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Laboratory Technician


Ottawa, ON, CA, K2E 8A6

Canadian Blood Services is looking for a Laboratory Technician to join our dynamic Supply Chain Operations East team in Ottawa.


Job category: Laboratory and phlebotomy
Job posting ID: 4545


​Employment status: Regular full-time

Classification: Lab Aligned

Application deadline: 2023-05-31 


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


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:

Reporting to the Distribution Supervisor, you will assist in the management, distribution and final disposition of blood and blood products in accordance with all Canadian Blood Services regulations, standards, and good manufacturing practices. You will also maintain blood inventory to meet hospital demand as well as assist in management of quarantine products. 


Maintains and provides excellent customer service to both internal and external customers, promotes continuous learning and participates in on-going quality improvement activities. Performs manual procedures as directed by the supervisor and/or manager in consultation and approval from the appropriate process director.


Key Responsibilities include:

  • Assists in the distribution activities of blood and blood products to area hospitals and other sites.
  • Assists in the management of the end labelling and of quarantine products to ensure quality and availability of blood products for Hospital customers.
  • Performs duties and routine review of production related activities in accordance with operating procedures.
  • Monitors incoming and prepares outgoing production related shipments in accordance with operating procedures.
  • Performs routine equipment operation and maintenance activities in accordance with operating procedures.
  • Participates in the monitoring and record review of production related equipment and areas in accordance with operating procedures.
  • Maintains adequate stock of supplies, assists supervisory staff with inventory counting and ordering of general supplies, disposables, and receives and inspects supply shipments according to standard operating procedures.
  • Maintains and provides excellent customer service to both internal and external customers and promotes continuous learning.
  • Participates in quality improvement and continuous improvement activities.
  • Performs other related duties as required.
  • Performs work in accordance with the provisions of the Canadian Blood Services' Corporate Health and Safety Policies and Procedures.


Education, Training and Experience:

  • Registered with the Ontario Society of Medical Technologists (OSMT).
  • AND/OR Foreign trained Medical Technician or Technologist with experience who does not have registered status in Canada.
  • AND/OR Formal education, or equivalent – post secondary and one-year laboratory work experience or an equivalent education. An example is a BSc or MSc in an appropriate Health Sciences Discipline.
  • Experience – relevant computers skills required.
  • Qualification and skills required – manual dexterity, ability to prepare and maintain accurate records, initiative, and ability to work independently, ability to carry out repetitive tasks in a meticulous manner.


Demonstrated Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to learn required technical skills.
  • Must have good oral and written communication skills.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Must have ability to work independently and as a member of the team.
  • Must have the physical abilities to carry out the duties of the job.
  • Must be able to work all shifts, and weekends.
  • Must have good organizational skills and ability to prioritize are required.
  • Must have the ability to operate automated equipment and computerised workstations.
  • Must show attention to detail and the ability to perform detailed documentation in an accurate and legible manner.
  • Good problem-solving skills are required.
  • Must be able to pass all job-related competency assessments.



  • Starting hourly rate of $27.30
  • Comprehensive extended health and benefits
  • Option to join 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.


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! 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.