Michaelson Funeral
  • Owatonna, MN, USA
  • Full Time

Complete benefits package including health insurance, life insurance, 401(k), community memberships, wellness program, etc.

Company Name: Michaelson Funeral Homes, Inc.

Company Website: www.michaelsonfuneral.com

About our Company: Michaelson Funeral Home is a family owned funeral home in southern Minnesota operating locations in Owatonna, Kenyon and West Concord.  The firm is deeply rooted in and well known for giving back to its communities.  The funeral home operation is guided by a set of core values and a vision that ensures everyone is operating in unison as a team.  If you want to be a part of a team that operates with a value system built around the concepts of customer first, strong work ethic, continuous improvement, and doing the right thing you will find great satisfaction in a career with us.  We encourage community involvement and understand the importance of each member of our team being known in our communities and being the face of our business.  With a senior leadership team in place we have the ability to grow our people and are positioned for growth in the business as we look to the future changes in funeral service.

Job Information

Job Title: Funeral Director/Mortician

Education Required: Bachelor's Degree or Qualified for Minnesota Licensure

Location: Owatonna, MN (willing to relocate the right individual)

Salary: Salary is negotiable based on experience.

Benefits: Complete benefits package including health insurance, life insurance, 401(k), community memberships, wellness program, etc.

Job Summary

 Perform various tasks to arrange and direct funeral and memorial services, including interviewing family or other authorized person to arrange details, preparing and filing legal documents, obituaries, printed and other materials. Coordination with vend


Obtain information needed to complete legal documents such as death certificates and burial permits.

Consult with families or friends of the deceased to arrange funeral details such as obituary notice wording, casket selection, and plans for services.

Plan, schedule, and coordinate funerals, burials, and cremations, arranging details such as floral delivery and the time and place of services.

Perform embalming and other preparation duties as necessary.

Work Activities

Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

Assisting and Caring for Others - Providing personal assistance, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers and customers.

Performing for or Working Directly with the Public - Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers and receiving clients or guests.

Communicating with Persons Outside Organization - Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, vendors, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.

Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others - Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.


Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.

Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.


Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.

Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

Work Styles

Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.

Integrity - Job requires being honest and ethical.

Attention to Detail - Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.

Concern for Others - Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.

Stress Tolerance - Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.

Tools & Technology

Technology used in this occupation:

Death Care Database software

Microsoft Office Suite

Spreadsheet software

Word processing software


Mortuary Science Practices, Laws, Rules and Regulations - Knowledge of all mortuary science laws, rules and regulations at both at the State and Federal level including FTC regulations, OSHA regulations, MERTKA and Bloodborne Pathogen rules.

Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services in the death care profession. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology. 

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