills
Compassionate personality to relate with the bereaved
Drive Company vehicles
Operate mortuary body lift
Operate embalming machines
Cosmetic application skills
Current HBV vaccination
Operate PC with MSOffice software
Working Environment

Drive Company van to decedent’s location of death to pick up the human remains and transport them to central care center; move remains on cot from van into the mortuary; work in temperature controlled mortuary, preparation room, and embalming room with and around human remains, moving the remains on rolling tables from area to area, using safety precautions for protection from human diseases; work every day in the preparation room and the embalming room by following specific procedures to embalm human remains; must be flexible to work occasional overtime and outside of normally scheduled hours.

Effective and professional communication skills, with an emphasis on verbal skills and the ability to resolve and respond to issues in a professional manner.
Ability to maintain a positive attitude and working environment through organization and communication.
Demonstrated willingness to participate in growing market share through personal community involvement.
Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external customers, community leaders, and grieving client families.
Ability to empathize with client families and their guests and demonstrate tact and patience in emotionally charged situations.
Ability to maintain a positive attitude and working environment through organization and communication.
Ability to simultaneously handle multiple projects, prioritize tasks, and exercise good judgment.
Attention to detail and follow-through.
Ability to work independently with little or no supervision.

Physical Requirements

Must be able to work every day on and around human remains; must be able to tolerate odors and fumes from remains and chemicals (such as formaldehyde, embalming fluid, cauterizing chemicals, and body fluids); odors, fumes, and dusting powders may cause discomfort and/or irritation to eyes and respiratory passages. Must have the physical ability to embalm up to eight bodies per day. Must be able to lift, carry, push or pull up to twenty (20) to thirty (30) bodies/caskets per day, weighing from 70# to 300#, and into and out of refrigerated storage; must have good driving record and be able to drive Company vehicles as needed; must be able to physically and emotionally handle the requirements of constantly being around and moving decedents in a temperature controlled environment. Must constantly think about and comply with health and safety regulations, and practice good hygiene. Hazard exposure: to human diseases, chemicals, sharps, and occasional low-level radioactivity (resulting from medical tests on bodies).

Equipment / Machines Operated

Personal Protective Equipment
Impervious gloves, gown, shoe covers, face mask, face shield, hair covering
Company vehicle
Mortuary first call cot
Roller tables
Mortuary body lift
Embalming machine
Embalming fluids, chemicals, cosmetic kit
PC with MSOffice software, Passare and other software applications

Candidates must be dependable, possess excellent communication skills, and willing to serve families with excellence. We offer a great opportunity for those that are experienced but also for those looking to establish their careers. A valid Funeral Director license or the ability to obtain a license in the state of Ohio is required. We are a progressive Funeral Home which offers comprehensive benefits, competitive compensation, and an outstanding work environment.

Spring Grove is a DRUG FREE WORK PLACE
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $45,000.00 - $80,000.00 per year
Dental insurance
Health insurance
Paid time off
Vision insurance
Tuition Assistance


Spring Grove Cemetery & Funeral Homes
4389 Spring Grove Avenue
Cincinnati, OH  45232
(513) 853-6825

Shawn Nicholson