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Medical Laboratory Technician - Medical Lab Technician

Company: IDEXX Laboratories, Inc
Location: Elmhurst
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

Medical Laboratory TechnicianAs a Medical Laboratory Technician at IDEXX you will be a key contributor at one of the largest veterinary diagnostic companies in the world by performing laboratory testing that helps veterinarians diagnose and treat pets. You will join a fast-paced work environment that encourages teamwork, quality, and offers opportunities for personal growth.

This is a full-time role with a starting pay of $25.23 (including 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 laboratories make it possible for our customers to discover more with our unrelenting commitment to innovation, personalized support, guidance, and expertise while providing the most complete and advanced menu of diagnostic tests along with technology and tools.

In this Role:

* 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 performing diagnostic tests on blood, urine, fecal or pet biopsy samples that we receive in our lab by the thousands, every day.

* 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 work 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.

* Chemistry/Endocrinology: Testing blood and body fluids for various analytes, utilizing automated instrumentation.

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

What You Will Need to Succeed:

* Certification/licensing is not required to work in our lab, but if you are a Veterinary Technician or Medical Laboratory Technician, this experience and education would be a plus.

* Ideally, you will have experience working in a laboratory. Experience setting up, running and reading lab test and operating laboratory equipment (microscopes and/or clinical diagnostic analyzers) would be a plus.

* You have a positive attitude and love to bring that energy into the lab every day to support your colleagues

* You are looking forward to working with a team, with a great sense of team spirit and responsibility

* You concentrate on the details and can work reliably and precisely

* You possess a High School diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. A degree in a Science-related field is preferred.

* 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 up to 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.


* This is a full time (40 hr/wk), position with hours 11:45pm-8:15am M-F, and every other Saturday 10:45pm -7:15am. Reliable and dependable attendance is an essential function of the position.

Want to hear what it's like to be a lab tech our labs from our lab employees? Check out these videos!

Why Taylor Gardner, Med Lab Tech, Chose IDEXX:


Why Tim McElroy, Med Lab Tech in Parasitology, Chose IDEXX


Why Stephanie McAdam, Med Lab Tech, Chose IDEXX:



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 diseases. We have customers in over 175 countries and a global workforce of over 10,000 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.

Keywords: IDEXX Laboratories, Inc, Elmhurst , Medical Laboratory Technician - Medical Lab Technician, Professions , Elmhurst, Illinois

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