Medical Laboratory Technician I

IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. West Sacramento, CA
7,000 people, one global focus - enhancing the health and well-being of pets, people, and livestock

We are passionate about what we do at IDEXX – and why wouldn't we be? When you're working to raise the standard of care for pets, make drinking water safe for billions and keep our livestock population around the globe healthy and free of disease, it's no wonder that what we do each day is more than just a job. There's an energy across IDEXX that is contagious – where caring and committed people come together to make things better.

What's in it for you?

Are you a clinically-trained MLT looking to use your skills in a whole new way? Are you a Vet Tech looking to grow your career in laboratory diagnostics?

As a Medical Laboratory Technician at IDEXX, you will be a key contributor at one of the largest veterinary diagnostic companies in the world. You will perform laboratory testing that helps veterinarians diagnose and treat pets across the United States. You will join a fast-paced work environment that encourages teamwork and quality, and offers opportunities for personal growth. This is a full-time role with competitive benefits and shift differential.

Schedule:

This is a part time (24 hr/wk), night shift position with scheduled shifts Monday and Friday 11:30pm-8:00am; and Saturdays 10:30pm-7:00am. Reliable and dependable attendance is an essential function of the position. Adherence to attendance-related policies and expectations is critical to this position.

What can you expect?

You will be using automated analyzers, microscopes and other laboratory diagnostic tools to perform analyses and tests that diagnose animal illnesses, injuries and diseases in support of veterinarian animal treatment. You will be responsible for setting up and running lab tests, and reading and releasing results according to SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures). You can expect to specialize in one or more of the following areas:

Hematology

Testing cell-related components of blood samples to enumerate and identify their cellular components, including the microscopic evaluation of blood smears and the use of automated and manual counting techniques.

Urinalysis

Analysis and evaluation of chemical and microscopic components of urine samples, using automated instrumentation and manual techniques.

Chemistry/Endocrinology

Testing blood and body fluids for various analytes, utilizing automated instrumentation.

What do you need to succeed?

Education:

* High School Diploma or equivalent required, 2, 3 or 4 year degree in Science-related field preferred.

* Certification as a Veterinary Technician (RVT, LVT, CVT - Registered, Licensed or Certified through American Veterinary Medical Association accredited program-AVMA) or Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) (American Society of Clinical Pathology-ASCP), or military equivalent a plus.

Experience:

* Typically 0-1 years' experience.

Required Skills and Abilities:

* Laboratory skills, with experience setting up, running and reading lab tests and operating lab instruments.

* General science background, including hematology/chemistry helpful.

* Attention to detail.

* Organized with ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment.

* Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

* Communication skills, both verbal and written.

* Positive, can-do attitude.

* Knowledge of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) as appropriate.

* Supervisory skills, if a lead position.

* Personal computer skills, including strong typing ability and proficient use of Microsoft Office.

Physical Demands:

* Extensive sitting, phone and computer use.

* Capable of standing continuously for up to 2 hours.

* Extend and reach with hands and arms and use hands and fingers.

* Occasionally required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel or crouch.

* May be required to lift, move and carry up to 50 pounds.

* Specific vision abilities required include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

* Hearing acuity sufficient to effectively communicate with customers and Employees via telephone and in person.

* Ability to communicate verbally on phone and in person.

* Fluency in the English language.

* Extended hours may be required.

* Some travel required.

Work Environment:

* Laboratory environment with potential biohazards present.

* Potential for exposure to agents known to cause zoonotic disease in humans and use of potentially hazardous chemicals as defined by the National Hazard Communication Standards. A complete list of such chemicals is available from department supervision.

* Reliable and dependable attendance is an essential function of the position. Adherence to attendance-related policies and expectations is critical to this position.

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