Animal Care Technician
Position Type :
Experience Level :
Start Date / End Date :
03/04/2013 / 09/06/2013
Job Title: Animal Care Technician
Job Category: Clinical and Scientific
ANIMAL CARE TEHCNICIAN I
Provide animal husbandry ( feeding, cleaning, watering, observing, handling, and moving of animals ) to large and small animals. Keep accurate records. Follow Sop's and protocols. Assist in research projects. Operate laboratory and/or farm equipment as pertaining to the work environment. Maintain a clean, organized, and safe work environment. Carry out assigned projects in a timely manner. Performs other duties as needed. Heavy lifting: 50 lb plus. Working with farm equipment. Repetitive motion tasks. Handling of large and small animals. Working with laboratory equipment. Participate in clinical studies and necropsy of large and small animals. Exposure to pathogens requires the use of personal protective equipment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to Heavy Farm Equipment, chemical disinfectants and cleaners; large animals/small animals. Hazardous bacterial and viral pathogen and Zoonotic diseases. Outdoor work environment; laboratory/ farm type environment; large and small animal housing areas.
· Must have excellent English verbal and written communication skills.
· Must have good documentation skills
· Bachelors or Associates degree in Agriculture or Animal Science.
· AALAS certification or ability to obtain it a plus.
Hrs per Wk: 40.00
Hrs per Dy: 6.50