Entry Level Processing Assistant - Night Shift in Seattle, WA at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 11/27/2022

Job Snapshot

  • Location:
    1737 Airport Way South
    Seattle, WA
  • Date Posted:
  • Function
  • Job Family
    Specimen Processors
  • Remote
  • Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Shift

Job Description

Fulltime, 40hrs/week: Tuesday-Saturday, 12am-8:30am

The base hourly wage range for this position is from $12.86
-$19.95 . Salary offers are based on a wide
range of factors including relevant skills, training, experience,
education, and, where applicable, certifications obtained.
Market and organizational factors are also considered.
Successful candidates may be eligible to receive annual
performance bonus compensation.
Benefits Information:
We are proud to offer best-in-class benefits and programs to
support employees and their families in living healthy, happy
lives. Our pay and benefit plans have been designed to
promote employee health in all respects – physical, financial,
and developmental. Depending on whether it is a part-time
or full-time position, some of the benefits offered may
 Medical/Prescription Drugs
 Dental
 Vision
 Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
 Supplemental Health Plans
 401(k) Plan – Company match dollar-for-dollar up to 5%
 Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)
 Supplemental Life Insurance
 Dependent Life Insurance
 Short- and Long-Term Disability buy-up
 Blueprint for Wellness
 Emotional Well-Being Resources
 Educational Assistance
 Paid time off / Health Time
 Variable Compensation Plans
 Sales Incentive Plans


The entry-level processing assistant, or Pre-Analytical I, is responsible for general support functions within the technical operations department at Quest Diagnostics, commonly referred to as "Tech Ops." This position is an entry-level position focused on aiding and providing support within the specimen management department, helping to facilitate the movement of samples from when the data is initially entered in the specimen processing department, and relocating them to the technical department for testing. This entry-level position requires attention to detail, the ability to work in a fast-paced environment on your feet, and good communication skills with your team.


1. Demonstrates an ability to learn the job duties assigned to the processing assistant and develops an understanding of how all Tech Ops and Specimen Processing functions work together and how they impact technical departments. Tasks required may include sorting, storing, and removing samples from racks, pickup, delivery of samples, and some requirements for specimen handling.

2. Learns the ability to identify problems with specimen types, missing information, etc., about sorting, racking, centrifuging, delivery, and storage of specimens; Gains the ability to resolve or forward information in support of timely problem resolution.

3. Learns and demonstrates an understanding of compliance policies related to test ordering, which requires developing the ability to research test order information on translation tables, computer systems, and the directory of services.

4. Meets quality and production standards within six months of completing training.

5. Completes all required written documentation to be understandable to others, legible, and within the assigned time frame.

6. Reports to work on time and follows attendance guidelines; support the department's performance in the event of coworker absences.

7. Learns additional functions within Tech Ops and Specimen Processing to allow timely progression to the next level.

8. Performs other duties as assigned.


  1. Handles multiple tasks simultaneously and works in a production environment.

    2. Communicate effectively with all staff levels, both verbally and written.

    3. Maintains composure while working under pressure.

    4. Reflects good judgment when determining action to take to resolve problems.

    5. Adheres to Quest Diagnostics' Core Values, safety, compliance, and work process policies and procedures.

    6. Works in a biohazard environment in compliance with all applicable safety requirements.

    7. Keeps work area neat and clean.

    8. Able to sit, stand or walk for long periods; able to lift up to 50 lbs.; maneuver large carts and/or racks with specimens.

    9. Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills that foster a positive working environment.

    10. Demonstrates work assignment flexibility and ability to adapt to change.

    11. Good organizational skills.

    12. Willingness to actively contribute to a team-based working environment.


1. High School Diploma or GED.

2. Previous experience in a production environment preferred.