Temporary Laboratory Assistant (Nights) at IDEXX Laboratories, Inc in Louisville, Kentucky

Posted in Other 5 days ago.





Job Description:

As a Temporary Laboratory Assistant at IDEXX, you will be a key contributor at one of the largest veterinary diagnostic companies in the world. You will assist with laboratory testing that helps veterinarians diagnose and treat pets across the United States. You will join a fast-paced work environment that encourages teamwork andquality, andoffers opportunities for personal growth.In support of the American Veterinary Medical Association's statement that veterinary practices are essential businesses that should remain open during the COVID-19 crisis, our laboratory and support teams continue to operate to provide the critical tests and products veterinarians need to diagnose and treat sick animals. We are continuing to hire specific roles like this to help meet our customer needs.

What can you expect?

Our lab processes thousands of veterinary samples a night, which we receive from veterinary clinics across the US. What type of samples? Glad you asked! We receive blood, urine, and fecal samples; we accession them into our computer system, and then we run diagnostic tests on those samples. The results are then shared back to the Veterinarian, and they can then formulate a treatment plan if the animal is sick. You would be a crucial part of the process of helping to keep pets happy and healthy - how great is that?

The position we are looking to fill is in our very busy Louisville, KY lab. This position is working on our overnight/3rd shift.The weekly schedule will be 11:00 PM-7:30 AM Monday overnight to Friday overnight. In other words, your week would start at 11:00 PM Monday night and your week would end 7:30 AM on Saturday morning. We will need someone who can commit to these full-time, overnight hours and can work through the end of August 2022, with the potential of being extended further.

In this role, you'll be assisting with the process of preparing the samples and getting them ready to go under the microscope for analysis. You might be picking up the samples from Sample Management, racking up samples, adding liquid chemicals, restocking, or moving those samples along in the process. Successful candidates in this role are happy with repetitive work processes,are able tofollow SOP's, are excited about a job that is fast-paced, science-based and always busy, working towards TAT each morning. You are someone who can commit to a full-time, overnight position.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

* You must be reliable - attendance is an essential function of the position

* You must have the ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, standard operating procedures (SOPs), material safety data sheets (MSDSs), operating and maintenance instructions, government rules and technical procedures

* You must have a demonstrated ability to prioritize and multi-task

* You must have strong initiative and follow through

* You must have outstanding attention to detail

* You must have the ability to work independently and as a team contributor

* You must demonstrate a high level of customer service

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

* You must be able to stand and/or sit for long periods of time.

* You must be able to use your hands, fingers and arms to handle objects, tools and controls.

* You may occasionally be required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

* You must be able to occasionally lift and move up to 25 pounds.

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

IDEXX values a diverse workforce and workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBT 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.


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