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Basic Technician, Health Equipment Loan Program (HELP)

Location: CAN - BC - Castlegar
Empl./Engagement Status: Casual
Empl./Engagement Duration: Casual
Closing Date: Posted until filled

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Description

Status: Casual
 

The Canadian Red Cross Society, a non-profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to helping Canadians, as well as the most vulnerable throughout the world, is seeking a casual Basic Technician in the HELP program. Reporting to the Equipment Supply Associate, HELP, or designate, this position reprocesses and delivers HELP basic equipment to clients in the Southern Interior Region. The Basic Technician also supports HELP technical volunteers.

 

Key Responsibilities
 

  • Cleans and disinfects health equipment, according to standards.
  • Inspects, repairs and maintains health equipment, according to standards.
  • Troubleshoots equipment malfunctions and carries out repairs, following manufacturer’s specifications.
  • Documents repairs and maintains up-to-date equipment records in inventory management system.
  • Transports equipment between HELP sites

 

Qualifications
 

Education and Experience:

Minimum qualifications for this position includes completion of Grade 12 and some post-secondary education in a related field, and a minimum of two (2) years of experience in working with hand and basic power tools; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

Abilities and Skills:
 

  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 80lbs
  • Demonstrated mechanical ability and able to troubleshoot problems of a technical nature
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Strong verbal communication skills and client service skills
  • Successful completion of CPR/First Aid taken within past 2 years (or required to take within probationary period)
  • A valid BC Class 5 Driver’s Licence
     

Assets:
 

  • Training in health equipment repair
  • Experience working with volunteers and diverse populations

 

Working Conditions
 

  • Casual hours as needed based on operational requirements - typically 7 hour daytime shifts Monday to Friday.
  • Must be able to sit and stand for extended periods and safely operate a vehicle for deliveries, which can be up to 75% of the day.
  • This position requires a successful Canadian criminal record check, a vulnerable sector check and a satisfactory driver’s abstract.

The Canadian Red Cross is committed to gender equality and social inclusion in our workplace. All qualified applications will receive consideration without regard to sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, color, religion, nationality, disability, age, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We encourage all qualified persons to apply particularly Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, visible minorities, and others who share our values and contribute to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

Please notify us as soon as possible of any adaptive measures you might require at any stage of the recruitment process.

The Canadian Red Cross Society is an equal opportunity employer. While we appreciate all responses, only candidates under consideration will be contacted. Please note that relocation funding is not available for this position. 


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