Air Couriers (FT 37.5Hrs) at BioReference Labs in Detroit, Michigan

Posted in General Business 11 days ago.

Type: Full-Time





Job Description:


This is an exciting time to join our dynamic organization. OPKO Health is a diversified healthcare company that seeks to establish industry-leading positions in large, rapidly growing markets, including pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, and biologics. OPKO's diagnostics business includes BioReference Laboratories, the nation's third-largest and fastest growing clinical laboratory over the last 35 years, which provides diagnostic testing to physician offices, hospitals, and clinics, among others, and GeneDx, a rapidly growing genetics and genomics laboratory that applies cutting edge technologies to make efficient clinical diagnostic testing and interpretation available for individuals with rare and common genetic conditions. Come join our team and become part of something big, by making our patients and customers the highest priority.

We are looking for an Air Courier (37.5 hours per week) in our Detroit, MI location.

Schedule: Flexible to work 2-3 days per week for 10-12 hours depending on flight plan.

Position Summary:

Airline couriers, also known as air couriers and on-board couriers, fill a need for air courier services that deliver specimens via passenger airlines. Couriers give up their baggage allowance for the goods that will need be delivered.

Position Responsibilities:

Duties may include but are not necessarily limited to the following:


  • Safely retrieve and transport lab specimens, medical records and related material in a timely manner. All specimens are pickup from location and drop off at a destination laboratory

  • Transport box through airport that meets the FAA guidelines through security and onto the plane as carry-on luggage.

  • Receives predetermined work assignments that are subject to change based on business need

  • Must be flexible and available based on days assigned; weekends, holidays, and overtime

  • Maintain open communication channels with centralized team throughout travel process

  • Great problem solving and interpersonal skills

  • Must be adaptable and dependable in challenging travel situations related to flight plan changes

  • Hands on knowledge of mobile apps for efficient ground and air transportation

  • Present a professional image to clients and the public through appearance and interaction

  • Strictly observe operating policies, procedures and service schedules

  • Successfully pass pre-employment (post offer) drug screen


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Valid Passport for travel

  • Strong customer service and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to determine efficient routing between multiple points


Preferred Qualifications

  • Associate or Bachelor's degree

  • TSA pre-check approved


Physical Requirements

  • Lift and carry box up to 45 pounds

  • Sit for long periods of time


BioReference Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer.