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Join Canada’s Lifeline!

We’re seeking two Regular Part-Time Drivers to join our Dartmouth team.

Be part of a dynamic, innovative, collaborative, diverse and caring organization committed to saving and improving the lives of Canadians. We are the connection between the sincere generosity of donors, and the heartfelt appreciation of recipients. Thousands of Canadians depend on our programs every day for reliable access to safe blood, plasma, stem cells, organs and tissues.

Our Drivers are responsible for much more than just driving. We look to our Drivers to: prepare daily vehicle inspection and driver logs, be familiar and comfortable working with computers, work hands-on with packaged blood product, frequently travel with a team, pitch-in at our mobile clinics, and much more! Our drivers will be working very closely with our Clinic Services team and also with the general public - so an aptitude for customer service is imperative! 

In this role you will operate and maintain Canadian Blood Services’ vehicles, complete collection on mobile clinics, pack and transport blood products, supplies, employees, volunteers, donors and related equipment, as directed.

As a Driver with Canadian Blood Services, you will need:

  • A Secondary School diploma and a valid Class 2 drivers’ license
  • Be available to work all shifts including days, evenings, overnights, weekends and some holidays
  • A minimum 24 months verifiable professional driving experience in the last three years

Are you ready to embark on a meaningful and inspiring journey, where what you do matters? Be part of Canada’s lifeline. Because we can all be the reason, the connection, that keeps Canadians living.

Responsibilities include:

  • Receive, prepare and ship blood products/specimens.
  • Perform various duties as a member of the Collection team on mobile clinics, according to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), safety and regulatory standards.
  • Maintain Canadian Blood Services’ vehicle fleet.
  • Understand and use Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Centre Operating Procedures (COPs) as a source of information and guidance in the performance of all duties.
  • Comply with Transport Canada Hours of Service Regulations, National Safety Code and provincial Highways Traffic Acts.
Required skills:
  • Minimum 24 months verifiable professional driving experience in the last three years.
  • Must possess a Secondary School diploma and a valid Class 2 drivers’ license.
  • Must be capable of operating motor vehicles of various sizes and have the ability to be certified in defensive driving, transportation of dangerous goods, and first aid.
  • At least one continuous year of professional experience driving large vehicles is required.
  • Experience working in a regulated environment is an asset.
  • Strong communication skills in English, and a demonstrated use of good judgement is required.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal & customer service skills, & have the ability to work in a team setting.
  • The physical ability to load, unload, & carry heavy clinic equipment & supplies up & down ramps is required.
  • Must be available to work variable shifts – days, evenings, overnights, weekends, and some holidays.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates being considered for an interview will be contacted.

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Category
Supply Chain Logistics
Tracking code
10059-239
City
Dartmouth
Province
Nova Scotia

*Please note that only candidates being considered for an interview will be contacted. Applicants invited to participate in an assessment process (such as an interview or testing) and who require accommodation, should discuss their needs with us.

Questions and Answers

 

Is my application secure?

Canadian Blood Services uses a third-party applicant tracking system hosted by SilkRoad. SilkRoad may access the information submitted to the applicant tracking system in order to provide support to Canadian Blood Services. Only Canadian Blood Services, SilkRoad, and the applicant have access to information submitted by the applicant to the applicant tracking system. 

Who do I contact if I have questions about a posting or the submission process?

If you want to know more about a career with us or how to apply, please send us an email at hr.recruitmentcentre@blood.ca.

What is the working language?

The working language at Canadian Blood Services is English. Some positions do have additional language requirements, other than English, and these requirements will be indicated on the job posting. Fluency in English is a bona fide occupational requirement for all positions.

It is recommended that resumes be provided in English to ensure maximum visibility by our recruiters. Resumes provided in French will be translated by our internal translation department. Our selection process, including applicant pre-screening and interviews, is in English.