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Laboratory Assistant - Distribution


Brampton, ON, CA, L6T 5M1

Job category: Laboratory and phlebotomy
Job posting ID: 3583


​Employment status: Temporary part-time
Position's anticipated end date: 2023-10-15 


Classification: BT OPSEU 200
Salary/Rate of pay: Starting at $23.31


Application deadline: 2022/09/27 
This position is open to: Internal and External applicants


Somewhere in Canada there’s a life you can save.   


Be part of a dynamic, collaborative and caring organization committed to saving and improving the lives of Canadians. Thousands of Canadians depend on us every day for reliable access to safe blood, plasma, stem cells and organs and tissues.  


Join Canada’s Lifeline and make a meaningful difference every day.


Canadian Blood Services is looking for a Temporary Part-Time Laboratory Assistant to join our dynamic Distribution Team in Brampton, Ontario.  In this role you will be responsible for para‑technical functions of the Laboratory and may be assigned any of the duties and responsibilities listed below. Depending on the size of the Centre, complete rotation of duties may not be practical. You will adhere to all current operating procedure, practices good judgment in the performance of job responsibilities and promote Centre objectives through good interpersonal skills.


Key responsibilities include:


  • Prepares, produces and/or modifies all blood components and has the responsibility for maintaining proper storage of whole blood and blood components.
  • Prepares available inventory, issues and outdates counts of blood and components on a daily basis.
  • Receives orders, selects, issues, dispatches and may be assigned to pack blood, blood components and fractionation products to hospitals according to Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Prepares donor samples for testing according to Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Prepares individual plasma units of various types, completes paperwork and prepares shipment of units to fractionation plant.
  • Performs cleaning of equipment and supplies.
  • Performs preventative maintenance of equipment used in the laboratory.
  • May be assigned to operate a computer terminal and other automated equipment.
  • Assists in the laboratory by performing para‑technical duties, under the close supervision of a technologist (e.g., sorting banks, opening specimens, writing worksheets, and recording results).




  • Grade 12 and one year laboratory work experience or an equivalent combination. BSc or College Diploma would be considered an asset.
  • Experience in food processing, pharmaceutical or biologics manufacturing is a strong asset.
  • Relevant computer skills may be required.
  • Ability to learn required technical skills.
  • Must have good oral and written communications skills. 
  • Must be available to work a variety of shifts including days, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.



  • Payments in lieu for vacation, holidays, benefits and sick time.
  • Defined benefits pension plan
  • Employee discounts, wellness program, and more 

This position must meet the Trustworthiness and Reliability Verification requirements of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and is subject to criminal records and employment verification checks. 


Diversity and inclusion play a vital role in ensuring health equity for patients across Canada. We are committed to reflecting Canada’s population in our organization and fostering an environment where all employees can be their authentic selves, with equal opportunities to succeed and contribute.  


To protect the health and safety of its employees, all Canadian Blood Services’ employees are required to be fully vaccinated (COVID-19 vaccine doses as approved by Health Canada), subject to any medical or other human rights grounds.


If this role resonates with you, we encourage you to apply! This could be your first step towards a meaningful and inspiring career. Come to work each day knowing that you save lives. 


We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those considered for an interview or those invited to participate in an assessment (such as testing) will be contacted. Applicants who require accommodation should discuss their needs with us.