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Laboratory Assistant Production - Float


Vancouver, BC, CA, V6H 2N9

Canadian Blood Services is looking for a Laboratory Assistant Production - Float to join our dynamic Supply Chain Operations West team in Vancouver.



Job category: Laboratory and phlebotomy
Job posting ID: 4401


​Employment status: Regular part-time
Possible schedule/FTE: 0.80 


Classification: HEU 180
Salary/Rate of pay: $28.17


Application deadline: 2023-05-31 
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.


The work of Laboratory Assistants is integral to Canadian Blood Services role as Canada’s Lifeline. In this role, you will be working on the frontlines, assisting in the production of blood components that provide life-saving treatments for Canadians.


Key responsibilities include:

  • Receiving, assessing and producing whole blood, apheresis platelets and plasma into requested blood components
  • Assisting the laboratory manager in the development and evaluation of procedures
  • Maintenance of appropriate documentation and records related to inventory in compliance with Canadian Blood Services operational procedures and work instructions
  • Performing routine maintenance of equipment and work areas to ensure safety and quality of blood products


Required Skills: 

  • Completion of Grade 12 plus Laboratory Assistant Certificate and one year of recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Ability to deal with others effectively
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and written
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position
  • Ability to organize workload and function effectively under pressure
  • Ability to operate related equipment



  • Extended Health and Dental
  • Defined benefits pension plan
  • Employee discounts, wellness program, and much more


Additional Information:

Rotation schedule - Monday to Sunday 0500-1300 or  0530-1330 or 0600-1400 or 0700-1500 or 0800-1600 or 1000-1800 or 1100-1900 or 1230-2030 or 1300-2100 or 1500-2300 or 2100-0500 or 2200-0600 or 2300-0700. Rest days: Sunday/Monday or Monday/Tuesday or Tuesday/Wednesday or Wednesday/Thursday or Thursday/Friday or Friday/Saturday or Saturday/Sunday.

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.