Medical Laboratory Technician (Generalist) at IDEXX Laboratories, Inc in WEST SACRAMENTO, California

Posted in Other 9 days ago.

Job Description:

As aMedical Laboratory Technician (Generalist) 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 the scientific community to improve animal and human health. 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 competitive benefits.

IDEXX BioAnalytics' scientific expertise takes a novel approach to the discovery of new diagnostic tests that supplement a robust portfolio of products and services. We partner with Pharma, BioTech, and Academia (the scientific community) to improve animal and human health.

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 the scientific community.

  • You will be performing diagnostic tests on blood, 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 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.

  • 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:

  • 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), and micro-pipetting skills 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 in a team

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

  • You have a great sense of team spirit and responsibility

  • You possess a High School diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. A 2-, 3- or 4-year 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), day shift position with scheduled shifts Tuesday-Saturday 9:00am - 5:30pm.

  • 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 West Sacramento, CA 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!