Sample Management Technician (Nights) – Temporary Employee

Sample Management Technician (Nights) – Temporary Employee


Job Position: Sample Management Technician (Nights) – Temporary Employee

Company: IDEXX

Expected salary:

Location: Markham, ON

Sample Management Technician (Nights) – Temporary Employee Job Details:


We receive thousands of clinical samples every day from Veterinary Clinics, and we run tests on those samples to help veterinarians identify what might be wrong with someone’s pet. As a temporary Sample Management Technician, (SMT), also referred to as a Specimen Processor or Specimen Accessioner; you’d be helping to sort, tag, and prepare the samples for testing. The samples that we work with are blood, urine, fecal samples, and biopsies that we receive from the vet clinics (no animals on-site!) Every sample you help to move along quickly and accurately in the process means we are one step closer to finding out how or why they might be sick. Thanks to you, someone’s very beloved pet will get the treatment plan they need – how great is that? This is a temporary, 40 hr/wk position with a generous 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.

Want to learn more about positions in our Sample Management Department? Check out what our employees have to say:

In This Role:

You will receive, prepare, and accession veterinary samples (blood, urine, feces, and biopsies) for laboratory analysis and testing.

You can expect to remove specimens from transport bags and enter specimen data into a computer tracking system.

You will rack and bundle prepared samples for delivery to each testing department.

You will assist other lab personnel with specimen storage and ensuring that Turn Around Times (TAT’s) are met.

From day one, you’ll have full autonomy in your work, but you’ll also get full support when you need it.

You will play a critical role as part of a successful team that is proud of the work they do and motivated by the common purpose in helping veterinarians quickly diagnose illness and disease in pets and animals.

What You’ll Need To Succeed:

You are able to work the overnight shift

You have a positive attitude and love to bring this energy into the lab every day to support your colleagues, whether working independently or as a team contributor.

Data entry skills preferred.

You are someone who thrives in a fast-paced, high-volume work environment.

You value working at the highest levels of accuracy, safety, and quality

You are able to read, understand, and follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), including safety and quality procedures.

You have a familiarity and comfort with using computers for data entry.

You are able to prioritize and multi-task, demonstrate excellent attention to detail on the job, and can work reliably and precisely

Your customer service skills are top-notch

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.

What You Can Expect From Us:

Hourly rates targeting: $18.50 CAD

Opportunity for shift differential: $2 / hour

On the job training and career advancement opportunities (experience NOT required)


This is a temporary ( contract start dates starting in January 2024, with the contract running through June 15, 2024), 40 hr/wk, third shift position with staggered shift start times 10:30pm – 12:00am with end times 7:00am – 8:30am.

The shifts and hours may vary depending on business needs.

Weekend shifts are required.

Reliable and dependable attendance is an essential function of the position.

Adherence to attendance-related policies and expectations is critical to this 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 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.

This temporary Sample Management Technician position will be based out of our Markham, ON location.


How to Apply?

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