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Medical Laboratory Technician- Days/Nights

Glen Burnie, Maryland, US
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Jan 15, 2022

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As a Medical Laboratory Tech at IDEXX, you will be a key contributor to one of the largest veterinary diagnostic companies in the world. You will perform 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. These are full-time roles with competitive benefits and shift differential.

$3K Sign-On Bonus available for certified MLT/MT with 2+ years of experience and full time. Relocation Assistance may be applicable.

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 responsible for setting up and running lab tests and reading and releasing results according to SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures).

You will be processing clinical samples for the identification of bacteria and fungi using automated and manual methods.

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.

Areas of focus include but are not limited to:
Chemistry/Endocrinology Testing blood and body fluids for various analytes, utilizing automated instrumentation.

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.

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

What You Will Need to Succeed:
Experience setting up, running, and reading lab tests 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 and enjoy working in a team.

You are able to concentrate on the details and can work reliably and precisely.

Ideally, you will have 2+ years of Hematology or Chemistry experience working in a laboratory and possess a Bachelor degree in a science-related field.

It is not required to work in our lab, but if you were a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT or MT), this experience is preferred (and required to qualify for the $3k sign-on bonus).

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 hour/week),

Monday-Friday 10:00am- 6:30pm with rotating Saturday nights

Tuesday-Saturday 12:00am-8:30am with rotating Saturday's

Hours could vary slightly based on business needs

Per Diem

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, 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 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.

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