Laboratory Assistant - Distribution


Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CA, B3B 0H7



Job category: Laboratory and phlebotomy
Job posting ID: 6070


​Employment status: Temporary part-time
Position's anticipated end date: 2026-01-11 
Possible schedule/FTE: 0.7 FTE 
Number of positions available:


Classification: NSGEU 43
Salary/Rate of pay: $23.1872


Application deadline: Posted until filled 
Application requirements:

  • Your up-to-date resume.
  • We recommend you save a copy of the job posting for reference throughout the recruitment process.


Do you currently work for Canadian Blood Services? All employees must apply via the internal career page.


Together, we can make all the difference in the lives of others.


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


If you are looking for a rewarding experience with a values and mission-driven team, join Canada’s Lifeline and make a meaningful difference.


We acknowledge that the work of Canadian Blood Services spans many Territories and Treaty areas across the country, and we are grateful for the Traditional Knowledge Keepers and Elders who have guided us in this important work. We recognize the land and waters that have inspired our work and offer gratitude to those Indigenous peoples on whose territory we work, live and play.


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. 


Formula for success:


  • 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


Desired education and skills


  • 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


What you can expect:


  • Must be available to work a variety of shifts, days, evenings, weekends. Must be able to return to site within 30 minutes during on call shifts.  
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position


What we have to offer:


  • Payment in lieu of vacation and stat holidays
  • Defined benefits and defined contribution 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.


Canadian Blood Services requires that all employees be fully vaccinated (COVID 19 vaccine doses as approved by Health Canada), subject to any medical or other human rights considerations. 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 by providing your up-to-date resume. 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 will be contacted. Applicants who require accommodation should discuss their needs with us.