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Bloodworks Northwest

Job Summary

Full Time
Posted on
January 19, 2018
Bloodworks Northwest
Seattle, WA
Years of Experiences
5 - 10
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)
Education Level
High School or equivalent

About Bloodworks Northwest

Bettering our communities, drop by drop. We’re an independent, non-profit organization harnessing donor gifts to provide a safe, lifesaving blood supply to more than 90 Northwest hospitals. Patients depend on us. Our physicians are specialists in transfusion medicine, and provide care for patients with bleeding disorders and other conditions. Our labs offer diverse testing services to support organ and tissue transplantation as well as patient care. Our research institute makes scientific breakthroughs to help people live longer and healthier lives – locally, and around the world. Backed by more than 70 years of history (and previously known as Puget Sound Blood Center) we are a cornerstone of healthcare in the Northwest. Our Mission Saving lives through research, innovation, education and excellence in blood, medical and laboratory services in partnership with our community. Questions or comments about our new name? Please send them to At a Glance As a unique provider of health care services for the community, Bloodworks Northwest collects, tests and distributes lifesaving blood to more than 90 hospitals in the Northwest. We’re transfusion experts who consult with physicians. We are lab experts who support patients receiving organ transplants and cancer treatment. We’re medical professionals who deliver clinical care to patients with bleeding disorders and blood disease. We’re a Research Institute of scientists, with a legacy of medical breakthroughs. We are a respected center of excellence for everything related to blood. Here are some of the ways we’re saving lives every day: Your Community Resource For Lifesaving Blood With the help of 230,000 registered donors and volunteers in the region, Bloodworks collects about 800 units of blood each day. All blood receives immediate, comprehensive testing so that it can be available to more than 90 regional hospitals – usually in less than 24 hours after donation. We operate 12 donor centers and our mobile units travel to hundreds of blood drives every month at work sites, schools, places of worship, and other community locations throughout Western Washington. Volunteers Bloodworks benefits from the dedicated work of 3,000 active volunteers. Volunteers welcome donors, assist with donor registration and monitoring, phone scheduling, transportation and administrative tasks. Our volunteers make a real difference to the community. Their vital contribution helps save lives, while they give back to the community, gain work experience, build skills, earn community service hours and feel justifiably proud about helping people in need. Investing in our Mission As a local, independent, community-based nonprofit organization, we rely on public support. Financial contributions help guarantee the delivery of essential blood services and transfusion expertise, as well as advancing our blood research and services for patients. Your contribution can be designated for a specific program, for activities or special projects. We’re deeply grateful to all who support our work. Transfusion Medicine Experts Bloodworks operations are an essential component of the region’s healthcare system – providing a safe, stable and community-based blood supply for Northwest communities. Our physicians are transfusion experts, available to hospitals 24/7 for consultation on challenging cases. Our transfusion safety officers work in hospitals to ensure that blood transfusions are performed according to current best medical practices. Patient Services Our team of physicians and nurses is recognized as premier specialists in the therapeutic application of apheresis—procedures that separate blood into its components. The team is available 24/7 to perform therapeutic plasma exchanges, cell depletions, outpatient transfusion services, peripheral blood stem cell collections, and red cell exchanges. Washington Center for Bleeding Disorders Established in 1974, our treatment center for hemophilia and bleeding disorders offers comprehensive services to hemophilia patients including physician and nursing care — as well as statewide clinics, educational outreach, counseling, physical therapy and home infusion training. Laboratories and Immunogenetics Our multiple labs offer diverse services to healthcare providers. We genotype and phenotype donor blood and platelets from thousands of donors annually to provide blood that is a “perfect match” for transplant patients and for patients with complex blood types. We perform diagnostic testing of patients with bleeding disorders, undertake clinical trial work, partner with hospital transplant programs, and support innovative studies with the Bloodworks Research Institute. Cord Blood Program Bloodworks partners with hospitals across the region to recover and store umbilical cord blood from new mothers — an important source of stem cells for use in cancer treatment, metabolic or immune system disorders, and research. Bloodworks created the first and only public umbilical cord blood bank in the Northwest, and has program partnerships with 12 hospitals across Washington, Oregon and Hawaii. Bone Marrow Collection Working in concert with the National Marrow Donor Program, Bloodworks coordinates lab testing, stem cell collection and follow-up with registered donors who are supporting treatment of patients with leukemia and other life-threatening conditions. Research Institute With over 70 years of research and discoveries, Bloodworks scientists have transformed patient care with breakthroughs in transfusion medicine, blood biology, blood storage, cancer therapies, organ transplantation, and treatment of clotting disorders. Today, our staff of 70 scientists across 11 laboratories continues to search for new knowledge and new technologies to improve patient care. You will find our scientists in medical schools and at scientific forums sharing the latest blood science with doctors from around the region — and around the world.

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At Bloodworks Northwest we work every day at saving lives through research, innovation, education and excellence in blood and tissue services.  We have proudly served donors and patients in partnership with our community for over 70 years and counting.


We have an exciting new temporary opportunity for a Vehicle Mechanic.  This position will ensure that all Bloodoworks Northwest fleet vehicles are maintained in a safe, operation ready and regulation compliance condition, and to do so with attention to minimizing costs

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Performing preventive and periodic maintenance of vehicles and bloodmobile generators including mechanical and physical inspections, road tests, fluid changes, lubricating components, brake service, tune-ups, component repair and replacement, air conditioning service and replacement, tire replacement and rotation, and wheel balancing.

  • Perform minor and major vehicle repairs including engine component repair and replacement, electrical component repair and replacement, transmission and drive train service and repair, body and trim repair, suspension system repair and interior component service and repair – this includes lighting, beds, cabinets and drawers.

  • Perform diagnostics and troubleshooting of mechanical and electrical systems issues.

  • Prepare and process vehicles through emissions testing.

  • Provide driver training and certification for fleet vehicles operations.

  • Conduct driver ride checks.

  • Coordinate road side repairs, in-shop vendor repairs and towing.

  • Provide guidance in fleet replacement timelines and strategies.

  • Maintain records of the services and repairs that are performed on fleet vehicles.

  • Maintain a safe work environment and adhere to all safety procedures and other regulatory requirements.

  • Be available to respond to after-hours calls involving operations critical vehicle breakdowns.

  • Ensure full compliance with the standards set forth in the Bloodworks Northwest vehicle Safety and Training Policy when operating or riding in company vehicles.

  • Operate Bloodworks Northwest vehicles in a legal, safe and courteous fashion.

  • Comply with all applicable Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) as written.


    Requirements for this position include:

  • High school graduate or GED plus advanced technical/vocational course work.

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in vehicle repair and maintenance.

  • Journeyman certification strongly preferred.

  • Ability to read, write, speak, and understand the English Language.

  • EPA license for Vehicle air conditioning (IMVAC), preferred

  • Ability to work and function independently with minimum supervision; may direct the work of others.

  • Ability to lift up to 75 pounds.


This full-time, non-exempt position is based out of our Georgetown location.

Hours will typically be Tuesday – Saturday from 6:00am – 2:30pm. 


IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING APPLYING: Qualified applicants may submit a resume that clearly demonstrates their qualifications for this position, but must also submit a completed Bloodworks Northwest employment application.

Interested Applicants should send their application materials to  or fax to 1-866-286-8495. All correspondence must reference job number 8238. The application can be found at:


Bloodworks Northwest is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.


Should you have a disability that requires assistance and /or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources department at, or at 206-292-6500, or at 921 Terry Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104.