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Animal Care Technician I - United States  

Company managed [?] Still accepting applications

Posted on : 07 April 2017

Project Description

Responsibilities

  • Perform daily health observations with demonstrated ability to recognize and report abnormalities and common signs of illness
  • Handle and restrain rodents.
  • Maintain accurate records (e.g. documentation of various facility procedures & metrics).
  • Perform routine facility sanitation procedures; maintain a clean, clutter-free facility.
  • Prepare and stock room supplies
  • Monitor and record facility environmental parameters.
  • Perform euthanasia procedures as directed
  • Perform sentinel husbandry procedures to include assisting in receiving , housing and shipping sentinel animals as requested
  • Assist in receiving process; monitor the inventory and provide order requests for animal food, bedding and enrichment
  • Operate husbandry-related equipment (e.g. cage washers, autoclaves, laminar air flow cabinets, etc.) using approved validation technologies.
  • Wash, autoclave and prepare caging and equipment.
  • Recognize and appropriately respond to facility alarms.
  • Discard expired (non-regulated) supplies.
  • Adhere to proper handling and disposal procedures for hazardous materials.
  • Keep assigned areas well maintained.
  • Foster a safe work environment for self and colleagues.
  • Provide logistical support, standard supplies and caging/ equipment for investigators.
  • May provide study support on non-invasive techniques including, but not limited to, animal fasting, body weight, food and water measurement, mating, plug check, etc.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned
Qualifications

  • Education/Experience:  Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences or related discipline or CVT/LVT/RVT and no experience OR High School Diploma/GED and one (1) year related husbandry and technical experience required.
  • Certification/Licensure:  AALAS certification at the ALAT level/CALAS initial level preferred or within 24 months of job entry.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet