Driver needed at Canadian Blood Services Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

Jul 24
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Job category: Supply chain and logistics

Job posting ID: 5267

Employment status: Regular part-time

Position's anticipated start date: 2023-12-03

Classification: NSGEU 42

Salary/Rate of pay: $24.19

Application deadline: 2023-11-22

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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.

The Logistics Team is responsible for supporting Canadian Blood Services by utilizing best practices to ensure the safe transportation of personnel, donors, equipment, blood products and supplies. Our Drivers do more than drive. In this role, you will assist in setting up booths, tables, and other equipment to ensure mobile donor events are ready for use in addition to transporting people and products integral to Canada’s Lifeline.

Formula for success

  • Utilizing your experience with driving and transportation you will ensure that blood and blood products are transported in accordance with safety measures and procedures and are kept at an appropriate temperature. You will also ensure the safety of employees, donors and/or volunteers travelling with you.
  • Drawing on your knowledge of safe transportation procedures and your attention to detail, you will conduct pre-trip inspections to ensure equipment is in proper working order, and accurately complete all required documentation (including elogs for hours of service).
  • Leveraging your customer service skills, you will assist the collections team by greeting and helping donors book or rebook appointments as required.
  • You will assist with setting up systems and Wi-Fi connections for mobile events by utilizing your familiarity with technology and aptitude for learning new programs.
  • You will be preparing, packaging and shipping blood products to our various Hospital Partners.
  • Utilizing your superior interpersonal and communication skills you will work with staff to carry and set up/dismantle equipment and supplies. You will also load and unload equipment and supplies at donor centre sites and upon return to centre.

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Desired Education And Skills

  • Completion of high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must possess a valid and current Class 2 drivers license and a clean commercial drivers abstract from within the last 30 days.
  • Minimum 24 months verifiable professional driving experience as a commercial vehicle driver, within the last 3 years.
  • Basic computer skills and the ability to learn new systems and programs.
  • A willingness to learn procedures in a regulatory environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English. A second language is considered an asset.

What We Offer You

  • Safe vehicles are provided with stringent maintenance schedules and inspections.
  • Premiums paid according to the collective agreement.
  • Defined benefit pension plan.
  • Employee discounts, wellness programs, and professional resources.
  • Variety in your job, including ongoing training and development.

What You Can Expect

  • Shifts/hours – must be flexible to accommodate assigned shifts which are based on operational needs; length of shifts varies according to the event which takes place at Canadian Blood Services fixed and mobile donor centers. Shifts include days, evenings, weekends, overnights and statutory holidays.
  • There will be no long haul or cross border driving required.
  • Travel will be required to attend mobile events, and transportation will be provided by Canadian Blood Services.
  • Physical capability to load, unload, push and carry heavy clinic equipment and supplies. This will include stooping, kneeling, crouching, lifting up to 50 lbs, pulling, and pushing up to 300 lbs on a wheeled platform.
  • Strong culture of mutual respect and integrity.

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 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.

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