Basic Job Function
Perform laboratory analyses to enable veterinarians and curators to properly manage the health of the animal collection in the park and the animals rescued, rehabilitated, and released to the wild.
Enthusiastically represents SeaWorld by displaying a positive attitude, maintaining a high level of energy and commitment to quality throughout all aspects of the job.
Follows laboratory procedures according to federal, state and local regulations.
Follows engineering and work practice controls for laboratory workers.
Performs analyses in hematology, chemistry, microbiology, mycology, parasitology, urinalysis, cytology and water analysis.
Computes and prepares test results.
Maintains records and enters data into computer.
Prepares and processes samples and maintains records for animal care and research projects.
Maintains laboratory supplies and equipment.
Dispenses vitamins, drugs and other supplies as needed.
Assists and participates in animal care projects as needed.
Ensures excellent animal care service by responding to the team's requirements, expectations, and needs.
Other related duties as assigned.
Required Skills, Knowledge, Education, and Training
Must be at least 18 years old.
Must have a Bachelor of Science degree in a related field.
Must have Clinical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Technologist experience.
Must be registered with the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).
Must have working knowledge of laboratory instrumentation.
Must be able to prepare laboratory reports.
Must have strong written and verbal communication skills.
Must have basic computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft applications, spreadsheets, and databases.
Must be able to sit, walk, talk, use hands, hear, smell and have color vision.
Must be able to stand for prolonged periods of time.
Must be able to handle multiple tasks at once and work in a fast-paced work environment.
Must be able to work indoors with several large and small laboratory instruments as well as refrigeration and freezer units which create moderate noise.
Must be able to work with limited exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals and radiation. Protective equipment is provided when necessary.
Must be able to positively interact with park guests and co-workers of all ages, different ethnic/cultural backgrounds and/or language, and individuals with special needs.
Veterinary experience preferred.
Animal or aquatic animal laboratory diagnostics experience preferred.
Hours and Availability
Must have 5 days of unrestricted availability to include weekends and holidays.
40 hours per week.