Lab II - CA Asst - Capistrano, CA req11352

Lab II - CA Asst - Capistrano, CA req11352

Schedule: Tuesday-Saturday 2pm-10:30pm?


The Laboratory Assistant II is a non-licensed position reporting to a licensed laboratory supervisor or manager. Incumbent provides general support for the laboratory following established policies and procedures and has awareness of factors that influence test results. Assists in sample processing, preparation of reagents/media, and routine equipment maintenance.? Ensures proper levels of department supplies, performs accurate record-keeping and provides general support of other department functions, as needed. This is the second in a two level job family and has a broader understanding of laboratory operations.


  • The Laboratory Assistant II will conduct all of the following duties under general and/or direct and constant supervision of California State licensed personnel:

  • Logs, labels, and processes specimens and paperwork for testing.

  • Prepares and/or aliquots pre-analytical reagents and media.

  • Performs routine housekeeping and preventative maintenance on laboratory instruments and equipment.

  • Orders, unpacks, logs and stores supplies.

  • Transcription and data entry.

  • Promptly and courteously answers phones, transfers or takes accurate messages.

  • Maintains the confidentiality of client information.

  • Helps to ensure the laboratory area is neat and clean.

  • Uses and wears protective equipment and clothing as appropriate.

  • Incumbent is responsible for becoming familiar with and following all laboratory safety procedures.

  • Properly reports all incidents.

  • Maintains cooperative working relationships with co-workers.

  • Demonstrates effective two-way communication to create an informed positive environment.

  • Supports non-technical duties as assigned.


  • A.S. degree in Biological Science is a plus.

  • One year of practical applications in a laboratory environment required.

Computer skills:

  • Word processing skills using Windows based software (Word, Excel, etc.).

  • Other automation skills helpful.

  • Typing skills desirable.


  • Lifts light to moderately heavy objects.

  • The normal performance of duties may require lifting and carrying objects.

  • Objects in the weight range of 1 to 10 pounds are lifted and carried frequently; objects in the weight range of 11 to 25 pounds are lifted and carried occasionally and objects in the weight range of 26 to 50 pounds are seldom lifted and carried.

  • Objects exceeding 50 pounds are not to be lifted or carried without assistance.

  • Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time; requires long hours of eye and hand coordination.

  • Must be able to work in a fast paced, multi-tasking environment and maintain production and quality standards determined by the department.

  • Must be able to work in a biohazard environment and comply with safety policies and procedures outlined in the Environmental Health & Safety Manual.

  • Must be able to perform repetitive tasks with dominant hand frequently to constantly throughout the day.

All requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Quest Diagnostics is an

Equal Opportunity Employer: Women / Minorities / Veterans / Disabled / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity.


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