Laboratory Technical Assistant

November 8 2018
Industries Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology
Categories Pharma, Biotech, Sciences, R&D, Facilities and maintenance, Laboratory
Saint-Laurent, QC


Reporting to the Manager–Production, you perform all the duties related to the processing and management of biological products.

More specifically, you:

  • Participate in the receipt, registration and processing operations for such products as platelets, red blood cells and frozen products; 
  • Perform tasks related to the shipping of products to hospitals;
  • Handle biological products;
  • Maintain biomedical instruments and devices; 
  • Perform partial or complete inventories of blood products and their derivatives;
  • Fill out and check various controlled documents;
  • Ensure the optimal quality of biological products at every stage of your work, in accordance with current procedures and régulations.


  • Hold a secondary V diploma or the equivalent;
  • Previous work in the pharmaceutical sector or in a production environment in which manufacturing best practices are strictly applied is an asset;
  • Be familiar with various computer tools and software;
  • Have a good command of French;
  • Be able to handle loads;
  • Be able to work standing up for long periods;
  • Pass a medical examination;
  • Meet Canadian criminal check requirements;
  • Have good manual dexterity and timely performance.


  • Excel as a team player;
  • Be thorough, self-motivated and responsible.

Additional information

Work schedule for the first 6 months

  • Be available for the following shifts: 
    • Tuesday to Saturday evenings;
    • Tuesday to Saturday nights;
    • One weekend out of three for day, evening and night shifts.

Work schedule after the first 6 months

  • Be available a minimum of 3 days a week (including a Friday or Monday based on the department's needs);
  • Be available one weekend out of three (Saturday and Sunday) for one of the following shifts: day, evening or night;
  • Be available full-time for 4 to 6 weeks of training on various shifts (day, evening and night).

In addition to the competitive working conditions offered by Héma-Québec, this job includes the following benefits:

  • Hourly rate starting at $17,61;
  • Recognized previous employment experience (if acquired in a comparable job);
  • Bonuses for evening, night and weekend shifts;
  • Paid full basic training.
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