Undertaker Job Description

undertaker job description includes a detailed overview of the key requirements, duties, responsibilities, and skills for this role.

Last update : July 14, 2023

Undertaker Job Description

The undertaker is the person who takes care of the burial or other disposition of a dead body.

In England, the undertaker is often referred to as mortician (the word is derived from the Latin word for death, mortis).

In the United States, the term undertaker is used to refer to any person who performs the duties mentioned above.

In earlier days, the undertaker performed a more routine task.

The corpse was embalmed and clothed, and the corpse was loaded into a wagon for transportation to the cemetery.

The undertaker would then bury the body in a grave or mausoleum.

A second burial service was also

Job Brief:

We’re looking for Undertaker to come out of retirement and help us win the world championship.

Undertaker Duties:

  • Direct burials of deceased persons
  • Mete out appropriate final rites
  • Collect and maintain records of funerals and burials
  • Keep the facility clean and well-maintained
  • Contact families of the deceased to notify them of funerals and burials

Undertaker Responsibilities:

  • Undertake all work related to construction, maintenance, and renovation of cemeteries
  • Train and supervise cemetery staff in operational and supervisory duties
  • Manage cemetery inventory
  • Assist community with funeral arrangements for existing and potential customers
  • Maintain cemetery infrastructure, including roads, drainage, and utilities
  • Maintain cemetery grounds
  • Maintain and update cemetery records and business reports
  • Maintain cemetery office
  • Ensure cemetery ordinances and regulations are upheld
  • Ensure cemetery is adhering to OSHA and EPA standards
  • Plan and supervise cemetery construction projects
  • Plan and oversee cemetery maintenance
  • Oversee cemetery grounds and beautification projects
  • Understand cemetery regulations/laws
  • Understand construction safety procedures and policies
  • Understand cemetery accounting procedures

Requirements And Skills:

  • Proven experience as an undertaker
  • Strong decision-making capabilities
  • Above-average communication, collaboration, and delegation skills
  • Knowledge of general business software and aptitude to learn new applications; proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)

At Company Name, we believe that diversity and inclusion are key to success. We are committed to building a team that reflects our values, and we encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages.

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