Driver
Canadian Blood Services
Kingston, ON
Join Canada’s lifeline!

We’re seeking a casual Driver to join our team in Kingston.

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! You 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.

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.
A valid Class C or B drivers’ license is preferred; Class D and F may be considered.
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 and customer service skills, and have the ability to work in a team setting.
The physical ability to load, unload, carry heavy clinic equipment and supplies up and down ramps is required.
Must be available to work variable shifts – days, evenings, weekends, and some holidays.

This is a Casual position. In addition to the starting rate of $21.85 per hour, you will receive 6% in lieu of vacation, 5% in lieu of statutory holidays and 2% in lieu of sick leave. After 3 months of service, you will receive an additional 8.5% in lieu of benefits and 4% in lieu of pension per pay.

Required Experience