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Last Updated: 1/13/23

Job Description

As a Quality Specialist, you will be part of a team that supports the manufacture, improvement and understanding of our veterinary diagnostic products. You will participate and contribute to a fast-paced technically-focused team, executing routine and non-routine analysis of raw materials, work-in-process and finished goods on a variety of diagnostic platforms.  And, you’ll be making a difference by producing the innovative products that keep animals healthy. Exceeding customer expectations is one of our guiding principles at IDEXX. Our credibility as a company relies on our ability to deliver quality products to our customers on time and with no disruption to their business. IDEXX’s Worldwide Operations Team works to meet this challenge each day with a global network of distribution hubs and a focus on efficiency, regulatory compliance, and continuous improvement. What you can expect in this role You will operate under 5S & Lean Manufacturing principles following ISO standards. You will work closely with teammates and representatives from the functional areas that we support and rely on to be successful. You will generate, document, and analyze data. You will prepare reagents and perform testing to qualify materials for use in manufacturing. You will participate on cross functional teams in problem solving. As part of the team, you’ll identify project opportunities, generating ideas and solutions. What you will need to succeed You have a bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline, with experience in a laboratory setting and a good understanding of biological sciences. You are a continuous learner who embraces a growth mindset. You have excellent interpersonal skills and a successful track record working both individually and as part of a team. You have strong time management ability and verbal and written communication skills. You are proficient in documenting and analyzing test results and problem solving. You are skilled at using Microsoft Office products and analytical tools such as JMP. You’ll be required to work first shift hours with most work performed in a laboratory setting. You are able to meet the physical requirements that go with working in a production laboratory setting – sitting and/or standing for 2hr+, extended reach, extensive use of computer and paper to document results, extensive use of hands to manipulate parts for testing, lifting up to 50lb, occasionally climb, kneel, or bend, ability to communicate verbally on the phone and in person with fluency in the English language, and specific vision ability – close, color, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Work Environment General office environment or light laboratory/industrial, with some areas to assemble equipment, decontaminate potential biohazards and bench repair instruments. Normal office noise level, with occasional moderate noise. Why IDEXX? 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 diseases. 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.



Company Details

Westbrook, Maine, United States
An innovation leader in every industry we serve, IDEXX follows its 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 9,000 talented people.