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Antech Diagnostics Histology Technician I (Part time, Day shift) in Lake Success, New York

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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Pay rate: $27.29

Schedule: Fri to Sun 8am to 4:30pm


The Histology Laboratory Technician performs laboratory analyses and tests. Prepares samples, sets up instruments, runs tests and reads, interprets and releases results.


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.

  • Embed-Provide quality embedding , accurately embed an average of 60 blocks per hour, unloading VIP Tissue Processer, scan barcoded cassette in LIS for the appropriate worklist. Embed block per SOP / Protocol prioritizing stat and manifest blocks Release block in LIS. Maintain embedding station as required per SOP and accepted protocols

  • Microtomy- Provide quality microtomy, accurately cut an average of 37 routine blocks per hour. Effectively section paraffin embedded tissue block to micrometer thickness, float section on a water bath and mount section on a frosted end slide per SOP. Prioritize stat and manifest blocks

  • Reconcile all Antrim pending list for any work completed and release block in LIS

  • Operate Roche Benchmark special stain instrument

  • Perform manual stains as required

  • Calibrate and run Quality Control on the machines and assist with daily, weekly and monthly maintenance of the machines.

  • Exercises judgment in evaluating and reporting results.

  • Report any technical/QC problems to their lead tech or supervisor.

  • Cross-train and develop knowledge of multiple specialties within department/lab.

  • Reads, understands and follows applicable Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's), including safety and quality procedures. Maintains clean and organized work area. Restocks supplies as needed.

  • Participates in improving lab efficiency, quality, and cooperation.

  • Consult with senior peers on non-complex tasks to learn through experience.

  • Applies job skills and lab policies and procedures to complete a variety of tasks.

  • May be asked to participate in enterprise initiatives, special projects, and other 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.


  • B.S in Biology or Life Sciences required. HT(ASCP)/HTL(ASCP) or course work in accredited Histology Technician program strongly preferred.


  • Laboratory skills, with experience setting up, running and reading lab tests and operating lab instruments preferred but not required.

  • Familiar with care and use of microtome, embedding stations and staining equipment

  • Willingness to perform detailed, repetitive tasks to established benchmarks

  • Knowledge of lab equipment and procedures.

  • Knowledge of medical and laboratory terminology and Microbiology procedures and equipment helpful.

  • General science background

  • Attention to detail

  • Organized with ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Positive, can-do attitude

  • Supervisory skills, if a lead position

  • Personal computer skills, including strong typing ability and proficient use of Microsoft Office


  • Extensive sitting, phone, and computer use

  • Capable of standing continuously for up to 2 hours

  • Extend and reach with hands and arms and use hands and fingers

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

  • May be required to lift, move, and carry up to 20 lbs.

  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

  • Hearing ability to effectively communicate via the telephone and in person

  • Ability to communicate verbally on the phone and in person

  • Fluency in the English language

  • Extended hours may be needed


  • Laboratory environment with potential biohazards present

  • Work under close to moderate supervision with limited latitude for independent judgment.

  • Normally receives general instructions on routine work, detailed instructions on new assignments.

  • 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 department supervision.

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 (