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Animal Care Technician I

Posted: November 13, 2023
Salary:US$10 - US$15 per hour
Job type: Permanent
Discipline:Life Sciences
Work Location:On-site

Job description

Performs routine duties associated with animal care in a research setting.

Prepares food and feeds animals, administers medications, maintains sanitary conditions, observes animal conditions and behavior, and collects animal specimens.

May assist in animal restraint, maintaining animal housing and minor cage maintenance.

Performs related responsibilities as required. Employees in the classification may be required to work with, take specific precautions against and/or be immunized against potentially hazardous agents.

Required to work weekend and holiday and emergency work schedule. This position is considered essential personnel.

3-5 Must Have Skills/Qualifications:

  • 6 Months of Animal Experience
  • Must be comfortable on feet all Day
  • Must be able to list 50 pounds/comfortable with animals

Nice to Have Skills:

  • 1 Year of Experience

Soft Skills or Behaviors:

  • Team Player

Preferred Companies/Industry Experience:

  • Animal Science

Dress Code:

  • Business Casual or Scrubs

Sourcing / screening strategy:

  • Service Industry/Animal hospitals
  • Students looking to get a foot in the door in animal/research field

Job Description (if supplied):

  • Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to lift items weighing up to 50 pounds and push items weighing up to 200 pounds; able to stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to read and write and pay close attention to detail
  • Solid analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multi-task, and prioritize work assignments
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in all work performed
  • Required Education and/or Experience
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • One year of animal husbandry or previous animal care experience