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Antech Diagnostics Specimen Processor - (Overnight) in Chantilly, Virginia

We understand that the world we want tomorrow starts with how we do business today, and that’s why we’re inspired to make A Better World for Pets. Antech is comprised of a diverse team of individuals who are committed to each other’s growth and development. Our culture is centered on our guiding philosophy, The Five Principles: Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom. Today Antech is driving the future of pet health as part of Mars Science & Diagnostics, a family-owned company focused on veterinary care.

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10pm - 6:30am M-F , 9pm - 5:30am Saturday

Usually, 1 night a week is 10:30pm - 7am. 2 Saturdays off a month. Day off during the week, and Sunday.

May include night shift differential.


Specimen Processors are responsible for receiving, preparing, and organizing samples for laboratory analyses.

They handle most incoming samples within the department and ensure accurate documentation and storage.

Additionally, they assist with various support activities, including maintaining supply inventory, cleaning

workstations, and managing supply shipping and receiving.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential function. The

requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable

accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Lives and exemplifies the Five Principles within self.

  • Receive and prepare samples for laboratory analyses.

  • Accurately process standard requisitions at specified rates for different forms.

  • Prepare specimens for testing by entering patient data, labeling samples, and dividing them into smaller

  • portions, as necessary.Organize samples for distribution throughout the lab, including sorting for various types of testing.

  • Scan tubes into storage racks and enter specimen data into the database for accuracy verification.

  • Handle various specimen types, including urine, blood, feces, and biopsies.

  • Assist in maintaining cleanliness and organization of the work area, restocking supplies as needed.

  • Perform post-production duties such as inventory management, record-keeping, and shipping and receiving.

  • Assist with administrative tasks such as answering calls and maintaining logs.

  • Seek guidance from senior peers for non-complex tasks and adhere to lab policies and procedures.

  • Other job duties as assigned.

We share a collaborative obligation to ensure that we conduct ourselves in the utmost ethical manner and that

we hold each other accountable to the values and standards of the organization. Every employee has the

responsibility to ask questions, seek guidance, and report concerns and/or violations of company policy or ethical standards. Antech Diagnostics has several processes in place to communicate with leadership and

expects that employees will have a commitment to integrity and uncompromising values


• High school diploma or equivalent required

• 2-to-4-year degree in science-related field preferred.

• Prior experience in a laboratory setting preferred but not required.


  • Attention to detail.

  • Ability to organize tasks efficiently and manage multiple responsibilities in a fast-paced environment.

  • Capacity to work both independently and collaboratively within a team setting.

  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written.

  • Positive attitude and willingness to adapt to changing priorities and challenges.

  • Basic mathematical skills, with interpretive and analytical capabilities.

  • Strong data entry skills

  • Typing proficiency with a score of 70% or better on a typing test (accuracy & completion).

  • Proficiency in personal computer skills, including the use of Microsoft Office applications.


  • Stationary Position- must be able to remain in a stationary position for up to 2 hours.

  • Constantly operates a computer and other lab equipment accurately and efficiently.

  • Occasionally required to bend, kneel, stoop, or crouch

  • May be required to lift, move, and carry up to 50 lbs.

  • The ability to observe details at close range.

  • Proficiency in the English language which allows for participation in team meetings, accurate entry of data

  • into company systems and understanding of written directions.

  • Extended hours may be needed.


  • The associate will work in a Laboratory environment with potential biohazards present that are mitigated by

  • the mandatory use of PPE.

  • Works under close to moderate supervision.

  • Potential for exposure to agents known to cause zoonotic disease in humans and use of potentially

  • hazardous chemicals as defined by the National Hazard Communication Standards. A complete list of such

  • chemicals is available from the department supervisor.

We are a rapidly growing, stable company with excellent advancement opportunity. We offer a great benefits package and associate pet health benefits too! If you are passionate about animal healthcare, are motivated by making a difference we want to hear from you!

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer - Veterans / Disabled. For a complete EEO statement please see our career page at Antech Careers (