Posted: December 12, 2017

Region: Prince George, B.C.

Application deadline: March 31, 2018

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 Technician Volunteer for the Health Equipment Loan Program. Reporting to the Coordinator this position ensures that clients receive equipment that is of the highest standard of safety by inspecting, cleaning and disinfecting equipment and by making adjustments and repairs as required.

The Canadian Red Cross Health Equipment Loan Program - Short Term Loan Service offers mobility, independence and safety to seniors and those recovering from illness or surgery in their own homes.

Key Responsibilities

  • Systematically inspects equipment according to guidelines and identifies repairs or maintenance required

  • Performs routine maintenance according to set standards and procedures, or as directed by supervisor

  • Replaces broken or worn parts as needed and removes usable parts from irreparable equipment for reuse

  • Operates hand and power tools in accordance with proper procedures

  • Cleans and disinfects returned equipment according to Red Cross standards and procedures
  • Uses chemicals in accordance with WHMIS regulations
  • Observes routine precautions in the handling of equipment including the use of personal protective equipment and good hand hygiene practices.
  • Operates reprocessing equipment in accordance with proper procedures
  • Ensures all equipment is labeled and numbered according to inventory control and brand standards
  • Completes Product Incident Reports according to Red Cross procedures
  • Ensures equipment is stored safely in the warehouse
  • Documents equipment inspection and repair as directed by supervisor

  • Carries out shipping and receiving of equipment as required




  • Mechanical aptitude with experience in using power tools, working with parts and operating machinery.

  • Interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to handle interactions with colleagues required

  • Able to communicate in English required;  basic English speaking and writing skills considered 

  • Reliable and able to work closely with a supervisor and as a member of an effective team

  • Basic computer skills

  • Current generic WHMIS certification, or willingness to take training

  • Ability to lift and carry equipment of up to 50lbs


Working Conditions

  • This is an ongoing position and a minimum of six months commitment is desired
  • Position can involve long periods or standing and frequent reaching and bending
  • Successful volunteers/candidates will receive training and support in order to be effective, maintain safe work environment and provide excellent service to help those in need of this vital service
  • Available shifts Monday to Friday between 8:00 am and 1:00 pm. Shift times will be discussed with your supervisor after successful application

Apply now to join our local Red Cross team and become a part of the world’s largest humanitarian organization, and one of our 13 million volunteer across the world.


The Canadian Red Cross Society is an equal opportunity employer.

Interested parties may submit their application & resume quoting Posting ID CH-HELPSTL-PGE-364, no later than March 31, 2018.
The Canadian Red Cross Society
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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