Equipment Deployment Associate


Ottawa, ON, CA, K1G 4J5

Please note this role will work in a hybrid environment. The successful candidate must be located near a Canadian Blood Services site and will be working a mixture of on-site and off-site work based on the parameters for our operations to meet the needs of our donors, our staff and our communities. Currently, employees are expected to have an in-person presence for at least 40% of their work time. This requirement may vary depending upon circumstances.


​Job category: Supply chain and logistics
Job posting ID: 6166


​Employment status: Regular full-time
Position's anticipated start date: 2024-08-12 

Classification: PTS/MGT/IT B
Salary/Rate of pay: $68,206 - $80,931


Application deadline: 2024-07-19 
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.


About the role
Canadian Blood Services is looking for a Regular full-time Equipment Deployment Associate to join our dynamic Process Management, Donor Relations and Supply Chain team.

The Equipment Services Team is responsible for supporting Canadian Blood Services by ensuring all donation and production related equipment are functioning in proper order, meet all standards and regulations which enables Canadian Blood Services to provide quality Blood Products for Canadians. 

In this role, you will be responsible for both coordinating and performing equipment induction, pre-installations, installations, validations, and decommissioning activities as required, in a timely manner, to minimize the interruption of operations. As an Equipment Deployment Associate, you will provide turn-key solutions for supply chain operations teams that minimize downtime while enabling supply chain productivity and performance.  


Formula for success

  • Leveraging your experience and following qualification protocols you will administer onsite equipment related corporate change requests, including induction of new equipment into the corporate Continuous Maintenance Monitoring System, equipment set-up and configuration, complete installation/qualification actives, and the deployment and implementation of new equipment at site locations. 
  • Utilizing your organization and leadership skills you will lead the national spares inventory this includes managing surplus assets, assessing, and completing equipment requests with repurposed equipment when/where applicable and ensuring all equipment’s are validated and returned to appropriate equipment owners. 
  • Leveraging your technical knowledge, you will manage the disposition of equipment for repurpose, sale, donation, recycling, or disposal, this includes the requalification of repurposed equipment and/or coordinating equipment removal from sites.
  • Drawing on your project management and collaboration skills you will work with facilities, vendors, and Equipment Support Operation team to ensure all aspects of equipment installation, induction and deployment are at operational status in compliance with corporate policies and procedures and health and safety standards. 
  • Leveraging your continuous improvement mindset, you will support equipment engineers with new equipment assessments and process development. 
  • In addition, you will perform other related duties as required. 


Desired education and skills

  • Completion of post-secondary education from a recognized academic institution in a related discipline, preferably a University Degree in Engineering or Sciences, or an equivalent equipment related professional education. 
  • Previous experience in equipment engineering, validation, quality management systems, process design and control. 
  • Experience working in a pharmaceutical, medical device or biological manufacturing environment under GMP regulations is essential. 
  • Demonstrated understanding of Equipment Life-Cycle activities, and validation processes and principles.
  • Technical skills including installing manufacturing and laboratory equipment is considered an asset. 
  • An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered. 


What we offer you

  • 4 weeks' vacation
  • Annual performance award up to 6%
  • Comprehensive group health, dental and vision benefits for you and your family
  • Defined benefit pension plan
  • Employee discounts, wellness program, professional resources


What you can expect

  • Travel requirements - occasional local and national travel will be required for equipment services installations, maintenance and/or decommissioning of equipment at donor sites, mobile sites, and hospitals. 
  • Physical requirements - regular lifting, carrying, pulling, or pushing of objects; frequent walking, standing, or sitting for prolonged periods with the occasional need for bending, stretching, and working in awkward positions.

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.  


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.