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Specimen Technician II 

Category Specimen Processing Location Los Angeles, California Job function Operations Job family Specimen Processors
Shift Night Employee type Regular Full-Time Work mode On-site

Specimen Technician II  - West Hills, CA - MONDAY TO FRIDAY 10:00PM TO 6:30AM

The base hourly wage range for this position is from $15-$20. 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 include:
 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

This position in Specimen Processing is responsible for knowing all of the functions of the SPT I, plus additional functions. This individual will have completed the necessary training consistent with local business unit practices for Specimen Processing and shows proficiency in the following areas: Test ordering policy, specimen requirements related to test ordering.  Additionally, must meet accuracy and production standards, and must meet all the job accountabilities and job requirements/environment indicated in the SPTI job description. This position is involved in more complex processing which could include but not limited to A Station, Frozen, CPU (incl. hospital), and Micro. 

  • Demonstrates proficiency in  responsibilities of the SPT I 
  • Meets/exceeds productivity and quality standards  
  • Solves more complex problems on a routine basis 
  • Demonstrates a basic understanding of how Specimen Processing impacts the testing laboratory 
  • Identifies problems and in some cases, may resolve issues with specimen types such as missing information etc.  
  • Understands the complex relationship between test(s) ordered and received 
  • Completes all required written documentation, legibly and within the assigned time frame 
  • Meets standards for production and accuracy within 3 months  
  • Adheres to all Quest Diagnostics, Inc. policies and procedures, including safety and compliance. 
  • Performs all other duties as assigned. 


Required Work Experience:  

Internal candidates must have a minimum of 9 months experience and be meeting all performance standards in the SPT I role 

Preferred Work Experience:  

  • Medical background preferred which includes medical terminology applicable to a clinical laboratory 
  • Previous experience in a production environment preferred 

Physical and Mental Requirements:  

  • Position requires data background with abilities to enter 6,000 alphanumeric keystrokes/hour 
  • Works in a biohazard environment, practicing good safety habits 
  • Able to sit or stand for long periods 
  • Handles multiple tasks simultaneously and works in a production environment 




  • Communicates effectively with all levels of internal and external staff 
  • Maintains composure while working under pressure 
  • Keeps work area neat and clean 
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills that foster a positive environment 
  • Demonstrates flexibility and is able to adapt to change 

High School Diploma or Equivalent




“I love working here because Quest has been my second family and second home. I've experienced a wholesome work environment, and good management.”

- Quest Employee

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