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Facilities Manager, Donor & Plasma Centres


Ottawa, ON, CA, K1G 4J5 Calgary, AB, CA, T2P 4R3 Calgary, AB, CA, T3N 1S5 Edmonton, AB, CA, T6G 2R8 Lethbridge, AB, CA, T1K 8A8 Red Deer, AB, CA, T4N 7B4 Abbotsford, BC, CA, V2T 4M5 Kelowna, BC, CA, V1Y 9T1 Kelowna, BC, CA, V1Y 6H2 Nanaimo, BC, CA, V9S 1H1 Surrey, BC, CA, V3R 9V8 Vancouver, BC, CA, V6C 3K4 Vancouver, BC, CA, V6T 1V6 Vancouver, BC, CA, V6H 2N9 Vancouver, BC, CA, V6T 1Z3 Victoria, BC, CA, V8X 1W6 Winnipeg, MB, CA, R3E 3R4 Moncton, NB, CA, E1G 0N3 Saint John, NB, CA, E2K 0H6 St. John's, NL, CA, A1B 3Z9 Dartmouth, NS, CA, B3B 0H7 Halifax, NS, CA, B3L 2C2 Ancaster, ON, CA, L9K 1S4 Barrie, ON, CA, L4N 4Y5 Brampton, ON, CA, L6T 5M1 Brampton, ON, CA, L6Y 1M1 Burlington, ON, CA, L7P 1X8 Guelph, ON, CA, N1H 7Y5 Hamilton, ON, CA, L8S 4S4 Kingston, ON, CA, K7M 3X9 Waterloo, ON, CA, N2J 2J9 London, ON, CA, N6J 2N4 Mississauga, ON, CA, L5V 2Y1 Sudbury, ON, CA, P3C 1V4 Orleans, ON, CA, K1C 2L9 Oshawa, ON, CA, L1K 2B1 Oshawa, ON, CA, L1K 0Z7 Ottawa, ON, CA, K1B 4S5 Ottawa, ON, CA, K1G 3Y6 Ottawa, ON, CA, K1Z 7M3 Ottawa, ON, CA, K2E 8A6 Peterborough, ON, CA, K9J 3G2 Richmond Hill, ON, CA, L4C 5G7 Scarborough, ON, CA, M1L 4W6 St. Catharines, ON, CA, L2N 7N6 St. Catharines, ON, CA, L2S 0C7 Sudbury, ON, CA, P3A 5W8 Toronto, ON, CA, M5G 2M1 Toronto, ON, CA, M5B 1W8 VAUGHAN, ON, CA, L4L 9K8 Windsor, ON, CA, N8W 1W9 Charlottetown, PE, CA, C1A 1R6 Regina, SK, CA, S4S 3R8 Regina, SK, CA, S4P 4H6 Saskatoon, SK, CA, S7H 2X1

Please note: We work in a hybrid environment. The successful candidate can be anywhere there is a Canadian Blood Services location with the flexibility to work remotely to ensure we continue to meet the needs of our donors, our staff and our communities. This role will require up to 50% travel. 


​Job category: Supervisory and management
Job posting ID: 3848


​Employment status: Regular full-time


Classification: PTS/MGT/IT B
Salary/Rate of pay: $84,000 - $99,750


Application deadline: 2022-11-30 


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


Canadian Blood Services is looking for a Regular full-time Facilities Manager, Donor & Plasma Centres to join our dynamic Facilities Infrastructure team. The work of a Facilities Manager, Donor & Plasma Centres is integral to Canadian Blood Services role as Canada’s Lifeline. 


In this role you will be responsible for the development, implementation, monitoring and continuous improvement of all Donor and Plasma centres such as: space management, signage, branding, universal design standards, etc. You will be responsible for consulting and working with members of the facilities department as well as internal stakeholders in order to ensure that their operational requirements and program guidelines are user friendly and meet all user, business and regulatory requirements. 


You will act as a change agent responsible for the pursuit of an integrated, well-defined, process-based system and the implementation of a process management approach which will assist in achieving operational standardization and excellence.


Responsibilities include:

Facilities Management Programs and Processes

  • Ensures processes are developed and sustained to identify and monitor regulations/standards for changes, identify internal stakeholders to be consulted, and assess impacts of new or revised regulations/standards.
  • Reviews process performance metrics and identifies opportunities for improvements.
  • Develops and implements operating procedures and processes, and acts as subject matter expertise on programs and technical standards.

Team Management

  • Identifies training needs, initiates staff development, offers and co-ordinates developmental opportunities through delegation, additional responsibilities and outside training and education.
  • Participates in the grievance and problem resolution process, as required, while effectively leading conflict management/resolution between individuals and groups. 
  • Conducts financial variance analysis and identifies opportunities for efficiencies.

Quality Management & Process Improvement  

  • Promotes and ensures staff and contractors are compliant with all corporate and regulatory requirements while actively participating in all internal and external audit processes.
  • Contributes to the design/development of specific processes, standards, and procedures within the Facilities environment.

Leadership & Team Development  

  • Provides strong leadership and actively participates in team meetings to contribute to the creation of a vision/plan for Facilities while promoting collaboration and teamwork.

Build & Maintain Positive Relationships  

  • Develop communications strategies, plans, materials, and tools to keep team and stakeholders informed of program objectives, plans, and schedules, etc.
  • Engage and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to create partnerships and build strong relationships to achieve Canadian Blood Services mandate.

Performs other related duties as required.    


Education, Training and Experience:

  • Post-secondary level education in a recognized institute with preference given to Certified Engineering Technician or Technologist, BOMA, IFMA certification or equivalent.   
  • Minimum of five years of related experience in facilities maintenance management of medium to large sized commercial or institutional buildings housing the latest technology including computerized environmental control systems.  
  • Minimum of five years of managerial experience. Previous experience in a unionized environment would be considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of Direct Digital Controllers, Refrigeration, Air Handling Units, Compressed Air, Fire Alarm, Sprinkler, Security, Hot Water Heater, Water treatment, Pneumatic Control, and Hydronic Systems. 
  • Previous experience working within an ISO 9000 or GMP environment, preferably within a highly regulated environment, is an asset.

An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered.


Demonstrated Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written) in English are essential. 
  • Financial management, including budget creation and variance analysis is an asset. 
  • Experience in a Quality Management environment is an asset.
  • Literacy in Microsoft Office applications is an asset.
  • Travel between sites will be required to perform the job.  
  • There may be a requirement to carry a pager/cell phone, based on operational requirements.



  • Competitive salary range.
  • Performance award opportunity up to 8%.
  • Four weeks’ vacation to start.
  • Comprehensive group dental and health benefits.
  • Choice of defined contribution or defined benefits pension plan.
  • Employee discounts, wellness programs and professional advancement opportunities.

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.