At IDEXX, we receive thousands of clinical samples every day from Veterinary Clinics. We run tests on the samples to help veterinarians identify what might be wrong with someone's pet.As aSample Management Technician, (SMT), also referred to as a Specimen Processor or Specimen Accessioner; you'll be helping to sort, tag, and prepare the samples for testing.The samples that we work with are blood, urine, fecal samples, and biopsies that we receive from the vet clinics (no animals on-site!) Every sample you help to move along means we are one step closer to finding out how or why someone's pet might be sick. Thanks to you, someone's very beloved pet will get the treatment plan they need - how great is that?This is a full-time role with competitive pay and a generous shift differential.
IDEXX Reference laboratories is a global network united by a shared commitment to enhancing pet care, where the true strength in our name is the people behind it. Our reference labs make it possible for our customers to learn more by our unrelenting commitment to innovation, personalized support, guidance, and expertise while providing the most complete and advanced menu of diagnostic tests, technology, and tools.
In This Role:
You will receive, prepare, and accession veterinary samples (blood, urine, feces and biopsies) for laboratory analysis and testing.
You can expect to remove specimens from transport bags and enter specimen data into a computer tracking system.
You will rack and bundle prepared samples for delivery to each testing department.
You will assist other lab personnel with specimen storage and ensuring that Turn Around Times (TAT's) are met.
From day one, you'll have full autonomy in your work, but you'll also get full support when you need it.
You will play a critical role as part of a successful team that is proud of the work they do and motivated by the common purpose in helping veterinarians quickly diagnose illness and disease in pets and animals.
What You Need to Succeed
Youare able towork nights
You have a positive attitude and love to bring this energy into the lab every day to support your colleagues, whether working independently or as a team contributor.
You are someone who thrives in a fast-paced, high-volume work environment.
You value working at the highest levels of accuracy, safety andquality
Youare able toread, understand and follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's), including safety and quality procedures.
You have a familiarity and comfort with using computers for data entry.
Youare able toprioritize and multi-task, demonstrated excellent attention to detailon the job and can work reliably andprecisely
Your customer service skills aretop-notch
Able to meet the physical requirements that go with working in a lab - standing and sitting for extended periods of time, phone & computer use, extended reach,lifting upto 50lb, and specific vision ability - close, color, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
This is a laboratory, so there is potential exposure to biohazards, agents known to cause zoonotic diseases, and hazardous chemicals.
The hours for this position are Monday through Friday, with hours similar to 11:00 pm - 7:30 amwith rotating Saturdays.
Weekend Shifts are required.
The shifts and hours may vary slightly depending on business needs.
Reliable and dependable attendance is an essential function of the position.
We're proud of the work we do, because our work matters. An innovation leader in every industry we serve, we follow our Purpose and Guiding Principles to help pet owners worldwide keep their companion animals healthy and happy, to ensure safe drinking water for billions, and to help farmers protect livestock and poultry from disease. We have customers in over 175 countries and a global workforce of over 9,000 talented people.
So, what does that mean for you? We enrich the livelihoods of our employees with a positive and respectful work culture that embraces challenges and encourages learning and discovery. At IDEXX, you will be supported by competitive compensation, incentives, and benefits while enjoying purposeful work that drives improvement.
Let's pursue what matters together.
IDEXX values a diverse workforce and workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.
IDEXX is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any protected category prohibited by local, state, or federal laws.
This position will be based out of our Worthington, OH location. Due to the current pandemic, as it relates to COVID-19, our employees' safety and well-being are top of mind for us. For those essential employees that have to continue to work on-site, we have strengthened the preventative health measures already in place with new, more stringent actions. This includes but is not limited to making space for social distancing, use of mask/PPE, sanitize workstations, daily wellness checks, limited traffic flow by zones, and consistent real-time communication.
Does this sound like the opportunity for you?Apply today!
IDEXX is an EOE/Minority/Female/Disabled Veteran employer