Employment Opportunity

Autopsy Technician

Montgomery County Coroner, Norristown, Pennsylvania

Salary: $40,726 per year

Final Filing Date: Open Until Filled

Responsible for receiving and processing all bodies arriving at morgue during shift; safeguarding valuables and effects per office protocol; assist pathologist in examining of bodies including opening and dissecting cadavers; preparing bodies for release; and miscellaneous other duties including: photographing bodies, specimen and evidence collection, and cleanliness of autopsy suite/morgue to conform to state and federal standards.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Assure valuables and effects are safeguarded per office protocol and bodies are finger printed and photographed.
  • Assists pathologist in the opening, dissection and closing of bodies.
  • Maintain the strict cleanliness of the autopsy room, refrigeration unit and receiving and examination area in compliance with local, state and federal (OSHA) regulations.
  • Maintain inventory of morgue supplies and prepare monthly purchase order forms.
  • Maintain inventory of property, evidence, tissue jars, blocks and slides, and utilize space for best purpose
  • Demonstrates consistently a through knowledge of the policies and procedures of this office and of the county.
  • Offers assistance to co-workers, demonstrating willingness to work with others, accepts other duties as assigned


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: 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.
  • Training in assisting pathologist and processing deceased persons preferred
  • Must be skilled in preparing bodies for funeral directors
  • Knowledge of state and federal regulations pertaining to morgue sanitation and infection control
  • Good verbal and written communications skills, along with organization and prioritization skills
  • Bachelor degree preferred
  • Minimum 2 years experience as autopsy technician, funeral director, embalmer or equivalent training.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal history background check.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 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 stand; walk; sit; and talk and hear.
  • The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands or arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 250 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and depth perception.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: 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 function.
  • Exposure to hazardous and dangerous conditions including but not limited to waterways, roadways, rough terrain, harsh weather, unsafe structures, foul odors, blood, body fluids and infectious diseases.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Do you have the Education Required? See available on-line and campus-based degree programs now!

How to apply: Apply online

“I would like to unsubscribe from the Job Alert Emails. I found a job as a Crime Scene Technician through crime-scene-investigator.net!” —Brittney Click to receive job posting alerts

Posted: September 11, 2021

Search for Jobs

NOTE: The crime-scene-investigator.net is not responsible for typographical errors or omissions in employment notices on this web site. Often, employers change final filing dates, change duties and/or requirements, or close employment openings without notice. If you are interested in a job posted on this site be sure to contact the employer to see if changes in the filing date or job announcement have been made. Employers can also provide more information about open positions that does not appear in the announcements on these pages.