Our client, a pharmaceutical company, is seeking an Animal Technician to join their team in San Diego, CA.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: 1. Requires a high school diploma or equivalent. 2. Animal care experience ALAAS certification is highly desirable is a plus. 3. Some knowledge in animal husbandry including mice, rats, guinea pigs, hamsters and rabbits, etc. 4. Some skills in performing assigned husbandry tasks. After training, able to perform assigned tasks without supervision. 5. Ability to apply principles of sanitation and disinfection. 6. Flexible to adjust work schedule to accommodate varying work loads. 7. Flexibility to work varying schedules. Ability to work weekends, holidays, and evenings. 8. Legible writing skills and ability to keep well-documented, accurate work records. 9. Excellent oral and written communication skills. 10. Able to work in a high-paced, quality service environment. 11. Must be detail oriented and able to multi-task. 12. Excellent work ethic and must be a team player. 13. Demonstrated proficiency and accuracy in basic mathematical computation i.e. addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages 14. Proper English language usage, spelling, and composition, grammar, punctuation and vocabulary.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 1. Dexterity of physical condition to operate all job duties. 2. Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone. 3. Ability to lift more than 50 Ibs.
DUTIES SUMMARY: As an Animal Care Technician, you will be responsible for the following: 1. Responsible for the physical environment for a group of assigned laboratory animals and provide routine husbandry. 2. Keep Vivarium Supervisors abreast of vivarium operations. 3. Work with cage and rack washer and autoclave machines. 4. Perform routine animal health observation. 5. Receive animals and maintain records of animal delivery from vendors. 6. Maintain facility cleanliness. 7. Maintain vivarium areas in accordance with company policies, standard operating procedures, and guidelines. 8. Maintain accurate supply and equipment inventories for assigned areas of the vivarium and storage rooms, which includes receiving and distributing various shipments of different weights. 9. Maintain accurate records in a legible and organized manner health checking and facility records
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