Laboratory Technician
IDEXX Laboratories - Elmhurst, IL

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10114557-20130207

Description

IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. is a leader in pet healthcare innovation, serving practicing veterinarians around the world with a broad range of diagnostic and information technology-based products and services. IDEXX products enhance the ability of veterinarians to provide advanced medical care, improve staff efficiency and build more economically successful practices. IDEXX is also a worldwide leader in providing diagnostic tests and information for livestock and poultry and tests for the quality and safety of water and milk. Headquartered in Maine, IDEXX Laboratories employs more than 5,000 people and offers products to customers in over 100 countries.

Perform laboratory tests as directed.

Candidates with experience in Hematology, Chemistry, Serology, and Urinalysis testing are strongly preferred. Candidates with MT/MLT/Military Equivalent, or RVT/CVT are strongly preferred.

This is a 3rd shift position, with hours between 11:00pm-7:30am. A weekend rotation is required, with hours between 9:00pm-5:30am or 7:00pm-3:30am.

PRIMARY DUTIES

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RESPONSIBILITIES:
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Have knowledge of routine laboratory equipment and procedures

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Read, understand, and follow applicable standard operating procedures (SOPs)

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Prepare specimens for routine laboratory assays

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Run laboratory assays

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Proficiency in multiple benches

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Ensure client turnaround times (TATs) are met

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Fill all reagents needed and document quality control information for equipment used

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Prepare equipment for next shift (fill reagents, run controls, etc.)

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Document and report problems to supervisor

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Inform supervisor of workflow progress and discrepancies during shift

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Clean and stock supplies in work area

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Track client sample and result information

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Enter results in client reports

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Perform minor machine maintenance procedures as directed

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Understand and follow IDEXX laboratory safety procedures

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Understand and follow IDEXX quality control procedures

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Basic understanding and following concepts of LEAN and 5S

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Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications

EDUCATION:
Vet tech,

MLT

or college degree in science preferred

EXPERIENCE:
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Minimum 0 to 2 years laboratory experience preferred

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Data entry skills preferred

REQUIRED SKILLS

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ABILITIES:
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Knowledge of GCP and guidelines as appropriate

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Good oral and written communication skills

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
This job classification requires that the applicant be capable of standing continuously for up to 2 hours, sitting, lifting up to 40 pounds, carrying up to 40 pounds, reaching, speaking, seeing, and hearing. This job classification also involves repetitive use of the hands, wrists, and arms. Applicants must be able to meet the minimum dexterity requirements of the position.

WORK

ENVIRONMENT:
This position involves a 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 the departmental supervisor.

No unsolicited Employment Agency resumes are accepted.

EOE/M/F/D/V

Job

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Reference Lab Operations

Primary Location

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Americas-United States-Illinois-Elmhurst IL

Organization

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Reference Lab Operations - Elmhurst - 30000471

Schedule

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Full-time

Overtime Status

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Non-exempt

Job Posting

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Feb 20, 2013, 1:49:52 PM

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