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Laboratory Assistant - Distribution


Dartmouth, NS, CA, B3B 0H7

Canadian Blood Services is looking for a Laboratory Assistant - Distribution to join our dynamic Supply Chain Operations East team in Dartmouth.


Job category: Laboratory and phlebotomy
Job posting ID: 3883


​Employment status: Temporary part-time
Position's anticipated end date (if temporary): 2023-09-29 
Possible schedule/FTE:
0.7 FTE 


Classification: NSGEU
Salary/Rate of pay: $22.3998


Application deadline: 2022-12-01 
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 blood, plasma, stem cells and organs and tissues.  


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


About the role


The work of a Laboratory Assistant is integral to Canadian Blood Services role as Canada’s Lifeline. In this role, you will perform a variety of duties related to the production of components from donations received from blood donors and in the distribution of these and other related products to the customers of the Canadian Blood Services. 


 Key responsibilities include:


  • Receive orders, select, issue, dispatch and pack blood, blood components and fractionation products to hospitals according to Standard Operating Procedures
  • Prepare shipment of units to fractionation plant
  • May be assigned to operate a computer terminal and other automated equipment
  • Maintains adequate stock of supplies and prepares weekly supply orders
  • Performs maintenance of equipment
  • End labels and stores products
  • Observes laboratory hygiene and safety regulations and precautions
  • Performs other department related tasks and duties as assigned




  • One year laboratory experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required
  • Experience in a regulated, manufacturing environment an asset
  • Secondary school diploma
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English, including legible handwriting
  • Superior multi-tasking skills required
  • Ability to work with others effectively in a team environment
  • Ability to work independently and follow instructions precisely
  • Detail-oriented and capable of working in a highly regulated environment
  • Manual dexterity
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position
  • Must be available to work variable shifts - days, evenings, nights and weekends
  • Successful clearance of criminal records and employment verification checks in accordance with the compliance criteria for Trustworthiness and Reliability Verification as legislated by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission.




  • Starting rate:$22.3998 
  • 6% in lieu of vacation  
  • Choice of defined contribution or defined benefits pension plan
  • Employee discounts, wellness program, and much 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. Persons who have been vaccinated outside of Canada must contact their local Public Health Unit in order to obtain a vaccine equivalency certificate.


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.